“Don’t be afraid to be a beginner.” In 2014, Maria joined Intrepid gym in search for a new workout regimen and since then has been an active member who brings competition to every single class. Maria, has always been very competitive and held a deep love for lifting. In 2017, Maria competed in the United States Powerlifting Association and will be competing in the near future. Maria has a strong background in High-intensity interval training, olympic lifting, strength and conditioning and powerlifting. Maria’s mission is to empower others to challenge their limits, to obtain their goals, and to become stronger than they were yesterday. You can catch Maria either taking a class, taking over a rack or teaching her energetic classes.