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Marianne first started lifting weights right after high school as therapy for the tendonitis she had developed in both knees. As her strength increased, so did her interest in overall health and fitness. Although she had struggled with asthma growing up, she was determined to build up enough endurance to reach her first goal of running a 5K. Over the years, Marianne has set short-term fitness goals to continue challenging herself and pushing her limits. In 2014 she completed her Personal Training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and became certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She now competes professionally as a Natural Figure Athlete and promotes natural bodybuilding in North Carolina.
Marianne gave birth to her first child in 2015 and through her pregnancy gained a passion for helping women during their prenatal and postpartum months. She has just completed her certification in Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, and plans to utilize it to prepare women for labor and to regain their confidence through postpartum fitness.
Marianne enjoys spending free time with her family, and also works part-time as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
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