Welcome to our very first Member Spotlight! This will be a section of our blog where I get to highlight the entire reason why this KE SQUAD exists - you!! You trusted me as your trainer from afar and it is my absolute honor to sweat alongside you. This is a place where you can read about other bosses of this community, where they're from and what they're all about!
I am so excited to introduce you to someone who is near and dear to my heart. She is the ultimate cheerleader, an amazing mama, and friend to so many of us! You can always count on her for love and support in our Facebook group, during live workouts and by reposting your INCREDIBLE check-ins documenting your beads of accomplishment. Marisa gives me the confidence to continue to create and I am so thankful for our friendship. Seeing Marisa's name in class always helps calm my nerves (I am nervous before every live session!). I know that she radiates sunshine and having her there with us will brighten any day! Marisa's loyalty and dedication can't be taught - she truly is one of a kind. Scroll to get to know Marisa!
Tell us who you are!
My name is Marisa (Ma-ree-sa), and I’m 34 years old. I’ve been married to my husband, Randall, for 10 years! I’m a Mom of 2 boys, ages 7 and 5. Their names are Jacob & Ryan. My boys are my biggest supporters when it comes to exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. I live in Northern California, right across the Bay from San Francisco! I’ve lived here my whole life. I’m very close to my family. We’re Italian, and we love having Sunday dinners together. It’s become a family tradition ever since I was a little girl. My full time job is being a Stay at Home Mom, but I do work at a Chiropractic office just a few times a month.
When I’m not busy being a Mom, I’m working out with my girl Kristina and the KESQUAD on the App!
How did your journey with the KE SQUAD begin?
I’ve been following Kristina and her workouts since she was with Tone It Up. She introduced me to Tabata, and I instantly fell in love! Kristina’s energy alone, is what got me hooked. I wanted more KE workouts! She started doing LIVE workouts for Carbon38, PopSugar, her own IG, and Women’s Health. Kristina has always been so friendly and genuine. We would message each other and chat about motherhood, and the future of Kristina Earnest. She would share her ideas with me, and they would always excite me! I wanted to make sure I supported her in anyway possible. One thing led to another, and she created the KESQUAD! The absolute BEST squad anyone could ever be a part of! Once the KESQUAD started to trend and grow, I wanted to help continue to support and build the squad with Kristina. I wanted to support her in every way I possibly could. I’m so grateful that Kristina took that leap of faith to go out on her own and create this amazing empire of hers. Can we say, TOTAL BOSS BABE?!
What is your favorite class on KE On Demand and why?
Oh gosh, there are SO many! It’s so hard to choose just one. My favorite classes are anything Tabata! I literally have almost every single one of Kristina’s Tabata workouts marked as a favorite on the app.
Who inspires you?
Kristina Earnest. Her attitude is always positive, no matter the situation - good or bad. This goes for her as a Trainer and a Mom. Her energy is absolutely contagious. Her support and dedication is appreciated more than she’ll ever know. Her genuineness is why I love her the most. Her friendship is one I’ll never take for granted. She’s the absolute BEST human!
What’s one fitness goal you have for yourself?
Have fun! If the workouts aren’t fun - I’m not motivated to do them. Plain and simple. I know I can always count on Kristina’s workouts being fun!
What do you like to do when you’re not working out with the squad?
I spend most of my time with my 2 kids. I love watching them grow and learn new things. We go to the park daily, and play baseball (their favorite). We love to go on family bike rides and hikes on the weekends too!
Do you prefer cardio or strength training?
I love strength training! It’s amazing to see how much progress I’ve made over the years with weights - thanks to you KE! “You can lift heavier than you think” -KE
What’s your favorite music for those “cardio” days?
I love anything POP! Kristina’s playlist is always 🔥🔥🔥. Her music makes me hustle!
Tell us something about you that not many people know… hidden talent? Special story?
My special story is about meeting my best friend and accountability partner on instagram. Kesquad_Vanessa and I have become the best of friends through our love for Kristina and her workouts. Another reason why I’m so grateful for the KESQUAD community. We connected right away, and our friendship has grown over the years. We talk everyday! We always do workout check-ins and personal check-ins with each other. We’ve become lifelong friends, and I’m just so grateful for Vanessa. We’ll finally be meeting each other this year - and I cannot wait to finally hug and meet my best friend!