What others say about Dr. Maria Luque.
Women of all sizes and shapes and walks of life can—and do—suffer from body image issues. The messages that we are never fit enough, thin enough, or perfectly shaped enough threaten to suffocate our joy and keep us from living a full, active, happy life. Dr. Maria Luque provides the much-needed oxygen we need to take a deep breath and reassess those messages. To think differently about our bodies. To reject diet culture B.S. that isn’t even real. And to build a toolbox of mental strategies to build a better body image and healthier outlook for life.
Host of Feisty Menopause Podcast, NASM Certified Trainer,
USA Cycling Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach, Pro Off-road Racer, & Ironman Triathlete
It is with immense gratitude that I recommend Maria. Having her as my trainer over the years was a true gift, especially during the challenging phase of menopause. Maria's profound understanding and specialized expertise in assisting women through their menopausal stages proved invaluable to my physical and mental well-being. It wasn't just about the fitness routines; it was her unique blend of neuroplasticity techniques and strength-building exercises that truly set her approach apart. I genuinely believe that Maria is a significant and transformative force in our community. I eagerly anticipate seeing her extend her wisdom to an even broader audience, and I wholeheartedly believe that many others will benefit from her guidance as I have.
It is with immense gratitude that I recommend Maria. Having her as my trainer over the years was a true gift, especially during the challenging phase of menopause. Maria's Maria is an awesome trainer! Her infectious optimism makes exercise fun. She works hard to tailor her program to the client’s level and assists in setting realistic goals. Not only has she helped me achieve fitness goals she’s been my mentor for years. I highly recommend her services.
Maria is the VERY best! I’m so glad I’ve started training with her. I feel so much stronger (have some sort of ab muscle definition for the first time in my life!) and she keeps workouts so interesting and fun. They fly by!!! Could not recommend her highly enough!
In a sea of gyms, programs, trainers, I feel so fortunate to have met Maria Luque. I’m not an athletic person but I enjoy every workout with her. Ever positive, she makes exercise fun by bringing variety to each session. She has also taught me so much about physiology and the natural changes that come along in life. In an age where it seems there is no mystery left, it continues to surprise me how much I did not know about my own body. Maria is the best!
Maria is the absolute best! She is an incredibly creative and supportive coach. Her workouts are always challenging and interesting - I never get bored - and I easily get bored. But even more importantly, she is a compassionate champion who listens, is open to feedback, and challenges me to keep moving forward. I came to Maria a couple years post-menopause after having a coach who was really harsh and fought & judged me every step of the way. That was really hard and actually made me feel pretty terrible about myself. But with Maria - it has been the total opposite. She brings humour, and understanding to all your ups and downs. Not only do I feel seen, but I feel stronger than ever. Thank you Maria!
Maria listened well to what I was hoping to achieve in my workouts and my health goals. She set up a workout plan specifically for my needs and then made sure I was doing each exercise correctly so as to avoid injury. She checked in with me regularly through the app where all my workouts are posted. I can also track my progress in the app. I love working out at home and Maria has enabled me to do that with my goal in mind. Thanks Maria.
Lou Ann Bergessen
Maria is wonderful! She tailors everything to each client. Menopause is different for everyone, and Maria has taken the time to understand where I'm coming from and what my goals are. If you're looking for a fitness program that is impactful and manageable, Fitness in Menopause is the best!
My experience spans 17 + years working with FIM and Dr. Maria Luque. She has been my trainer since the start of my wellness journey when my children were little, and she has seen me all the way through menopause. It is because of Dr. Maria that at 56 years of age, I'm in the best shape of my life. The depth of her knowledge is incredible. I felt informed, prepared, and supported through all stages of my menopause. None of it took me by surprise or was even upsetting because Dr. Luque's approach is based on science and rejects the fiction of believing that women are no longer vital and resigned to decline. I'm so grateful to have found her and consider her a dear friend. And don't worry; you don't need to be approaching menopause to work with Dr. Maria. My advice is to begin your journey with her as soon as possible and expect the best because that's what you'll get.
I am a 78 year old male with a challenging health history. Part of the reason I am still alive and able to live independently is the work I have done over the years with Dr. Maria Luque. She has the academic and experiential background to adapt training to work around every impediment; even better, she is patient, kind, and a natural-born teacher. I recommend her highly.
