Hi, I'm Maria. I’m a menopause fitness expert, health science professor, Air Force veteran, and mother of an amazing daughter. My vision is to help all women in menopause become stronger, healthier, saner, and much more open to fun and adventure.
Maria is the rare and perfect combination of education, accessibility, and energy. In other words, she's exactly what perimenopausal women need as they find their balance, strength, and confidence in a new chapter of their lives. She makes you feel like you can totally rise to the challenge--and she's thrilled to help you along the way.
Chief Training Director, Another Mother Runner
What I Offer
I can provide my expertise on menopause and fitness - in a weight neutral, evidence-based way, to help cut through the misinformation and help empower women in peri/menopause. These topics are not discussed enough, and so many people go into this stage of their lives unprepared. Helping companies develop educational programs around menopause, fitness, health, and wellness is a particular interest of mine. If you're in need of an expert in this field, contact me.
My goal is to combine my love for fitness and education to help women live better and healthier lives.
More Topics I am Knowledgable On:
- Body image
- Peri-menopause / Menopause
- Fitness (weight lifting, resistance training, etc)
- Bone health
- Quality of life
- Mental Health
- Weight neutrality / Body Positivity
- Sex in Menopause
- (Anti) Diet Culture
- Cognitive health
Dr. Luque and I worked on many agency-approved educational packages for fitness professionals over my many years at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She was this editor's ideal collaborator: An engaged academic and practitioner who understood the critical aspects of putting technical jargon into plain language and backing it up with practical examples. Maria has a gift for bringing science to life and making it immediately accessible for fitness professionals and their clientele. I learned so much from her research and writing!
Sandy Todd Webster
Fmr Editor in Chief, IDEA Health & Fitness Association