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Community Highlights: Meet Alicen Abler of Fitness On The Go

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alicen Abler.

Hi Alicen, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started taking aerial silks classes five years ago to escape the stressful life as a struggling actress. For an hour and a half once a week, I’d take class with several other lovely ladies and challenge myself physically on the most unique and fun piece of equipment. I slowly got better, stronger, and more flexible. I started going twice a week, then three times. Before I knew it, I had transformed from the stringy kid nicknamed “stick” in high school into a strong muscular specimen I never imagined I could be. I started performing professionally, booking commercials, and teaching, doors were opening left and right then… 2020. Ever since my life was changed by fitness, I’ve wanted to share it with other people. I just didn’t know I’d have to give up performing so soon, the need to share came much more abruptly than expected. Now more than ever people need fitness to promote a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just about looking good, it’s about feeling better, achieving things you didn’t think you could, living longer for your kids, I’m not kidding when I say exercise will change your life. My mission now is to bring families and loved ones together even if they’re physically far away. I do virtual family training for those who want to be healthier together, personal training for individuals who need support. It’s time to step up and take care of ourselves physically and mentally now more than ever and I’m here to help.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has absolutely not been a smooth road! My first challenge was deciding to shift my focus from acting. Not because I loved it more but because of my pride. It’s hard to feel like you’re giving up even if it’s just a necessary change of direction. My most recent challenge has been shifting my focus so quickly and navigating starting a business in this seemingly impossible climate. I’ve also really struggled with finding allies who are genuinely supportive in this dog-eat-dog town.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m with a company called Fitness On The Go. I do both virtual and in person training with both individuals and small groups. I personally like to focus on strength using mostly bodyweight exercises as well as flexibility for proper movement and reduced pain in your everyday life. My favorite is training loved ones that are far from each other. If you’re here in LA but have a brother in Texas, what better way to keep in touch than to workout together? It’s so much easier to stay consistent when you have an accountability partner and you get to do it with the people you love. It fills my heart to foster connections while helping them towards a healthier life. I believe some of the most important things in life are family/friends and health. I’m proud to be of service to both.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
The Valley is the perfect mix of city and nature. When I moved out of Hollywood about four years ago, it was a breath of fresh air. There was a huge park just a block away, trees everywhere, and friendly neighbors. I grew up in Kentucky where there are more cattle than people. It’s nice to still be in a city full of opportunity while still having a decent amount of peace and nature. I absolutely love being only 30 minutes from the beach! I can’t imagine not living near a beach again. I’m sure everybody can join me on this one, I hate how expensive it is. I’ve struggled financially for almost six years now working myself to death. I shared a one bedroom apartment for three years. It’s felt impossible to get ahead. The regulations are a little tough sometimes too. There are so many hoops to jump through with a business especially a dangerous one like teaching aerial. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and miss my simple country life and other days, I am so incredibly grateful to live here.

Pricing:

  • Virtual Family/Small Group Training $35-$50/person (up tp 5)
  • One-On-One Trainng (virtual or in person) $50-$65
  • Aerial Privates $90/1hr $120/90min
  • Aerial Duo Class $60/person 1hr, $75/person 90min

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Image Credits:

Main Image: Johnny Garcia, Blue polkadot performance photo: unkown Beach photo: Shane Karns, red performance photo: Zach Villa, both fitness photos: Johnny Garcia

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