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About Me

Alex Hilliard

Alex lives in Poultney, VT and is a personal trainer, parent, community leader, and active athlete. They enjoy lifting weights, trail running, and obstacle course races. Alex’s favorite race length is 10K. One running goal they have includes “VT251” – running in every one of Vermont’s towns and cities. Alex enjoys listening to personal development/mindset/self-improvement books, and their favorite book to recommend to personal training clients is “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero.

Alex is proud to be involved in many organizations within the local community, the greater BIPOC community, and throughout the state. Some of Alex’s engagements include being

  • a commissioner for the Vermont Commission on Women
  • member of the Environmental Justice Steering Network (Center for Whole Communities)
  • The Fund Vermont’s Future Campaign (Public Assets Institute)
  • Better Connections: Town to Trails Steering Committee (Town of Poultney)
  • a consultant for Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity

Alex is proud to be a member of various local organizations/groups such as

  • Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR)
  • Rutland County NAACP
  • Rotary Int’l, Poultney Chapter
  • Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT POC)

Thank you for visiting VT AF! What is VT AF? It is Vermont AthletaFit, or VT AthletaFit, but it’s not Vermont As F*** even though we do think that’s pretty hardcore.

VT AthletaFit is the premier personal training studio of the Lakes Region. Established in 2021, the studio has been a place for dozens of clients to come and learn more about their bodies, their capabilities, and their strengths. They learn about weight lifting (a.k.a. lifting, weight training, resistance training, strength training etc.) and how it can be used to help them make their bodies strong, fit, and healtheir, and how it can help them achieve their aesthetic or athletic/recreational/functional goals. Some examples include carrying more groceries in at once, improving your finish in long distances races, fitting into the pants that have been folded up under your bed for a decade, or even carrying your significant other in a backpack carrier when they’re older and feeble (assuming a carrier exists that can support such a load lol).

Who are the people of VT AthletaFit? VT AthletaFit currently consists of Alex, the personal trainer and owner-operator of the business. We hope to hire more people to work in Poultney in the future, but for now, just Alex. Alex is a Massachusetts native, but has been living in Vermont since 2008 (with the exception of a few-months here and there). She attended Green Mountain College where she studied biology and environmental studies, and finished in 2012. She decided to go back to GMC in 2014 and earned her MBA in 2017. Even though the college has closed, Alex has found her home and favorite place in the beautiful town of Poultney. Alex is a certified personal trainer, and holds CPR/AED/first aid certification, and has completed continuing education is plant-based nutrition, pre- and postnatal fitness, and other wellness topics. Additionally, Alex began her studies of Nutrition through the ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) in February 2022 and is excited to use her newfound knowledge and tools in the field to help her clients achieve their goals.