“My respect for Marcela was inspired by watching her over the years transform her body and fitness. Last May, she invited me into her world of CrossFit workout Over the past 9 months, I have grown mentally, emotionally and physically beyond my expectations. All a person has to do is show up to class, she will take you into a new body of health and fitness. Marcela leads with integrity by walking her talk in addition to having a genuine passion to share knowledge she has practiced. Combine these qualities together… you get M Power.”
I have spent 38 years avoiding exercise because it scared and intimidated me. I’ve always made excuses and comforted myself with “well, you’re a book person, not a workout person.” Not any more. In the 4 months I’ve been working out with Marcela I have learned SO much about exercise, fitness and nutrition. She has inspired me to make healthy changes not only for myself, but for my husband and children, too. She has challenged me to find strength (and muscles!!) I never knew I had. I believe there was an athlete hidden inside of me, and Marcela has helped her find her way out. Quite simply, she has changed my life.
I have been an athlete all of my life. After having kids my body never fully rebounded no matter how hard I ran, swam or biked. I have been working with Marcela for 1.5 years and have seen a body transformation in that time. I am visibly stronger and believe I have a healthier attitude towards food and exercise than I did before. I also love the combination of the cross fit with my old routine of running, biking and swimming. It has made my old activities more fun. An added bonus to the exercise is the camaraderie of the people I have met while training with Marcela, I am lucky to call them my friends.
As a stay at home mom, former gym rat, and nutrition enthusiast I’ve spent the last few years in a rut. I lost my motivation to work out hard and fuel my body nutritiously. I kept searching for something (books, gyms, yoga studios, bike racing) to help me get that spark back that had kept me going daily (for years!) when my kids were younger. I finally decided that it must have had to do with needing an hour or two break from my babies/toddlers every day, and that for whatever reason now, having the kids gone all day made it MORE difficult to get my workouts in. I thought that was it, and I’d never get it back. When I walked into Marcela’s studio the first time I wasn’t immediately enthusiastic about what I saw. It’s a basement. There are no windows. It looks too small for 10 people to work out. I wasn’t so sure. Boy was I wrong! I can’t even put my finger on what exactly it is…but from that first class forward, I got my mojo back. It’s not about the room, or the wall color, or the view. Marcela really knows her stuff, and she’s living proof of what one can achieve if they put their mind to it. Her attitude and her enthusiasm are contagious. There’s no more dragging myself out the door to get to the gym anymore. The workouts are fun and I’m excited to go and see how I will be challenged each day. Thank you Marcela!!
MPower total fitness has opened my eyes to an entirely new way to exercise
and live. And it’s not just about the workouts. It’s about a lifestyle.
Taking control of what you eat, and the impact it has on your body and workouts, is one
of the most rewarding experiences I can describe. Awareness and
understanding is what makes the MPower crossfit experience so liberating.
Now I’m in charge armed with Marcela’s knowledge and support, I get the most
out of my workouts and, most importantly, the results I want to see.
I had been a runner for years before coming to MPower. I would run at least 3 miles a day 4-5 days a week, occasionally lifted weights, and it was getting me nowhere! I felt good but never saw a change in my weight or body composition. Since I started training starting with Marcela, I have found muscles that I didn’t know existed. I love the variety of the things we do and she provides great instruction along the way. She is always challenging me to do more and encouraging me to keep trying the things I have not yet mastered. She genuinely cares about my well being and gives great nutritional advice as well. Thanks Marcela!
Marcela has allowed me have strength and definition that i couldnt of imagined before. Every class is different and really fun too! The things that you work on are things you never would do on your own. Doing marciellas crossfit program has been an incredible supplement to my workout routine. I would recommend it to everyone
I started my first MPower session in May of 2010. My daughter was one year old and I thought I was in for one four-week, early morning session, just to “jump start” my fitness life after two kids. I had no idea that one four-week session would lead to a life change for me. After almost two years with MPower, I discovered that I had so much more to gain than just losing baby weight. I have become stronger, healthier, tougher and happier with myself and my body than I ever was before having children. A commitment to MPower training is a commitment to becoming your best self. Marcela’s attention to her clients’ nutritional and fitness needs is tireless and her enthusiasm is contagious … a daily inspiration of all there is to achieve!