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About Maria

Hi, my name is Maria DeCesare. I am an ACE certified personal trainer with 15 years experience helping  people improve their overall health and fitness and athletes improve sports performance. Since then, I have been working with clients in all age groups, youth to older adults. My method of training includes a variety of exercises designed for beginners to the more advanced. All training sessions include mobility and flexibility work, strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. 
My objectives are to create a safe and effective workout for each client's individual needs. Sessions are held in a private gym or online virtual training. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Posture
  • Sports Performance Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

BLS in CPR from American Heart Association, CPR/AED

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Men, Middle-aged, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, High Blood Pressure, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica

Additional Languages Spoken


Address Provided Upon Booking

Toms River, NJ 08754

No Gym Membership Needed!

Maria is the greatest trainer anyone could ever wish for. Very professional, dedicated, most interested in providing the highest level of personalized workout adopted from experts in the field.


I'm a 69-year- old woman who has been training with Maria for 3+ years now. She really knows her stuff! She takes pains to stay current with professionals online and elsewhere and is a continuous learner. As you probably know, various exercises are embraced by the training world, only to be discredited a few years later as the injuries start to show up. Maria uses her extensive knowledge of the body and her research to stay ahead of this curve, providing an extra layer of safety while also keeping workouts fresh and updated. Maria really cares about her clients, too. She has seen me through a knee replacement and an auto accident which affected my shoulder, always checking in with me about what I'm feeling and modifying the exercises so that I get maximum benefit as I heal. I can't recommend her enough!


Maria has been my trainer for many years. She loves being a trainer and it shows when you are. Working out With her. She is always try’ing new routines and new equipment to keep you motivated and interested. Her workout routine is tough and challenging, but you feel great afterwards. I would recomend her services highly.

Laura m.

I highly recommend Maria. She is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. She designs the program after assessing your physical capabilities and then and only then dose she design a program that is specific to your needs and goals. I have been with Maria for several years and she has helped me to maintain and improve my overall condition. Maria G

Maria G.

I would highly recommend Maria to anyone seeking to improve their overall physical wellness. She has the knowledge and skills . Her classes are one on one. My goals were to improve my strength, balance and flexibility. Maria developed a specific program to fit my age (75+) and my goals. Maria and I have achieved all of these goals. My overall health has improved with each session. I'm happy and my doctor's are too.


I have been training with Maria for about six years. I am in my early 60s, and have had some issues with knee and back injuries. When I started I had back pain, no upper arm strength, and was pretty stiff. She focused a lot on improving my flexibility and endurance. She is very cautious with injured or painful areas. Her workouts are tailored to one’s personal needs. They are challenging; she encourages you to push yourself, but is mindful of any limitations. I am in better shape now than I was 20 years ago. I would highly recommend Maria!

Elizabeth .

I started 270 pounds and not feeling well of my health. I ask Maria what can I do to start my journey she thought me so much it open my eyes to so many things like from nutrition labels and learning how to read them to exercise programs that’s best fit me starting slow with light weights to great programs heavy weights that never could do myself. Well today at 160 pounds feeling amazing can’t tell you how amazing and perfect the journey was for me thanks again Maria for all you do and how well you do it and giving someone the strength and support!

Lizbeth .

Maria is very understanding and also encouraging. I had been hurt prior to my first session with her and she worked With my limitations.


Maria trains my 13 yr. old son. He is an aspiring athlete. Could not ask for a better trainer to teach the foundation and correct form to prevent injury and build speed and strength. My son leaves sore but with a feeling of accomplishment. She really knows her stuff and is a full of energy and morivation. She is patient and enthusiastic. Highly recommend. Young athletes will truly benefit from her expertise.

John .

Maria is great. She had me work every muscle group on our first appointment. She is adamant about proper form to prevent injuries and explains everything in great detail. I had an excellent workout and look forward to working with Maria going forward!

Lisa L.

Awesome Experience! Session was great and I look forward to returning. Maria focuses on proper body alignment and technique to prevent injuries while providing a full body workout. I highly recommend her!

Lisa L.

Very pleased! I am so impressed by Maria’s knowledge, skill and dedication. I am in my 60s with some medical issues and I feel completely comfortable that she understands my body, what I can safely do and how to get results. She pays close attention to form and emphasizes the mind body connection. Our workouts are thorough and she keeps detailed notes on my progress. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Phyllis O.

My personal trainer is the best! Maria Decesere is my third trainer in my life AND the BEST trainer EVER! Knowledgeable and professional but even more, very sensitive to a client’s fitness needs. THANK YOU Fyt for connecting us.

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