Maria is a certified personal trainer working in NYC for over 25 years in commercial clubs and with private clients. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2003for personal training, she also received certifications from the NASM in Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement and Weight Loss. In addition, she is a certified health coach through the American Council of Exercise and also received the Exercise is Medicine credential from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2021 which offers prevention and treatment of special populations including diabetes, osteoporosis, seniors, pre postnatal, cancer and arthritis. Maria is a breast cancer survivor and have taken courses to help patients begin their exercise program after reconstructive surgery. Strength training is her first love, but she enjoys all types of exercises and try to learn as many different exercises as she can, staying up to date on the latest trends to benefit as many people as possible. When she's at the gym, she's at her best. Her passion for fitness is the same today as it was over 25 years ago!