Member of the Month – Marissa!

Congratulations Marissa!

Once a month, our community votes to recognize a single member who embodies the spirit of Subversus Fitness. He/she is someone who has a good attitude, even on the toughest days, is always there to lend support to fellow athletes, and generally goes the extra mile to help build our community to become even more awesome. When it’s time to vote, we send a reminder email out to the entire crew, but if you ever see another member do something really cool for you or the gym in general, feel free to shoot us an email at or leave a note in the box to tell us what happened! Our Member of the Month is always awarded a FREE month of membership to Subversus.

What some of you had to say about Marissa!

Congratulations Marissa! Very deserved award…I’m just glad she won it so we can finally stop hearing her campaign for it non-stop!! :).

Marissa is the personification of “show don’t tell”. She’s so unassuming you sometimes don’t realize she’s at the workout until you see her lapping you in the metcon or posting some ridiculous score on the Whiteboard. And I’m not sure she actually ever gets tired or frustrated with a workout. When most people are writhing on the ground in pain afterwards, she’s smiling and looking like she’s ready to do a few more rounds.

Congratulations Marissa! You’ve done our Alma Mater proud!

— Kit

Congrats Marissa! Marissa is an amazing member of the 4:30 class. She is always super nice and she is crazy strong. Marissa kills every workout and is always very humble about it. Much deserved, keep on being awesome!

— Mike Popo

Congratulations are in order for one of my favorite 4:30-ers, Marissa! Marissa is so unbelievably talented and powerful, but also the most humble. I like to refer to her as “sneaky strong”; she kills workout after workout but will never be heard bragging about it. Marissa can typically be found lifting a ton of weight and crushing any workout with running or pull-ups. Recently she’s started drawing a little bit of attention to herself with her scores (Fran leaderboard anyone?)…I am thrilled for her to finally have this spotlight because she deserves it. She is way stronger than she thinks she is, which makes it so exciting to watch her PR literally all of the time. Marissa has such a good heart and is one of the kindest, sweetest people out there. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Marissa yet please say hello and congratulate her on the MOTM win, you won’t regret it! I’d like to end this piece with one of my favorite quotes from Marissa. “I don’t feel like doing this anymore”-Marissa during any strength programming, who then goes and breaks an old PR 🙂

— Sara W

Congratulations from the Coaches!

Well deserved! I’m sure in true Marissa fashion, she yelled and screamed making a total scene to let people know to vote for her. Typical. Seriously, though – she’s so quiet that it’s easy to overlook the hard-work, dedication and drive that she brings to class every day. Keep it up!

— Wylie

Marissa needs to go heavier. I love that she received this high honor from her peers, but I want Marissa to put more weight on the bar. She’s too strong, too fast, too Marissa. I can’t wait to see what happens when she slaps on more iron. Congrats on the win!

— Tim

Marissa’s skills and scores earn her the loudest bragging rights in the gym, and yet – her humility is one of her most deafening qualities. She silently crushes the work, lets me push her to go heavy even on days that she doesn’t want to, and is such a deserved member of the month!

— Voz

YES! The silent, smiling, assassin finally takes MOTM! Marissa is an afternoon stalwart, and makes every class better. Kind, approachable, athletic, and coachable, Marissa has a combination of stamina and spirit that lifts our community up. Stronger than she thinks, and we’re stronger for having her.

— Justin

And now, from our winner!

What’s your day job and profession?

I am currently in my 3rd year of medical school at Thomas Jefferson. Right now I’m planning on pursuing Emergency Medicine after I graduate!

What’s a skill or goal that you’re currently working on?

I am working on getting stronger and trying to push myself to lift heavier during our strengths! 

Tell us a story about a time that you’ve been loud?

Well, I’m not a very loud person most of the time haha. I do get into watching my Cleveland sports teams (Go Browns!). But most recently I had the opportunity to watch my sister compete at the Mayhem Classic and I definitely lost my voice cheering her on!

What is the last movie you watched, and how was it? 

The last movie I watched was 1917. I enjoyed it, definitely recommend! 

If you had to be one CrossFit Girl workout, which one would you be and why?

If I was a girl workout, I’d probably be Kelly. I love running for some reason, and box jumps and wall balls are some of my favorites as well.

What song gets you hyped up when you feel like dying?

Tough one. I don’t know that I have a particular song in my mind. Recently heard Feather or Don’t Kill My High. Or anything Beyonce.

Thanks, Marissa! Keep crushing it in workouts!

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