Marissa was born and raised in San Diego. Growing up, she was very active and heavily involved in competitive dance; however gave it up 10 years ago due to an injury. Searching for some other physical outlet she found strength training. She quickly fell in love with weightlifting and studied to receive her Certified Personal Trainer license through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She quit her job in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue her dreams in health & fitness.
After doing strength training for many years, Marissa discovered slow-motion strength training which later lead her to The Perfect Workout. After incorporating slow motion strength training into her routine she saw better results than ever before as well as decreased pain from old injuries.
Marissa is passionate about sharing this effective form of training with others to help them improve their quality of life. She loves working with members and helping them achieve their goals.
When she isn't training at The Perfect Workout she enjoys staying active with hiking around Southern California and playing pickle ball. She loves traveling, reading, baking sweet treats, watching true crime documentaries, and going to car shows with her husband.