Growing up in Georgia, Karrisa attended Georgia College and State University where she received her B.A. in Math and Master’s in Education (M.Ed). In 2017, Karrisa moved to San Diego to support her military spouse and teach education in Vista Unified School District. While enjoying her true passion in teaching, she discovered she had another type of passion which was teaching fitness. Although Karrisa played many sports as a young girl, she found that group fitness motivated her in a positive way. It also encouraged her to work harder and have more discipline in her everyday life. This lead her to become a certified POUND and STRONG by Zumba instructor. “My love for fitness comes from the heart and my love for music. When I teach, I am one with the my class!"