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Marissa V.

I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Founder of Marissa's Well-being and Health (MWAH!), a New York-based holistic health and wellness practice focused on creating customized programs for urban professionals who want to live healthier, happier, more balanced lives without dieting and... Full Bio
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Holistically Hot Manifesto by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A lot of people ask me what it means to be “holistically hot” .  My explanation always goes something like this: taking care of yourself and feeling fantastic a ... Read on »
Bobble Sport: Bobble’s Chic New Upgrade by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is sponsored on behalf of Bobble Sport. All opinions are my own. As someone who exercises on a daily basis, a reusable water bottle is the most i ... Read on »
Octane’s Zero Runner: Zero Impact Running by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you’re a runner or know a runner, you may be aware that what every runner wants — more than the newest pair of racing flats or top-of-the-line heart rate ... Read on »
Emotional Obesity with Laura Coe by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you’ve ever felt emotionally heavy, chronically unfulfilled and detached from your purpose, then you’ll want to peek into this hangout with Laura Coe , ... Read on »
Skoop: Plant-based Protein Powder by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   Being an athletic person who is dairy-free and for the most part limits animal products, finding acceptable protein powder for my needs has been a year ... Read on »
Cabo San Lucas ‘Planningmoon’ by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For most major life decisions, I listen to my head, but there are times when I find my heart wins. Our wedding, in particular, has been more heart-driven.  ... Read on »
New York City Marathon Race Re-cap by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Running a marathon is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” As I pushed through 26.2 miles of the TCS New York City Marathon , those words rang ... Read on »
Timex #OneRelay by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As you probably know by now, I’m running the TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday.  You can track my progress using the TCS NYC Marathon App and search by name [Ma ... Read on »
Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet-up | #FitBlogNYC by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every year, Fitness Magazine hosts a spectacular, invite-only event for local bloggers, appropriately hash tagged #FitBlogNYC .  One of the things I love ... Read on »
20 Miles & Mental Preparation for the Marathon by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last weekend was my longest long run during my training for the TCS NYC Marathon.  That 20 miler haunted me for most of my training.   As much as I w ... Read on »
Giving Back by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Inspired by Erin’s post (with the exact same title – thanks for the inspo Erin!), today I’m talking about how I use my time and talent for giving back.  ... Read on »
Apple Picking in New Jersey by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Living in New York City, for some, can be draining. More and more I’m feeling the need to get out of the city for extended periods of time: overnights, weeke ... Read on »
18 Miles + Marathon Hydration Tips by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   Remember my glorious 15 mile run ?  I went into last weekend’s 18 miler optimistic that it would be just as glorious. I mean, what’s 3 more miles, ... Read on »
Shop Out New York with Reebok by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   Last weekend, Reebok partnered with Lady Foot Locker SoHo for Lucky Magazine’s ... Read on »
15 Miles + Marathon Fueling Tips by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   If you’re a regular here, you know that I’m training for the TCS New York City Marathon .  (Yes, that’s me looking like a post-long run mess in the ... Read on »
Stuffed Delicata Squash + Healthy Aging Tips by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living With another birthday on the horizon, I’m reminded that as I get older, my health is even more important. I wish I could say that I’ve fully embraced my thirties ... Read on »
Marathon Training Essentials by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been training for my second New York City Marathon and while training has had its ups and downs, training with my fiancé, David, has made the whole expe ... Read on »
How to Prepare Beans by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Beans seriously don’t stand a chance. When I bring up beans during my coaching sessions with clients, I get silence and blank stares. Either they’re too ... Read on »
TriFitness Norwalk Triathlon & Duathlon by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After my third year at the Athleta IronGirl Triathlon, I decided I wanted to try something new and small in the tri-state area and settled on the TriFitness No ... Read on »
The Simple Things by Marissa V. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   Lately, life has been crazy hectic. Between marathon training, coaching clients, working on new projects for Marissa’s Well-being and Health and of cours ... Read on »