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Alyssa Stroud

Certified Personal Trainer

National Competition Bodybuilder

Bodybuilding, Figure & Body Transformation Coach



Bodybuilding Personal Trainer Alyssa Stroud is originally a Texan, but most recently hails from Joplin, MO.  She currently resides in Olathe and is a serious presence on the national stage in female bodybuilding.  She has extensive competition experience in both figure and in bodybuilding.  Alyssa began her love of fitness as a young girl and even then was in awe of the Mr and Mrs Olympia bodybuilding contests.  She used to watch the competition and know that one day "Alyssa Stroud" would be on that bodybuilding stage!

Alyssa has always been athletic and competitive which led her to start a career in the personal trainer field at the young age of 17.  She has been a personal trainer for over 7 years and loves every minute!  Her favorite part of being a personal trainer is helping someone change their life and seeing them learn to love themselves in their own skin.  She is fascinated by the human body and how the mechanics work and the science behind it all.  She loves joining clients on their journey and being part of what they accomplish through personal training.  

When Alyssa's not lifting weights, eating her perfectly proportioned clean meals or competing on the bodybuilding stage, she loves to draw, build things,  play sports, listen to music and spend time with her nephews. In addition to being a Bodies Personal Trainer, Alyssa is also our Physique Competition Coach. Helping clients to be fully prepared for Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Physique  and any other body transformation competitions. So whether you want to lose a few pounds or dream of stepping on stage for bodybuilding or figure, Alyssa wants to join you on your journey!



Bodies Personal Training Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Personal Trainer and Group Instructor
IFPA Personal Trainer and Group Instructor
Kbands Certified Group Instructor
Kbands Certified Personal Trainer
YMCA Certified Personal Trainer
The Pitch Best of Kansas City Readers Choice - "Best Personal Trainer" 2011 
Brett Klika's Personal Trainer 2012 (Todd Durkin) Attendee
CPR/AED Certified
Bloodborn Certified


Bodybuilding & Figure Competition History

1st and Overall Winner Figure at Missouri State Bodybuilding Show 2007
1st and Overall Winner Figure at Arkansas State Bodybuilding Show 2007 
2nd Place Figure at Lone Star Classic 2008
11th Place Figure at Jr Nationals NPC 2008
9th Place Figure at North American NPC 2008
8th Place Figure at Team Universe NPC 2008
2nd Place Figure at Jr USA NPC 2008 (Almost Won Pro Card)
7th Place Figure at Jr Nationals NPC 2009
1st and Overal Winner Bodybuilding at Europa Super Show of Dallas 2010
NPC USA Bodybuilding 3rd Heavyweight 2011


Trainer Interview

Favorite Cheat Meal?
Sushi or Pancakes

Proudest moment as a personal trainer (or not)?
Watching my mom do her first show, losing over 40lbs, after she's supported me the last 5 years competing. 

Why did you become a personal trainer?
When did you start being serious about working out? As soon as I turned 13, I went to the YMCA and purchased my own gym membership, however with school wasn't able to be serious with the gym until graduating highschool in 2005. I have been fascinated with the body and muscle ever since I first saw Mr/Ms Olympia aired on ESPN when i was 12 or 13. I've always been athletic, and initially wanted to be an architect or engineer of some sort. Playing sports and excelling at them made me want to help others. I first started helping teammates or friends improve in sports, and then branched off on my own with lifting weights. Seeing people that are overweight makes me angry, sad, and hopeful all in one. I genuinely love to see people change not only their' body, which makes them love themselves again, but how their' whole attitude and lifestyle changes.. It's a blessing in disguise if people were to give me, or any trainer a chance. 

How often do you work out?
5-6 days a week... that includes any cardio

Favorite Muscle Group to Work?
I love me some legs and back  :) 

What is your fitness goal?
Since I compete in shows, my fitness goal is to always come back to the stage with the presentation and image that I have changed for the better, and that I did dedicated my offseason to improving lagging bodyparts, or that I tweaked my diet even more to have a leaner look by the time I step on stage. I will always look fit, and that's something I will never change if it's within my power. 

When did you decide to be a trainer?
This may sound odd, but I didnt' decide, I was basically chosen....there are things in life that you are meant to do, and I truly believe that this, and maybe more specialized down the road, is what my purpose is in life. 

Who do you look up to? 
As a public figure or idol, no one--atleast not one that pops instantly into my head. However, my mom has always been my inspiration- she struggled day in and out to raise my two sisters and I. Working multiple jobs to keep us fed, and to buy me sneakers and equipment for whatever sport I was playing at the time. She attended every home and away game she could, and moved me back and forth from Missouri to Texas to make sure I could have a good life. She's my number one fan, my foundation of support, and someone I will always be able to count on. My Mom, is my inspiration. 

How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
Always find what you're trying to reach---then grit your teeth, put on the helmet, slap your game face on, because if you don't do it, no one will do it for you--- you need to motivate with in, and for me, that's making myself proud, my mom, and showing everyone that I am that person that they look up to. 

What’s something you want to accomplish in your life?
When I was 20, I had this ultimate goal of having my own gym by the time I was 26... A few years have passed, I've been through different gym settings, and the goal is still there, obtaining it and perfecting it is what may take more time. Having a goal is ultimately to try and achieve it, and if i continue to strive for it, I will reach it. 

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