These two years left Coach Alyssa craving a more in depth understanding of body mechanics and nutrition. She decided to pursue her education further and Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber was a natural fit for her. The program offered a more hands-on approach to exercise periodization and biomechanics. During her time there, Alyssa got a research position in Guelph University's human cadaver lab where she focused on the latissimus dorsi and it's roll in lumbar spine stability. This experience opened up a new-found passion for biomechanics, anatomy and the intricacies of the spinal column. After graduating with honours and distinction, Alyssa was accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for their Doctor of Chiropractic program. After a long and gruelling four years at chiropractic college, Coach and Dr. Alyssa are proud to live and work in beautiful Barrie. Teaching at Orangetheory fulfills the fun, loud and outgoing side of Coach Alyssa; while being a chiropractor fulfills the nurturing, problem-solving side of her. Outside of Orangetheory, you can find her at Essa Road Chiropractic or running along Barrie's waterfront.