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Allison De La Cruz

PRO COACH

Meet Allison De La Cruz

Allison, the only child of a single mother, immigrated to Naples at the tender age of three from Lima, Peru. Remaining always an active member of her beloved community, she played the french horn for The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as for the Barron Collier concert and marching band, and she sang alto in the Youth Philharmonic Chorale and in the Barron Collier choir. While she’d argue that she was pretty low-leveled and mediocre at everything, she was a part of her high school basketball team, swim team, a nationally recognized, competitive cheerleading team, and even maintained jobs and managed to always make honor roll, all throughout her entire adolescence. Her love for fitness started at a young age, as she struggled, as most young women do, to have better control of their physical body in a world that often makes you feel unfit. This need for control carried on into her college experience when she found a fun challenge in her university’s bikini contest and placed. With time, without even knowing it, sweating became a drug and an escape, just as music had already been for years. Allison taught Zumba, kickboxing, and Ab Attack at her university’s rec. center, and other surrounding gyms, and became obsessed with the feeling of empowering others in their bodies. To her, there was no better feeling than walking into a room full of people who came to give you a piece of their day to help them leave energized and full of life. It was a passion that, to this day, never died. Her soul hungered to further kill the ego as she became more “awakened” with age and life’s imminent traumas, and she finally took the big step of becoming “yoga certified” at the, still, tender age of 27. She enjoys Muay Thai, singing, dancing, and being alive. Her free time is used for fun and pleasure with her loved ones, especially Oscar and Mylee, her two, pesky, canine companions. When she is not moving or having fun, you can find her working hard running her cleaning/ organizing business. Her mother, Gladys, was the example for most all of it. Allison has completed a sprint triathlon (half the distance) and will have completed her first half-marathon come March of this year. A proud, bilingual Latina, Allison is excited and moved by the joy and progress of those around her. She is aware and understands that by taking good and better care of herself, she can better take care of those around her, even strangers. She does not underestimate the power of her or anyone else’s spiritual and energetic being. Her half-gallon jug of water never leaves her side, and you will always get the most real and honest version of her that she’s able to give. Committed to the rewards of them all, movement, laughter, and good vibes remain always in her pockets, and she does her best to remind those around her that these powers are always available in theirs, too. As she, and other, fellow yogis, would say, “Namaste”.

Degrees / Certifications:

  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Zumba Instructor

Specialties:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Hatha yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Ivengar yoga
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation

Interests:

  • Reading
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Travel
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Volunteering
  • Photography
  • Book Worm
  • Foodie
  • Running
  • Gardening
  • Nature
  • Beach
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Development