Maralene was a multi-sport athlete throughout high school, where she played basketball, volleyball, soccer, and ran track. She played Division I basketball and volleyball at Northeastern University, where she graduated with a B.S in Psychology and a Masters in Education.
After college, she took her basketball talents overseas to play professionally in five different countries. After she hung up her basketball shoes in 2010, she found herself feeling lost without a team and community to be a part of. Living at the time in Dallas, TX, she found a gym and began doing CrossFit workouts without even knowing it. When she moved to Boston, she joined a CrossFit box and the rest is history.
As a coach, she finds joy in pushing athletes further than they thought were capable.