Meet Marisa Winfield – Newest Addition to Our Personal Training Team

From a young age, I developed an unhealthy relationship with self-image and self-confidence, that later developed into an unhealthy relationship with food and excessive running during my twenty’s. 

After becoming a mother at 33 a total mindset shift happened within me and a combination of learning how to eat, lifting weights again, and deciding to compete as a bikini fitness athlete literally changed my entire outlook on fitness and how I felt overall. 

I had originally decided to compete not only to further challenge myself, but to also compete alongside my father.  I witnessed how he got back into shape in his mid-to-late 40’s and then went on to compete in a handful of body building competitions.  A seed for fitness was planted within me way back as a teenager going to Gold’s Gym with my dad in Fairfax, VA, taking a weight training class during my junior or senior year of high school, and playing lacrosse.      

For me, fitness is not about being the skinniest anymore, it is about being strong in mind, body, and spirit, it is about being healthy from the inside out. Movement and taking care of ourselves is truly our medicine to God-willing live long and die short. 

I have a BSBA with a concentration in Marketing from West Virginia University and I am currently in the process of completing a Health Science and Fitness certificate program at Wake Tech Community College. 

I recently became an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer and have been teaching group exercise for 8 years with a certification through the American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA).  Class modalities include indoor cycle, TurboKick, Insanity, PiYo, p90x, and MX4 small group. 

My goal is to connect with and encourage others that it’s ok to strike a balance in life, that fitness is a journey not a destination, and that they can accomplish anything that they put their mind and heart towards.

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