The Team

Who We Are

      Alex Brandy

Feel your best through exercise and nutrition.

Alex Brandy is the Founder and CEO of Ascend Experience, LLC and has over 7 years certified training and nutrition experience. Alex currently has clients in CT and MA.

Alex is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist. Alex is also certified NCCPT Weight Management and Holistic Fitness Specialty through the Academy of Holistic Fitness.

Alex spent 4 years in the NFL as a New England Patriots Cheerleader, where she was the assistant personal trainer for the team. After retiring from the NFL she then established Ascend Experience, LLC and brings her unique style of training to her clients through video training, in-person social distancing training to meet the needs of the pandemic protocol.

The future for Ascend Experience does include a studio but while the pandemic is still an ongoing issue, Alex has successfully adapted her fitness and nutrition goals in order to help you realize your fitness and nutrition goals.

To schedule a consultation with Alex, please email:

Tracey R.

Theraputic Exercise Specialist

Tracey joins the Ascend Experience Team with certifications in the areas of exercise and Aging, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Meditation, Spin and much more.

Tracey has been a Wellness Director for over 6 years and has a strong background in exercise science and movement disorders and holds an advanced certification as a Therapeutic Exercise Specialist.

For over 15 year Tracey has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness trainer and is passionate about exercise and role it plays in living a fulfilled life. 

To schedule a consultation with Tracey please email:

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Chris K.


A NASM Personal Trainer and 500h Registered Yoga Teacher, Chris understands the importance of functional strength and flexibility work in combination with a healthy mindset to keep athletes moving towards their goals. 

Once a recreational runner, Chris started to focus on coaching while managing a local running store, with a goal of someday running the Boston Marathon, which she did twice.  In 2018 she raced her first 50K and 50 Miler. Seen as an active athlete on the CT Shoreline, she has coached local runners from completing their first 5K to qualifying for their own Boston. 

Always looking for new ways to grow as an athlete, Chris found the sport of Triathlon and has completed 6 Half Iron Distance and IRONMAN Lake Placid.  With her running and endurance background, she started to develop the technique and coaching strategies needed for the swim and bike, and how to put the three sport together, in races and in life!

To schedule a consultation with Chris please email at:

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Christina C.

Physical Therapist/Trainer

Christina joins the Ascend Experience, LLC team with over 15 years experience and a multitude of certifications. Along with NASM certification in personal training, weight loss and nutrition, Christina is TRX certified and has worked with clients whose needs include Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, and pre/post op physical therapy. Christina works with the 65+ community and can create training methods that meet each clients' individual goals.

To schedule a consultation with Christina please email at:

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