Marissa Gaab

Marissa Gaab

NutritionCoach/Olympic Lifting Coach


Marissa Gaab is our resident Olympic Weightlifting Coach and proud renegade for women in strength sports. She graduated the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and with it came the end of an 18 year soccer career Marissa found Crossfit and quickly fell in love with the strong community dynamics, health focus and variation. Then, after the loss of her brother in 2014, she found a cathartic release through weightlifting. Since then she's competed at multiple USAW National Championships and is a top10 63kg lifter. She hopes to empower and enlighten women about the transformative power of weightlifting- both physically and emotionally. She's worked with hundreds of girls through the non-profit Iron Girls in Philadelphia and Asheville and is launching a pre-natal/postpartum program for women in Fall 2018. You can read more about her at


  • CF L1
  • Crossfit Powerlifting/Conjugate Coach
  • USAW L1 Coach
  • Underground Strength Certified Coach
  • Precision Nutrition L1 Coach
  • Birthfit Coach
  • FMS L1

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