Maria’s career path stems from her passion for sport and fitness that began at the age of 15. Her first sport was Field Hockey which provided her with an athletic foundation and a gateway into fitness that defines her today. Maria enjoyed many successes throughout the 18 years she played Field Hockey. She now competes against herself in various running and biking events. Her successes have not come easy. Maria has been disadvantaged by muscle imbalances that are secondary from a birth defect in her lower spine. Her drive to remain competitive drives her to develop the strength and stability that reduces injury risk and matches the physical demands of the activity has been pivotal in her success.

Maria’s identity is also defined by her love for outdoor adventures in the form of hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and mountaineering. Her craving for the outdoors is mostly satisfied by her endurance training but she has the need to be in the alpine. Maria is thrilled to share her experiences and demonstrate that despite physical disadvantages one can yield outstanding outcomes.

Maria earned a degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia. She continues to develop herself as a professional and athlete. She is a Somatic Educator and has over 16 years experience designing and implementing exercise programs for performance, health and rehabilitation for people of all ages and abilities. In the capacity of an Athletic Trainer, Maria has had the opportunity to work with several Women’s hockey teams and Men’s Lacrosse teams that have competed at national events including the Esso Women’s Nationals, National Women’s U18 Challenge and Presidents Cup Championships.

She was awarded Trainer of the year from the Western Lacrosse Association in 2004 and 2005. She has also attended countless amateur events such as the BC winter games and selection camps.

Maria’s philosophy is to design and coaching programs that have a purpose. She will help you identify a meaningful goal and then guide you thereby enhancing your freedom to move and perform. Her programs bridge the gap between performance skills and the physical demands required by that goal, a formula that inevitably leads to your success.

Maria earned a degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia. She continues to develop herself as a professional and athlete. She is a Somatic Educator and has over 16 years experience designing and implementing exercise programs for performance, health and rehabilitation for people of all ages and abilities. In the capacity of an Athletic Trainer, Maria has had the opportunity to work with several Women’s hockey teams and Men’s Lacrosse teams that have competed at national events including the Esso Women’s Nationals, National Women’s U18 Challenge and Presidents Cup Championships.

She was awarded Trainer of the year from the Western Lacrosse Association in 2004 and 2005. She has also attended countless amateur events such as the BC winter games and selection camps. Maria’s philosophy is to design and coach programs that have purpose. She will help you identify a meaningful goal and then guide you there by enhancing your freedom to move and perform. Her programs bridge the gap between performance skills and the physical demands required by that goal, a formula that inevitably leads to your success.

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