Maria has been working in the health and wellness field since 2003. She began as a mental health and life skills counselor for youth and eventually expanded into nutrition, fitness, and mindset work. She is the CEO of Be A Better You Fitness, a company offering fitness training, nutritional counseling, seminars, and wellness retreats. Maria also works closely with the medical professionals at Replenish Health and Wellness Center of Huntington, NY, providing patients with comprehensive anti-aging, integrative, and conventional medicine. Maria has had a passion for reading and writing since early childhood. She has combined that passion with her desire to help others by writing for Health Digest and Mashed, along with multiple other publications. In 2018 published her first self-help book, BABY STEPS, a realistic guide that helps people work on their health. Other roles in Maria's life include wife, mother, animal lover, and self-proclaimed sweatpants enthusiast.