About Me

Dr. Maria Luque is a health educator and fitness expert that specializes in helping women in mid-life take charge of their own wellness as they transition through menopause. A native of Germany, Dr. Luque pursued a career driven by a passion for health and fitness. After her service in the US Air Fo... more less
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
BA Linguistics, Erlangen, Germany
Master's Degree Health science/health education, TUI
PhD Health science/health education, Trident University
Years Experience
11-15 years
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
NCHEC - Health Education Specialist Certification
Agency Unavailable
American Safety and Health Institute
American Safety and Health Institute
Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co

Maria's Locations

The HEAT Boot Camp - Trainer/Instructor
422 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704

Additional Information

Rate
$65.00 / hr
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
Graduated Suma Cum Laude with Master of Science in Health Education
Graduated Magna Cum Laude PhD in Health Sciences
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
Gender
Female

Client Reviews/Comments

7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by April Riggs on Nov 29, 2010

    I should start by saying that I do not pay to workout anywhere as a rule and was invited to a free class of Maria's almost 2 years ago. I've never looked back. She makes working out fun and challenging and pushes you in a positive way as opposed to making things uncomfortable. Maria is always looking for new ways to challenge her classes and keeps the lines of communication open so we all feel comfortable discussing what we are doing.
    Maria knows a lot about fitness and nutrition and is happy to share her knowledge to help others live a healthy life. I love her and Fitness Unleashed.

    Response by Maria Luque on Nov 29, 2010

    The 6 pm bootcamps would be oh so bland without you...you bring all the colors of the rainbow with you wherever you go!!! I have nothing but love for you Ms. April!

  • by Whitney Wilkins on Oct 05, 2010

    Ok – let’s be honest. I started bootcamp because I wanted to lose weight. No other reasons, just pure vanity. Little did I know that not only would the pounds melt off, but that I would genuinely look forward to working out and feel so good on the inside! Maria is awesome. Her dedication to clients, amazing upbeat attitude and plethora of fitness knowledge is incomparable. If the gym environment just isn’t your thing, then Fitness Unleashed is.

    Response by Maria Luque on Oct 05, 2010

    Whitney, bootcamp would only be have as fun without you! Your attitude is always fabulous and you amaze me continuously with your improvements. It's people like you that make my job so rewarding and FUN! More bootie-kicking coming your way ;)

  • by Minerva Camarena Skeith on Sep 24, 2010

    I have been participating in Maria's boot camp for just a year. I have really enjoyed the workouts and the camaraderie. It is a place that no matter your fitness level you will be challenged and supported. I just recently turned 40 and thanks to the weekly workouts my body feels ten years younger.

    Response by Maria Luque on Sep 26, 2010

    Minerva, you are the perfect example that even only once per week resistance training can show results if done consistently. You just have to stick with it. Thanks for your continued support!

  • by Shelly Leuzinger on Sep 23, 2010

    I'm a 48 year-old woman, who likes being fit, but doesn't like big gyms or barking coaches. Maria has created the funnest workout routine that I've ever experienced. She encourages, doesn't bully, you to go that extra mile. And you will because it's fun and it feels good. I have muscles now and feel strong. If I miss a workout, I feel like something's missing from my day. Thanks Maria. You're the best fitness coach ever!

    Response by Maria Luque on Sep 26, 2010

    Shelley, we'll keep those muscles growing ;) I'm glad you continue to have fun. It sure is fun for me too.

  • by Deborah Tate on Sep 22, 2010

    I'm a 46-year old woman who hadn't done any exercise in 7 years (pregnancy, baby, mommyhood, etc). Maria's twice-a-week classes have helped me get back in shape and lose two sizes (from a 14 to a 10). Her positive attitude and effective, efficient workouts have kept me coming back for over a year. Maria closely monitors my form and progress, so she can continue to challenge me appropriately while making sure I work out safely. The atmosphere at Fitness Unleashed is friendly and motivating.

    Maria really is the best!

    Response by Maria Luque on Sep 22, 2010

    Deborah, it has been so much fun to see you reach such amazing results. You have stuck with it regularly and your results are proof that regular workouts, even if only twice per week, will show results. Keep it up! Thanks for being part of our fun group and always bringing your fabulous analytical mind :)

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