Marissa is a Stott Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac trained instructor. She has also completed Advanced BarreAmped Certification. She has over 7 years of experience in Jazz, Tap, and lyrical Ballet. She has studied at Sinclair Community College in the Physical Therapist Assistant program which gives her a better understanding of the body and how it responds to the exercises. Her journey with Pilates first began while pregnant with her son. Being told by her doctor to limit her workouts, she searched for an alternative way to stay in shape through out the pregnancy. When she discovered the intense, yet low impact, and safe method of Pilates, she knew it was something she wanted to make part of her life; thus becoming an instructor. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge, and sharing with others the numerous benefits Pilates has to offer. Her goal as an instructor is to help others fall in love with Pilates as much as she has!