About Alyssa Royse

Alyssa is freelance writer, speaker, fitness trainer and personal coach living in Seattle with her husband and their 3 daughters. They own Rocket CrossFit where she spends most of her time training men and women in ways that are as much emotional as physical. She can also be found on her eponymous blog, where she pontificates about food, family, politics and the Seattle rain. Yes, she would love to speak at your event, host a workshop or write something for you. Just ask.

Question Of The Day: What Can We Learn From Football?

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What do you wish that the United States could learn from football – and football fanship – and apply to how we run our country in way that have nothing to do with football?

Why I Really Want a Pete Carroll Jersey

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How one woman who lives in a big Football city found the same relationship between herself and a coach that many feel between themselves and a player.

Putting Functional Fitness on The Grid

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Alyssa Royse, with everything you need to know about the newest professional sports league National Pro Grid League. The sport? Functional fitness.

Why I Let My Daughter Hang Out With Men At The Bar

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Lifting weights has broken male misconceptions for this mom and gym owner—while building a stronger relationship with her teen daughter.

I Wuv You Wichard Sherman. You Too Marshawn Lynch. (And Also Doug Baldwin.)

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Alyssa Royse, on a bizarre love quadrangle, civil disobedience, and the bright witty stars of the Seattle Seahawks.

My Rape Doesn’t Define Me

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Alyssa Royse’s experience with rape helped her find strength and individuality, and a message of hope.

To The Mom Who Thinks Feminism is Hurting Her Boys: You’re Wrong

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Personally, I don’t give a damn about the label of feminism. It’s one that I rarely use myself. What I DO care deeply about is the perpetuation of gendered nonsense.

That Muscle Music Video

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Does this guy reinforce body stereotypes, or is his performance good old fun?

Happily Ever After… With Your Ex?

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Alyssa Royse, whose husband and ex-husband are good friends, explains how to continue caring for a partner that you’re no longer in love with.

How to Find a Good CrossFit Gym

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Alyssa Royse has seen the way CrossFit can make people strong and empowered. So here’s how to find the CrossFit gym that will fit you.

Just Redefine It: My Broken Neck, CrossFit and Kevin Ogar

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With a broken neck and chronic pain of her own, Alyssa Royse knows exactly why the paraplegic CrossFit superstar has stayed loyal to his workouts.

In Defense of The Douchebag, As A Species

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Alyssa Royse wonders if identifying Douchebags as a species of men might let most men off the hook.

Man Up, Like A Woman

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There is no difference between “you need to harness your sacred masculine energy” and “man up, bro.” None.

Dads Aren’t Dumb, But Jokes About Dumb Dads Are.

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Alyssa Royse thinks it would be a smart idea to stop making so many jokes about how stupid dads are.

If I Had Sons, This Is What I Would Tell Them About Sex.

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Whether they’re boys or girls, we don’t need to protect our kids as they become sexually active; we need to prepare them.

Try Giving These Things Up for Lent—And See How They Bring You Back to Life

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Giving up wine and chocolate may sound hard, but if you really want to be reborn, you’re going to have to give up some emotional bad habits.