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Personal training at your home: in Greenwich, CT and Rye, NY 

Health and fitness articles

Writing coach and editormemoir, personal essays and stories. 

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About Me

I’ve been personal training for five years, and recently decided to become a certified trainer to help clients gain strength, confidence and a sense of well-being.  

 

I've written professionally for over 15 years, publishing health and science articles, personal essays, book reviews and a long memoir excerpt. I've edited a few memoirs for other writers, created white papers for universities and content for healthcare clients. I love to teach college and writing workshops, putting my MFA  into good use. 

 

Whether you're looking to become fitter and happier or you're looking for original health and wellness content to make your stories sparkle, let's talk!

 

 
 

My Services

Personal Trainer

 

I'm a NASM certified personal trainer, one of the premier and most well respected certifications in the industry. My goal is to help clients develop individualized strategies to improve their health, exercise and emotional well-being. I have a special interest helping clients return to training after a hiatus and those with chronic conditions and seniors, however I also love working with all clients who want to improve their fitness levels.

When I work with a new client, we discuss your goals and I give an assessment to determine your existing strength, flexibility, and cardio fitness. I design a program and we begin and after a few months, we reassess your progress and we decide what areas we might want to work on.

I train clients in their homes in and around the Greenwich, CT and Rye, NY areas. I also train clients .at the Rye YMCA gym, however if you have a gym it's best to work out there to minimize noise and distractions.

Freelance writer

I've crafted thoughtful, well-researched articles on a wide array of topics for magazines, newspapers, and other outlets, with a focus on health and science, as a result of attending medical school. I also have ten years of experience as an editor, with special expertise in memoir, and I pride myself on my ability to help writers produce their very best work.  I've also created select corporate healthcare content over the years.

When I'm not in the gym or working on my next health and fitness story, I'm hiking the Greenwich and Westchester trails or planning my next surfing trip. 

 

What can I do for you?

EDITING

My Experience

Personal training

I've always been sporty. I've taught paddle boarding, surfing and yoga when I lived in Montauk, and I'm an experienced rower. These experiences have made me appreciate the importance of strength balance and cardio in any personal training routine, no matter your level of fitness or age.

I train clients in their homes in and around the Greenwich, CT and Rye, NY areas. I also train clients .at the Rye YMCA gym, however if you have a gym it's best to work out there to minimize noise and distractions in Rye, NY.

Prior to becoming  a trainer and writer, I attended medical school for three years. Acquiring a strong sense of anatomy has helped me and my clients benefit from that knowledge.

Writing

I hold an MFA in creative writing from Hunter College and I've earned writing fellowships from the Hertog Foundation and Tin House. My degree enabled me to teach college level courses in literature and creative writing in New York City and has also helped me with personal training as teaching clients plays a big role in my profession.

 

My writing work has appeared in The New York Times, Berkeley Wellness, Self, Newsweek, The Observer, Behind The Bedroom Door, Glamour, Modern Bride, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Diversity Woman, Brain & Life, EveryDay Health and other outlets. My medical knowledge coupled with my writing degree helps me effectively communicate complex fitness, health and science topics to lay readers.

 

When I'm not in the gym or working on my next health and fitness story, I'm hiking the Greenwich and Westchester trails or planning my next surfing trip. 

 
 

What My Clients Are Saying

"Anna inspired me to get back to the gym to work on my fitness routine and start losing weight again, and stay motivated to work on my goals of getting healthier and energized."

—Laura Ciccone,

private training client

`"Besides being a lyrical writer, Anna has an analytical, science-oriented brain and a passion for health writing. Whatever I assign  her, I know that I'll end up with something insightful and a joy to read."

—Paula Derrow,

former articles director, SELF

"Anna assisted in the development of synopses, summaries and a presentation for a new show I was pitching. She is smart and insightful, someone I know I can count on."

 

—Donna Vermeer,

 Vermeer Pictures

"Anna helped me to develop my memoir plus an essay that she helped me to publish. She is highly skilled at her craft. I’d recommend Anna to all aspiring memoir and essay writers."

— Lisa Smith, 

memoir client

 

Let's Talk

anna.marrian @ gmail dot com

917-453-6464

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