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About Marlene

Fitness Experience: I’ve been what could be considered a “gym rat” since my mid-20’s. Pursuing fitness as a vocation in my later years is a meandering outgrowth of that orientation. Result: 12+ years of experience of small and large group fitness, personal training, and martial arts instruction.

Personal Accomplishments: I’ve managed to lose/keep off some 60 lbs., most of it done past age 45. I started training in martial arts at age 40, achieved 2nd degree black belt in Japanese swordsmanship, cross-trained in karate, escrima, and bo staff (and have instructor credentials in these areas as well). I received my bachelor’s degree and all my training certifications after age 50 (translation: it’s never too late! ;-). 

A Favorite Inspirational Quote (But I have many…)Persistence 

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the word is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.       *Calvin Coolidge*

Education:NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CES, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, summa cum laude. My interests and studies in psychology revolved around mind/body interactions (a.k.a., psychoneuroimmunology), motivation, stress responses (physical and psychological).

My Service: You can expect prompt, attentive, adaptive, and FUN training at our sessions. I also believe in variety, keeping it fresh--good for both mind and body! 


Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Additional Certifications

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Exercise Etc. Brains & Balance Past 60 Specialist, CPR/AED, APEX Certified Fitness Professional, NASM Weight Loss Specialist

Specialty Populations

Peri/Post-menopausal, Seniors, Women

E Brown Road

Mesa, AZ 85213

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