She / Her

Marisa Levy

Group Exercise Instructor

I am an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, customer success manager, amateur burlesque dancer, ball of energy!  Originally from New York, I moved down to Atlanta over a decade ago for graduate school and fell in love with the southern hospitality.

My music playlist.

More About Marisa

Marisa's Fitness Journey

Growing up, I was always the slowest one to finish a mile, and often the last to be picked during gym class.  I grew up thinking that I hated exercise.  It wasn’t until I started graduate school, and had regular access to group fitness classes that I realized it wasn’t that I hated exercise, but I hated the competitive environment that gym class forced upon me.  When I was surrounded by energetic & enthusiastic instructors, in an atmosphere that felt more fun & friendly, rather than competitive, I loved it!  I thrived off of the energy in the room, and in Fall 2014, I started on a journey to become one of those instructors I envied.  I completed my primary group fitness certification for the first time in 2015, and have continued to learn  more and more about fitness, and about joyful movement!

What Body Positive Means to Marisa

Body positivity to me means learning to move in ways that feel good in my body, and accepting that that may change month to month, week to week, or even day by day!

Favorite Song

Good as Hell by Lizzo