Marianne King

Fitness For Life is a unique company that specializes in bringing high quality, reasonably priced, enjoyable health promotional services to the workplace, home & communities that are different from the "health club" atmosphere. We offer many on-site services & programs that help corporations/communities and individuals develop healthy habits for employees & residents. Fitness For Life develops programs to meet the individual needs of each client in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Marianne is a nationally certificated Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Exercise Leader through the American Council On Exercise. She is a member of IDEA, an International Organization Of Fitness Professionals.
Marianne has been in the fitness industry since 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA. She has taught at many facilities in the city, and was the Fitness Coordinator for the Western Area YMCA, where she presented trainings city wide for YMCA instructors. Marianne became owner of Fitness For Life in 1994 after working for the company for some years.
Marianne also shares her professional knowledge with the local Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer Personal Fitness Merit Badge counselor.
She is wife, mother of twin boys, Student Ministry Adult Leader and church greeter at her church.
Marianne assists in changing lives physically with God honoring values.
Marianne is a graduate of Point Park College with a B.A. in Dance. At both Ohio State University and Point Park, she received an extensive background in kinesiology, Injury prevention and choreography.

Since Marianne finished her career as a professional dancer, she has committed herself to keeping people physically and mentally healthy and knowledgeable about their wellness options through group fitness programs, personal training, wellness services and lectures.

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Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Member

About Me


  • BA, Liberal Arts and Science, Point Park University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2025-02-28 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2024-02-29 08:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2024-01-24 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2024-01-24 08:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency (IDEA)

Additional Information


$55.00 / hr, 55 at my studio in-home, $65 base fee in-home on-site

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Boy Scout Merit Badge counselor
  • Boy Scout committee member
  • Student Ministries Leader
  • 5 years High School Mission Trip adult leader

Languages Spoken




10 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Patty Cobb on Jul 31, 2014

    I have been training with Marianne since February. I have no cartilage in either knee. I have had knee pain and hip pain for years. I took ibuprofen several times a day. I have been under the care of an orthopedic doctor for about 7 years. Ice and over the counter medicine was the only source of pain relief. Ibuprofen took a toll on my stomach and I am no longer allowed to take anything but Tylenol. It does not work for me. I was told about Marianne King and Fitness For Life. I talked to her and she came up with a plan to strengthen the muscles around my knees to take the pressure off of them. After about a month, I started to notice that I was taking less and less ibuprofen. Now I do not have much pain at all. I can now run stairs again and walk long distances. I keep up with the plan she sets for me and I feel so much better! She is a real motivator!

    Patty Cobb

  • by Pat Jennette on Jul 22, 2013

    Marianne has helped me with my fitness effort since I reached out to her more than a decade ago. She is not only a trainer, but a coach and a friend. Through a team effort she and I embraced, I lost 50 pounds. I gained part of it back, yet she helps me to stay on track. I am stronger now today than I was when we first started, due to her training techniques. Marianne is sincerely interested in the whole approach to fitness, nutrition, and overall health. Marianne is focused, individualized, passionate, caring, and creative! She keeps up with the latest fitness techniques and keeps each and every fitness session challenging and interesting. I attribute my overall health and fitness capacity to the efforts she places in me and her ability to motivate me. She is most adaptive and gives each individual the care he or she needs, depending on their level of fitness, if healing from an injury, if older, etc. I would recommend her to anyone of any age or ability seeking to improve his or her fitness levels.

  • by Sally Roddy on Jul 22, 2013

    Marianne is an amazing instructor! I have tried other trainers, and most seem to have a 'one size fits all' approach to training. They don't know what to do with seriously over-weight or out of shape clients. Marianne, on the other hand, begins with what you are able to do and pushes you to develop a little at a time. Several car accidents have left me with some limitations, and Marianne adapted exercises to fit those limitations without giving up and not trying to make those areas of my body stronger. Over the two years that we worked together, I grew stronger and more fit. Honestly, I've never felt better than when I worked with Marianne.

  • by Michael Holl on Feb 28, 2011

    She always seems to know when to push and when to take it easy on me. She always knows how to make an exercise harder, but not impossible. Always beneficial. Thanks Marianne!

  • by Michael Tutolo on Oct 08, 2010

    Every Monday, I look forward to Pilates with Marianne. She is always upbeat and it is never routine. Being the only male in the group doesn't bother me a bit either. I can tell the "core" excercises are keeping me fit and balanced and I am getting more flexible by the week. Mondays are now exciting!!! Thanks Marianne!!!

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