HQ: Marissa Driscoll's #FossilFirsts

To wrap up our summer HQ #FossilFirsts stories, we’d like to introduce you to Marissa Driscoll. In the office she’s a major girl boss, helping project manage our marketing and creative teams. Outside the office she’s an energetic barre teacher you can’t get enough of. Marissa has her own collection of firsts to share from her first Pure Barre  class to her first day teaching and how her Q Wander display smartwatch  makes the perfect accessory to take her from work to class.

Q: Tell us about your first Barre class.

I took my first class at Pure Barre Plano in December of 2013. After a hiatus of not working out, I thought it would help ease me back into fitness and just be temporary. Boy was I wrong! I loved every minute of it. I’ve taken more than 550 classes and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Fun fact, a few hours before taking my first class, I received my job offer from Fossil!

Q: What do you love most about teaching?

I love being surrounded by a community of strong women. From the moment you walk into the doors, you sense the positivity and strength in the room. I’ve met so many amazing clients over the years and each have a unique story on how Pure Barre has changed their lives both physically and mentally. I love being a part of every client’s journey and seeing confidence grow within each individual.

Q: Describe your first time teaching.

It was an hour of pure nervousness and excitement. The first time I put on the mic, blasted the music and led a class will be a moment I’ll never forget. I can still tell you almost every song that was played during my first class.

Q: As a fitness instructor how does our Q Display Smartwatch make your life easier?

In the past, I had a watch I wore to work and a watch I wore to class. With the Fossil Q Display Smartwatch , I can go from the office to the studio in style with only one watch! It’s stylish enough for all aspects of my life and is one less thing I have to worry about packing in my workout bag. The interchangeable straps  is just an added bonus!

Q: What is your favorite function or notification to receive on your Q Smartwatch?

Controlling my music. I love that I can control my music on a run, but I mostly use it while practicing choreography. The music controlling function makes playing music easier and allows me to practice in the car or at home.


Q: What was your first Fossil watch?

A: My first Fossil watch was a boyfriend watch. My mom purchased it for me as a college graduation gift. She said I shouldn’t always rely on my phone to be my time keeper. I like to think of it as my “first adult accessory.”


Q: Your number one health tip?

A: Do what you can! If eating clean and working out 7 days a week seems unfeasible to you, that’s OK. Do what YOU can, not what the person next to you is doing. Everyone has their own health and fitness goals so you can’t compare yourself to others. It’s important to take it one step at a time (even if they are baby steps).


Q: Your favorite treat you can’t give up?

A: Just one? Pizza. But if I could pick another, it would be ice cream. I can never turn down pizza and ice cream!