Pilates Instructor, TPI Golf Fitness expert, personal trainer
Maria received a marketing degree from Pace University and entered the field of sales promotion in NYC during which time she continued her love of running and designing exercise programs for herself. After the birth of her children, and always harboring a love of physical fitness, Maria began her career in the health and fitness industry in 2002 when she became a certifed personal trainer and launched her own fitness training business.
Always staying fit but seeing changes in her body after child birth Maria decided to try Pilates and realized the practice works and changes the body differently than tradition exercise. She wanted to bring the benefits of the Pilates practice to her clients and became certified in Pilates Mat and apparatus.
She also has a certification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist working with individuals diagnosed with cancer and working through treatment utilizing Pilates and traditional exercise as tools to build body, mind and spirit
Maria personally experienced the benefits of physical movement during a time when she was facing challenges both physically and emotionally. Over these few years’ exercise became her therapy and her medicine. Through movement she learned how to heal and understand how the holistic benefits of physical movement and challenges go beyond a strong healthy body.
Maria’s mission is with compassion to teach those she works with the connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind and the power of this connection to pull us through our ever changing lives, promoting strength, balance and self-acceptance.