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Muscle Sport Magazine

NPC Fitness Competitor Alayne Corum

Courtesy of Alayne Corum

Complied by Tim Tibbs – I consider myself an All-American woman with deep roots in strength and competition. I began gymnastics at age 1 in the “Mommy & Me” program, but by age 5, I had moved into the elite gymnastics program, training to be on the US national team or shoot for a full ride to college. At age 8 and a level 9 USAG gymnast, I spent two years at Béla Károlyi’s training camp in Texas and my dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast were in arms reach. Unfortunately, two serious leg injuries in high school set me back two full years of training and I never fully recovered. 

I began coaching as a USAG certified gymnastics coach by the age 16 and I fell more in love with the sport. My second love, the beach, drew me to the College of Charleston where I studied Business Administration. While in college, I took leadership as President of our club gymnastics team as well as coached at Flip! Gym in West Ashley and James Island, SC. Halle McComb, the owner and head coach, has been a incredible mentor for the past three years as I work to help the young gymnasts perfect their skill and grow their love for gymnastics.
Unexpectedly, I began a parallel career in fitness competition. Kris “The Hurricane,” (the most amazing) personal trainer, life coach and nutritionist, recruited me to compete at NPC Excalibur in August 2014. Kris inspired me to explore the limits of my body and encouraged me to achieve results way beyond my comfort zone. Instead of immediately pursuing the next competition, I took a semester to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain and have since enjoyed time away from fitness training to build myself in other ways.
After a two year hiatus, I have decided to compete in my second fitness competition in March of 2017 at NPC Border Clash. I have never felt more prepared and driven to achieve my goals and push myself to be stronger and healthier than ever before. Follow my Instagram @alaynecorum for inspiration and updates throughout my competition prep!  I want to give a Big shout out to Mix It Up Sports and MuscleSport Magazine.

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