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What was your biggest lesson learned from this challenge?
“The biggest lesson that I learned from this challenge was acceptance. I’ve learned to accept my body and to stop comparing myself to fit women on magazines or TV. Being fit is not only about tone muscles and hardcore abs, fitness is part of healthy lifestyle that involves feeding your body nutritious food, taking rest when needed, and finding a balance when life becomes overwhelming. For me being fit is a mental, sometimes we focus to much on the way we look instead of how we feel. Before the challenge, I was obsessed with getting a six pack, which is great to have a goal and be driven by it; however, I was missing the big picture of why I am working out and why I chose to eat healthy…because I want to be healthy. The challenge truly allowed me to feel great both mentally and physically.”Bibiana Avendano, South Florida
My very first #onlinefitness clients Chelsea Halsted. She’s stuck with me from the BEGINNING relaxed and I thought I was busy. This medical student makes it work! Hustling thru residencies while managing a healthy lifestyle & grinding through my #HIIT workouts online and even squeezing in my #60dayonlinefit challenge.Chelsea Halsted, Michigan
Learning to LOVE the process it takes to get to my end result was something I found myself enjoying. I feel stronger, healthier, and more fit altogether which enables my children to grow up in an environment where being healthy is part of LIFE.Maria Tumanjan, South Florida
#TheMariaMethod workouts have been a part of my #routine for a few years now. They’ve helped me train for a half marathon, a triathlon, slowly return from a lower back injury, and now get me prepped for the ultimate marathon of #childbirth. 35 weeks pregnant and with Maria’s modifications I can still make them work. They may not look pretty anymore but they still count. Here’s to many more #MeltdownandMuscleUp #HIIT workouts with my dogs AND a baby by my side. #physicaltherapist #dpt #safeworkouts #workoutwithme #fitnessathome #fitnesstrainer #homefitness #pregnancyfitness #onlinefitness #onlineworkouts #exercisevideos #homeworkout #fitspo #mondaymotivationNicole Hoag, North Carolina
Maria has changed the way I workout! Everyday is something different so I am never bored! I love that she’s personalized my workouts to my wants/needs, and, also is helping me build my own workouts. She has become a coach, a mentor, a friend, and has inspired me to become a fitness instructor. I’ve learned proper form, what exercises are more harmful than beneficial, and how to break the exercise down in order to build it back up. I would highly recommend Maria to my family and friends! Thanks for a great push into a healthier lifestyle and helping me feel confident about my body while still remaining humble!Leah Rubinstein, South Florida
“Yoga HIIT is a fantastic combination of strength and stretching. I love how Maria pairs the HIIT exercise movements to a Yoga stretch movement and of course explains the reasoning/benefits for doing so. Totally the best of two worlds, especially for someone like me who is maintaining recovery from an ACL repair. I would highly recommend Yoga HIIT and you really can’t beat the convenience too.”Lauren Dressel, South Florida