Marisa Menold

Durham, NC 27712

Fitness training is a second career for me. I spent 20+ years working in the field of medical research until an illness forced me to retire from lab earlier than planned. Since little was known about the effects of exercise on the disease I had been diagnosed with, I began to learn the basics of exercise science and I became my own first client. When I saw the positive effects that exercise had on my body, I thought that perhaps I could work again and help others by becoming a personal trainer. I continued my education in fitness and nutrition at the National Personal Training Institute (both in the classroom and the gym). I now hold certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Aquatic Exercise Association. I love helping people work toward their fitness goals and I believe that exercise should be fun. I have experience working with clients with various joint and spinal problems, as well as controlled chronic conditions. I am happy to collaborate with clients' physicians and/or physical therapists to assure that I provide the best program to meet their needs and abilities. I understand firsthand how difficult it is to start and maintain an exercise program, but I'm also living proof that it's worth it.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Bachelor's Degree, Biology

Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
NPTI - Personal Training
Arthritis Foundation - Walk with Ease
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 15, 2021

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 15, 2021

Liability Insurance

Marisa's Locations

Within 10.00 miles of 27712 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, not taking clients at this time

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


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