With a degree in chemistry, Carissa worked in water treatment laboratories for many years before deciding to stay home with her 2 young children. Her family moved to Parker to be closer to grandparents and for her husband to start a new career in home construction. Before children, Carissa was very active and enjoyed many different fitness classes such as cycling, Pilates, Zumba, and Synergy. As many people discover, demanding careers and taking care of family, working out was unfortunately put on a back burner. After moving, Carissa joined a local gym and made healthy changes for her and her family's lives. With a renewed passion for fitness and the desire to help others, Carissa achieved her NASM- CPT and became a group fitness instructor. She loves being a part of people's fitness journeys. Helping others achieve things they didn't think possible is her favorite part of being a coach. Carissa and her husband enjoy working out together and love seeing the same interest in health and fitness in their children. On their free time they enjoy home renovation, hiking, spending time outside playing basketball and riding bikes. She is so happy to be a part of the FIT36 family!