Allison Wellness

Allison Wells is a health and fitness professional who believes that prevention and balance are crucial for optimal wellbeing. Allison is an experienced Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Wellness Consultant in Los Angeles, since 2005.

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Timeline Photos 04/18/2021

OK let's talk STRETCHING! I know it's sometimes the last thing we think of after or before a workout, but in reality, it is one of the most important components of working out.

Growing up playing high-level soccer, stretching was a KEY part of injury prevention. My coaches and trainers taught me that stretching was just as important as the training itself!

To be completely honest, stretching was always painful for me, until I made it a regular part of my routine. Now, it's integral in my warm up AND cool down... and my favorite way to relax in the evenings!

Pro Tip: If you only have time to stretch once in your workout, do it at the end.

Some of these benefits include:
⭐️Increase in flexibility
⭐️Increase range of motion
⭐️Improves performance in physical activities
⭐️Increases blood flow to your muscles
⭐️Helps to heal and prevent back pain

OK let's talk STRETCHING! I know it's sometimes the last thing we think of after or before a workout, but in reality, it is one of the most important components of working out.

Growing up playing high-level soccer, stretching was a KEY part of injury prevention. My coaches and trainers taught me that stretching was just as important as the training itself!

To be completely honest, stretching was always painful for me, until I made it a regular part of my routine. Now, it's integral in my warm up AND cool down... and my favorite way to relax in the evenings!

Pro Tip: If you only have time to stretch once in your workout, do it at the end.

Some of these benefits include:
⭐️Increase in flexibility
⭐️Increase range of motion
⭐️Improves performance in physical activities
⭐️Increases blood flow to your muscles
⭐️Helps to heal and prevent back pain

Timeline Photos 04/16/2021

New Inner/Outer thigh workout coming SOON! You don't want to miss this one you guys... it's SERIOUSLY sweaty!

#awells

New Inner/Outer thigh workout coming SOON! You don't want to miss this one you guys... it's SERIOUSLY sweaty!

#awells

Timeline Photos 04/15/2021

You only have one life! Remember to prioritize yourself, your health, and what is best for you... because let's be honest, you deserve it 🤍

Are you ready to shift to a more health-conscious lifestyle? I'm here to help!

You only have one life! Remember to prioritize yourself, your health, and what is best for you... because let's be honest, you deserve it 🤍

Are you ready to shift to a more health-conscious lifestyle? I'm here to help!

Timeline Photos 04/15/2021

Spring is in here, which means it's time for my favorite vegan pesto pasta dish! 💚

I have 2 ways I love to make pesto!
Arugula Pesto:
½ cup raw walnuts
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh arugula
1 clove of garlic
½ teaspoon salt
Juice from ½ a lemon
¼ cup olive oil (or more to thin if needed)

Spinach Pesto (vegan):
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of basil, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lemon
3-4 cups of organic raw spinach
1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
¼ cup olive oil
2 TB Nutritional yeast
1 tsp organic dried oregano
½ tsp sea salt

Throw ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Add small amounts of water to thin, if needed.

Let me know what you think!

Spring is in here, which means it's time for my favorite vegan pesto pasta dish! 💚

I have 2 ways I love to make pesto!
Arugula Pesto:
½ cup raw walnuts
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh arugula
1 clove of garlic
½ teaspoon salt
Juice from ½ a lemon
¼ cup olive oil (or more to thin if needed)

Spinach Pesto (vegan):
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of basil, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lemon
3-4 cups of organic raw spinach
1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
¼ cup olive oil
2 TB Nutritional yeast
1 tsp organic dried oregano
½ tsp sea salt

Throw ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Add small amounts of water to thin, if needed.

Let me know what you think!

Timeline Photos 04/13/2021

Inhale what you want more of, exhale what you want to release 🙌

Life's so much better when you focus on positivity throughout your day. What's one thing going well for you right now?

#awells

Inhale what you want more of, exhale what you want to release 🙌

Life's so much better when you focus on positivity throughout your day. What's one thing going well for you right now?

