Annalise joined the F.I.T. team in July 2013 as an intern looking to gain more knowledge about strength training so she could become a better resource to help other riders like herself in Equestrian sport. Soon after, she became an Assistant Coach and has been part of the team ever since.
In May 2018, she switched gears becoming General Manager. Her focus now is to help run F.I.T. and take the business forward.
She’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level 1 Functional Movement Screen Specialist and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (PN1).
Annalise also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science Honours in Architecture from the University of East London.
Before coming to F.I.T., Annalise spent 13 years abroad living and working in Bulgaria, Turkey and England where she amassed a wealth of life experience. She’s worked as a Finance Specialist, Peace Corps Volunteer, Architect and Diplomat. She speaks four languages (English, Turkish, Bulgarian and German) and is a citizen of the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey.
When not at F.I.T., you’ll find Annalise spending time out at the barn with her favorite ‘person’, her Irish Sport Horse, Temujin Gage. She loves developing the bond needed to train and build stronger sport horses more than anything and continues to cultivate an innate ability to help them come back from injury.