Lizzie Hammerman – A Transformative Experience

by | Feb 24, 2022

I spent the first decade of my “adult life” as a Chemical Engineer working in the pharmaceutical industry. While I had the privilege of working with some amazing humans, I felt deeply unsatisfied with the glacial pace of the drug development process and the low probability of working on a drug that made it to market. I was also continually questioning who my work was positively impacting. Don’t get me wrong. There are many life-changing and live-saving medications out there. They just weren’t the ones I was working on. 

As an avid fitness fan dating back to my tween years, I knew the transformative power of the right kind of group fitness class with the right kind of instructor. You know, the ones that break the shame spiral instead of perpetuate it. The ones that are about real, functional movement instead of selfies and “likes.” Basically, Alkalign.

In just 45 minutes, Alkalign classes would change the trajectory of my day. They helped me manage stress, keep up with the physical demands of my job, be proud of what my body was capable of, develop more resilience and perseverance, and connect me to an amazing network of people who felt the same way.

One day the lightbulb went off. Could I put on the mic and teach classes like these? What if I could be the one who helped others experience the same positive changes that group exercise offered me? What if I could be the catalyst to help others live and feel better? Wouldn’t that satisfy my desire to have a more immediate and positive impact on those around me?  It sure would. But I’d have to put myself out there, take a chance and potentially suck at it. That was a lot of this risk-averse perfectionist to swallow. But you know what? I did it anyway (and I did suck for a long time) and it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. 

I am honored and humbled by every client who comes in through the door (physical or virtual) and chooses to spend their precious time with me. I seek to create the same transformative experience for you that I have when I am in class. I am here to help you find your strength, embrace your power, and dial up a bit of your IDGAF attitude that will free you from the burden of everyone else’s expectations.

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A NEW, 2-week FREE program we are offering to any and all who want to get off the hamster wheel and try something that 1) works and 2) you will enjoy in the process. No more beating yourself up and spiraling the shame drain thinking you have to do more and be more. We embrace a philosophy that it doesn’t have to hurt to work. The extremes aren’t sustainable. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your body. Slow, steady and sane wins the race of life. And we are here to help you along the way.

Hi! I’m Erin and my passion in life is helping others feel better by helping them get out of their own head. So much of our relationship to food and fitness is a reflection of deeply rooted beliefs that were imprinted on us at a very early age. These beliefs drive all sorts of behaviors, many of which are not good for our physical or mental health. I know this first-hand. As a former calorie-counting cardio queen I played right into all the toxic messages about what it meant to be “healthy”. That all changed when I hit rock bottom. Since leaving my corporate career in 2009 I have been fully committed to shifting the narrative and helping people experience better physical health by unpacking unhealthy beliefs. My biggest inspiration are my two young daughters, who I hope to raise in a household that openly illuminates and addresses the misinformation instead of adopting it.