It's hard to imagine Marisa ever being teased for her looks, but in high school she and a friend were known for having big butts. "We refused to do squats at volleyball practice because we didn't want them to get any bigger," she says. Oh, how times have changed! These days, Marisa works hard to keep her bottom up. "Muscle starts to disappear as you age, I've discovered," says Marisa. "I love my butt and want to make sure it stays where it is." Find out which move for glutes she can't get enough of today in SHAPE magazine, on newsstands now.
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Three or four times a week, Marisa pulls on the gloves and steps into the boxing ring with her trainer. "I'm one of those people who likes to sweat," she says. "I go to a down-and-dirty boxing gym, and I don't want to worry about how I look or whether I'm wearing the perfect outfit. For me, it's about focusing for an hour and a half on my workout." Marisa starts her workout with jumping rope for 15 to 20 minutes. Then she does 3-minute rounds hitting the heavy bag or her trainer's mitts with 1-minute breaks. "And finally, we finish up with five sets of 30 to 40 squats. That's my butt workout right there," she says. "It's pretty simple, but extremely effective."
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