MAYA

26 years of experience
Mom of 3
Sports instructor with Israeli Commando Units
Passionate about nutrition and diet

DISCIPLINE
As a mom of three children I understand what it takes to fire on all cylinders and how difficult it can be to carve time out to focus on exercise and living healthy. I work with my clients to create small changes that can have a big impact.
I want you to be healthy and with that comes immense satisfaction and happiness.
We will find solutions — not excuses — for you to accomplish your goals.

Your health is not a gift. You have to work every day for a healthy you.

– Maya

MY BACKGROUND
I was the Israeli champion for the 200 meter dash in 1991. I served in the Israeli army for two years as a sports instructor for a special unit (commando) and trained pilots in the Air Force. I continued my education in wellness and health and earned a B.A degree in physical education. In NYC, I studied business at FIT college and I am a certified personal trainer and fitness coach. Currently, I am the CEO of Maya’s Fitness located in New York City with services that include Personal Training, Running Coaching, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi at your home, gym or neighborhood parks.

MY PASSION
My primary passion is to motivate my clients to find their healthy weight, stay in shape, get ready for big life events, like getting married, preparing for marathons or shedding pounds after pregnancies or for teens training to make their school teams or for track and field. With a ambitious, positive mindset I help them find an inner balance and release daily stress.

Over the years I have also worked with clients who have special conditions, including:
Osteoporosis: I work with women and men with osteoporosis by tailoring specific programs for them to strengthen their bodies for healthier bones.
Diabetes & Heart Disease: Its important to keep moving to maintain blood sugar levels and for a healthy heart. Working on a steady but slow pace, I am able to keep these clients feeling healthy.
Pre-Natal & Post-Natal: Whether getting ready for a healthy delivery or recovering from one, I understand how to manage the life-changing event of motherhood. We set clear goals and work in a disciplined way to maintain them.
Injuries: I have worked with numerous clients recovering from various sports or accident injuries. Maintaining a steady pace, recovering slowly allows my clients to maintain long-term recovery and strength.

HOW I MANAGE TO KEEP FIT

I work out intensely. Once I feel the fire in my muscles, my workout starts
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I raise my heart rate to 90% of my target by doing intervals on any cardio machine — ask me why? 🙂
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I eat clean
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I do cardio 5 times a week
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I never, never, never give up!


HILLARY

Yoga Instructor

Hillary is a Midwesterner at heart, but a passion for performing brought her to New York City. Soon thereafter, she found herself in yoga class just as often as acting class and knew she wanted to help others find the perspective, balance and mindfulness she gained from her yoga practice.

Hillary received her 200hr certification from Sonic Yoga – Center for Yoga Studies as well as The Prenatal Yoga Center. She serves as the co-Director of Teacher Trainings at House of Jai and is the Operations Manager / Yoga Instructor for hOM. Hillary lives with the intention that yoga is a daily practice that can have a profound impact on all aspects of your life. She filled with immense gratitude to have found yoga and hopes to help you find your own journey as well.


ROSEANNE

Pilates Instructor

Rosanne has been a fitness professional for over 20 years. She was certified by Romana Kryznowska in 2003 and Power Pilates in 2009, and has experience working with all levels of fitness, including injuries, injury prevention, rehabilitation and pre- and post-natal clients. Rosanne believes that with a solid foundation to move from, a body can be free of strain and pain and move freely. She is inspired by a love of movement and the body.


KIYOKO

Tai Chi Instructor

Sifu Kiyoko Kashiwagi is a certified teacher of William C.C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan. She was born and raised in Japan. She began practicing Tai Chi Chuan when she was 15. She earned a certificate for Tai Chi Chuan 24 Movements in Japan, and after moving to New York, she started studying traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with Grandmaster William Chi-Cheng Chen. With him, she practices Tai Chi Chuan Long Form 132 movements, Short Form 60 movements, Cheng Man-Ching 37 Form, Tai Chi Sword Form 64 movements, and Pushing hands. She also practices Tai Chi Cloudy Fan and Tai Chi Qigong 18 movements with Sifu Luis Molera. She is also a certified Qigong practitioner, and an accomplished dancer/choreographer.

Teaching Experiences
The City College of New York, University of Michigan, New York Athletic Club, The Nippon Club New York, The Swedish Institute, Center for Remembering and Sharing, and Individual private lessons