The Energetic Trainer • Exercise Physiologist & Trainer

Alyssa Sanders is a certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) who transforms lives and builds confidence through her personal training practice at Apex Personal Training in Memphis. Growing up within a family of physician assistants and nurses, Alyssa has always had a strong passion for catering her skill set to individuals in the healthcare field. After graduating from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Exercise Science, Alyssa decided to pursue her love of health and fitness through guiding individuals with expert personal training. 

After graduation, Alyssa wanted to explore different paths within the exercise science field, moved back home, and got a kick start with coaching youth soccer. From there, she was blessed with the opportunity to work as an exercise specialist within the physical therapy world. There, she gained massive hands-on experience with the human body under the guidance of great therapists at Peak Potential Physiotherapy and Wellness. 

There’s inevitable growth in life, which was how Alyssa knew she was ready for the next step in her career. This insight led her to Apex, a personal training gym where she now guides some of the best clientele in Memphis. Alyssa lives by their approach to executing safe and effective strength training and loves to witness the results their team of trainers bring to the community. She goes to local Planet Fitness gyms during her free time to get a good workout. Alyssa strives to exemplify healthy ways of life and believes that discipline within health and wellness brings about freedom. 

Alyssa doesn’t believe in playing small, so when she puts her mind to something, she always works to make the best of it. As an exercise physiologist, she wants to be able to lead and provide access to preventative services because she knows movement is medicine for all. Her goal is to one day open and run her own personal training gym and continue passing on her knowledge to help serve the surrounding Memphis community. 

By Lucy Modzelewski 

Photo by Avery Amstutz

Memphis Health + Fitness Magazine is proud to spotlight rising stars in the 901 fitness and wellness community in our inaugural 20 Under 40 issue. We received many amazing applications and handpicked a variety of individuals from different backgrounds and areas of expertise to showcase some of the best and brightest up-and-comers in our industry. We’re excited to present you with the honorees for the Memphis Health + Fitness 20 Under 40 Issue!