Why Anissa?

Anissa Has Lived Her Best Life Since Turning 45

Anissa Buckley


Background: b-untethered Founder and CEO, Anissa Buckley is a nationally-recognized health & wellness expert, entrepreneur, and avid adventurer with a passion for helping people transform their lives through purpose, motivation, and challenge. She holds an MBA and a BS from Cornell University, an Integrative Health Coaching certification from Duke Integrative Medicine, a holistic nutrition counseling certification (CHHC) from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a personal training certification (CPT) from The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Prior to launching b-untethered, Buckley founded a nutrition company and developed the retail industry’s leading nutrition database, healthyAisles™ which scores grocery items for health claims. The business success led to an invitation to The White House to confer with President Obama’s chef on the Let’s Move program. The company was acquired in 2007.

Prior, Buckley spent 15 years with Procter & Gamble, Sprint, and Birds Eye Foods. She also co-founded Real Life Food and Fitness, a fitness studio with fresh 500 calorie meals, HIIT fitness classes and health coaching under one roof which was acquired in 2015.

In 2015 at 46, Anissa’s life took a turn. Both parents died, she went through a divorce and sold her 2nd business, all within 8 months. She decided to completely transform her life, so she sold or stored all of her possessions and set out to travel the world and undertake extreme challenges.

Below are a Sample of a Few of Her Endeavors.

  • Summitted Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa): 3 days Umbwe route, Unsupported- 19.3k feet, 40 lb pack
  • Summitted Thorang Pass, (Nepal, Himalayas), 3x unguided, 17.7k feet, 140 miles
  • Summitted El Misti, (Peru) unsupported, 19.1k feet
  • Cycled Garden Route (East Coast, Africa), 248 miles
    Completed Two Oceans Ultramarathon, (South Africa, Cape Town) – 35 miles
  • Completed Ironman Triathlons: Ironman Maryland 140.6 mi; IM Syracuse 70.3 mi, IM Boulder 70.3 2x, IM Rio 2019 (6th place- F 50-54)
  • Completed Triple Bypass Ride, 4x cycled, (Evergreen, CO), 120 mi, 10k feet
  • Cycled multiple high altitudes: Mount Evans 2x, (Idaho Springs, CO), highest paved road US, 14.1k feet, Haleakala volcano, (Maui, HI) (10k), longest climb in US, 36 miles
  • Summitted multiple other mountains: Mauna Kea, (Kona, HI) -13.8k ft, Colorado peaks, Mt Whitney
  • Completed Rim to Rim Grand Canyon 2022

Anissa is passionate about the idea that any woman in her midlife years and beyond can do anything she sets her mind to. That is why b-untethered was formed.

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