Alani Odell

Alani Odell



CrossFit Level 1 Certificate

About Coach

I have been involved in sports my whole life. It began with dance, then became volleyball, lacrosse, and cheer. I loved being in sports and staying in shape. After graduating high school and not being a part of a sports team anymore, I knew I wanted to find some way to stay in shape which I liked to do. I started to go to the gym with knowledgeable friends and I took in as much information as I could. I loved to learn how to lift and how to focus on specific muscle groups by training in particular ways. I fell in love with going to the gym and training and soon noticed a change in my body and how I felt. After learning so much from others, and from my own experience I thought it would be cool to teach other people and to help by being a part their fitness journeys. This led me to me obtaining my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate and begin to coach here at FemFit.

Turning Point

Growing up as a girl is hard. You are faced with so many unrealistic expectations of how you should look. You’re constantly criticized and believe that to be pretty you need to be small. This mindset created so many insecurities for me and put so much pressure on the need to be thin. I was scared of getting “bulky” or “big” so I would never lift weights, I believed that cardio was the only way to keep me fit and in shape. My turning point was realizing that this mindset and expectation for myself to be as small as I could be were so toxic to my mental health and life. When I began to lift weights that is when I started to feel physically and mentally better. I wasn’t putting my body through insane cardio workouts every day. I began to work with my body and not against it, my goal changed from wanting to be skinny to wanting to be strong. This is when I began to see the most progress in my body and my general health.

Motivation & Passion

My passion for coaching is to help others realize that working out should never be something you “have” to do. It should be fun, it should be challenging, and it should be something that you want to do for yourself and your health. I want to help young girls realize that they don’t need to be skinny to be pretty. Their worth is not defined by how thin they are. I love to help people reach goals that they have whether that’s getting their first pull-up or sled pushing double their body weight. I want to help people accomplish things they never thought they could do. Helping others find more confidence and love for themselves is my motivation for coaching.

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