My passion for weight lifting and a healthy lifestyle started as a teenager playing sports and working in a gym to learn how to stay fit and active. I started as an ISSA Personal Trainer and my desire to help people continued to grow. I spent 8 years participating in Body Building before taking a little time from competing to just focus on building a healthy lifestyle. After a few years, I missed the training portion and helping people improve their lives, so I pursued my CF-L1 and L2 as well as USAWeightlifing L2. I began coaching and renewing my love for training individuals and helping them meet their goals.
Opening CoHo Athletics was a dream that is now a reality, my goals have changed from competing and challenging workouts, to helping people of all ages realize the importance of not only a healthy lifestyle, but lifting weights and building muscle to continue adding life to their years.
Being active most of my life, I was always accepting of challenging new sports, my drive for a more balanced style of fitness came after years of competing in Strongman, after 3 trips to Nationals and 2 trips to Worlds with Team USA, I decided that I wanted to help the industry of Strongman grow. I started coaching athletes and I realized the affect it was having on me and also the individuals I was coaching. I was persuaded to try strength and conditioning workouts due to my active lifestyle and was immediately hooked on the hard work, the functionality, the community and how much better I felt while building a body that was now not only strong, but fast and had more mobility! After 2 years of CrossFit, I missed the coaching aspect I had with Strongman and pursued my CFL1. It has by far been one of the best decisions I have made. Helping people to grow mentally and physically and realizing the positive attributes of having a healthy lifestyle is just one of the many reasons I love strength and conditioning. The best feeling for me is coaching an athlete and the smile and sense of pride they feel after accomplishing something they thought they could not do.
Alysa Horn is a former collegiate and professional basketball player known for her toughness, competitiveness and selflessness. As a coach these qualities are at the forefront of her message to the athletes she works with today.
A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with a Bachelor's of Science in Health, 4 years coaching experience at the collegiate level and a born and raised Alaskan, Alysa brings an experiential and science based approach on how to train mental and physical toughness. The founder of Make Yourself, Alysa is committed to helping Alaskans make themselves the absolute best they can be.
Alysa offers Basketball Skills Training as well as Strength & Conditioning. She loves doing camps and clinics across the state!