An exercise enthusiast from way back, Marisa first got into personal fitness training in Perth, Australia back in 2001, after becoming qualified at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Over the last six years she has been based in Sydney as a communications professional within the finance industry, but continues to do fitness coaching most days of the week. Her coaching experience ranges from fitness training for entry to the Army (her first client) through to one-on-one strength and conditioning training and group boxing sessions.
Over the years, Marisa has competed in sports such as netball and volleyball, as well as more individually focused activities such as running events and triathlons. Running has become a particular passion of hers. After doing a number of half marathons around the country, she completed her first marathon in May 2012 along the extremely hilly Great Ocean Road in Victoria. This year cycling is her main focus. She has registered to do the Ride to Conquer Cancer and is hard at training with five other team members to complete the 200km event in October. Cancer is something that has touched Marisa's family over the years and any donations to support her for the ride are more than welcome! Just click on the link above.
Not only does Marisa love keeping active and training others, she also has a depth of experience in health and fitness research and writing. Her health writing began back at a local newspaper in her early twenties and then expanded to writing freelance regularly for a national magazine called Women’s Health and Fitness, where she did interviews, researched new topics in fitness and nutrition, and shared knowledge based on her own exercise and coaching experience.
Marisa has a strong belief in living a balanced lifestyle, with everything in moderation, and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for fitness with others, through both writing and coaching.