#awells

Timeline Photos 04/10/2021

Cheers to the weekend! Who's getting out and moving with me today!? I am starting my day with some movement on the beach, where are you getting your workout in!?

#awells #movement

Cheers to the weekend! Who's getting out and moving with me today!? I am starting my day with some movement on the beach, where are you getting your workout in!?

#awells #movement

Timeline Photos 04/08/2021

My go-to energy bites!! These are a staple in my house and after you try them.. I think they'll be one for you too! Easy to take anywhere, full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, find Allison’s Energy Bites recipe below 💥

Ingredients *makes 24 balls
¾ C almond butter (or preferred nut butter)
½ C dried cherries or cranberries
¼ C pumpkin seeds
1 C GF rolled oats (omit for gluten free option)
½ C unsweetened, shredded coconut
½ C h**p seeds
¾ C cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
1/3 C honey (sub maple syrup for vegan)
½ t ground cinnamon
½ t maca powder (optional)

Instructions-
1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl & stir until everything is well incorporated. Place bowl in fridge for 10 mins, or until the mixture has chilled and firmed up slightly.
2. With damp hands, form 1 Tablespoon of dough into a ball, squeezing it until it’s about 1 inch wide and very compact. It’s helpful to have a small bowl of water on hand to dip fingers in when forming the balls.
3. Continue with remaining mixture, placing completed balls on a plate or parchment paper-lined pan. Chill energy balls until they are ready to serve, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Try pulsing oats and coconut shreds in a food processor for a finer texture.
**Play with the ingredients to your personal preference.

My go-to energy bites!! These are a staple in my house and after you try them.. I think they'll be one for you too! Easy to take anywhere, full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, find Allison’s Energy Bites recipe below 💥

Ingredients *makes 24 balls
¾ C almond butter (or preferred nut butter)
½ C dried cherries or cranberries
¼ C pumpkin seeds
1 C GF rolled oats (omit for gluten free option)
½ C unsweetened, shredded coconut
½ C h**p seeds
¾ C cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
1/3 C honey (sub maple syrup for vegan)
½ t ground cinnamon
½ t maca powder (optional)

Instructions-
1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl & stir until everything is well incorporated. Place bowl in fridge for 10 mins, or until the mixture has chilled and firmed up slightly.
2. With damp hands, form 1 Tablespoon of dough into a ball, squeezing it until it’s about 1 inch wide and very compact. It’s helpful to have a small bowl of water on hand to dip fingers in when forming the balls.
3. Continue with remaining mixture, placing completed balls on a plate or parchment paper-lined pan. Chill energy balls until they are ready to serve, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Try pulsing oats and coconut shreds in a food processor for a finer texture.
**Play with the ingredients to your personal preference.

Timeline Photos 04/07/2021

Let's talk C A R D I O.

Whether I was playing soccer, spending an hour (or more) on cardio equipment at the gym, or on a trail run, my workouts have always involved lots and lots of low intensity aerobic exercise (i.e prolonged cardio)... until COVID hit last Spring...

With the closing of gyms (no access to low-impact cardio equipment), and pivoting to training my clients virtually, my typical cardio-heavy workouts changed. I was suddenly doing a TON more resistance/strength training (because I was actually lifting WITH my clients virtually all day). My weekly routine quickly became only just 1 endurance run per week + 2-3 HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts per week.

What have I noticed after a year of this new regimen? I'm seeing MORE definition all over my body, including a more toned tummy + glute gains. I finally have my b***y back without sacrificing my waist!

A couple notes about cardio:
👟When we do too much cardio, we're actually burning not only fat, but also MUSCLE
👟Prolonged cardio/ aerobic exercise burns calories (primarily fat) only during the time you're exercising while high intensity cardio and strength training burns calories while you're exercising, as well as 30-60 minutes AFTER you've completed your workout!

How has your exercise routine changed over time?

Let's talk C A R D I O.

Whether I was playing soccer, spending an hour (or more) on cardio equipment at the gym, or on a trail run, my workouts have always involved lots and lots of low intensity aerobic exercise (i.e prolonged cardio)... until COVID hit last Spring...

