Who is Maria Luque?
Immigrant. Veteran. Mother.
Movie Star 😂?
Dr. Maria’s good for the body and mind. She’s challenging, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Kind and energetic.
You’d be lucky to get to know her in any capacity.
I am so much more than one thing.
I have gone into detail about my expertise on other areas of this website, but here I am going to dive into myself separate from that. I am very proud of my menopause and fitness expertise - but I am so much more than that.
I am an immigrant, U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the LGBTQ, and a mother to an amazing little girl.
I make play and fun a big part of my life - so, while I'm all about science and evidence, I'm also all about joy and silliness.
Like many women, I struggled with body image issues for years - and now prioritize body neutrality and acceptance in my own life and in my coaching of clients.
I grew up in Germany as a child of Spanish immigrants, so I had the great fortune to be inundated with multiple cultures, languages, and a lifestyle that promoted movement. This is where I gained my passion for fitness and love for the outdoors.
In 1998, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. I still treasure the education and training I received in the military because they have translated into tangible skills that I continue to use today. I had the chance to be a leader, teacher, instructor, researcher, manager, and program developer. However, the most critical skill I learned is working with and understanding people from different backgrounds and helping them be their best. That is still what I aim to do every day.
I had my daughter at 41. Out of all of the things I have done in my life, nothing tops being a mother to my amazing daughter. Being a single mother at 41, while trying to balance my career and the rest of my life was certainly a challenge, but I would not change anything about my journey or about my amazing little girl.