I’ve known Marisa & Mike for three years now and had a great opportunity to join their Primaletics group training in Connecticut. Always positive energy, great variety of exercises (functional, mobility, back to basics) that many standard gyms would struggle to offer or don’t offer at all. Their personal approach during each session has helped me a lot in my recovery after my knee and neck/upper back injury. Also, they pay great attention to your mind not only your body and help you make one whole change. Both of them are highly qualified and greatly experienced in their field. This is an amazing couple and I’m lucky to have them in my life!
There is no doubt in my mind that what I learned training with Mike Pastor & Marisa Hughes will stick with me for life. I had 3 children in 6 years, and despite a relatively good diet and regular exercise, I was hitting a plateau. Rather than focus on “loosing the baby weight”, Marisa taught me how STRONG I could be; she had me lifting and swinging kettlebells, doing cartwheels and handstands, box jumps and chin ups — pushing myself in ways I never thought I could. She awakened a competitive part of my personality — most of the time, I was competing with MYSELF! I’m in the best shape of my life, and I owe it to their knowledge and creativity. The strength and mobility I achieved during my time training with them was and amazing foundation; I’ve been able to apply it to my every day life and to whatever fitness challenge comes my way. Their program is dynamic, exciting, and FUN. They inspire a great community atmosphere where participants encourage and applaud one another. I made friends for life in their Primaletics and BJJ classes and I am so thankful to them for what they’ve given me. Simply put, their approach to health and fitness is incredibly holistic and balanced. It’s not a fad, it’s not something that can be achieved overnight. It’s a lifestyle - one that includes allowing yourself to ENJOY life to its fullest.
I have exercised most of my life but it was not until Primaletics under Mike and Marisa’s guidance that I started to truly enjoy not only getting fit but healthy as well. Their knowledge, experience and their passion inspired me. Beautiful souls with a beautiful energy.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Marisa’s training style and the Primaletics program changed my life! I felt parts of my body begin to function in ways they never had. I developed a strong core which led to more energy and happiness. The confidence I gained wasn’t just due to a different body composition, but also because my body was HAPPY to be moving in the ways that Primaletics gets you to move! Our bodies are built to move in ways that our modern lifestyle doesn’t offer, and once I began moving in these organic, fun ways, my body literally felt happier. I felt like my joints and tendons were all working together harmoniously and that I had spring in my every step! Although I don’t live near Mike and Marisa any longer and miss their classes, I now know what my body is capable of, how my body feels when I’m strong and flexible, and that inspires me to work out on my own.
Mike and Marisa are not only the most knowlegeable trainers but also the most caring and compassionate as well! I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone! They are truly special people who have a way of making anyone feel comfortable as you strive for your goals!
Marisa and Mike at the Movement Academy have invented such an incredible program. I am a mum of 3, who has a history of lower back pain and was feeling sluggish. I wanted to be more energetic, keep up with my kids, and feel stronger and better about myself. Crossfit or going to a regular gym really didn’t interest me, and although I love yoga and pilates I felt something was missing. Primaletics is the missing link!!! The wealth of knowledge Mike and Marisa have, and the way they integrate yoga, strength training and a whole lot more is truly amazing. It makes for such a fantastic (and exhausting!!) workout. Everyone has fun and you leave exhilarated and wanting more.
Primaletics helped me understand my body better and how I can improve on my fitness. It’s the only way I can work out but feel safe from getting myself injured, because the details of the work out are being shown and even the smallest movement is a challenge. I recommend Primaletics for those who want longevity, and I know I’ll be thanking myself 20 years from not for doing it.
After just a few [Neufit] treatments my body feels brand new...its like they hit the reset button!