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Maria is a NASM certified personal trainer with a Corrective Exercise Specialization, a Power Pilates 600 hr Full Comprehensive Certified Instructor, a Professional Ballroom and Latin dancer for over 15 years, teaches Stand Up Paddle board, and she is Stretch Therapy Certified and Red Cord Trained. Her specialties include corrective exercise, spine and alignment health, stability training, and post op rehab from surgery or injury recovery.
Maria believes an active healthy lifestyle is the key to a happy life. She has always been on the go; ballerina as a child, an athlete through high school, a dancer in college, and continued to dance professionally after graduating. Once a chubby youth, she fought a serious sugar addiction, and eventually won. She advocates for a healthy life, in body and mind, and has an endless supply of energy and enthusiasm. Maria loves to travel, try new things – rock climbing and skateboarding currently, and has the coolest dog in the world, Oliver.
She is a DVIDA trained Ballroom Instructor, has 15 years experience teaching Salsa, Latin Dance and Afro Cuban, at universities including UNCA, Blue Ridge Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University, and countless Salsa Congresses and festivals around the country. Maria had her own Latin dance academy and company for over 15 years and danced additionally in the Academy Ballroom Dance Theatre company. She is known for her stage presence, her unique choreography, and her fun and detailed dance classes.
She has been teaching Pilates since 2012, and is certified as a Power Pilates 600 hour Full Apparatus Instructor. She also instructs in Red cord and Stretch therapy, and has an advanced ability to teach using all the tools necessary for her clients to achieve their goals. Maria is patient, funny, and finds unique analogies to help her clients truly comprehend the movement.
Maria inspires her clients to shift the way they see their health, and their bodies. Her sincere purpose is to see her clients transform into their best selves. She goes beyond the session to encourage and support her clients to persevere.

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