With the closing of gyms (no access to low-impact cardio equipment), and pivoting to training my clients virtually, my typical cardio-heavy workouts changed. I was suddenly doing a TON more resistance/strength training (because I was actually lifting WITH my clients virtually all day). My weekly routine quickly became only just 1 endurance run per week + 2-3 HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts per week.

What have I noticed after a year of this new regimen? I'm seeing MORE definition all over my body, including a more toned tummy + glute gains. I finally have my b***y back without sacrificing my waist!

A couple notes about cardio:
👟When we do too much cardio, we're actually burning not only fat, but also MUSCLE
👟Prolonged cardio/ aerobic exercise burns calories (primarily fat) only during the time you're exercising while high intensity cardio and strength training burns calories while you're exercising, as well as 30-60 minutes AFTER you've completed your workout!

How has your exercise routine changed over time?

Timeline Photos 04/06/2021

S N A C K S !!! My favorite part of every day (kidding)... but maybe not!? I absolutely love fueling my body with healthy and nutritious snack options! One of my go-to's is this Cold Press Green Juice from @traderjoes and some homemade roasted sweet potatoes!

This green juice is full of kale, spinach, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger & my sweet potatoes are simply roasted with a olive oil and a pinch of salt. This combo packs in tons of vitamins, fiber, and minerals to help me power through my day!

What are your go-to snacks?!

#awells

S N A C K S !!! My favorite part of every day (kidding)... but maybe not!? I absolutely love fueling my body with healthy and nutritious snack options! One of my go-to's is this Cold Press Green Juice from @traderjoes and some homemade roasted sweet potatoes!

This green juice is full of kale, spinach, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger & my sweet potatoes are simply roasted with a olive oil and a pinch of salt. This combo packs in tons of vitamins, fiber, and minerals to help me power through my day!

What are your go-to snacks?!

#awells

Timeline Photos 04/04/2021

Happy Easter 🤍 Today I am enjoying a much needed rest day with my family and friends and it has me reflecting on such a prevalent topic! A question I get a lot with my clients, how often do I need to have an "off day" from working out? Is there a specific amount of week I need to rest? My answer is never a specific number or a certain amount of time, rather it is specific to your BODY and your NEEDS!

I recommend at least 1 rest day a week, so your body can properly recover from training! My ultimate goal with my clients in each training session is step towards a stronger, more balanced, pain-free body. In order to do that, we must allow our bodies to recover!

Although I recommend at least one day a week, it is also important to listen to your body! You will know if it is screaming at you to take some time off, so don't ignore those ques.

Interested in working with me? Shoot me a dm! I am here to answer any questions.

Happy Easter 🤍 Today I am enjoying a much needed rest day with my family and friends and it has me reflecting on such a prevalent topic! A question I get a lot with my clients, how often do I need to have an "off day" from working out? Is there a specific amount of week I need to rest? My answer is never a specific number or a certain amount of time, rather it is specific to your BODY and your NEEDS!

I recommend at least 1 rest day a week, so your body can properly recover from training! My ultimate goal with my clients in each training session is step towards a stronger, more balanced, pain-free body. In order to do that, we must allow our bodies to recover!

Although I recommend at least one day a week, it is also important to listen to your body! You will know if it is screaming at you to take some time off, so don't ignore those ques.

Interested in working with me? Shoot me a dm! I am here to answer any questions.

Timeline Photos 04/02/2021

Let’s talk SWEET TREATS! I used to be OBSESSED with FroYo, but haven't had it in years. These days, if I'm craving that creamy-deliciouness, I make a litte post-dinner parfait. I use high-fat plain Greek yogurt (usually Fage 5% because it's SO creamy!), topped with berries and a drizzle of honey. 🍯 The texture satisfies my froyo craving, and the high protein keeps me full so I don't reach for empty sugar calories that many desserts have.

Who's having their favorite sweet treat today!? Comment below what you are having 🍦

Let’s talk SWEET TREATS! I used to be OBSESSED with FroYo, but haven't had it in years. These days, if I'm craving that creamy-deliciouness, I make a litte post-dinner parfait. I use high-fat plain Greek yogurt (usually Fage 5% because it's SO creamy!), topped with berries and a drizzle of honey. 🍯 The texture satisfies my froyo craving, and the high protein keeps me full so I don't reach for empty sugar calories that many desserts have.

