Living a healthy lifestyle has given me more energy to do more of the things I enjoy, boosts my mood, and overall makes me feel great mentally, physically and spiritually. I love how adaptable the body can be. I know it can be hard to believe that after so many years of being "out of the game" the body will do what we want it to do, but it is possible! And the first thing we need to do to make that change is to take the first step, if you are reading this you already have! You are here, and I am here to take these steps with you. With the right choices, direction and motivation we can all make the changes we see for ourselves. Health and fitness is not just about looking good, but about feeling good, and when we feel good it extends to the rest of our lives in all ways. It is inspiring to me to see each one of you succeed, and when each of you progress through to your fitness goals, you inspire others to do the same. That is the beauty of this lifestyle...I am so happy to be a part of the journey to a happier, healthier you!
Now I am taking my knowledge and skills from South Beach to Kailua and I am ready to share my knowledge and skills with you. I pride myself on being able to program for each individual client based on their goals as well as their needs. Whether you are looking to improve your performance in sports or improve your quality of life, I will help you reach your goals and push you beyond what you envisioned. I am here to help everyone, whether it be answering a few questions or giving you the tools to live a healthier life style, I am only a phone call or email away.
Growing up I always had a passion for sports which lead me to improving my sport performance through exercise. I have experience in playing many sports however my main focus was turned to football in High School and rugby in College. I first studied physical education at Hudson Valley Community College, after which I transferred to SUNY Cortland where I studied and graduated with a B.S. in Fitness Development. I then did an internship in Miami Beach with V-Art of Wellness where I got to train beach fitness private sessions and group classes while also learning the marketing side of fitness. After traveling and living in New Zealand I went back to work for V-Art of Wellness and also began to work for Anatomy@1220, a high end fitness facility also located in Miami Beach. Here I got to transfer my skills to a fitness facility and continue to improve my skills with programming for individual clients. After leaving Miami Beach at the end of 2016 I moved to Kailua, Hawaii in January 2017 where I have continued to share and grow my knowledge as a fitness professional.
Whether you want to wake up and feel strong or are determined to crush your next marathon Marissa is the coach and supporter to guide you to reaching your goals. Through personalized programs and functional workouts, you will reach your fitness goals. The long term goal is to guide you while you make permanent lifestyle changes. Giving you the tools to accomplish all your fitness goals.
Marissa finds joy in having a new goal to accomplish, from 100 mile bike rides to body sculpting; fitness is a way of life for Marissa.
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Anthony Patterson Certified Personal Trainer, SURFSET Certified, CrossFit Level 1
Growing up in poverty in a very unstable environment, health education was never a priority. Never learning how to cook, what to eat and what not to eat, at an early age my body started to deteriorate. Then, while looking for answers, my self-motivation flourished and I jumped head first into the world of health and fitness. Within a year my life was forever changed, my body started healing itself and I finally learned what it felt like to feel “good.” Since then I have received my bachelors in Exercise Science / Nutrition, my Personal Training Certification, two Les Mills Certifications as well as years of my own research and experience. Now my passion is helping others to get excited about health and fitness, to feel better than they have ever felt and to improve their quality of life now and for all of their years to come. I am a teacher. I am a coach. I am here to help you create your path to reaching your health and fitness goals!
Health, fitness and nutrition have become much more than just a job or industry for me; it has become who I am and my biggest passion in life. Helping to improve the quality of life for those around me by teaching, motivating and inspiring is what drives me. I have spent the last 10 years traveling the world, working, learning and building my education and knowledge base. My training style is very functional, building strength from the inside out by focusing on the core, spine and joints. In my practice, fitness programs are created by using not only the science behind exercise but also the years of experience where I have learned just how different each and everyone of our bodies are. Health and fitness should be customized to you and your goal, it should be fun, and it should fill your life with an abundance of energy, confidence, self control and well-being. As a personal trainer and health coach, it is my main purpose to focus on these things as a LIFESTYLE, to create permanent, life-long results.
Marissa Pastrana Certified Personal Trainer, TRX and Les Mills Certified
I believe that happiness and gratitude are the direct result of making the right choices. I chose a lifestyle career in health and fitness, because I know firsthand the positive impact that hard work and healthy choices can have on the mind and body. Since I can remember I've been a natural athlete. Most sports came easy to me, and I didn’t focus on or know the importance of strength-specific training. As a result, my aspirations to play team sports on a high level fizzled out as a Division 2 college basketball player. I was disappointed because I knew I could've worked harder. Instead of giving up, I decided it's never too late. Upon the advice of my college coach, I pursued and attained a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in early 2008. Also, I became heavily involved in the Crossfit Community and eventually earned a Level 1 Crossfit Certification in the summer of 2008. As I began to work on my weaknesses I was amazed to discover how much I improved at things I had previously deemed myself as not good at. I realized how much can be achieved by challenging
Erykah Flynn B.S. Exercise Science / Nutrition, Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills & Surfset
As a professional hair stylist for ten years Marissa worked with clients to create beautiful looks and help them to feel confident. During this time she found the opportunity to work as an educator, teaching other stylists color and styling techniques.
Taking what she most valued from her career: teaching others how to be confident in their own skin, education, goal setting, and creativity, she started her journey in fitness.
Currently Marissa is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, TRX and LES MILLS certified instructor dedicated to helping others establish a healthier and happier way to live.
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Is so pleased to be a part of the NuFitness family. Growing up on Oahu, I was always athletically inclined...playing outdoors, sports in school, basketball, volleyball, running, swimming, hiking, etc...But like many of us, work and life seemed to take over, and before I knew it my health and fitness were on the back burner. After having enough, I decided to make a change. I began first by changing my eating habits, then slowly increased my workout schedule. I maintained this new lifestyle for about a year, and found that I had revitalized my passion for health and fitness. The next steps I took were to acquire certifications in courses that would allow me to share my passion with others. I am now certified to teach Les Mills Body Pump, and Body combat. I am a nationally accredited personal trainer through the NASM program. And continue to further my education with every opportunity I have to do so.
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Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills Certified, Group Fitness Instuctor
Type your paragraph here. yourself and facing your weaknesses, and now I am compelled to motivate, and share my experience with other people who are ready to make lifestyle changes.
As a fitness instructor and coach, my goal is to inspire my clients to maximize their potential ;physically and mentally. I am committed to teaching people how to make long term improvements in their health, and quality of life. We will work together to build a mentally tougher, physically stronger and faster you! I’ve worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and ages. I have trained NCAA athletes, as well as, retirees. I personally began working out to be a better athlete, but now continue to work hard because I want to continue to live an active lifestyle as I get older, and experience the world alongside my daughter as she grows up. From when I first became involved in the Crossfit community, and began Personal Training at the Colorado Athletic Club in 2008 until now, I have been fortunate to have some of the best trainers mentor me. My mission in life, and as a trainer is to pay forward the knowledge, compassion, and encouragement that has been given to me. If given the opportunity, I will dedicate all of my passion, time, and resources to help you reach your goals!
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