Maria Melendez

I'm an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Independent Team Beachbody Coach. I love to help people find the FUN in getting FIT. There are so many great programs out there. I am working towards my own personal fitness goals and would love to help you with yours.

About Me


Certifications / Trainings

AAAI-ISMA - STRIDE Instructor Certification
Expires: 2013-02-19 08:00:00 UTC
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Expires: 2016-02-23 08:00:00 UTC
PB11 - Turbo Kick Instructor Training
Not Verified
Expires: 2012-01-31 08:00:00 UTC
Zumba® - Zumbatomic for Kids
Not Verified
Zumba® - Aqua Zumba
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Toning
Not Verified
Anna Rita Sloss Enterprise - Hot Hula Fitness
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Insurance Co.

Additional Information


$50.00 / hr, base rate for weekdays, rate subject to increase for weekends/nights

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English , Spanish



4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Elsie Valentin on Jul 22, 2011

    I have enjoyed being part of the Zumba classes that Maria has taught, on and off for the past two years. It has been an exciting experience working out to this new form of exercise when Maria is teaching. She has been an inspiration and encourager everytime I have participated in her classes. The energy level from beginning to end is non-stop, full of an enjoyable hour filled workout session. Her teaching technique is absolutely smooth and easily understandable from the first step to the last. The fun and joy she expresses while performing these steps is felt and totally experienced in a way, that it allows me to forget the work out and fully enjoy zumba-ing.... I have just signed up for another 10 sessions and look forward to maintaining a healthy fitness lifestyle. I have lost 25 lbs and counting and am confident that I will continue to be driven because of the successful fitness instructor that is Maria. Her passion and love for what she does is evident and will continue to make me return for more. Elsie Valentin (Elizabeth, NJ)

  • by Wanda Williams on Jul 19, 2011

    Maria is a great Zumba instructor. She is very personable and delivers a great workout. I was not sure about taking the class being overweight and over 50, but I was wrong and look forward to the classes. It is addicting. My family was so curious about this class I was taking that we have made it a family affair and about ten of us go to class together. Thanks Maria we love your dedication and party spirit.

    Wanda Williams

  • by Kat Rivera on Jul 13, 2011

    Maria is an awsome Zumba instructor and she brings excitement and energy to her classes. She works hard at making people feel comfortable ad helping them work at their own level of physical activity .. Her class is super fun and I will never be the same I'm totally addicted .. If your looking for a fun and exciting way to keep in shape look no further !! Maria is the best ...

    Kat Rivera

  • by Lissett Oliveri on Jul 13, 2011

    Maria has been an absolute inspiration in my weight loss journey. Her valuable assistance has helped me lose 54 pounds. She has guided and shown me ways to stay healthy, and infuse fun with my fitness.

    I have taken her classes. I have loved them so much I became a Zumba instructor myself.

    I high recommend Maria. She is an asset to any fitness facility. Her wonderful nature and love for fitness is infectious.

    I am blessed to have met her..