Who's having their favorite sweet treat today!? Comment below what you are having 🍦

Timeline Photos 03/31/2021

SPRING is finally here! For me, that means lots of outdoor exploring! Whether I'm on a walk, running, hiking, or getting in a beach workout, being outside is truly my happy place.

Who loves this time of year as much as I do!?

SPRING is finally here! For me, that means lots of outdoor exploring! Whether I'm on a walk, running, hiking, or getting in a beach workout, being outside is truly my happy place.

Who loves this time of year as much as I do!?

Timeline Photos 03/28/2021

Starting off my Sunday with a run by the beach 🏃🏻‍♀️ Nothing sets the tone for a new week ahead better than some fresh air and moving my body.

Are you moving your body today?

Starting off my Sunday with a run by the beach 🏃🏻‍♀️ Nothing sets the tone for a new week ahead better than some fresh air and moving my body.

Are you moving your body today?

Timeline Photos 03/25/2021

This #vegan cheeseboard is too good 🤩 Life is about balance, am I right? One of the things I miss most about pre-covid life is weekly Happy Hour with my girls!

My go-to boozy bev is vodka soda with a lemon twist, but if I'm trying to fancy it up a little, I'll opt for a refreshing cocktail with freshly muddled cucumber or fruit.

What's your go-to happy hour order??

This #vegan cheeseboard is too good 🤩 Life is about balance, am I right? One of the things I miss most about pre-covid life is weekly Happy Hour with my girls!

My go-to boozy bev is vodka soda with a lemon twist, but if I'm trying to fancy it up a little, I'll opt for a refreshing cocktail with freshly muddled cucumber or fruit.

What's your go-to happy hour order??

Timeline Photos 03/24/2021

Food is the FUEL that keeps your body going💥 A balanced, nutrient-rich diet is necessary to amplify your fitness results and the overall functioning of your body and mind.

I'm here to help you optimize your nutritional goals! My customized nutrition programs and meal plans cater to each client’s particular lifestyle to promote positive results. Interested in hearing more? Shoot me a dm! 🤍

#awells

Food is the FUEL that keeps your body going💥 A balanced, nutrient-rich diet is necessary to amplify your fitness results and the overall functioning of your body and mind.

I'm here to help you optimize your nutritional goals! My customized nutrition programs and meal plans cater to each client’s particular lifestyle to promote positive results. Interested in hearing more? Shoot me a dm! 🤍

#awells

Timeline Photos 03/23/2021

Thankful for another year around the sun 🌞

#birthday #fitness #healthyliving

Thankful for another year around the sun 🌞

#birthday #fitness #healthyliving

Timeline Photos 03/22/2021

This healthy Cold Brew Smoothie is the perfect way to start your mornings and is the easiest way to get all your energy + nutrients in to power through the day! ⁣

RECIPE:⁣
- handful ice⁣
- 1/2 frozen banana⁣
- 1/4 cup @lovvelavva yogurt ⁣
- dash cinnamon⁣
- scoop cold brew mix ⁣
- fav vanilla protein powder ⁣
- 1/2 cup oat milk (more to blend if needed)⁣
- 1tsp spirulina (optional)⁣

In a hurry? Try the Cold Brew over ice with 8 oz of water and a splash of almond milk 🤩

This healthy Cold Brew Smoothie is the perfect way to start your mornings and is the easiest way to get all your energy + nutrients in to power through the day! ⁣

RECIPE:⁣
- handful ice⁣
- 1/2 frozen banana⁣
- 1/4 cup @lovvelavva yogurt ⁣
- dash cinnamon⁣
- scoop cold brew mix ⁣
- fav vanilla protein powder ⁣
- 1/2 cup oat milk (more to blend if needed)⁣
- 1tsp spirulina (optional)⁣

In a hurry? Try the Cold Brew over ice with 8 oz of water and a splash of almond milk 🤩

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