Marissa truly defines what it means to be an Italian Chicagoan, from growing up less than 20 minutes outside of the city to graduating from DePaul University with a Degree in Marketing & Advertising. She’s been a figure skater since she was able to walk, which eventually brought her to skate four seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew. She even skated in some Stanley Cup winning games at the UC. She recently left her advertising career to pursue her dream in fitness and yoga, by spending 27 days in Italy for her 200hr YTT. Marissa’s classes are filled with music from anything like Kygo too Beyonce as you move through a power-based vinyasa flow. When you meet Marissa on the mat, you truly will feel her passion to lead you each and every time.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
Y’all, sweets!! Ice cream, anything marshmallows, chocolate, Oreos, I could list for days. Self-control and Marissa are NOT two peas in a pod and quite honestly I’m cool with it.
Q: What’s your favorite non-fitness related hobby?
Cooking! Growing up in a very Italian-American home, our lives have always been surrounded by food. My mom, hands-down, is the best chef I’ll ever know and she has taught me all her ways - it’s truly a special gift she’s given me!
Q: Who’s your favorite artist?
Psh, easy… Beyoncé. She’s my spirit animal, role model and if Beyoncé was a religion it would be mine.