Before and Afters

before and afterS

Our clients just have to show up — we take care of the rest!

Ensure you are on the right track and sculpt the dream body YOU WANT under the guidance of caring, attentive female fitness trainers who have many years of training under their belt.

All transformations shown are a result of consistent workouts and healthy lifestyle and nutrition improvements!


  • lost 7% body fat
  • lost 2.25 inches off waist
  • improved posture
  • stronger back
  • defined glutes

I’ve been training with Maria for a few years now. She’s one of the most positive ppl you will ever meet with a heart of gold. I’ve noticed a tremendous change in my body composition and strength level and I have her, Tia, and Carmen to thank. Each one of these ladies train in a unique way and and I love working out with each one of them.


  • lost 7.8% body fat
  • lost 1.2 inches at the hips
  • shrank 2.5 inches at the waist
  • energy levels greatly improved
  • no longer need midday nap in between mommy duties
  • became stronger every week
  • went from 40 to 80 lb pulldowns
  • corrected anterior pelvic tilt for higher glute and core engagement
  • reduced thigh cellulite
  • improved posture

Maria Lee is one of the best trainers I have even seen. She is super professional, motivated, and delighting. I have trained with for half year, twice a week, and my body fat has decreased 8% with her help. I am never bored with her training; She cares about the trainees, she tries the best to push the limits, and she listens to your needs.

The best thing about training with her is she is always so caring. When I missed a class without notice, she messaged me to check if I was ok. All in all, if you want to gain strength, lose fat, build muscles, and falling in love with weights, she is the best choice for you!


  • lost 4.6 lbs
  • lost 5% body fat in 2.5 months
  • lost 2.75 inches at the waist
  • corrected anterior pelvic tilt
  • improved posture so shoulder width grew by 0.85 inches
  • built thicker upper arms and thighs


  • lost 2.8% body fat, now at 19.5%
  • corrected upper crossed syndrome for healthier spine
  • lost 1.25 inches at the belly button
  • built lean muscle mass in thighs and arms
  • became noticeably stronger each week
  • reduced fat “wings” in the back and underarms

Just started working out at this gym a few months ago and i love it. I was a bit nervous working out at the gym but Maria was incredibly nice and focus on the needs of my body. Now I’m “athletic body fat %” category and doing hardcore strength exercises!!


  • lost 1.8 lbs
  • dropped 5.6% body fat
  • dropped 1.4 inches at the belly button
  • became much stronger in the back and core
  • fixed shoulder slouching
  • enjoys a regular exercise routine of weight training and spin classes
  • eliminated chronic low back pain from pregnancy
  • noticeably higher energy levels and happier mood

After working out with Maria for 3 months, I feel much healthier. My immune system has been boosted, and my mindset has been a lot more clear post workout. I’ve gained so much confidence in myself.

Maria has the best personality and didn’t mind that I speak poor English. She is always willing to communicate and understand my situation. I am very fortunate to have found such an awesome trainer. She will push me to strive for better, but at the same time she is weary of the limits of my post pregnancy body.

My lower back has strengthened so much that I don’t have the chronic pain that I’ve had since giving birth to my first child!!!! An added bonus!

I highly recommend Maria if you’re thinking about working with a trainer. Her positivity is extremely contagious!


  • straighter posture
  • higher energy levels
  • more radiant and self-loving
  • lost 12 lbs
  • stronger core, hips, knees, and back
  • got to 140 lb pulldowns
  • PR: 4 reps of deadlifts at 235 lbs


  • lost over 6% body fat
  • gained 5 lbs of lean muscle
  • broader chest and wider shoulders
  • lost fat from neck and upper arms
  • increased shoulder and back mobility
  • increased core and pulling/pushing strength
  • higher hip/glute engagement from squats and deadlifts
  • straighter spine and improved posture


  • lost 9 lbs
  • dropped over 5% body fat to sub-10% levels
  • corrected upper crossed syndrome for straighter spine
  • stronger core and back
  • abdominal skinfold measurement reduced by 50%
  • leaned out in the arms, legs, back

I started training with Maria at Tribe fit January 2019 and I noticed an immediate positive impact on my life. (not to mention losing 8 lbs and 5.5% BF while gaining strength in every exercise in only 5 months).

The tribe fit model is a great way to train within a supportive community while working toward whatever goals you have. I highly recommend tribe fit for anyone who’s looking to get into shape, strength an old injury, and just have fun.


  • developed back definition
  • lost 0.75 inches at the waist
  • corrected rounded posture
  • added working out to her daily routine
  • healthier eating patterns
  • in a better mood consistently
  • feels stronger and more energized than ever

One word. Amazing! Every week is different so it is never boring. Her laughter is contagious and that’s an ab work out all on it’s own. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner and never worked out before or trying to bulk up. I’ve had other trainers before and no one compares to her. She has helped my fiancé fix his back problems by doing certain exercises. I’ve recommended her to a few friends and they have nothing but great things I say about her.


  • dropped 9.8 lbs
  • lost 9.5% body fat
  • got seriously strong at squats and deadlifts
  • neck, face, chest, and upper arms all slimmed down
  • built back definition
  • waist dropped 1.65 inches
  • each thigh lost 1-5-1.75 inches
  • lost 1 inch off each calf


  • lost 5.5% body fat
  • gained shoulder width and over 2 inches on the chest
  • upper arms and thighs gained muscle mass
  • lost 1 inch off the waist
  • strengthened the back, legs, and hips
  • comes to train once a week in between school and work
  • been with Tribe since February 2017


  • lost 9% body fat
  • shrank 6.7 inches overall
  • dropped 1.5 inches at the waist and hips
  • lost 9.2 lbs
  • belly area lost 17.5mm of superficial fat
  • went from beginner to doing 2-3 workouts on her own
  • more energy to take care of her twins

Many people said if you did not lose your pregnancy weight within 6 months after giving birth, then you likely
would never be able to lose that extra weight. I actually started to believe that because I had not lost the extra 18
pounds I gained from my twin pregnancy 3 years postpartum.

