About Marissa Walch
Marissa Walch lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and is a passionate fitness professional dedicating her life to fitness and wellness. She won BEST OF BALTIMORE Fitness Trainer for the Baltimore Sun as well as Runner Up for BEST OF BALTIMORE, Baltimore Magazine Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer (2018) and is stoked for the love and recognition. Marissa is an avid learner and holds many yoga and fitness certifications including:
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 hour & 300 hour
Mad Dogg Spinning instructor
AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
AFAA Personal Trainer
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Instructor
World Paddle Association certified
First Aid CPR/AED certified
Growing up in North Carolina on Lake Norman, Marissa always loved to be on the water and played on a number of sports teams. When she went to college at University of North Carolina at Wilmington she fell in love with fitness. She started teaching group exercise at her campus recreation center, worked for Surf Camp, and soon after earned her first AFAA certification and RYT 200 hour yoga certification which were the beginning of her professional fitness career.
Now living in Baltimore, Marissa teaches a variety of classes as well as trains private clients at Yoga Works (previously known as Charm City Yoga), University of Maryland, Baltimore and the Under Armour Performance Center, powered by FX Fitness. She leads classes such as Spinning, Boot Camp, TRX, Hot Vinyasa and Bikes & Biceps; workshops such as: Detox and Twist and Yoga for Athletes and speciality yoga classes. Marissa also partners with Pure Raw Juice as their leading Fueled Athlete in the community for a lot of events; check out her popular 3 day group cleanses and Bowl events happening at Fed Hill Park and other local venues.
Marissa spends a lot of her summer on the water as the Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness Director at Capital SUP in Annapolis leading classes such as SUP Boot Camp and SUP Yoga - click the "Contact Marissa" section below to schedule a private group on the water or to join a class. When Marissa isn’t on the water she is traveling with the 4 day Wanderlust Festivals teaching classes as well!
Marissa also privately trains clients at their residences and loves leading fitness and yoga events for bridal parties, friend groups, work functions, reunions, etc. To inquire about booking a speaking engagement, workshop, or retreat, or to schedule coaching, private or semi-private yoga, please contact Marissa below. She cannot wait to share her passion with you!