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ALEXIS SCHOONOVER

Today we would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of Alexis. She might be young, but she is already in her way to the top of the fitness industry. Like it happens to many of us, adversity has tried to get in the way of her goals, but she has not let that stop her. She’s currently in her way to her first national competition and we know she will do great. Alexis can often be spotted putting in work at the AF and University VASA gyms. BeephMeals is happy to recognize her dedication and achievements and we welcome her into the the Local Inspirations hall of fame :) learn more about Alexis below and feel free show some love and leave a comment!

Age: 21

Height: 5’1

Weight: 120

“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” I live by this quote because it is 100% true. I have always loved being active and living a healthy lifestyle. I grew up playing softball and my dream was to play college softball, but that dream was cut short when I tore my Labrum and had to have reconstructive shoulder surgery when I was 17. Once I was cleared to start rehab I started weightlifting to build the strength back in my arms. I started lifting on a daily basis and quickly became “addicted” to the lifestyle. I loved the feeling I got being at the gym getting stronger every day, and being able to overcome my physical weaknesses.

I started competing when I was 19 and took dead last at my first competition. I felt defeated, but I swallowed my pride and began prepping for my next show. That loss sparked a fire in me and fueled my passion to be the best that I can be. Since then, I have made my weaknesses into strengths and am now a nationally qualified bikini athlete. I have made it so far since my first competition because I didn’t let that loss define me. Instead I let the loss motivate me to push myself harder and to a new level of greatness. I aspire to one day be a professional IFBB bikini athlete and grace the stage with the best of the best. I admire the pros for accomplishing their dreams. It gives me motivation to see them living my dream, because I know if they can do it, I can do it.

I am currently prepping for my 1st national competition, and I am constantly bombarded with daily struggles. What keeps me going is knowing that there are athletes who look up to me as a role model. I am constantly trying to be a positive influence in the fitness industry and help motivate others to reach their personal best. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my role models and other athletes encouragement, I just want to return the favor to others around me. I love seeing people reach their goals and overcome personal struggles and I love being a part of the triumph even more.

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