About Marissa Spade

I am a 22 year old senior marketing student at Robert Morris University. I enjoy Yoga, Pilates, and Hiking. I've always had an interest in health and fitness and would like to expand my knowledge in the functional fitness field.

How to Build Endurance in 5 Ways

Endurance. The dictionary definition of endurance is: "the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way." It is what motivates you, gives you strength to continue, and allows you to be a better version of you. No matter what kind of athlete or fitness connoisseur you are, in order to be successful you need to build endurance. If you do a quick internet search on ways to build endurance, you will find that many of the articles are mainly focused on ways to build endurance as a runner. There aren't many tips for how [...]

Eating for Muscle Mass

We’ve all heard the infamous saying: “abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” The essence of this saying is that you can do as many crunches as you would like, but if you are not eating properly, then you will not get abs. While this saying is true when applied to wanting abs, it is also true when it comes to gaining muscle. Your daily diet regimen plays a significant role with gaining muscle mass. If you have intense workouts without the proper nutrition, your muscles may look flat and small and it may take longer to both [...]