A friend of mine started her workout with Maria and liked it. So I was going to give it a try. The small group class is
perfect! You do not have to pay the one-on-one personal trainer cost but you get almost the same level of
attention. And there are morning and evening sessions which would fit most people’s busy schedule. The booking
process is simple. You can log in their website and do your booking online. I am a working mother with 2 toddlers.
Sometimes you just cannot be 100% sure about your daily schedule. Having the ability to book and reschedule
your session easily is important.

I started working out with Maria late in May 2019. Within 6 months, I lost 9 lbs and my body fat dropped by 9% (I
feel a lot healthier already). Even I spent a lot of time traveling in the summer and skipped some weeks, I still
made this far. She listens to your need and she designs the work out routine that works the best for you.

There is always the positive, energetic vibes every time I go to workout. Maria and her team are very encouraging
and help you to achieve your goal at “your own pace”. Well, maybe sometimes there is surprise! I did not expect
to see a 9% drop of body fat in only 6 months.


  • dropped 9 lbs
  • lost 2 inches off the waist
  • fixed respiratory issues
  • improved posture with back strengthening
  • overall more energy and healthier lifestyle

One of the best investments I made this year was deciding to sign up with Maria for personal training. I hadn’t stepped foot in a gym for so long and she was excellent at explaining all the movements and listening to my needs. She is patient, kind and enthusiastic. The results speak for itself. I lost almost 10 pounds in 6 weeks, lost 2 inches off my waist, gained an inch on each arm and I felt I could breathe easier (stopped snoring).

Maria’s workouts were challenging but most of all VERY FUN! She was great at tracking progress and followed up with me about my diet and lifestyle. I owe Maria so much for helping me feel more confident about myself and my health. Thank you Maria! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family.


  • lost 2 lbs of fat
  • dropped 1.5 inches off the waist
  • gained 0.5 inches on each arm
  • alleviated chronic low back pain
  • broader chest and fuller delts
  • build back and core definition

Initially I had doubts if seeing a personal trainer would help me achieve my goals but Maria has proven me wrong. I’m seeing gains and fat loss in just four weeks. Maria has also helped me strengthen my lower back where I’ve had chronic pains the last eight years.Maria is very knowledgeable and has an awesome attitude.

I recommend Tribe Fitness.


  • lost 8.4 lbs
  • dropped 6.7% body fat
  • gained mass throughout the upper body
  • gained 1.75 inches of muscle on each leg
  • more defined arms, chest, back, and core
  • realigned his spine for proper neutral during deadlifts
  • increased his stamina with high-rep sets
  • already an advanced gym-goer who was seeking more variety and challenge

Training with Maria is extremely tough and exhausting! Every session, she’ll slowly break you down physically and mentally, but after the few months you will notice you are physically stronger, mentally focus and feel more aesthetic.


  • lost 7.6 lbs by switching to plant based eating
  • dropped 6.5% body fat
  • lost 1.25 inches at the waist and 1 inch at the hips
  • slimmed down at the neck, chest, thighs, and calves
  • greatly reduced high-risk visceral fat
  • higher energy levels at work
  • reduced back pain caused by sitting at work
  • stronger hips and higher glute activation
  • healthier lifestyle and eating habits
  • cut out the fatty meat dishes and sugary treats common in his cuisine


  • lost 1.25 inches at the waist
  • lost 7% body fat
  • Improved posture and reduced slouching
  • Improved hip mobility
  • stronger back, arms, and core
  • spine curvature realigned to healthy neutral

People come up to me once in a while and ask me if I still go to the gym, and lately my response has been I see Miss Maria on Tuesday and Thursday. That is when all the 5W’s come in.

Who: Miss Maria

Where: Jacombs Road

What: She is my gym

When: She is flexible to the days you are available

Why: Because you can’t find anyone like her. She took one good look at me and said “girl your posture, stand up straight” and from there on it’s like her voice was stuck in my head. Anything I did whether it was sitting down at work, going out for a jog, watching tv that voice wouldn’t leave. That’s when I knew I have to sign up with her, and so I did. I have not regretted it since.

She’s witty, fun and easy to adapt to. If you are lucky enough she might even throw a bit of her catchy lines at you or sing your sets to you so you feel motivated and push yourself to the limit. I signed up with Maria in July 2017 and in 1.5 months i lost 5.5% body fat. I now know how a proper squat is suppose to look and feel like, I can lift heavier weights and my posture has improved. The most important thing my eating has improved for the healthier.


  • lost 12.6 lbs
  • dropped 12.5% body fat
  • built noticeable back, core, and arm definition
  • did his own home workouts before work every day
  • fell in love with powerlifting and pullups


  • lost 1.2 inches at the waist
  • lost 6.25% body fat
  • dramatically improved posture by strengthening back
  • waist-hip ratio down to 0.72
  • built stronger back and core
  • strengthened hamstrings to balance out quad dominance caused by Crossfit

Training with Maria was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She is one of the most experienced and
committed female trainers around. Although I only train with her once a week, I have already learned so much
techniques, and have gained lots of valuable fitness knowledge from her in the past 9 months. Maria is extremely
focused on helping her clients to achieve their fitness goals. She makes every session worth each penny spent.
Sessions are challenging yet fun, and rewarding. Her workouts would make me sweat like crazy, but also leave
me feeling refreshed, energized, and strong afterward.

I would highly recommend Maria to any one who is looking for a way to change their lifestyle/fitness level for the
better. She is not just an ordinary personal trainer. Maria is your personal friend, who would be there to encourage
and support you, and help you push beyond your limit, even when you are doubting yourself.


