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Meet Marlene

My name is Marlene DaCosta and my passion for fitness began in childhood, playing outdoors, participating in YMCA after-school programs, soccer and martial arts. My deep interest in health and wellness was greatly influenced by my mother, who was a nurse. Mom emphasized the importance of proper nutrition and exposed me to a career working in a healthcare setting through volunteer experiences. For the past 20 years, as an exercise physiologist and later promoted to manager of the Tanger Be Well Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I developed an expertise in working with individuals with moderate to severe health challenges