WELCOME! I’M MARISSA!

FITNESS COACH + VEGAN HYBRID ATHLETE

I STARTED MY FITNESS JOURNEY IN THE QUIET OF MY LIVING ROOM...

I had no idea what I was doing. For years, I fumbled my way through different diets and workout plans while never getting the results I really wanted (ie. to be skinny. My goals have changed immensely since then but at the time, it mattered to me).

 

THEN I WENT VEGAN OVERNIGHT…

While at a bookstore one evening, I found a book that had the word ‘SKINNY’ printed across the front. I bought it immediately and I stayed up all night reading it from cover to cover.

As it turns out that book was all about Veganism, something I didn’t even know existed. The next morning, I got rid of every animal product in our house and declared that I was Vegan. That day was over 15 years ago and it’s one of my proudest moments! And in case you were wondering if it’s possible to be healthy, fit and strong while on a plant-based diet, the answer is HECK YES.

 

THEN I BECAME A RUNNER + HYBRID ATHLETE… 

Since going plant-based, I’ve completed 7 full marathons (26.2 miles), 7 half-marathons (13.1 miles), two bodybuilding prep seasons and I’ve taught hundreds of group fitness and hot yoga classes.

FOUNDER OF MILES. MUSCLES. MAGIC.™ ONLINE RUN CLUB

After years of teaching group fitness “only for fun” while I worked full-time or started other businesses I decided it was time for me to practice what I preach and OWN MY POWER. 

I created MILES. MUSCLES. MAGIC.™: an Online Run Club, to empower people of all fitness levels to use movement as a celebration. Every month we take on a new challenge focused on of my favorite fitness modalities (and sometimes all three!): running, strength or mobility. 

Click HERE to learn more about MILES. MUSCLES. MAGIC.™ and sign up for the next challenge!

P.S. I'M HERE TO HELP YOU GET SHREDDED. YOU IN!? YES OR YES.

Whether you join an upcoming fitness challenge or you sign up for a transformational program, I believe your success is inevitable.

I’m here to guide you through the highs + lows of your journey and I’ll always remind you of your greatness. 

The internet is a wild place and you could have ended up on countless websites but instead you’re here, in this corner of the web, reading this, I think that matters and it doesn’t “just happen”.

You don’t have to go about the next steps alone. Let’s do the hard things, together! Your next fitness adventure begins now…

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A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT ME...

BUT REALLY, JUST AN EXCUSE TO TALK ABOUT MY DOG

STREET CREDIT

I’M A NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, YOGA TEACHER 200HR, STRIDE CERTIFIED RUNNING COACH, YOGA SCULPT AND STRENGTHX INSTRUCTOR. 

CILANTRO

EDDIE AND I ARE DOG PARENTS TO A PERFECT, SMART, SASSY, HAWAII-BORN, MINI-AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD NAMED CILANTRO.

HAWAII LIFE

WE LIVED ON OAHU FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS! WE LIVED IN A GORGEOUS “TREEHOUSE” IN THE JUNGLE. HAWAII HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE ADVENTURE TO DATE!

MY RIDE OR DIE

EDDIE AND I MET WHEN I WAS 16 AND WE’VE BEEN INSEPARABLE SINCE. HE’S MY LIFE PARTNER, BUSINESS PARTNER AND BEST FRIEND.

ENNEAGRAM 8 + INFJ

I AM OBSESSED WITH THE SKILL OF SELF-AWARENESS AND PERSONALITY TESTS ARE MY JAM. I LOVE UNDERSTANDING WHAT MAKES PEOPLE ICK AND TICK!

DOG MOM.

MY FAVORITE THING IN LIFE IS BEING CILANTRO’S MOM. I’M AN ASPIRING STAGE MOM AND 100% ALREADY AN OBSESSED HELICOPTER MOM. TRUE STORY.