Maria Leonor Malca

Fairfax, VA 22031

My passion is in helping clients achieve a healthier lifestyle through wellness and fitness. I'm a strong believer that when people start to appreciate how the body feels after movement and proper breathing, they can live life to the fullest! An important component is proper nutrition which enhances the activity of your choice, whether you practice Yoga, Zumba, or running. What we eat is how your fuel your system and I feel it is wise to understand the impact on workouts, as you start to understand the relationship developed with food. Besides the fitness world I am an Office Ergonomics Specialists, I make your office, home and environment feel adequate to your body needs. A better posture leads to a better quality of life! I can help you.
I have been working with the senior population for over 5 years, became FAI certified! also teach seated yoga and specialized in working with the Parkinson's population.

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IDEA Member

About Me

Degrees

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Verified
Expires: Aug 16, 2021
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
Verified
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 3)
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
balanced-body - Balanced Body® Mat Module 1
Verified
Yoga Alliance - E-RYT 200
Pending Verification
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association
American Red Cross
Expires: May 08, 2021

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Maria Leonor's Locations

World Bank Fitness Center

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 22034

The Virginian - Retirement home

9229 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031

East Meets West Yoga Center

8227 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 310
Vienna, VA 22182

Additional Information

Rate

$70.00 / hr, One on One training home visits

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience

26-30

Awards & Accomplishments

  • World Bank Fitness Center Instructor 34 Years

Languages Spoken

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Gender

Female

3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Courtney Hartford on Oct 01, 2019

    Maria has been the fitness instructor for our corporate office.
    She is full of positive energy and enthusiasm for fitness and health! She has taught a number of sessions at our company including: yoga, HIT, strength and core, mindfulness relaxation, boot camp and more! I highly recommend Maria if you are looking for a positive, well rounded fitness and health enthusiast!!

  • by Tom Kozlowski on Jul 13, 2019

    For several years Maria has been my fitness counselor on a variety of exercise programs to improve my overall health. While the exercise programs are conducted in a class setting, Maria makes sure each student receives personalized attention, motivating and encouraging everyone to improve performance. She is constantly assessing each student’s strengths and weaknesses and adjusts her instruction accordingly. Her excellent knowledge and experience are evident as Maria patiently encourages each student to strive for peak performance. Rather than being satisfied with the same exercise routine, Maria researches new and exciting exercise theories to incorporate into our program. Coupled with her smile, positive energy and sense of humor, Maria’s approach makes me look forward to each session!

    Response by Maria Leonor Malca on Jul 15, 2019

    Dear Tom,
    Thank you for all your support over the years! You are a True Champ! love having you in class, always trying new things with me an encouraging everyone to stay put!!! You are an inspiration!

  • by Lloyd Griffiths on Jul 10, 2019

    I have worked with Maria for the past three years. Our interaction has involved both group exercises and yoga classes. She is terrific. Her enthusiasm is unbounded and her knowledge of the various aspects of physical fitness is first rate. She has patience, is very observant, and clearly loves her work. Perhaps equally importantly, Maria has a great sense of humor. I recommend her highly to anyone who is exercising to improve their physical fitness level or is working through a physical therapy program. In my experience, it is often difficult to maintain one's commitment to an exercise regimen over the long haul. Maria provides a strong motivation to work out because of the many benefits offered by her classes. I find myself looking forward to working with her and feel that something important is missing on those occasions where I have have been unable to attend one of her classes. She has my highest rating.

    Response by Maria Leonor Malca on Jul 15, 2019

    Dear Lloyd,
    Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy and proud of you for your consistency to the program! you are one of my true champs of the programs!!