Marissa Pellegrino was the Level 10 National Gymnastics Vaulting Champion in 1998. She is now one of the co-owners of Relentless Fitness in Philadelphia along with her fiancé, Roger Dickerman.
Marissa has been involved with gymnastics since she was two years old. Once her career ended after high school, she started coaching and exploring the world of fitness. She’s been teaching all levels of gymnastics for the last 15 years and she’s also an ACE certified personal trainer. In addition to her background in gymnastics, Marissa is also a licensed social worker and uses her education and experience in social work to coach her young athletes.
In this episode we talk about…
Nutrition for young athletes
Feeding picky eaters
Parental expectations of young athletes
How to properly support your young athlete
Balancing modern day life with past principles
The impact of coaches in the lives of children
Why movement is crucial to development in children