  • dropped 1 inch off the waist
  • neck and jawline slimmed down
  • fixed shoulder slouching
  • improved posture
  • slimmer thighs and arms
  • stronger legs and hips

Before I started training with Maria, I led a very sedentary lifestyle, which resulted in a lot of problems with my body I didn’t know I had. I had very poor posture and extremely weak leg muscles, which hindered any progress I tried to make myself in terms of fitness.Maria helped me overcome most if not all of those obstacles within the three months I started working out with her. With her help, my back is now properly aligned, my posture is fixed, and my leg muscles are slowly loosening up, which enables me to do challenging exercises I could never do before. I also lost 1-2 inches all around my body overall.

Maria has many qualities that make her a great personal trainer, but the most important one she possesses is her caring nature. She listens very attentively to your needs and makes sure that they are all met in the best possible way.

However, she is not soft at all and will challenge you to the fullest extent during your time with her. She changed me from a couch potato to a gym bunny, and I am forever grateful! I would absolutely recommend her to everyone I know.


  • leaned out from 11.1% down to 5% body fat
  • achieved 32.5 inch competition-ideal waist
  • gained symmetry in biceps, triceps, and quads
  • high level of conditioning
  • advanced bodybuilding programming
  • made detailed physique refinements

I’ve been weight training on my own for 16 years. Along the way, results have appeared, and plateaus come and gone. But the past few years have been quiet in terms of growth. Slowly, I had come to the conclusion that my body had reached it’s limit, and that it was not possible to advance. That’s when I decided I needed help, and when I realized that my own knowledge was not enough for me to move forward. Then I met Maria.

After discussing my goals with her, I felt she had a few tricks up her sleeve that might just help me reach them. So we teamed up, and MAN, AM I GLAD WE DID!

I have been impressed with her work and her mind since the very first minute we started training together, and every day she will show me something new. In bodybuilding, one of the most challenging and elusive things to do is gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. With Maria on my side, we’ve been able to do just that! Within a few short weeks, my weaknesses are no longer weak, and my stronger qualities are now even stronger. I can now truely say that I am far from my limit, and I have much room for advancement.

Maria has listened to and remembers all my input. She is kind, caring, and honest. She is very enthusiastic about fitness, and has an energy in her that makes our sport so much more enjoyable. These qualities not only drive me to train harder, but everyone around her. Maria has my trust and respect. Teaming up really was the right thing to do. Undoubtedly, we will be working together for a long, long time.


  • lost1 inch off the waist
  • lost over 1 inch off each thigh
  • lost 0.25 inches off each upper arm
  • leaned out in the core, arms, and back
  • improved vertical explosiveness
  • improved performance at tae kwon-do and dodgeball

I felt my recent competition game had hit a plateau but I wasn’t content with settling and wanted to push it forward. Worse yet, I knew I wasn’t living up to my potential and often struggled with self confidence.

Maria is very goal-oriented and passionate about what she does. She had all sorts of aspirations to take my game to the next level and set out to make me realize my fullest potential. She is patient in taking into account all my goals and concerns and worked with me towards achieving my ambitions. Maria worked me as hard as she sees fit, often encouraging me to push past my comfort zone. She is one “hardass nazi” that seems to press the right buttons at the right times and is never afraid to kick my butt whenever deemed necessary. More importantly, she continuously advocates the positivity of a balanced lifestyle and through her I have learned much more than training inside the gym.


  • lost 2.9% body fat while increasing muscle mass
  • greatly improved posture with targeted realignment exercises
  • straighter posture broadened out shoulders and chest
  • gained 0.5 inches on each arm
  • changed mindset about his capabilities by eradicating limiting beliefs

I want to say thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I bought into the lie that I was incapable of getting stronger and healthier and became complacent. Thank you for continually supporting and encouraging me throughout my fitness journey. I am grateful to have you as a friend and trainer.


  • trimmer waist with core definition
  • fixed slouching for improved posture
  • built arm and back definition
  • gained hip strength and firmer glutes
  • looked stunning and fit at her wedding

Maria takes great care of her clients. She always gives you her 110% and dedicates passion and energy into each workout. Thank you Maria for making me feel and look wedding-ready!


  • lost 21.7 lbs
  • dropped 6.3% body fat
  • lost 4 inches at belly button and 2.2 inches off the hips
  • lost 1 inch off eachupper arm
  • straighter posture and stronger back and core
  • looked radiant and toned at her wedding
  • slimmed down in the neck, shoulders, torso, thighs, and calves
  • loved coming to train and push herself
  • learned how to squat, deadlift, and do proper pushups

Meeting Maria was a life changer that I am grateful for. She is your number one support system and really allows you to try new things and discover your potential. It’s far from easy but she is there every step of the way. If you need motivation and someone who is literally always in your corner with new ideas she is your girl. She makes you stronger mentally and physically.

It’s amazing how passionate she is in creating systems that are tailored to your goals. It is evident that she invests a lot of time in you, in and out of the gym and her mantras linger on your memory as reminders that you can achieve anything. Much love.


  • greatly improved endurance/stamina
  • went from being unable to jog for 1 min to doing laps around the track nonstop
  • improved at bodyweight/calisthenics training
  • built strength rapidly with Crossfit-inspired programming
  • leaned out upper body for greater chest and back definition
  • hit 225 lb squats and deadlifts
  • passed POPAT test


  • lost 10.6 lbs
  • dropped 4.5% body fat to 15.5%!
  • significantly corrected shoulder slouching and poor posture
  • developed a strong set of glutes
  • built noticeable back, arm, and core definition
  • can squat 1.5x her weight

After doing a lot of research for a personal trainer that could help me achieve my goals of getting fit, healthy, and stronger, I decided to check out Maria at Tribe Fit.

