Athlete of the MonthFebruary


Career: Medical student

Years at Subversus Fitness: 3

Congratulations, Marissa!

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.

What is 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 is 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 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 would you be?
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.

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