Laressa was born and raised in Flint, MI. She moved to Detroit and attended college at Wayne State University where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Dance Degree (Cum Laude) in 2011. She has been a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor since March 2012, a Club Pilates Lead Instructor since February 2017, a Club Pilates Master Trainer since January 2021, and now holds a position in the Club Pilates Corporate Education Committee since March 2022. She is also a National Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT).
Laressa is a very detailed instructor and likes to focus on how well her clients do the exercises by correcting their form, rather than just giving a generic workout. Her goals are to help people understand how their individual bodies work and to teach them how to stay strong and healthy. She enjoys working with all body types and ages and prides herself in being able to modify exercises to cater to each individual.