Dr. Maria saw me through over a decade of perimeno and I didn't kill a soul! I'm not sure what the body count would've been w/o Maria's expertise, love and care. Post-memo, I still count on weekly workouts with Maria to keep my body and soul strong and healthy. Believe me - you're welcome world! Dr. Maria is the best!
Dr. Maria is a steward of information EVERY WOMAN should know about and learn. You are never too young....or old to understand your body and learn positive and empowering ways of staying strong, mentally and physically, through all stages of life. Not only is this stuff vitally important, Dr. Maria makes it fun and enjoyable. Just try not to laugh when you are around her!
Without a doubt, Dr. Maria Luque is one of the professionals I trust the most when it comes to my health and wellness. Two years ago as a mom to a then 18-month baby, I was suffering with a lot a back pain that was making mothering and lifting my baby almost impossible. After months of physical therapy, my physical therapist basically shrugged his shoulders and said he didn't know why I wasn't getting better. I knew I needed something different, and after a good amount of research, I found Dr. Maria. Within a month, my back pain was gone, and I can say that after 2 years of working 2-3 times a week with Dr. Maria, I am stronger now at 42 years old than I've ever been in my life, and I no longer have ongoing pain. Dr. Maria is one of those rare health and fitness professionals that combines extensive education with care, kindness and respect for what a woman needs as they get older. I trust her completely and know that she has my best health in mind each and every time we meet.
Maria is simply THE BEST!!!! I was lucky enough to stumble upon her at a time in my life when I never thought having a personal trainer was for me. I’d always been a fitness class at the gym kind of person. On a whim I tried her out and quickly realized what I’d been missing. The personal attention to my body, goals, and moment in life has proven essential. She’s helped me navigate getting in the best shape of my life, pregnancy, just doing the minimum for health and sanity as I balanced life, and recently getting back into shape at a social distance. Her passion for fitness meets you where you are and keeps it EXCITING AND FUN! I hated lifting weights until I met Maria.
Watch out! You think you're just having a good time and feeding off Maria's boundless energy and hilarious sense of humor and then all of a sudden you realize you've finished a challenging full body workout that met you exactly where you are. She's tricky like that, which is why she's the best. I just can't recommend Maria enough.
I've been working out with Maria for over 10 years and she's seen me through pre, peri, and post menopause. I look better and feel better than when I started. I still do biweekly workouts with her and I ain't never going back. She keeps me fit and sane. Maria is the best.
After 10+ years working out my body and psyche with Maria, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that she wakes up in the middle of the night just to dream up something unexpected and exciting to spring on her clients Thus, I have never been bored, always been inspired and never felt alone during my transition to menopause. If you’re over empty promises of eternal youth and suspect that radically fit aging might be more interesting, you’re correct! Reach out to Maria. You won’t be sorry.
Although Dr. Luque can’t squeeze your muscles for you, she can help you with just about everything else. Maria meets you where you are to design the right program for your body and inspires you to keep it together (i.e. be health-conscious) both inside and outside the gym. I hadn’t been inside a gym in years, and now I never want to miss a session - plus I’m looking pretty HOT these days thanks to Dr M!
I lived in Austin 2010-2011 and among the highlights (after Barton Springs and The Broken Spoke and street tacos) was working out with Maria. I had never engaged with a boutique kind of gym or work out before. In Maria’s classes I learned, I got strong, and I had a blast with other students. Dr. Luque is smart, always stretching, and incredibly kind and playful.
I look forward to my sessions with Dr. Maria all week! She’s good for the body and mind. She’s challenging, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Kind and energetic. You’d be lucky to get to know her in any capacity.
I’ve been a client of Maria Luque for at least a decade before menopause was on my horizon. I’m now postmenopausal and I continue to see her three times per week. There is no doubt that I have dodged the worst of “it” because of Dr. Luque. Fitness through menopause is key.
Talk about a life changing meeting! I met Dr. Luque 12 years ago through a work get-fit function and it was the best thing ever! If you’re like me, in order to get motivated and stay motivated, you have to really want to show up. Dr. Luque makes you want to do just that. Her knowledge on fitness, exercise and fun keeps you engaged and determined to keep coming back! I have lost weight, gained muscles and a great friend in Maria. BEST TRAINER EVER!
