IMG_1924Alyson Poling and Chrisie Spain are the founders of The Willow Life, a health coaching business located in Nashville, TN.  Chrisie and Alyson have known each other for many years, but reconnected in 2017.  After realizing they both had a passion for health and fitness their reconnection seemed to be fate and was the beginning of something special.  About a year later, after leading several wellness programs and cooking classes together, they decided to make their business official and launched The Willow Life.

The Willow Life is a place to find inspiration to live a healthy and balanced life.  Living healthy is not just about working out or eating healthy foods (even though those are big pieces of the puzzle) but it’s about our whole self feeling and performing it’s best. That is where The Willow Life comes in.  At The Willow Life, we want to be the teacher, the friend, the guide, the shoulder, the door, the avenue for our clients to find their way on their healthy living journey.  Each person’s journey is different and that’s why it can become overwhelming with all of the conflicting health and wellness information out there.  We hope to be able to make the healthy living transition easy and fun.  We both have such a passion for health and wellness and want to spread that passion to all of those around us.


Alyson Poling is a certified fitness trainer and fitness nutrition specialist through ISSA.  In 2017, she became a Nutritious Life Certified Nutrition Coach and board certified through AADP and is currently finishing her holistic health coaching certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Chrisie Spain is a certified yoga instructor and holistic health coach. In 2015, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training through Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, TN. She teaches vinyasa, gentle flow, restorative, meditation, and kids yoga. In 2017, she received her health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.