Marissa Axell

San Francisco, CA 94110

Marissa is an ACE certified personal trainer, boot-camp instructor, and competitive cycling coach with over 10 years experience in the SF Bay Area Fitness industry. She's incredibly motivated to coach and train anyone, from new exercisers to elite athletes, her clients commit to try their best to be better than they were yesterday! Marissa has helped guide her clients to fulfill unique health and wellness goals, whether it's success at local, regional, national, or international competitions, successful weight-loss journeys, or simply living a healthier lifestyle through better nutrition and movement.

Marissa discovered her competitive fire and athletic spirit in the swimming pool at an early age. After a successful thirteen years of competitive swimming, she completed her four year college swimming career with podium finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Just when she'd hung up her goggles, she discovered the exciting sport of triathlon. Forever seeking a new challenge, Marissa completed numerous Olympic and Half-Iron distance triathlons. In June of 2005 Marissa conquered Ironman Coeur d'Alene, followed in 2006 by Ironman Wisconsin. In 2007, after a summer of randonneur training, Marissa turned her attention to road cycling and racing and hasn't looked back since landing on the podium in her first road race. She currently races on the local and national circuit with Jl Velo Womens cycling Team in SF Bay area.

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Verified Cert/Training
MindBody Professional
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Biology, Willamette University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Aug 31, 2020
TRX - TRX® Suspension Training® Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
SCU - 3 Hour Power Certification
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Jun 20, 2020
Am. Safety and Health Institute
Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Jun 20, 2020
Am. Safety and Health Institute
American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • Thomco - Star Insurance Company

Marissa's Locations

17th Street Athletic Club

3625 17th Street #104
San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Coaching, Personal Training, and Bootcamps vary in price from $50 - $100/session.

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Best Indoor Cycling by SF Magazine 2017

Languages Spoken




3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Brian West on Sep 10, 2012

    I've known Marissa for almost 10 years now. She was my Master's swim coach for a few years and I soon hired her to help me train for a few triathlons and then for the half Ironman Triathlon. This was one of my proudest moments. And when I started to look for my next big challenge, Marissa introduced me to the huge world of cycling of which I new nothing of. She gave me small training goals and expert advice that quickly added up to an excellent introduction to a sport that might have been a bit too overwhelming to take on all by myself. Two years later and I've been in more than 20 races and bumped up to CAT 4 in one of the most exciting sports I've ever participated in.

  • by Ashley Evans on Aug 14, 2012

    Marissa trained me for my second 10k. Not only did I finish strong, but I ran my PR by 7 seconds! She is a daily motivator, her encouragement is never ending, and her knowledge covers everything you can think of. All of these characteristics make her one of the greatest coaches/trainers I've ever had the pleasure of working with!

    Response by Marissa Axell on Aug 15, 2012

    Thanks Ashley - you rocked that 10K like a boss!

  • by Adrienne Belliveau on Jul 27, 2012

    Since working with Marissa as my cycling coach I have made huge improvements, both in fitness and race skills. She has taken me from a struggling newcomer to someone training for National Cycling competitions. Thanks Marissa!!