To have a healthy lifestyle, one must set goals, accept challenges and be able to push the body beyond the limits! I strive every day to inspire and encourage others to accomplish their fitness goals!
Here are some testimonials that demonstrate the impact that I have had to inspire those around me.
Classes, Personal Training, Workshops
I had the pleasure of working with Maria for several years when I was managing a Pittsburgh health club. Her professionalism was a constant; her motivational skills are bar none; and her true caring for individuals is never demeaning or disparaging, only uplifting. A client of hers wants to succeed because the reward of her excitement is pure inspiration.
I’ve met many, many trainers in my 10 year health career. I relied on Maria for my own personal victories because she is, quite simply, the finest in the field.
Jaime Bongiorno, Pittsburgh, PA
Maria is a fitness guru.
When it comes to training, she's my # 1 source. Her precise moves target all my needed areas. She always keeps me going with fun and dynamic routines. I am lost without her and her amazing workouts!
Thank you Maria for always kicking me into shape!
Sheri Marron, Ney York, NY
Maria’s workouts are fresh and invigorating with innovating movements that I had never done before and I have been training for 30 years! I see definite changes in my body. Maria has sculpted my waistline and I am tighter and leaner. She always teaches a new workout, so the workouts are always challenging and interesting. She hits spots that never get touched in the weight room. Her attitude is always sweet and accommodating- but deadly during the workout! I eagerly look forward to the days I do her classes. If you want to change your body for the better, you MUST try Maria's classes!!!!
Audrey Bennati, Chicago, IL
Maria has been a huge X-factor in making my hockey teams successful. She has an immediate impact on the athletic performance of the players, as we always see a dramatic increase in speed, power, and stamina, as well as a drastic decrease in injuries. Her workouts are interactive and energetic, with a fast tempo that always keeps the players working. Maria even adds intangibles through personal challenges and team-building activities, yielding a stronger mental focus and a tight-knit group. The results alone prove Maria’s value: multiple division titles, league championships, and national tournament appearances.
College Hockey Coach
Maria has an innate ability to know what her class wants/needs and always targets the "hard to get areas" in a way that may appear less painful, but we always feel it the next day. She communicates with her class and informs us all what we are doing and always pushes us to the limit. She is systematic, generous, attentive and always introducing new moves into the class.
I, along with many other people, are addicted to her class, her innovative moves, and her music is always updated. Maria Sollon is a true star and her energy dazzles us all.
Nina Migel, Miami Beach, FL
Plyo Pilates DVD
Maria’s Plyo Pilates class is a very powerful work out. It will shape and tone your body very rapidly and noticeably. The pace is quick yet it has a very smooth flow. The varied movements target and awaken all these muscles you might have forgotten you had, especially your deep abdominals. Your core is constantly engaged and all the while you are elongating and stretching. In this class you work your body very intensely and deeply. I love this work-out for the results I get.
Advice: bring a towel! (even though you might not have time to use it….)
Alexandria, Coral Gables, FL
Plyo-Pilates is an innovative and energetic workout that combines flexibility, strength, and cardio all in 1 workout. You really feel like you get a complete workout and find new ways to target 'problem areas' and 'hard to reach' places! It changed the shape of my body and helped me develop longer, leaner muscles. It also improved my balance and flexibility tremendously.
Not only is it a great workout, but Maria makes it FUN! Her positive encouragement and high energy make the workout time pass quickly. She really pushes you to do your best. Doing plyo-Pilates and other workouts with Maria has changed my level of body awareness and has permanently elevated me to a new level of exercise. ...Thank you, Maria! You are THE BEST!!!"
Stephanie Passe, Coconut Grove, FL
Groovy Sweat Series DVD
Maria, being an amazing trainer, has developed a unique style. Unlike any other video, this complete body workout happens without you realizing it. It has improved my core, balance and strength. In fact her video has rehabbed me through two hip replacements. Maria appeals to all levels and has a personal touch. The best part is I put the tape in and I workout with Maria anytime... anywhere. It is the best and she is the best!
Janice Sollon, Canonsburg, PA