Alyssa Sparacino

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Title: Editorial Director
Education: Kent State University, B.A. in Magazine Journalism
Expertise: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Alyssa (she/her) has been with Shape since 2015 and has held various content roles, most recently stepping in as editorial director in 2022. She's worked in digital media for more than a decade, previously holding editor positions at HGTV Magazine, Health.com, and AOL Health.

Prior to that, she completed a features internship with Teen Vogue while attending college at Kent State University in Ohio, where she earned a B.A. degree in magazine journalism and was the editor-in-chief of the school's women's magazine. Her work has been published online and in print within national media brands covering a range of topics including health, travel, beauty, home, pets, and more.

Alyssa holds a personal training certification with the American Council on Exercise. When she's not writing or lifting weights, you can find her hiking, exploring, and eating with her husband and rescue pup.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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