About Me


Thanks for visiting my page!

My name is Larissa, and I am a fitness geek! I am a collector of fitness certifications and knowledge. I love attending industry conferences and workshops and hearing from some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in the field. This industry is versatile and dynamic, there is always some new technique to learn or information to share. For me that is really exciting, but for some people fitness and health can be extremely confusing and frustrating. I experiment with different concepts and techniques and share my experience to help others create the healthy lifestyle they want. 

More about me
  • Army BRAT born in Germany, stationed Germany, Guam, Michigan, Alabama, and Georgia
  • I have one younger sister who is a chef, blogger, and bikini competitor
  • I love to travel, I have traveled to Hawaii, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Punta Cana, Mexico, Chicago-IL, Canada, Las Vegas-NV, Grand Canyon, California, Charleston-SC
  • I graduated from The University of Georgia (UGA) with a BS in Health Education and Promotion in 2005
  • I began teaching fitness classes at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and started personal training in 2009
  • I graduated from Georgia State University (GSU) with a MS in Exercise Science and Fitness in 2011
  • I married my Husband Anthony in Summer 2011
  • We have a beagle/sheppard mix named Gus, AKA Gustavo the Destroyer for his skill at destroying things in our home
  • I annually run the Peachtree Road Race and my first Marathon was the Inaugural Savannah Rock&Roll Marathon in November 2011
  • I have competed in 3 bodybuilding competitions with SNBF: July 2011 1st Place & Best Poser, April 2012 2nd Place, October 2012 2nd place; aiming to take the stage again this year
  • I collect certifications: ACSM-Exercise Physiologist, ACE-Personal Trainer, AFAA-Group Exercise Instructor, NCHEC-Certified Health Education Specialist, SCW-Yoga Fundamentals, Total Gym-Personal Trainer, Total Gym-Group Series, Tabata Bootcamp, and FlirtyGirl Fitness
    Wedding photo, Alicia and I at Yoga, and Gus exploring Gatech
How You Can Use This Blog

In this blog you’ll find my fitness experiences as well as sample workouts, exercise tips, nutrition tips, recipes and the tools to help you shape the healthy lifestyle you deserve.

If you need a more personal touch in creating your unique fitness program click here to contact me for fitness consulting and programming.

I look forward to connecting with you,

Health and Happiness,


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