I was a hairstylist for about 13 years here in Atlanta. Throughout the years I've definitely struggled with my weight. I wish I was that person who gets up and says “I can't wait to workout!" I would do anything to be that person!
I tried everything and nothing felt right. My best friend and now business partner, Missy, started kickboxing and said "Alixx, you have to come with me I think you'll love it". So being a good friend I said, "Hell yes"! I was so scared and intimidated when I went to my first class but being with a friend made it easier.
The first time I got my hands wrapped and punched a heavy bag I felt so badass! I knew at that moment kickboxing was what I had been searching for. It was intense but so much fun! It's the first workout I've ever stuck with and really found a passion for. We both loved it and just thought "we need more girls in these classes"!
We opened VESTA Movement so that women weren't so intimidated to get into kickboxing. Don't get us wrong we want the men too! But it can be hard starting at a new gym let alone somewhere that isn't very female friendly. So we want everyone to join in our journey to Kickboxing, Strength, and Community!
You can find Alixx running the behind the scenes of VESTA. Whether it's getting new merch designed or managing accounts, she keeps VESTA's heart (and yours) pumping.
HBIC, Missy AKA MISS PRISS,
Missy hasn’t stopped smiling since opening VESTA in 2015, but don’t let that smile fool you.. her kickboxing classes are killer and she loves to make you sweat.
Missy is an ISSA Certified Trainer and Brand Ambassador for lululemon, SOCIETY9, and NOOMA and was Featured in the ADIDAS 2019 Run campaign.
She’s lead group fitness classes all over the city, has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, and ok the list just goes on . BUT most importantly, she’s our beloved girl boss who just wants to inspire others to fall in love with kickboxing and watch them gain confidence and mad skills just like her.