The idea of getting into the fitness field began for Maria when she was in college. She was working for a private gym in Beverly Hills and worked with some amazing trainers who introduced her to the world of Personal Training. Their clients included some of the wealthiest people in Los Angeles, “A” list stars and everyday people. To see each trainer work with their clients individually one on one to obtain their goals, was truly inspiring. Maria decided then she would pursue a career in fitness someday. She made this major life decision based on the seeing the transformation and change in clients gaining confidence on something they didn’t know they could achieve.
They made a decision to commit to a fitness program and reached their goals in the time frame set even with their busy schedules. Maria had the desire to help others gain strength to enjoy activities with family, feel healthy, and look amazing so they to could wear what they wanted. After graduating college, Maria began working in the financial services industry. Working in the financial field meant a lot of sitting and of course there was always food to snack on in the break room.
One day she realized she was stuck in a body she was not happy with. Maria was out of shape, feeling unhealthy and not fitting into her clothes, she didn’t know how long it would take to get back the body she so desperately wanted.
She didn’t make the right choices with food or exercise….. and she was even afraid to get on the scale! Maria was ready for a change; it was time to lose that extra belly fat and fit back into her clothes and once again have a positive perception of herself! Maria enjoyed working with bank clientele although she still had the fire in her to do more with health and fitness and she needed to get her personal health and body back.
So Maria spent much of her lunch time learning more about fitness and food. Once she focused her energies on what her passion was… she decided that she needed to make a mental as well as physical shift. She put together a program for herself. Working at the gym in Beverly Hills years earlier, it seemed the key to change was dedication & consistency. So she decided to sign up for a 10K race in her hometown of Northport, NY. She knew this would keep her on track both physically and mentally.
Maria could not remember the last time she ran a mile, she realized she also needed a plan. Maria developed the knowledge and ability to understand what needed to be done to get rid of those extra 25 lbs. Before she could run a 10K she had to get her mind and heart in the game.
Ironically, just as she started training for this 10K, her husband signed them up for a Tony Robbins event with his company. There Maria learned why she felt so out of control with her weight. She realized that she had developed a negative perception of herself over the years slowly gaining weight, as many of us women do.
Maria immediately began to follow the advice she heard that day to make MASSIVE and PERMANENT lifestyle changes. She started to write down what she wanted back, how she would take control of her weight, and run this race. She started to feed her mind good thoughts and positive memories.
Her new program and race goal helped her gain confidence because she once again felt and looked good in her jeans, but also helped her stay focused on her plan and goals. She made it happen and ran over that finish line healthy, happy and fit, with a burning desire to help other woman do the same.
Maria was so happy with her results that she knew it was time to share this with others! It was time to leave her banking career, go back to school, get certified in fitness and nutrition and find a place to put her skills and passion to work.
Once she made the leap, she knew it was the right move. Maria worked at the Personal Training Institute, where she learned from other truly dedicated trainers the art of crafting a personal workout and how to coach a client to their goals. Through her years at the gym, Maria picked up tips and ideas from everybody she came in contact with and began formulating these ideas into her client workouts with AMAZING RESULTS!!!
The foundation for Beach Physique was laid. In early 2009 Maria opened the doors to the first Beach Physique Fitness studio in Hermosa Beach Ca. Since her first day Maria has been helping South Bay residents learn to get in shape, eat right and enjoy life. With Maria’s proven plan you will lose weight, keep it off and be in control of how you look, feel and think about yourself.
Maria loves her new lifestyle!!! Are you ready for yours?
Maria’s husband is one of her huge success stories. He was a partner with a large financial firm and worked long hours and ate terribly because of it. Maria and her husband worked together for a year making changes in daily food choices and implementing a consistent exercise routine that slowly progressed. 100 pounds… YES 100 pounds later her husband was back to his high school weight! Years later, he is still at this weight, continuing with the Beach Physique lifestyle of health…enjoying life, food and fitness.
Supporting him in is journey to health also helped Maria loose those last stubborn pounds, getting her into top fitness shape. No more frustration!!! Being a certified fitness and nutrition coach has given Maria the opportunity to help hundreds of woman (herself included) gain back their confidence and live a happy healthy quality lifestyle. She knows what making small changes and staying the course with the Beach Physique program has done for herself and her clients, above and beyond losing weight. Maria helps her clients reach their goals so they are able to wear what they want and feel confident when they look in the mirror. Just as important, have the energy and strength to do what they want everyday.
Her passion is seeing “that” change in her clients, as she puts it… when the ‘light bulb’ goes on, they begin to see their goals reached and efforts pay off. It’s very rewarding for everybody involved, so if you have read this far… we would like to thank you for the opportunity to introduce Maria and look forward to seeing you at one of the Beach Physique semi-private group or personal one on one sessions in the near future.
Fitness for the Body, Mind and Soul.