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Marilyn Gansel

Kent, CT 06757

I have a passion to help people create a life of purpose and possibility. I want to inspire people to reach their full potential and achieve greatness. I want them, like me to turn the impossible to possible! I help emotional eaters and negative self- talkers master their mindsets. I provide men, women, and teens with physical and psychological intervention tools to change unhealthy habits to create healthy lifestyles.

I began my career as a teacher in the 1970's. But in 1993, I had a vision to explore my entrepreneurial leanings. I opened a personal training studio, Fitness Matters in Stamford and Kent, CT without any prior business knowledge. When I opened my first studio, people said I would fail. I didn't listen. I believed I would succeed. I opened the second studio in 2005; and, I successfully sold both--the last one in 2011!

My credentials include Doctor of Applied Sports Psychology, advanced degrees in education and a certification by the American Council on Exercise. My fitness certifications include program design for seniors, prenatal and postnatal, and cancer recovery. I am certified by the International Coach Federation and Coachville, LLC as an ACC (Associate Certified Coach); and, as a life coach, I challenge my clients to identify unconscious patterns of resistance, and expand their possibilities by moving them out of their comfort zone to create an alignment of thoughts, feelings, and actions to become fully alive and get great results.

My coaching method is "Explore, Expand, and Evolve into YOU!" I coach people who want to explore their options, expand their awareness, and evolve into greatness. I specialize in weight loss, fitness, career transition, retirement, and personal empowerment.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Education, Fairfield University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
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CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

Marilyn's Locations

Dr. Marilyn Life Coach, LLC

Within 25.00 miles of 06757 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr, Varies for group rate

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Voted in top 10 fitness professionals by the Personal Fitness Profession Personal Trainer Award contest
  • I am so excited to share the news that Pain, Purpose, Passion: That Was Then, This Is Now, 22 Triumphant Journeys, a fascinating

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