You could finally feel in control of your health in a way that wouldn’t cost you your sanity…
How would it feel to shed the guilt and shame of ‘falling off track’ over and over again and finally finding the sustainable, healthy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of?
I’ve helped moms, dads, athletes, teachers, grandparents, students, first responders, military, and every type of person imaginable reach their goals. My goal as your coach is to find the approach that fits your lifestyle, not the other way around. Whatever your schedule, circumstances, or lifestyle looks like, we’ll find what works for you, together!
Personalized Check-In Experience
Check-ins are on your own time, but we still communicate via video to keep things personal and detail-oriented.
Monthly Zoom Calls
Chat with me live and get extra hands-on attention to plan, strategize, and set you up for success in the coming weeks.
Private Facebook Community
Hundreds of other clients have been in your shoes and are here to support you as you start your journey with me! Use this as a place to ask questions, encourage each other, and stay accountable with your goals.
Weekly Facebook Live
I answer all your questions and discuss important topics to equip you with knowledge for life.
“It has been exactly 1 year since I picked up my phone and sent a message to the ‘MR Fitness’ person that I had gotten information on through a mutual friend. Tired of working out every day and thinking I was eating clean with really no results and no accountability, just inner frustration and disappointment, it was time to try something new.
This is probably some know it all kid who can’t wait to charge me $$ in return for a few motivational words and tell me how great they are.” was my first thought. I was wrong, very wrong.
Marissa’s approach has been fantastic, flexible, and understanding. I am extremely happy with my progress and looking forward to continuing the journey. I am happy to admit that I have learned a lot and hopefully Marissa gained a tip or two. I cannot express how highly I recommend her.”
“While I saw results physically, the biggest change for me was mentally. My well-being changed throughout the 12 weeks and I didn’t realize how toxic I was for myself until the transformation.
Before working with Marissa, it was all about what I shouldn’t be eating and feeling guilty for ever having something that I was craving that wasn’t ‘healthy.’ I justified it by telling myself that it was summer and, in the fall, I would start eating cleaner and cutting calories.
Marissa helped me to focus on quality of eating and not quantity. Tracking my macros wasn’t about dieting, but rather focusing on making healthier, sustainable choices and taking the negative conscience out of dieting!”
Don’t waste another moment hoping that what you’re doing is right for your goals. I help my clients skip the mistakes that even I made through trial and error – and they progress way faster because of it.
As your coach, I will equip you with lifelong knowledge about training and nutrition, and my job will be complete when you don’t need me anymore.
If you can’t see yourself consistently following a plan in a years’ time, then it isn’t for you. With me, you start and end with a sustainable approach that’s tailored to your life and your goals. No extremes, no fads, no BS.
You will be able to contact me primarily via email. For the weekly check-in, I communicate via the free video software, Loom, and encourage my clients to use it as well. The clients who are the most open and communicative always see the best results!
You will have a designated check-in day once per week.
I require pictures, measurements, weight, as well as other qualitative observations about your sleep, stress, hunger and satiety, and more.
Diet and training are all adjusted weekly (depending which service you choose) in Excel documents.
The coaching process should be collaborative between us, not just a one-way street. I will usually ask follow-up questions and prompt you to tell me about how the journey is going mentally with things like Non-Scale Victories, not just physically.
I will not write meal plans, as only Registered Dieticians are legally allowed to do so.
I use a variety of diet approaches, but we typically begin with a phase of tracking your intake to build awareness and nutritional knowledge. From there, depending on your goal, we may transition to targeting macronutrient ranges, otherwise known as flexible dieting, or we may transition away from tracking your intake and instead managing portion sizes and focusing on behavior change, moderation, and habit management.
My diet guidance will differ for each individual, since each client views food, diet, and making healthy lifestyle changes in a different way. I adapt accordingly to create the best avenue for long-term adherence and success for each individual I coach.
My approach to dieting is centered around making healthy lifestyle changes that will stick around, allowing you to maintain a healthy body composition and retain nutritional knowledge. The approach we use depends on what will be best for each client.
It will take about 3 months for you to see significant results, therefore my payment plans begin at 12 weeks. However, it is highly recommended to plan on working together for a minimum of 6 months or more, since my coaching is centered around long-term lifestyle changes.
I work with clients who are looking for a lifestyle change and are ready to commit for the long haul, not with those who are looking to just lose a few pounds for a special occasion in the short term.
Every plan I write comes with a strongly recommended supplement plan. This plan includes just the necessities you will need to see optimal results from following the program, such as a multivitamin, fish oil, or vitamin D supplement. I am partnered with a trustworthy local nutrition store that discounts all of my clients’ plans and ships nationwide (see About > Partners), so that I know my clients are getting the best quality product as well as the best value for their dollar.
I will provide you with several food lists that include great recommendations for what to shop for. The lists will break foods out into their macronutrient categories so you can learn what nutrients are in the foods you eat. Ultimately, you get to decide which foods you eat and no foods are technically “off limits.”
If macro tracking is the avenue we deem necessary for your goals, I will provide you with extensive information on how to learn to track your intake. You will receive personal guidance in your check-in emails, resources in your program, suggested meal ideas, grocery lists, meal prep recipes, and numerous YouTube videos. I will continually guide you and take the process of learning to track and manipulate your food intake at a pace that matches your learning curve.
When you sign up to work with me, I make sure to get a clear understanding of how “new” you are to lifting weights. I will tailor your programs to ease you into the process and strongly recommend that you send videos performing certain exercises to ensure proper form is used.
Your training is based on your RPE, or Rate of Perceived Exertion. The training plan has spaces for you to log your weight used, reps, sets, and RPE. I use this info each week to determine adjustments for all variables so that we push you harder without giving you more than you can handle. Proper form is assessed via video submission whenever prompted and I strongly encourage it, especially at the beginning of your fitness journey.
No. All of my plans are custom to the client and their resources, but it is ideal to have a full array of equipment to work with. I have created custom plans for apartment complex gyms, hotel gyms, and home gyms in the past with great success for those clients, so do not hesitate to ask about your circumstances if getting a gym membership is out of the question for you.
The less alcohol you consume on a regular basis, the better progress you will see. However, if social drinking is a part of your lifestyle, then the answer is yes (in moderation). You will be given calculations and recommendations on how to drink in a way that is conducive to your goals.
This depends. Cardio classes like spin, boxing, or Orange Theory, as well as things like yoga and pilates are accommodatable, but I ask that you make sure to inform me about them. It is not advisable to do my training program on top of another strength training plan.