Maria and her team are super friendly, encouraging and most importantly knowledgeable. Since day one Maria has helped me grow. She has shown me that I can teach my brain to give my body the chance to go harder by incrementally pushing past my perceived maximal level in training. In other words, she has helped me improve both my body and my mindset.

It’s been almost two years since I started working out at TRIBE and I am definitely planning to stay and do more here!

Thank you Maria!


  • dropped over 100 lbs from 297 lbs
  • lost 9 inches off the waist
  • lowered blood pressure, heart rate, and high cholesterol back down to normal levels
  • dropped 2 shirt sizes
  • completely overhauled lifestyle and eating habits
  • eliminated fast food, sweets, and greasy meat dishes typical of his cultural cuisine
  • looks like a different man!

Six years ago I started working a desk job. In high school I was boxing and training regularly and kept it up for a couple of years after graduating. That all changed after I became sedentary for over 8 hours a day.

I kept gaining and gaining weight. I knew the McDonalds and greasy Chinese food I was eating was a big part of the problem, but I couldn’t stop. In the spring of 2015 I went on a trip with my buddies to Asia and couldn’t walk up stairs without huffing and puffing. When I began to get chest pains, I knew I was in trouble. I went to the doctor and he said I needed to make big changes to my lifestyle to prevent an early death. At this point I was close to 300 lbs. I was scared for my life.

That spurred me into action. I contacted Maria 4 months ago and she put me on the fast track towards better health. I started working out 6 times a week. I swapped greasy food, refined carbs and sugars for lots of greens and lean meat. After the first month I had dropped 35 lbs. Now I’ve lost over 100 lbs and over 7 inches off my waist. I’ve gone down 2 shirt sizes and feel really fit. If I hadn’t reached out to Maria for help, I don’t know where I’d have ended up by now – possibly the hospital. It’s never too late to change your destiny. I’ve now lost a third of my previous weight and am A LOT HAPPIER.


  • gained 3.6 lbs of muscle
  • added lean muscle mass on the upper arms, hips, and thighs
  • gained 2.7 inches at the chest
  • fixed rounded shoulders and stronger back
  • increased power output and staminain ice hockey
  • improved hip flexibility

I’ve never had a bad workout with Maria, she pushes you and encourages you every step of the way. She’s got a wonderful blend of positivity and passion for training. There’s no pressure or anxiety when it comes to working out with her. Even when you’re struggling she’ll actually get down and go through the set of exercises with you. Very rare to see that from trainers nowadays.


  • lost 3 lbs
  • lost 1 inch at the waist and hips
  • gained 1.25 inches at the chest and upper arms
  • leaned out in the thighs and calves
  • corrected poor posture for straighter shoulders and stronger spine
  • improved performance at dodgeball


  • lost 17.1 lbs
  • dropped 10 inches off the waist
  • lost 4.7 inches at the hips
  • revamped eating habits to cut out sweets and fast food
  • slimmed down in the shoulders, chest, arms, thighs, and calves
  • supplemented with her own gym workouts 2-3x a week


  • lost 3.3% body fat
  • improved strength, endurance, and power for firefighter training
  • leaned out in the arms, torso, hips, and thighs
  • reduced anterior pelvic tilt for less lumbar arching


  • lost 13.6 lbs
  • corrected poor posture caused by work
  • lost 8.5 inches at the waist
  • lost 4 inches at the hips
  • gained self-confidence and higher energy levels
  • arms, core, back, and thighs all slimmed down

Thank You so much Maria!!!!! I was so hesitant to get a personal trainer cuz I figured it would be too much money
and not worth it but you’ve totally made it worth it. I feel so much better and people are telling me they’re noticing
a difference (which means a lot). And its not just physically but mentally and emotionally. So thank you!!!!


  • dropped 22 lbs
  • lost 7.5 inches off the waist
  • lost 6 inches off the hips, calves, and arms in total
  • slimmed down in the neck, chest, back, and torso
  • corrected poor posture for reduced low back pain from work
  • dropped 13% body fat
  • adopted healthier eating habits, cut out snacks and sweets
  • fell in love with training
  • went to the gym on her own 2x a week

I started seeing Maria about a month ago with the goal to strengthen my back and core, as they are the weakest areas on my body which causing me to get work-related back pain.

Maria was able to help me gradually achieve my goals that I am not struggling with back pain at work. I am able to use my core muscles to carry on “strength-related” jobs.

I am glad to be able to train with Maria, as she is sincere and listens to my concerns but will still push you past your comfort zone. She gives her 100% to her clients.

UPDATE: Four months ago, I was somewhat struggling doing basic squatting with amateur form. Last night, I did not expect to be able to do 152 reps of squat barbells on the fly for fun and without pressure. My lovely trainer/friend’s positivity and encouragement gave me inner strength to unlock my fitness and personal potential. I am grateful for this amazing trainer and friend for supporting my lifestyle change goals to become physically and emotionally healthier.


  • lost 3.25% body fat
  • dropped 6 lbs
  • corrected shoulder slouching
  • improved mood and energy levels
  • higher confidence and self love
  • lost 1.5 inches at the waist
  • slimmed down in the neck,thighs, calves, and hips

I’m so glad to have made the decision to be a Triber. I’m grateful to have met you! I haven’t met a bunch of people with such positive energy for a long long time. And it’s so amazing how magic happens here with us at Tribe. That feeling is indescribable and just feels so so good!


