Client Testimonials

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Personal Trainer Reviews
“Maya’s personal commitment to always have new and innovative workouts, and her work ethic has made a lasting impression. She has been a very positive influence in keeping me focused through the years. She is super passionate about her work and does an excellent job creating custom tailored workouts. …PLUS, I love her red hair!”
—Mrs. Elyse Lanier (Houston/Malibu)
“Maya’s energy is boundless! Unlike any other trainer I have worked with Maya was able to teach me how to connect my mind, my breath, and my muscles in a way that makes every movement I perform count. She has so much knowledge about the human body and is constantly learning about new and innovative training techniques that she then incorporates into very personal workouts for her clients. Maya has truly impacted my life.”
—Kelli Kickerillo (Los Angeles/ Houston)

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“Maya’s immense knowledge of fitness and lifestyle coaching has enabled her to successfully create individualized exercise programs to meet the needs of her clients as a Personal Trainer at The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel.”
—Pat Davis, Senior Director of Spas for North America at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Senior Spa Director at Four Seasons Resort Maui
“I have been training with Maya for ten years. She is one of the most dedicated and talented instructors I have had the pleasure of working with. She is innovative and motivating and she is always responsive to my specific needs. Throughout our time together, I have made consistent progress. Maya always strives to keep up with the new advances in her field. Her emphasis on stretching exercises is a major benefit to me. I would most highly recommend Maya to anyone seeking a talented and sweet-natured trainer.”
—David Appel (Los Angeles/ Toronto)
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“Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica sent Maya to train me and I’ve been able to keep it up for five years now! Maya’s workout style is fun, energetic, and demanding and I always looked forward to my workouts with her. Maya has a high energy level and always kept my workouts interesting! Some of the benefits of working with her include losing over 30 lbs., an increase in flexibility and the building up of muscles in my weaker areas such as around the rotator cuff!”
—Edward L. Glazer (Los Angeles/Boston, MA)
“Never would I do these exercises by myself. Maya always brings the newest equipment, balls, bands, and weights. She is better than going to a gym! I have had many trainers, both male and female, and Maya is by far the most competent, professional, and creative one I’ve had. I am never bored, annoyed, or irritated. She does it right!”
—Lonnie Israel (Beverly Hills)
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“Maya is a major plus on planet Earth! She’s best described as bubbling over with optimistic joy, laughter, and enthusiasm. She has helped me feel glad to be vitally alive!”
—Barbara K. Polland, Ph.D., M.F.T. (Los Angeles)
“I would describe Maya as highly knowledgeable, cheerful, and very encouraging in our time training together. I chose to work with Maya because of her unsurpassed professionalism and willingness to try whatever has to be done and to accomplish my health and wellness goals.”
—Carole Merritt (Topanga, CA/NYC)