Bye Bye Coach Ali

May 5th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Bye Bye Coach Ali

Picture by Greg Cain

Yes it’s true. Ali is moving to Colorado on Monday. Ali has been a a valued trainer here at Southie, and an admirable athlete. We will miss her dearly and wish her the best. Please join us this Saturday the 7th at Local 149 at 8:30pm to send her off with some non-paleo beverages.

4 years ago....

Ali, Jackie and I all met in grad school in 2007. We became friends fast, then roommates, and now fellow CrossFitters. I could not be more happy that they fell in love with CrossFit the way I did. Ali was the most devout gym-going individual that I had ever met, it’s really cool to see her put all that energy towards CrossFit. I can’t thank them both enough for being there for us from opening day until now, it’s been amazing.

Please post any farewell comments that you have for Ali to comments.


  1. Ali 05/07/2011 at 2:55 am

    Aww you guys are all too sweet!! I miss you already

  2. lebo 05/06/2011 at 9:55 pm

    Dear Coach Ali, you will be missed! Thank you for making cf so much fun for a crazy newbie like me. You are one of the kindest, sweetest bad asses I’ve ever come across. I’ll look you up when I visit Denver this summer. xo

  3. Nick Fontaine 05/06/2011 at 1:11 pm

    Good luck in CO! Visit soon!

  4. JR 05/06/2011 at 5:13 am

    Ali – you were such a welcoming and inspiring presence when I started at Southie (and all the WODs I got to share with you since). I will miss seeing you around the box, but hope for great things for you in Colorado. Good luck!

  5. Ali 05/06/2011 at 2:59 am

    Awww, thanks Amy for the lovely (and tear jerking!) post and to everyone else for the kind words and support!! I will miss you all SO MUCH! Thanks for making CrossFit Southie such an amazing place!

  6. Melanie Olinto 05/06/2011 at 12:59 am

    I can’t believe you are leaving us Ali. It has been so fun to work out with you the past 8 months. I can clearly remember the first time I ever watched you do pull ups and I thought, I will never be there. Great inspiration to always push hard. Have fun in Colorado!

  7. Kristen 05/06/2011 at 12:07 am

    I third the trying to beat Ali’s scores, such a great athlete and motivator. Good luck in Colorado!

  8. Greg 05/06/2011 at 12:03 am

    Noooooooo! And Jaime I also will miss trying to beat her scores!!! Lol.

  9. Porter 05/05/2011 at 8:51 pm

    Good luck, Ali! It’s been great training with you at CFS. Although I’m sad to see you go, Colorado is a fantastic place to move on to! I know you’ll find success there :).

  10. Jaime 05/05/2011 at 8:10 pm

    Ali, I haven’t known you long but I will probably cry myself to sleep tonight thinking of how I will no longer be able to run to the white board to see if you beat me on the previous days’ WOD hehehe
    But seriously, you are an amazing athlete and I hope you come back to Boston often to visit! I will miss by crossfit buddy 🙁
    I will definitely be there Saturday night!!!

  11. Chris C 05/05/2011 at 7:39 pm

    Goodluck with everything Ali!

  12. Rachel Sonnenberg via Facebook 05/05/2011 at 6:44 pm

    Wishing Alison Minton success with her move back to Colorado!! We will all miss you so much! Thank you for being a fantastic coach!!!!!!!