Life is filled with challenges, hurdles, and moments when you’re told “you can’t.” But what if you could defy those odds and emerge as a true overcomer? In this blog post, we dive into the remarkable journey of Allyson Moore, a woman who has not only conquered adversity but has also inspired countless others to do the same.

The Beginnings

Allyson Moore’s journey began in the quaint town of Heuvelton, located in St. Lawrence County, New York. As a former athlete, Allyson had experienced the thrill of competition and the joy of an active lifestyle. However, life had other plans for her, and she temporarily stepped away from this world.

The Turning Point

Seven years ago, Allyson decided it was time to reclaim her health and vitality. She returned to the world of fitness, joining Journey Fitness, where her transformation truly began. Little did she know that this decision would lead her down a path of resilience and determination.

The Unthinkable News

During her fitness journey, Allyson faced a pivotal moment. She visited an orthopedic surgeon who delivered a crushing verdict: she could never run again. For many, this news might have marked the end of their fitness ambitions. But not for Allyson.

Defying the Odds

Instead of accepting this limitation, Allyson embarked on an incredible journey of defiance. She not only defied the surgeon’s prognosis but went on to run in forty races, including challenging DEKA and Spartan runs. Her story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the refusal to be defined by limitations.

Discovering the “Overcomer” Within

Allyson’s journey took an unexpected turn during an open competition in Atlantic City. After completing her first 500-meter run, something unexpected happened to her body. Most would have given up, but not Allyson. She turned to Journey Fitness, where the word “Overcomer” became her guiding light. It reminded her that, despite the last four tumultuous years of her life, she possessed the strength to conquer any obstacle.

A Life of Inspiration

Allyson’s journey isn’t just about her personal triumphs. Together with her husband Brett, she serves as a beacon of inspiration for their children, emphasizing the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. They demonstrate that fitness can be a family affair, fostering unity and well-being.

Key Takeaways

Throughout her episode on the Overcomer’s Podcast, Allyson shared valuable insights, including:

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals on your fitness journey.
  • Prioritizing communication and quality time in your marriage.
  • Understanding that fitness involves more than just exercise; it’s about how your entire body functions together.
  • The power of shifting your perspective to change your reality.
  • Discovering the fun side of fitness.
  • The significance of starting your fitness journey with a supportive team.
  • The reminder to never give up; often, your greatest opponent is yourself.
  • The quest to find your personal word and live by it.

Timestamps and highlights from the episode:

01:47 – 02:27

Allyson talked about her goal when she first came to Journey.

02:28 – 03:25

Allyson shared the helpful ways of having accountability partners in fitness.

03:26 – 05:08

Allyson discussed how her fitness goals had evolved and changed along the way.

05:09 – 07:10

A segue on Allyson’s insights on having a healthy marriage and her same philosophy in teaching.

07:11 – 08:38

Allyson shared what she teaches and does to her students to really go beyond what they can do.

16:49 – 17:47

Allyson’s new goals now with DEKA.

17:48 – 18: 39

What is a Spartan Trifecta?

18:40 – 21:34

Allyson’s realization that there’s more to fitness and that Healthy can be fun.

21:35 – 25:20

Allyson’s advice to those that are a little bit on the sidelines in fitness.

25:21 – 30:10

Allyson’s personal definition of “Overcomer” and her fitness family.


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