On October 15th, 2002, Angelo Sisco was involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident that changed his life forever. In an instant, he went from being a 20-year-old entrepreneur to someone fighting to save his leg and his way of life. 

After 8 surgeries, two months in a hospital bed, 5 months of daily rehab and the encouraging news from his doctors that any kind of athletics is permanently out of the question, Angelo fell into a deep depression. 

In 2009 he discovered CrossFit and everything changed once again. He had a new focus. He had a new purpose. He lost 100 pounds, which catapulted a 10-year journey that he couldn’t even imagine. 

During the 2010’s, Angelo opened O’Hare CrossFit and CrossFit Harwood Heights, consulted over 400 CrossFit Affiliates worldwide, co-founded Lifestyle Nutrition and Conquer Athlete, became an international speaker on how to succeed as an Affiliate owner, and coached multiple CrossFit Games competitors.

Angelo’s success in coaching and business gave him the confidence to begin what he would consider his most important journey of them all; his self-development, which he began in 2015.  After years of deep inner work, reflection, and growth Angelo titled his journey of self-discovery, Alpha Hippie. 

In true Angelo Sisco fashion, he followed what inspired him and began sharing his message through his podcast Alpha HIppie, and began mentoring other men on their path to self-discovery. 

In late 2019, Angelo realized he was at a crossroads in his career.  A choice had to be made; to either stay in a place of comfort or to step into the identity that was calling him: Alpha Hippie.  Angelo chose to step fully into Alpha Hippie.  

In 2020, the most unprecedented time in our recent history, Angelo removed himself from all business ventures that were CrossFit related, moved his new family to San Clemente, California, and partnered up with Markus Gerszi and Ryan Bucciantini to embark on a renewed and more focused version of Alpha Hippie. 

Alpha Hippie’s mission is to help overwhelmed men over 30, who are stuck in stress and burnout, reconnect to their mission and rebuild their lifestyle, so they can enjoy their free time again and get back to crushing it at work. 

Alpha Hippie share’s their mission via their men’s Facebook group “The Way of the Courageous Man”, the Alpha Hippie Podcast, and their world-class program for men entitled Alpha Hippie Signature Program

In his free time, Angelo loves to travel, eat great food, and spend quality time with the people closest to him. 


As the owner and head coach at UPRISE Fitness in San Diego, Ryan has practiced and coached the Sport of Fitness since 2008. As an athlete, he has competed in both CrossFit and the Endurance world, completing multiple Olympic Distance Triathlons, Ultra Marathons, and local-level CrossFit competitions. 

In late 2017, Ryan decided to leave his service in the Coast Guard to pursue coaching and growing UPRISE Fitness full-time. Since then, Ryan has had the honor of working with numerous tactical athletes, CrossFit Sanctional athletes, and everyday people who just want to be better so they can keep crushing life. To this day, Ryan’s number one goal is to help people live a life where their fitness never holds them back, and they can continue to do badass things.

As a coach, Ryan’s focuses are his athletes and to always continue learning; using his knowledge and learnings from some of the best mentors in the business, he helps his athletes develop both mentally and physically so they can reach their highest potential



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