Marissa Rivero McGrath

Hi my name is Marissa Rivero McGrath. I am a native Floridian of Cuban decent. Throughout my life I was always active but I never understood what it meant to live a healthy life. In high school I was a member of the school dance team, which helped me stay in decent shape but I also lived on a consistent diet of fast food and sugary drinks. So you could say I definitely wasn’t the healthiest person around.

My father had always set a good example for me. He was a self-described “gym rat” when he met my mother and remained in great shape as my brother and I were growing up. But even with his dedication and passion for fitness I never saw the importance of being a “gym” girl.

About three years ago I began seriously working out and it was then I realized what regular exercises can do to a body. Not only did exercise change the way my body looked but it changed the way I felt.

I found that exercise made me happy. Often life throws us obstacles that are out of our control. One thing that be in your control is exercise.

Therefore I always suggest when you lose your job, go to the gym…. You break up with your significant other, go to the gym…. When your car breaks down hitch a ride and GO TO THE GYM!!! I cannot express how many times in my life I have turned to the gym when stressed sad or angry. It is my solemn belief that regular exercise can change your life. It has mine! Much love and blessings to all my followers and thank you for the kind words and messages that keep me doing what I do best.

I know that many of you have followed my journey on social media and I hope that I am able to inspire you in the way others have inspired me. This fitness life is only beginning and I hope that you will continue to pursue your dreams like I pursued mine.