My passion for fitness goes back as far as I remember. Growing up in Germany, I was inundated in a culture that fosters fitness as a daily part of life. Walking or biking to school, bike trips to neighboring France, hiking in the woods, track & field, competitive handball and ping-pong, are just a few of my fond memories of growing up. So it seems natural for me to make my profession all about health and wellness. After serving in the US Air Force as a Fitness Program Manager, I decided to make my passion my career. Now, with 20 years of experience, I’ve designed a unique training style and approach to health & fitness.
Education is my great love and I pursue it as much as I can, which is why it appears that I collect acronyms after my name 😉 I hold both graduate and post-graduate degrees in health sciences and currently teach at the College of Health and Human Services at Trident University International, travel to fitness events to teach fitness professionals, and write for fitness journals. During my doctoral studies, I specialized in researching the effects of physical activity on menopausal women and to this day, it continues to be the focus of my research and work. I specialize in helping women in mid-life take charge of their own wellness as they transition through menopause. As a mother, I know how important fitness is during pregnancy and how difficult it can be to get back into a routine after pregancy, so I enjoy helping women stay fit and healthy through their pregnancy and after.
Allow my education, expertise, and passion for fitness help you reach your goals.
Stay happy and healthy – Dr. Maria
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