Alissa Carpio


While serving in the Army and stationed in Korea, I started lifting weights with a guy who showed me almost everything I needed to know about training and eating to gain mass. He was curious to see what results a woman would yield by following his program.

A few months later I picked up a copy of Muscle & Fitness and noticed fit and feminine women in the back of magazine. I further investigated and discovered these women to be competitive fitness athletes. I was instantly intrigued and began researching everything I could about training, dieting, and preparing for a fitness competition.

That was three years ago, and I've been training ever since. I competed in my first figure competition on June 14, 2003 and placed 3rd. I became hooked and am eager to continue my competitive journey.

The body transformations I continually make and the overall feeling of well-being are what drive me to stick to my training and dieting day after day, and competing in fitness shows motivates me even more. I thank God every day for the abilities and talents he's given me, so that I am able to pursue my dreams. I can't imagine life without fitness. I hope to inspire, motivate, and train as many individuals as I can by way of my fitness accomplishments and formal education.

In October 2002 I became a certified personal trainer by the AFAA. I am also pursuing my degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I work as a full-time Army Contractor for the Defense Messaging System at the Pentagon. I have been married for three years and reside in Woodbridge, VA, a suburb of Washington DC.

I've been training for fitness competitions since October of 2002. I train at Gold's Gym Lake Ridge, VA.

Name: Alissa Carpio
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Website Administration, And Reading
Favorite Body Parts: Shoulders And Abs
Favorite Exercises: My Entire Shoulder Routine!
Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein Isolate, Creatine, NO2
Favorite Fitness Icons: Kelly Ryan, Timea Majorova, and Monica Brant

Age: 23
Height: 5 ' 7 "
Offseason 135 lbs.
Contest 127 lbs.
Years Training: 3
Chest: 34
Waist: 26
Hips: 36