Author: Alice O'Connor

Alice O'Connor
Alice has a Bachelors in Pharmacology, pursuing a Masters in Quality Assurance and Biotechnology. Alice holds her CF-Lv 1 and has been coaching rock climbing for several years in Ireland and Sweden. Alongside being an avid coach she runs Spartan races, competes in CrossFit, and travels the world to climb in some of the most incredible locations.Alice works in the Health and Fitness industry as both a Project Manager for a Canadian Vegan Supplement company called Nested Naturals and as the Social Media Coordinator for Training App for bodybuilders, weightlifters, CrossFitters, and powerlifters called Gravitus.

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