  • lost 10 lbs
  • lost 7% body fat
  • minimized neck/back pain so that RMT visits were no longer needed
  • alleviated knee pain from car accident
  • lost 3 inches off the waist, hips, and 2 inches off each thigh
  • slimmed down at the neck, arms, torso, hips, and calves
  • loves training and has been with us since January 2017
  • eats primarily plant based and makes healthier lifestyle choices

I started my fitness journey beginning of 2017 and decided to go to Maria. She’s an amazing source of inspiration and she’ll definitely motivate you to achieve your fitness objectives. After 2 months with Maria, my constant back pain has been reduced and my knee injury has improved from night to day. Every session is different, crazy innovative and challenging, which makes it fun and not dreadful! I absolutely recommend Maria for any fitness goals.


  • lost 7.3% body fat
  • dropped 3.2 lbs
  • improved rounded posture and shoulder slouching
  • greatly reduced back pain
  • leaned out in the shoulders, chest, and core
  • strengthened hips and legs
  • much more confident and in love with her body

I lost 7% body fat in 5 weeks. I noticed my back and knees have gotten a lot stronger; and my strength in general has improved. Maria is awesome! Her attitude is inspiring, and her knowledge is exceptional. She is pleasant and willing to work with clients at their own levels. She instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work further and apply yourself more diligently.

I lost 7% body fat in 5 weeks. I noticed my back and knees have gotten a lot stronger; and my strength in general has improved. Maria is awesome! Her attitude is inspiring, and her knowledge is exceptional. She is pleasant and willing to work with clients at their own levels. She instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work further and apply yourself more diligently.
Thanks Maria!!


  • lost 0.75 inches off the waist
  • lost 1 inch around the hips
  • low back stopped hurting during tennis
  • reduced scoliosis for noticeably straighter shoulders
  • increased joint stability at knees and ankles
  • increased hip strength and glute engagement
  • improved coordination and athletic performance at tennis
  • resumed her classes 4 weeks after her delivery!

About five months ago, I went to Maria to ask for her help in changing up my workout routine, since I felt pretty bored with the same exercises year in and year out. While my initial motivation was to conquer boredom and learn new exercises, the benefits I got out of my experience (besides the obvious increase in muscle tone) included a compassionate listener and a surprising improvement in my posture.

About five months ago, I went to Maria to ask for her help in changing up my workout routine, since I felt pretty bored with the same exercises year in and year out. While my initial motivation was to conquer boredom and learn new exercises, the benefits I got out of my experience (besides the obvious increase in muscle tone) included a compassionate listener and a surprising improvement in my posture.


  • lost over 5 lbs
  • lost 2.75 inches at the hips
  • improved posture and realigned shoulders
  • increased hip strength and glute engagement
  • stronger core and endurance

I have been working out with Maria since Fall 2014. At the time, my goal was weight reduction. I was very unfit back then. Short rounds of cardio would bring on nausea, palpitations, and cold sweat.

I have to admit, I must be one of the worse clients Maria has. I am full of self-doubt, pessimism, and always ready to call it quits. Maria motivated me to try harder, push myself, do a couple more reps.

A few months into training with Maria, my weight has not changed much, but the discomfort disappeared; slowly, my tolerance for exercise increased. I felt better and stronger. The numbers on the scale doesn’t matter anymore. My feeling of wellness was the perfect guage to my health.

I felt ready – ready to go forward. I am where I want to be. With an acceptable degree of uncertainty, I am ready to try to conceive a baby. Hormonal issues have always been a problem, and I have doubts whether we will ever have a baby. But no, my body knew I am at the peak of my wellness since who knows how long. We quickly succeeded in conceiving.

Being pregnant didn’t stop me. Despite the occasional spells of nausea, I train with Maria almost on a weekly basis during pregnancy. I found a new wave of motivation. I want to give my baby the best home while we are one. I feel even more healthy being pregnant than before. I worked to maintain my strength, and the check-ups with the midwives have been perfect – blood sugars and blood pressure were within normal limits, despite my family history of diabetes and hypertension.

I worked out with Maria 5 hours before my water broke at 40 weeks and 4 days. Labour was long, but my body was ready to take on the marathon of pushing the baby out. I was finally going to meet my baby! And being healthy helped me recover quickly – we even went to Asia for a 3 week vacation when baby was a month old! I am back to see Maria 6 months postpartum.

Training with Maria is not just about losing weight, it’s about being well, on the outside and the inside, and embracing whatever life throws at you with earnest.

Thank you very much Maria!


  • lost 6 lbs
  • lost 1.5 inches at the waist
  • strengthened back considerably
  • gained 3 inches at the chest
  • gained 1 inch on each arm
  • gained 1.75 inches on each thigh from heavy squats and deadlifts
  • reduced upper crossed syndrome / shoulder slouching
  • built upper body and core strength

Great personal training that is tailored to what I need to work on each time. Maria is always fun and full of energy. Great attitude and always pushes you to do better.

I never fear or dred going to my workout with her. Keep up the great work!


    In just SIX weeks:

  • lost 7 lbs and 6% body fat
  • posture noticeably improved
  • lost 0.5 inches off each upper arm and thigh
  • shed 2.75 inches off the waist and 3.75 inches at the belly button!
  • hips dropped 1 inch
  • developed healthy eating patterns
  • eliminated sugar cravings
  • *UPDATE: lost 23 lbs in 8 months! At her lightest yet

I was always afraid of the gym and had never tried strength training. Before meeting Maria, I was very nervous
about getting a personal trainer, but one session with her and I was hooked! She is an extremely positive,
enthusiastic and passionate person, who actually cares about your progress.

In the 6 weeks that I have been training with Maria, I have lost almost 7 lbs and 6% body fat. I also feel stronger
and more confident. She tailors my training to what I need, cheers me on, and pushes me to do things I didn’t
think I could. Signing up to be a part of the tribe is one of the best decisions I have ever made! Everybody needs
Maria in their life!


I started training with Maria back in Nov 2016. My main goal was to lose the pregnancy weight and strengthen the core and back muscles. 

