I am twenty two years old and live on Long Island, NY. I trained with Maria for almost two years before she moved to California. Maria was not only a great trainer but also an amazing friend and confidante! I enjoyed waking up on Tuesday and Thursday mornings knowing Maria would be waiting with a smile on her face and ready to go all the time! The last year I trained with Maria was one of the best years of my short-lived life! Along with a healthy diet, lots of motivation and twice weekly weight training sessions, Maria assisted me in loosing up to fifteen pounds making me the skinniest, happiest and healthiest I have ever been! Without her positive words or reinforcement I do not think I could have lost the weight and kept it off to this day! Maria pushed me to do the very best I could and I wouldn’t take back a day of training with her. She showed me how to believe in myself when I wanted to give up and she restored my confidence in myself, which to me is the most important thing I took away from her. Maria has made a huge impact on my life and I only hope one day I will be able to train with her again! She rocks!!