Alicia graduated from URI with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She holds a personal training certification from AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and has been training clients since 2009. Alicia is a Fitness Nutrition Specialist certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and is passionate about educating others about nutrition. Caring for and motivating her clients from ages 5-79 years of age, she teaches the importance of being consistent and believing that anything is possible at any age. Alicia has fought her own battles with weight gain and loss surrounded by environmental influences of her culture throughout childhood and college. In college she found out she had diabetes and decided to make a life change. She's lost over 100lbs and wants to pay it forward by motivating and educating others to take similar paths towards getting stronger and healthier both physically and mentally.