About Alyssa Shrum, Buti Yoga Teacher

I grew up in Memphis, TN and was always extremely active as a child. I took dance for a long time until I eventually started cheerleading in middle school and continued that through the end of high school. In college, I started working out more-I grew to love running and weights, being active was a huge part of my life and it kept me grounded during those years. When I graduated and moved to Nashville to start my first job, I realized quickly that finding the time to work out wasn’t going to be nearly as easy. And considering I didn’t have a free gym to go to like I did on campus, I found places to run difficult (I hate running outside!). I tried things here and there-Crossfit, barre, cycling, etc.-and with the commitment it now took to make a workout happen, i knew if I didn’t love it I wasn’t going to do it and I realized quickly that my lack of passion for those was going to keep me from being committed to them. I eventually stumbled upon Buti Yoga and was immediately hooked!!! It combined everything I loved about fitness and packed it into one class. I was able to dance, get cardio in and sweat a ton while also toning AND, most importantly, I was able to let myself go and feel free from judgement and ridicule. I have been in love with it ever since and I decided to get certified in January of 2016!  
Words to live by? “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.”-prob my favorite quote of all time on how to treat each other. I also love “If you can, you must”, it makes me push myself each and every time I work out.
Favorite Vacation Spot? The lake!!! I love love love the lake. Mexico and anywhere in Europe are close seconds.
Guilty pleasures? Chocolate chip cookies and a good sappy love movie
Career outside of Freebird? I have done pharmaceutical sales for about 7 years now and love it!
Family? Married to my husband, Caleb. And have 2 adorable nieces that I’m obsessed with
City & State you’re from? Memphis, TN
Favorite Workout? BUTI YOGA and anything dance related and interval training occasionally
What I wanted to be when I grew up? I always wanted to be either a teacher or a cook! I used to set up fake classrooms and cooking shows in my bedroom as a kid and pretend I was on TV
Secret talent? Hmmm I don’t know if I actually have a secret talent…a lot of people have told me I have a good singing voice but I think they’re probably just tone deaf, ha!
Favorite artist to work out to? Anything rap and hip hop related, it immediately makes me want to dance!
Favorite healthy snack? Don’t snack much, but if I do I love an apple with some PB, so simple and yummy.