Maria Faires

Sammamish, WA 98075

Maria Faires, RD has the remarkable distinction of being a Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Exercise Specialist with over twenty years in the Health and Fitness Industry. As the owner of Active Nutrition, her fitness and consulting private practice, she provides highly personalized nutrition services and personal training for her in-home clients and in her private studio. Maria offers a personal, practical approach for all levels of experience. Her programs integrate nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training into individually-tailored plans to help develop and maintain a body full of energy and free from unnecessary injury. Through her scientifically oriented consulting practice, Maria provides a variety of cutting-edge nutrition and fitness services such as fitness hikes and grocery store tours, all designed to improve individuals’ quality of life and help them achieve optimal health. Maria acts as a consultant to her client community, authors nutrition and fitness articles and speaks to the community to offer her expertise and broad based support. Maria’s focus on delivering scientifically-based nutrition and fitness services continues to be a very timely and popular interest by individuals and corporations alike, making her a sought-after expert source for speaking engagements. Maria has become a highly regarded medical expert within the health care community on issues such as nutrition, weight management, fitness and wellness. Maria has worked as a Sports Nutritionist for several health clubs, as Chief Nutrition Educator for Group Health, Director of Clinical Nutrition and Food Services for a medical facility, and as Nutrition Specialist for NutriSystem Weight Loss Clinic. Her experiences in private practice include counseling for cardiac disease and prevention, sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition, clinical nutrition, diabetes education and weight-loss. Organizations American Dietitic Association American Council on Exercise Education/Credentials Maria earned a Bachelor’s degree from Whitworth College in Food and Nutrition Science and is a Cum Laude graduate of Eastern Washington University with a second Bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is certified as a Personal Trainer and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist by the highly regarded American Council on Exercise, and is CPR and ‘Mountain Outdoor First Aid’ certified by the Seattle Mountaineers and American Red Cross.

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About Me


  • Clinical Nutrition, Whitworth College
  • Nutrition/Registered Dietitian, Eastern Washington University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: May 31, 2021
ACE - Clinical Exercise Specialist
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CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Nov 30, 2018

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Nov 30, 2018

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$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

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2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on Aug 08, 2012

    Maria is an excellent personal trainer and registered dietitian. And what a combination of certifications. She helps me with both nutrition and exercise. And I have gotten great results: I lost over 45 pounds and have made the changes that i need to maintain this weight loss and fitness level for life! Maria is simply the very best.