About Me


Hello there! Thanks for checking out A Fit Mess. I’m happy you stopped by.

About me


I’m Alyssa and I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I’m a thirty-something-year-old mother to twin girls, full-time marketing professional, part-time blogger, and lover of all things health and fitness. I would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below!


I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York. My husband and I moved to North Carolina in 2008, got married, and started a family a few years later. I truly love living in this state and we both feel like it’s our home. We’re grateful to be able to raise our girls in such a wonderful place.


Becoming a parent was absolutely the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done. Finding the time to exercise and eat healthy while taking care of my family and working is difficult, but totally possible! I believe that self-care is essential for living a happy and healthy life.

June 2014

About the blog

I began A Fit Mess in December 2015 and this blog offers daily updates about exercise, recipes, balancing work and family, and my crazy, messy life with two toddlers. I hope this site will inspire you to squeeze in some quick workouts, find a few parenting hacks, and maybe share some laughs over my somewhat chaotic life.



In July 2016, I became a certified personal trainer through the Poliquin Group. I don’t train clients at the moment (but my husband does!). I would eventually like to teach classes when my schedule opens up.

If you spend a few minutes reading my blog, you’ll soon learn that I love working up a sweat. My favorite activities include running, Orangetheory, yoga, CrossFit, and strength training. I share a lot of my workouts in my weekly updates and I regularly add these to my Workouts page. I love to get movement in every day and it’s become even more important to me now that I am a parent.


I have run two marathons, a dozen half marathons, and countless 5Ks. I credit my dad for getting me hooked on running when I was in my teens. I didn’t try to run long distances until I was in my twenties. I never in a million years thought I would be able to run more than one or two miles, but your body is capable of incredible things and putting in the work will always pay off.


Get in touch!

I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at alyssa@afitmess.com.

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  1. Hi there! Funny story…I have decided there’s no other way for me to get into shape than to be held accountabe via social media. My bright idea for a like page name…FitMess Mom. So, I googled the name, trying to make sure I’m not copying anyone, and I found your blog. What are the odds you live in CH? I live in Raleigh! My question for you is, would you feel like my name is too close to yours or would I be stepping on your toes? I hope not. My brain is fried trying to come up with catchy names, lol. I look forward to following your journey and thank you for your time 🙂


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