What others say about Dr. Maria Luque.
Women of all sizes and shapes and walks of life can—and do—suffer from body image issues. The messages that we are never fit enough, thin enough, or perfectly shaped enough threaten to suffocate our joy and keep us from living a full, active, happy life. Dr. Maria Luque provides the much-needed oxygen we need to take a deep breath and reassess those messages. To think differently about our bodies. To reject diet culture B.S. that isn’t even real. And to build a toolbox of mental strategies to build a better body image and healthier outlook for life.
Host of Feisty Menopause Podcast, NASM Certified Trainer,
USA Cycling Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach, Pro Off-road Racer, & Ironman Triathlete
Ann Marie McQueen
Founder of Hotflash Inc
Maria is one of the real, good ones. She is the most switched-on person in the menopause-fitness space I've spoken to. She is open about her own experiences, she is reasonable, she is focused on all the right things and she's been studying and focused on this space for a long time. I'm really excited that she's launched this course, because women need her.
Dir. of Marketing Communications & PR, & Fmr Executive Editorof IDEA Health & Fitness Association
Maria Luque has been a go-to, clutch author and fitness expert for IDEA Health & Fitness Association for many years, and for many reasons. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she also lives and breathes fitness and wellness, and her curiosity about exercise physiology and all the different ways the human body (and mind) functions keeps her at the forefront of an evolving industry. Her thirst for knowledge and ability to dive deep into research and, more importantly, explain how and why it matters in a way that anyone can understand is one of her many superpowers.
Sandy Todd Webster
Fmr Editor in Chief of IDEA Health & Fitness Association
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!
Chief Training Director, Another Mother Runner
Maria is the rare and perfect combination of education, accessibility, and energy. In other words, she's exactly what 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.
Jenn Salib Huber
RD, ND, Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Dietitian
Dr. Maria Luque brings a unique and balanced perspective to the conversation about fitness and health in menopause. As a two-time guest on my podcast, The Midlife Feast, the information she has shared about how women can redefine their relationship with exercise and strength training has been a literal breath of fresh air. There are very few people I recommend for reliable information about fitness and exercise in midlife, and Dr. Luque is at the top of that list!
Fitness and Nutrition Coach
Dr Maria Luque is a valuable resource in the menopause world and was a welcome guest on my podcast. I also consider her an ally and often discuss the latest research around menopause and how that can help our community. Often menopausal women have no idea where to start in their fitness journey and don't know how to parse down the complicated information around exercise into actionable steps. Maria helps women in menopause to understand how impactful exercise can be on many levels; from emotional wellbeing and improved quality of life, to positively helping with longevity and health outcomes.
Menopause Holistic Health Coach, Best-Selling Author, & Podcaster
I loved having Maria as a guest on the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast. She brings a deep understanding of menopause coupled with a passion for supporting women to go through this life transition equipped with the ability to stay strong mentally and physically. Maria has a strong emphasis on the importance of fun and that all movement is positive for our health and well-being through menopause and is a key factor in aging well.
Integrative Health & Sport Performance Coach
Dr. Maria Luque is a tremendous force of inspiration and value. Even months after our interview and successful launch of Perimenopausal Athletes and Beyond Masterclass Series, I refer back to those incredible moments of conversation that had a tremendous impact on me and the women I work with.
Host of the Positive Perimenopause Podcast
I loved chatting to Maria on my podcast, The Positive Perimenopause Podcast and found her honest approach to menopause so refreshing! Maria’s deep understanding of the challenges faced by women during perimenopause and menopause means that she knows how best to support them in a way that is both achievable and enjoyable.
Dr. Luque needs more sessions! All Men and women need this info and Dr. L is an expert! We need more, more, more!
Give this woman MORE sessions and MORE time! Outstanding.
Excellent! Dr. Luque combines solid science with compassion and understanding of this special population group.
Maria has been a guest on my Strong Mind, Strong Body podcast for two episodes, and if I could have her on as a regular guest contributor I would. Maria is committed to helping women through transitional stages in their lives, and she uses evidence-based information to guide her practice. She is authentic and approachable, and she is someone I would personally trust as a coach, mentor, and guide.
M.S., LCMHC, CWC, Integrative Mental & Physical Health Specialist