Marlissa is originally from Naperville, IL and has been active since a child. Playing tennis and running before adding barre classes into her exercise routine. She was medically discharged from the Marine Corps due to injuries and was back to barre and able to stay in shape during rehabilitation. In 2012 she moved to San Diego and completed barre teacher training with The Daily Method one year after the birth of her first child. After being defeated from medical issues and postpartum weight gain, a regular low-impact regimen helped her return to pre-pregnancy shape. In 2015 she moved to the Washington DC area to continue teaching and became Indoor Cycling certified and an ACE Nutrition Specialist. After moving back to the area she has since obtained her Pilates 450 hour All Apparatus and ACE Group Fitness Instructor certifications. Marlissa loves sharing her passion for alignment based fitness with others! She enjoys getting to know each client and seeing them happy with the results that they've worked so hard for.