Maria is an avid learner, athlete, and coach of olympic weightlifting. She began lifting in early 2015 and has competed at several meets at the local and national level. Her favorite part of the sport is the mental commitment, it takes more then just strength and brute force to be a successful weightlifter. The dedication to diet, sleep, and a continued learning has been a wonderful lifestyle change and continues to fuel her passion for the sport of weightlifting.

Maria has experience programming and coaching for members on the Elite Barbell Team in the gym and during competitions. As a coach she enjoys seeing her athletes take pride in themselves and surpass their goals. She coaches the fundamentals of weightlifting class for any new athletes to the club. She offers personalized programming and personal training sessions for athletes of any level.