After seeing her for 10 months, I’m finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight and have gone from seeing my physio once a week to once every three months! I’ve also seen significant improvement in my posture and also more energy to run after my little one! 

Thank you Maria for pushing me to be better. Pregnancy weight can be extremely hard to lose, but Maria catered the weight training exercises to the areas that I’m weak and she’s always positive and patient with her clients. Definitely recommended!


  • lost 22.2 lbs from switching to plant based
  • cholesterol dropped down to normal levels after years of being in the at-risk range
  • no longer required statins
  • stronger back and core for work as a nurse
  • slimmed down in the neck, shoulders, and jawline
  • lost 4.5 inches at the waist
  • lost 3.6 inches off the hips
  • greatly improved energy levels from holistic lifestyle changes

It’s been so great so far, esp after working a stretch of evening shifts with call i feel good – unlike before where I really feel sluggish and just sooo tired after. I never thought that cholesterol will be back to normal too


  • lost 11.6 lbs
  • dropped 4.9% body fat
  • became a regular gym-goer at 74 yo *so inspiring!
  • higher energy levels for household chores
  • slimmed down in the neck and torso
  • built lean muscle in the chest, arms, back, and thighs
  • learned how to squat, deadlift, pull, and do pushups and crunches as total beginner
  • lost 1.5 inches of high-risk visceral belly fat


  • lost 3.5% body fat
  • improved posture with reduced slouching
  • strengthened core and back
  • built toned arms and shoulders
  • slimmed down in the neck, jawline, and chest


  • lost 8.5% body fat
  • neck, jawline, and upper arms slimmed down
  • improved posture to look more confident
  • built total body strength
  • stronger hips, core, and back
  • greater glute activation from learning proper hip hinge form
  • getting fitter allowed for a smoother pregnancy
  • resumed training 6 months after delivery!

I originally signed up for Maria’s 20 week program to help me figure out how to use the machines at the gym. I was quite intimidated using the equipment since I wasn’t familiar with them. When I started working out with Maria and her tribe, I had so much fun that I extended my contract to the 36 week program.

Ever since working out with Maria, I’ve felt stronger and more energized. I also lost 6% body fat in the first 1.5 months! Her positivity and happy disposition makes working out so much more fun. The girls in her Tribe are such a fun bunch too!!


  • lost 4% body fat
  • dropped 12 lbs
  • improved rounded shoulders / upper crossed syndrome
  • eliminated knee pain from accident
  • lost 1.5 inches off the waist
  • lost 2.75 inches on the hips
  • built up endurance and started a running regimen
  • resumed ice hockey after injury, now with greater power output

Training takes hard work, commitment, and heart. Maria supports you all the way through your journey and pushes you to get better, stronger, and tougher both physically and mentally!! I would and have recommended her!


  • waist now only 23.5 inches!
  • dropped 6% BF to 19.35%
  • can officially do bodyweight pullups
  • can squat 1.3x her body weight
  • can one-arm deadlift 71 lb kettlebell
  • making much healthier eating and lifestyle choices
  • slimmer shoulders, arms, and torso
  • straighter posture
  • fuller and firmer glutes

Signing up with Maria is one of the best decisions I made. She is an amazing and fun trainer. She really focused
on helping me achieve my goals and making every session challenging and rewarding.

I’ve been training with Maria for about 5 months now and omggg I’ve seen such a drastic change in my body,
weight and diet. I’ve also seen improvements in my ability to do more reps, lift progressively heavier weights and
pushing myself harder throughout each and every session. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as
your personal trainer if you want to achieve fitness and health goals. I know she will help you get there. Thank you
maria! Your the best 🙂


    In just SIX weeks:

  • lost 9-10 lbs and 7.4% body fat
  • waist dropped 2.5 inches and hips dropped 1.75 inches
  • much stronger spine and improved posture
  • low back pain from car accident significantly reduced after just one week
  • learned proper squat and deadlift form for safer lifting at work
  • learned how to prepare more nutritious meals with his wife and eliminated processed foods from diet
  • loves working out now
  • has never been this fit from childhood onward
  • *UPDATE: lost 26.5 lbs in 8 months!

I have struggled with my weight and fitness for as long as I can remember. I was very nervous to start working out
but that all changed when I met Maria. She is extremely positive and super supportive. I have gone from being
nervous to looking forward to working out. I was also in a car accident about a year and a half ago that left me
with chronic lower back pain. After only a few weeks of working out with Maria my back started to feel so much
better and it and is still improving. I am excited about my physical potential for the first time ever and owe it all to


  • lost 10 lbs and 10% body fat
  • dropped 4.8 inches at the waist and 1.5 inches at the belly button
  • lost 1 inch off each upper arm
  • lost 2 inches off the hips
  • calves lost 0.5 inches
  • eliminated 80-90% of her low back pain from a previous injury
  • much stronger back and core
  • mindset evolved from dreading the gym to looking forward to working out
  • now gets healthy prepped meals delivered instead of eating out

If you are in the market for a personal trainer, in Richmond, give Maria a try.

COST 5/5 Maria offers several tiers of pricing depending on the time you commit to her. For the level of service
and attention (pretty personalized training) you get, the price is well below the market price of what a typical
personal trainer costs.

ENVIRONMENT 4/5 We train out of Crux Fitness in Richmond. The gym might not have as much equipment as
Steve Nash, but it has all the necessary stuff you need for strength and bodybuilding, cardio, and rehabilitation
equipment. The place is pretty spacious, and most importantly it is the people that work out in the gym. Everyone
is friendly, and you never feel awkward or intimidated by anyone at any time. One drawback is the parking. It’s not
easier accessible by transit, so it gets a little crowded in the parking lot sometimes.

