Maria Thornhill

Group Fitness Manager

Group Fitness Manager Maria brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from the University of the Philippines. She has numerous fitness certifications, including from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), the International Sports Conditioning Association, and the American Aerobic Association International-International Sports Medicine Association. She also is certified in TRX training and kettlebell instruction. She is a certification examiner for the AFAA.

In addition to Group Fitness management, Maria worked individually with clients as a personal trainer. Prior to her career in the fitness industry, she spent time in human resource management.

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Maria’s extensive background helps her create a Group Fitness program to meet the Center’s diverse needs. She and her team offer the latest collection of classes with a selection to meet all fitness levels. Exciting trends in music and movement are incorporated into a supportive, fun environment. Fitness is transformed to time with friends that just happens to get you into the best shape ever.

In her leisure, Maria loves to watch old movies. She enjoys fine dining, shopping (especially antiquing), long-distance running, hiking, and camping. Her favorite food indulgence: dark chocolate.

Maria considers herself an adrenaline junkie. She thrives from her active lifestyle. She strives to help members do the same through an inspiring Group Fitness program.


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