Dr. Luque needs more sessions! All Men and women need this info and Dr. L is an expert! We need more, more, more!
Give this woman MORE sessions and MORE time! Outstanding.
Excellent! Dr. Luque combines solid science with compassion and understanding of this special population group.
Ann Marie McQueen
Founder of Hotflash Inc
Maria is one of the real, good ones. She is the most switched-on person in the menopause-fitness space I've spoken to. She is open about her own experiences, she is reasonable, she is focused on all the right things and she's been studying and focused on this space for a long time. I'm really excited that she's launched this course, because women need her.
Dir. of Marketing Communications & PR, & Fmr Executive Editorof IDEA Health & Fitness Association
Maria Luque has been a go-to, clutch author and fitness expert for IDEA Health & Fitness Association for many years, and for many reasons. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she also lives and breathes fitness and wellness, and her curiosity about exercise physiology and all the different ways the human body (and mind) functions keeps her at the forefront of an evolving industry. Her thirst for knowledge and ability to dive deep into research and, more importantly, explain how and why it matters in a way that anyone can understand is one of her many superpowers.
Sandy Todd Webster
Fmr Editor in Chief of IDEA Health & Fitness Association
Dr. Luque and I worked on many agency-approved educational packages for fitness professionals over my many years at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She was this editor's ideal collaborator: An engaged academic and practitioner who understood the critical aspects of putting technical jargon into plain language and backing it up with practical examples. Maria has a gift for bringing science to life and making it immediately accessible for fitness professionals and their clientele. I learned so much from her research and writing!
Chief Training Director, Another Mother Runner
Maria is the rare and perfect combination of education, accessibility, and energy. In other words, she's exactly what women need as they find their balance, strength, and confidence in a new chapter of their lives. She makes you feel like you can totally rise to the challenge--and she's thrilled to help you along the way.
Jenn Salib Huber
RD, ND, Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Dietitian
Dr. Maria Luque brings a unique and balanced perspective to the conversation about fitness and health in menopause. As a two-time guest on my podcast, The Midlife Feast, the information she has shared about how women can redefine their relationship with exercise and strength training has been a literal breath of fresh air. There are very few people I recommend for reliable information about fitness and exercise in midlife, and Dr. Luque is at the top of that list!
Fitness and Nutrition Coach
Dr Maria Luque is a valuable resource in the menopause world and was a welcome guest on my podcast. I also consider her an ally and often discuss the latest research around menopause and how that can help our community. Often menopausal women have no idea where to start in their fitness journey and don't know how to parse down the complicated information around exercise into actionable steps. Maria helps women in menopause to understand how impactful exercise can be on many levels; from emotional wellbeing and improved quality of life, to positively helping with longevity and health outcomes.
Menopause Holistic Health Coach, Best-Selling Author, & Podcaster
I loved having Maria as a guest on the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast. She brings a deep understanding of menopause coupled with a passion for supporting women to go through this life transition equipped with the ability to stay strong mentally and physically. Maria has a strong emphasis on the importance of fun and that all movement is positive for our health and well-being through menopause and is a key factor in aging well.
Integrative Health & Sport Performance Coach
Dr. Maria Luque is a tremendous force of inspiration and value. Even months after our interview and successful launch of Perimenopausal Athletes and Beyond Masterclass Series, I refer back to those incredible moments of conversation that had a tremendous impact on me and the women I work with.
Host of the Positive Perimenopause Podcast
I loved chatting to Maria on my podcast, The Positive Perimenopause Podcast and found her honest approach to menopause so refreshing! Maria’s deep understanding of the challenges faced by women during perimenopause and menopause means that she knows how best to support them in a way that is both achievable and enjoyable.
Maria has been a guest on my Strong Mind, Strong Body podcast for two episodes, and if I could have her on as a regular guest contributor I would. Maria is committed to helping women through transitional stages in their lives, and she uses evidence-based information to guide her practice. She is authentic and approachable, and she is someone I would personally trust as a coach, mentor, and guide.
M.S., LCMHC, CWC, Integrative Mental & Physical Health Specialist