TRAINING 4.75/5 The key to getting 5/5 out of your workout is really to talk to Maria and be comfortable to try
new things. I started out my training with weight loss as a goal but turns out (only after talking to Maria) that what I
want was to rehabilitate my back and strengthening. Weight loss does happen, but it’s more like a peripheral
result of getting healthier. Maria also keeps a close eye on how your muscles are developing to help you achieve
your desired body shape.

Each one of Maria’s clients is awesome. Her small class sizes make the workout very tailored to your goals and
easy to get friendly with your classmates.

All in all, I’m so happy with my experience with Maria that I crave for gym days (as opposed to dragging myself to
the gym).


  • lost 8 lbs
  • reduced upper crossed syndrome and slouched shoulders
  • lost 6.3% body fat in 1.5 months
  • dropped 1.25 inches off the waist
  • gained lean muscle mass in the arms, back, and chest
  • improved hip flexibility and back strength
  • *UPDATE: dropped 10% body fat so far!

Results speak for themselves – when I first started with Maria at Tribe Fitness Fat Loss & Strength in the spring of 2017, my health had not been a priority, with the recent passing of my mom and a few hockey injuries. When we first started, it was about getting back into shape. Since the start, I have lost 18 lbs of fat but gained 10 lbs of muscle. All from one session per week! Now the goal going forward is to equal the fat loss with muscle gain as I train for my first marathon.

I’ve been training with Maria for just over a month now. I’m already familiar with weight training but Maria gives me that extra kick in the butt that I need. I’ve already noticed improvements in my muscle endurance especially at work, as being a chiropractor can be very physically demanding. Her group sessions are lots of fun!


  • lost 2.6 inches at the waist
  • dropped 11% body fat
  • learned proper squat technique
  • corrected hyper-mobile knees to alleviate joint pressure
  • slimmed down in the face, neck, thighs, calves
  • developed healthier eating habits

When I started with Maria, I didn’t have any strength training experience. It was intimidating at first but Maria
made sure that our workouts are fun and effective. In 5 months, I’ve lost 11 lbs and 11% Body Fat, 2.6 inches at
the waist and 2.5 inches at the belly. Looking forward to more workouts with Tribe Fit!


  • lost 3.6 lbs
  • dropped almost 8% body fat
  • slimmed down in the neck, chest, arms, and calves
  • lost 1.75 inches at the belly button
  • lost 1 inch off the hips and 1.5 inches off each thigh
  • improved poor posture by strengthening back and core
  • improved glute engagement for stronger, more mobile hips


  • dropped 13% body fat
  • lost 11.4 lbs
  • lost 1.4 inches off each thigh and 3.4 inches at the belly button
  • lost 2.25 inches off the chest and hips
  • learned how to squat and deadlift with perfect form
  • can one-arm deadlift 71 lb kettlebell
  • slimmed down in the face, shoulders, arms, torso, and legs
  • achieved the coveted thigh gap
  • noticeably improved posture
  • loves training and looks younger than when she started
  • has been training with Tribe since October 2017
  • *UPDATE: lost a total of 17.2% body fat to 23.1% and down 3.5 inches at the waist

It is a great experience to learn how to working out with Maria. During this year, I’ve gained so many knowledge
and skills, and all she taught to me made me become a healthier person. The data of my body looks better and
better with her help especially my body fat percentage went down for more than 15% ,which made great
contribution to my body health! I feel very happy working out with Maria and learn from her.


  • lost 5 lbs and 7% body fat
  • waist dropped 1.5 inches
  • hips dropped 1.25 inches
  • strengthened her back for more erect, straighter posture
  • more confident looking
  • brighter complexion and slimmer face, neck, shoulders, arms, thighs
  • corrected shoulder slouching and eliminated low back pain
  • increased energy levels to take better care of her two kids and complete PhD
  • revamped eating habits to break addiction to sugar and be satiated with smaller, healthier portions


  • lost 14 lbs and 13.8% body fat
  • dropped 1 inches at the waist
  • lost 3 inches off the hips
  • slimmed down in the neck, face, arms, chest, and torso
  • significantly stronger upper body
  • improved performance at badminton
  • reduced cravings and healthier eating patterns


    in 6 weeks:

  • lost 6 lbs
  • dropped 10% body fat
  • lost 1 inch from the waist and hips
  • neck, arms, thighs, and calves slimmed down
  • reduced slouching for straighter, more confident posture

Maria is an energetic, positive, considerate and caring trainer! She would tailor made the training for what kind of
body shape you want and patiently listen to your thoughts and answer your questions thoroughly! I have lost 10%
body fat, 6 lb, 1 inch of waist and hip and 1/2 inch of thighs in 1.5 month with a healthy diet and intermittent
fasting! Thank you Maria for such great training and advice!! Xoxo


  • lost 7.5 lbs
  • dropped almost 5% body fat
  • got rid of “wings” in the back to look fit in her wedding dress
  • built lean arms and shoulders for her big day
  • strengthened back for straighter posture and pain alleviation
  • slimmed down in the neck, hips, thighs, and calves
  • lost 1.25 inches off the waist and 1.75 inches off the hips


  • waistline shrank by 1.35 inches
  • lost 3.75 inches at the belly button
  • dropped 2.25 inches off the hips and 1-1.5 inches off each thight
  • dropped 11 lbs
  • lost 15.5% BF from 41% (“obese”) to 26%!
  • dropped 1-1.2 inches off the neck and upper arms
  • strengthened injured knee and hip so much that she started dragonboating
  • can squat, row, and deadlift with perfectly aligned spine
  • fixed shoulder slouching by strengthening weak back
  • now has beautifully erect and confident posture!
  • *UPDATE: November 2019 – now 17.3% body fat!

