My name is Maria Palladino and I am originally from Naperville, IL. Although I am a Midwesterner at heart, I moved to California in 2016 and have been loving Los Angeles ever since. East Hollywood has a special place in my heart and I have lived on the east side of LA my entire tenure here.
I have been an athlete my entire life with my favorite activites being in the water: swimming and water polo. I grew up playing basketball, soccer, and softball, but swimming and water polo stole my heart. I competitively swam for my entire childhood, and although I wasn't introduced to water polo until middle school, I purused the sport while playing for the Club Water Polo Team at the University of Iowa. Go Hawkeyes!
My passion for fitness truly began when I started training for my first marathon back in 2018. Running the Chicago Marathon changed my entire life, and changed my perspective on movement itself. Our bodies can do incredible things, and we can truly do anything we put our minds to.
While working with me, I approach my sessions with a curious mind and the intention of learning just as much from you as you may learn from me. I have a passion for connecting with other humans, and inspiring them to grow daily into the best and strongers versions of themselves. I hope to bring a bit of joy to your day, meet you where you are, and I am here to support you in every step of this fitness journey.
I'm so excited to work with you!
My favorite exercise
Bodyweight Squats, Pulse Squats, Shoulder Press, Swimming, Walking, Running, and Tennis
My favorite quote
"Don't let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth
“The truth will set you free but first it’ll piss you off.” - Gloria Steinem
"What a thing to be human." - "Look at Her Now" by Selena Gomez
“Being human is not hard because you're doing it wrong, it's hard because you're doing it right. You will never change the fact that being human is hard, so you must change your idea that it was every supposed to be easy.” - "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle
My training philosophy
I am here to meet you where you are, with a mindful, curious and non-judgmental lens. I will brining my beginner's mind to every session, where I will be your biggest supporter, and will learn just as much from you as you will learn from me.
My training experience
I received my NASM Personal Training Certificate in 2020 and am currently on my way to receiving my Nutrition Certification in 2022.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Sports Performance Training
- Myofascial Release
- Stress Reduction
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED/First Aid, Nutrition Certification
Bachelor's Degree in Spanish, Bachelor's Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications
Who I Especially Like Working With
Additional Languages Spoken
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
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