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What Does Sisu Mean?

"Extraordinary determination, courage, and resoluteness in the face of extreme adversity. An action mindset which enables individuals to reach beyond their present limitations, take action against all odds and transform barriers into frontiers. An integral element of Finnish culture and also a universal capacity that we all share". Sisu Lab

"Sisu begins where perseverance and grit end. It is the ‘second wind’ of mental toughness after the individual has reached the limits of their observed mental or physical capacities'. Emilia Lahti

With Be Sisu Fit, you will learn how to transform your mental strength into extraordinary physical strength and exceed what you thought was possible in your life.

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Endurance sports coaching  with a side of mental training

Are you curious about what you can achieve if you'd follow your passion? Are you curious to find out how you can get more "me" time in your life, even if you are a busy professional with a high workload and family/social life?

Marjaana has had the pleasure to work with a diversity of clients in a variety of sports from running, skiing to adapted skiers of all ages, in-person and online. She has lead group training in skiing and running. By using a system she has developed, SISU, Marjaana has transformed walkers into runners, elevated her athletes' performances beyond what their thought was possible when they first started working with her. Sisu framework is a combination of mental strategies and practical tools to overcome your fears and limitations allowing you to tap into your true potential. 

Marjaana has a unique professional toolset from MSc in Sports Science, NASM PT and Sports Nutritions Diploma and as an athlete at a high level, but also the mental strength from having learned how to adjust training after three births and many injuries sidelining her from her passion, nordic skiing and running. Marjaana is currently training hard to qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. 




Premium one-on-one coaching in Nordic skiing, running, general health and fitness.

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Lifestyle, health coaching for professional mothers. Are you ready to take charge of your own health and focus on your passion without feeling guilty and frustrated?

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Professionally designed, based on solid science training programs destined to elevate your performance to the next level

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Professionally designed, based on solid science training programs destined to elevate your performance to the next level

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Professionally designed, based on solid science training programs destined to elevate your performance to the next level whether you are a new runner or seasoned marathoner.

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh




Before I worked with Marjaana I was at a stand still with my training. I had gotten back in to running and even completed a half marathon;but just couldn't seem to be able to run the entire 21.1km; even on race day.

When I connected with Marjaana she inspired me to see that I could do more. She is positive and encouraging and works with you to bring you towards your goals. Next thing I knew I ran 21km without any walking and it seemed so easy. I took 9min off my half marathon time and I feel like this is just the beginning.

Marjaana has helped me get excited about my running potential and I can't wait to see the next training plan. Would I recommend her? Absolutely!

Lisa R, Alberta, Canada

I wanted to thank you so much for the great job you did as our training captain and coach.

Your positivity and encouragement went a long way to converting me from a complete non-runner to someone who was able to successfully complete a 10K.

I would highly recommend your coaching to anyone who wanted to get fit, and feel better in general! 

With gratitude🙏🏼Keri M. 

Keri M. BC, Canada

For many years, I wanted to explore what I could accomplish with a structured training plan, but I was stuck with random exercises squeezed in a busy family/work schedule. This habit didn’t take me anywhere and it was simply not enough for me anymore. Working with a coach was something that I never tried before, but I decided to sign up with Marjaana and give it a try.

I can honestly say that I’m in better shape than I have ever been and that feeling is awesome. Marjaana is a good listener, she is positive and her knowledge in physiology and sports science is way beyond my expectations. Due to her own long-term experience in sports, she is also able to share her own experience.

It has truly been a positive journey working with Marjaana. Thank you for helping me reach my goals.

Kennet E., Italy

Being a working twin mom has always made it tough to prioritize working out. This was until I hired Marjaana as my coach. She analyzed my situation and my goals. Weekly she provides programs - just for me - and she follows up each work-out. This has lead to shift in my life. Now - I have time for family, work and training. And I'm reaching my goals and I have more energy!

Cecilia F. Oslo, Norway


“Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.”

Paavo Nurmi, Finnish Olympic runner also known as the “Flying Finn”


Tap Into Your Full Potential

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