Ali was born in Wisconsin, and moved around 4 times before landing in Philadelphia, PA where she spent her childhood competitively swimming and running track. In high school, she met the love of her life and after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College, she got married and began working at Merck as a medicinal chemist. She also began teaching group fitness classes like indoor cycling, kickboxing, and Pilates. She spent another 10 years in Philadelphia before moving to Nashville in 2012 with her husband and 3 children. She began working at Vanderbilt as a research chemist and continued teaching group fitness classes and personal training. Fitness and healthy living have always been an important part of her life and her science background allows her to “geek out” on exercise physiology to come up with new ways to better herself and her clients. She has a tremendous passion for teaching others and loves having the opportunity to work as a member of the Remove Training community.
Certifications:From: Philadelphia, PA
Favorite hobby: Cooking and anything active
Favorite workout song: “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite quote: “The Irish Blessing: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.”