“Working with Marissa has been great. She’s flexible with her schedule which is has been a blessing. I appreciate that she responds to all of my questions thoughtfully and with informed detail. I started this process to just work on my relationship with food and general fitness. I thought that meant getting a meal plan I hated and forcing my way through some diet. Instead, we had a great conversation about my goals and started working from where I’m at. Marissa encourages me to set achievable goals that don’t overwhelm me. I like that her coaching style incorporates discussion of social-emotional health as well. All in all I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and I’m excited for what’s next.” 

“[Working with Marissa,] I learned a lot and was energized and excited to keep making smart, healthy choices with my eating habits.

I also really appreciated the ‘sticky’ ways she talked about nutrition – The ‘brainy breakfast’ and the stop light model – helps make a lot of information make sense and remember-able.” 

Attended Marissa’s free workshop on immunity (transitioning to winter is cold/flu season). I thought that I was well-read when it comes to health and wellness, but I learned a lot. I also liked how informal the workshop felt, and Marissa asked if we had any questions or concerns that we wanted addressed. The audience engaged in a lively conversation. I especially enjoyed the bit on gratitude (a way to relax and therefore strengthen our immunity) – she asked us all to write down 10 things about which we were thankful. What a tough exercise, but it was pleasant to hear what others wrote and that it was a struggle for everyone, not just me. Looking forward to more workshops!”