CrossFit Deep Athlete Feature: Marisa Schieda
CrossFit Deep Athlete Marisa Schieda is rockstar, both in the gym and out!
Prior to joining CrossFit Deep over two years ago, Marisa was a collegiate-level soccer player for SMU, which made CrossFit a perfect transition into her training ritual.
"I am very competitive and after graduating I didn't really have the outlet I needed, until CrossFit."
Her competitive spirit kept her coming back for more!
"It's amazing how much you push yourself when the standards and expectations are higher. I played soccer since I was 4 years-old and I never stopped working out. When I joined Deep, I struggled badly. I kept coming back because I was determined to get to the same level as the rest of the class."
Marisa has not only gained strength and endurance, but has also built strong friendships in the process.
"I've made friends! Which makes ALL the difference. It is so fun coming to work out when the people there are rooting for you and know when you aren't there. Now some of my closest friends are ones I've met at the gym."
In these past two-and-a-half years, Marisa, has seen some GREAT results, which keeps driving her to achieve her goals!
"In the last couple of years I have lost around 35lbs, while increasing my weight on lifts, and I FEEL better." Up next on her CrossFit goal list: "I'd like to get over my handstand fear and get my butterfly pull-ups." (She'll have these in NO time.)
If you're looking for Marisa you can find her in the 5:30 AM class OR just challenge her to any sport. She's super competitive and LOVES anything outdoors. CAUTION: she will beat you!