Alex Eppinger
Alex Eppinger
V5 (Indoor) Climber, 275 Bench, 100lb Turkish Get Up, Mount and Walk a Slackline

Qualifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Coach / Programming

Alex Eppinger

I grew up playing sports all the time with kids who lived near me eventually paring down to just football and baseball in high school. I have faced injury early in my athletic career which has made me want to be able to help people get past their limitations and accomplish the things they may have never thought possible! Now I spend my time lifting and climbing mainly, and walking slacklines when the weather is nice. I also love long hikes up to great views!

When I was a junior in high school I fractured my wrist in a football game. When I went to the doctors they couldn’t find the fracture on an X-ray, so it was treated as a sprain initially. After an MRI revealed the fracture, the doctors tried to treat it as a normal break and threw me in a cast, but 6 weeks later it was still broken. After surgery and recovery, I was cleared to play again for my senior year. Unfortunately, I had strep throat and mono at the same time, so again I was not cleared to play. I could have hung everything up then and decided to move on, but I stuck with it and earned my place on the starting lineup. We ended up having a successful season with my help on the offensive line as a blocking tight end. I ended up being 2nd team in the state without a single reception! From that point on I knew that even when everything seems to be going against you, it’s always worth sticking with something until you accomplish what you set out to do.

When I was a junior in high school I fractured my wrist in a football game. When I went to the doctors they couldn’t find the fracture on an X-ray, so it was treated as a sprain initially. After an MRI revealed the fracture, the doctors tried to treat it as a normal break and threw me in a cast, but 6 weeks later it was still broken. After surgery and recovery, I was cleared to play again for my senior year. Unfortunately, I had strep throat and mono at the same time, so again I was not cleared to play. I could have hung everything up then and decided to move on, but I stuck with it and earned my place on the starting lineup. We ended up having a successful season with my help on the offensive line as a blocking tight end. I ended up being 2nd team in the state without a single reception! From that point on I knew that even when everything seems to be going against you, it’s always worth sticking with something until you accomplish what you set out to do.