Alyssa Mauger

As a mom of twin boys, Alyssa lives a busy life. So when she hits the gym it’s GO time. She pulls heavy weight and does sprints, wall balls and box jumps until she pukes. But it wasn’t always that way. After quitting gymnastics and cheerleading as a teen, Alyssa decided she needed to get back in shape. Which lead to her stepping on stage as a bikini competitor, running a Spartan Race and becoming a certified personal trainer. Now she pushes herself to the limit to make improvements in the little training time she gets each day.

Favorite cheat meal?
Hands down Bacon Burger and Fries

What’s the weirdest thing in your gym bag?
Currently a bunch of toddler snacks and toys, since I take them to the gym daycare with me

What’s your perfect rest day?
Getting to relax and watch movies with my family. We make a giant bed on the floor every Sunday.

Who’s your favorite athlete?
Ashley Horner by far. I admire her as a mom, athlete and human being.

Would you rather fly or teleport?
Teleport seems more time sparring and since I’m always short on that…..I’d have to pick that.

Hands down, what is the best 90’s song?
I still love Wannabe by the Spice Girls. Girl Power.

Name the last terrible movie you watched.
Hurricane Heist.

Favorite cartoon growing up?
I loved Rugrats. I think because my brother hated it.

You’re a pro wrestler in the 80’s, what’s your name?
Hulk Hogan. I think I could totally rock that mustache and bandana.

Who wins in a fight, a blind tiger or a miniature lion?
Totally a miniature lion. It doesn’t matter how big he is, he’s still the king of the freaking jungle.

What song would you want to play when you enter any room?
Damn it feels good to be a gangster. Cause that’s how I see myself. Ha Ha

If you had to replace walking with skipping or hopping, which would you choose?
Skipping cause it seems happier.

Would you still want a million dollars if you could only spend it in nickels?
Ummm yes. Money is still money.

How many donuts can you eat in one sitting?
The limit does not exist. Ha Ha but really if I’m honest probably 4

Do you have a favorite Power Ranger?
The Pink one. Girl Power.

Do you believe in Bigfoot?
No ha ha

On a scale of 1-10, how much do you hate cardio?
I actually really like cardio just not endurance. I’m all about the HIIT and plyos though.

High reps or high weight – which do you prefer?
I really enjoy mixing them up. But I feel way more like a beast when I lift heavy.

Do you lift for aesthetics or for strength?
Strength. I love feeling athletic and well conditioned

What motivates you?
I always want to be better than I was yesterday. I never want to be the girl who I was as a young adult. Shy, insecure, tired. I want to show my kids that they can do anything that they want to. And I really want to show women that we are not frail or weak. We can compete with the boys and we should never undermine our power.