Four months ago I was looking for a solution to strengthen my weak knee and I had no strength training
experience. I found and met Maria and decided to try the personal trainer route rather than trying to figure it out
on my own. At our first meeting, I found her to be warm and caring. Training with Maria was the best decision I

Her full body workouts are effective and different each time. My fitness has improved and knee/hip is stronger so
much so that I was able to ski and keep up with my group. So far I have lost 11 lbs, 15% in body fat and I no
longer have neck and back pain. I recommend Maria to help achieve your fitness and health goals.


  • lost 6 pounds
  • dropped 10% BF
  • lost 1.5 inches off the waist and hips
  • significantly gained postural, core, and hip strength
  • fast progress from following a custom 5-day bodybuilding program
  • has significantly improved work-life balance and is much happier
  • currently 80-90% plant based
  • lost 8 inches total overall
  • now has toned and defined shoulders, arms, and legs
  • built a firmer, more muscular booty
  • has much more energy and never felt better!

Amazing ! I cannot say enough things about Tribe Fit. Maria is one of the most compassionate, kind, helpful and
positive people out there. She will help you get to your goals and works with your schedule and lifestyle which is
something I really adore about her. Her classes are always different never the same, everyone in the classes are
very supportive and help one another *No Drama or competition*.

Linh who works with Maria is also great at what she does, they both have a different approach in their sessions
which is very good so you can mix up your workout. I would recommend Tribe Fit hands down to anyone who
wants to work on their fitness goals or to those who want to work out with a group (2-4 people) and to have fun for
an hour.


  • lost 16 lbs in 4 months!
  • dropped 2 inches at the belly button
  • shoulders no longer severely slouched
  • lopsided back from asymmetrical labour work being corrected
  • now enjoys coming to the gym for his workouts
  • feels more confident and comfortable with his body

Having never been to the gym, I felt quite uncomfortable going by myself and not knowing how to use any of the
equipment. I started talking to Maria and decided to try out Tribe Fitness. It’s a very welcoming atmosphere with
no judging and lots of positivity, I look forward to going now.

I’ve been there about 4 months now and I’ve lost 16lbs while gaining muscle and feeling much more healthy. Both
Maria and Linh are great trainers, very positive and great support for everyone. As a bonus for me being a vegan,
Maria is also so no pressure to try and change my diet. For non vegans she’s not preachy at all so no worries
there. Joining is one of the best decisions I’ve made after neglecting myself for years. I’d recommend Tribe
Fitness to anyone wanting to improve themselves


  • gained 4 lbs of muscle in the first 1.5 months as an ectomorph
  • transformed from the inside out with newfound confidence and a positive mindset
  • built a set of strong, defined abs
  • reduced upper cross / poor posture with specific corrective exercises
  • reduced work-related anxiety
  • can squat and deadlift 1.5x her bodyweight
  • can do proper bodyweight pullups

Maria is the best trainer ever!! She is a rare gem. She works hard, and genuinely cares about her clients’ overall
health, well-being and confidence. I am so glad my mom and I signed up with her. I went from feeling unconfident
and self conscious at the beginning to feeling really good about myself inside and out! Her upbeat, positive and
empowering vibes are what motivates us to do better every time. She always and consistently goes above and
beyond to keep her clients happy. Thank you so much for your help!! 15/10 recommend!!


  • lost 4.3 inches at the waist and 3 inches at the hips
  • lost 7.9% body fat
  • dropped 9.4 lbs
  • improved posture and reduced slouching for wider shoulders
  • built strength up to deadlift 315 lbs for 5 reps
  • can barbell back row 225 lbs for 3 reps
  • newfound strength and confidence

Over the years, I’ve been with many trainers, some were excellent and others not so much. So finding a gym to
train in whether it’s on a one on one basis or group was a challenge. When I stumbled upon Tribe Fitness online, I
decided to reach out to Maria.

It was Maria’s kind demeanor and positive upbeat attitude that really helped me make my decision to pursue
training. She has such a genuine soul, and really cares for her clients progress. She definitely practices what she
preaches and is a very knowledgeable trainer.

Maria saw right away where I was lacking in my training and what my strengths were. So, every class I have been
doing exercises that are helping me build on both aspects. As for the facility, it is located in a convenient location
that is easy to find. Her class sizes are small, so you get the benefit of a more personal session. Every class is
different and is built in a format for a complete beginner or an individual that has been training for a long time.
Whether your into strength training or conditioning, you will never be disappointed with what she has planned for
the session.

I’ve been at Tribe Fitness for a little over a month now and I’ve been challenged every day. I am never bored of
any session, and Maria’s accommodated my busy work schedule. I’ve already seen some great results and am
very happy. I’m always a procrastinator, so I left myself a month to get ready for the handful of weddings I have
coming up this year. All I’ve done so far with Maria’s help is tweak my diet slightly and hit the gym 3 times a week.
I was so surprised in how quickly I saw results. Some outfits in my closet I thought I had to retire, but because of
Maria they are back in rotation.

All in all, I’ve been really happy with Tribe, I am glad I came across their page and decided to give it a chance. It’s
been a while, since I met a trainer like Maria. I also want to give a BIG shout out to Linh, who helps Maria out with
some classes. Linh is very knowledgeable and is such a great trainer. She pushes me every class and I haven’t
left one of her sessions without taking at least 10-15 minutes to recover in my car, parking it a block away before I
head home it’s awesome! I am definitely excited to see all the results as I reach my ever growing goals.


  • dropped 9.8 lbs
  • lost almost 12% body fat
  • leaned out in the arms, neck, jawline, thighs, and calves
  • lost 3.1 inches off the waist
  • lost 1.75 inches off the hips
  • was noticeably stronger every week
  • belly fat skinfold dropped from 45 to 27mm
  • much improved posture and stronger core and back


  • lost 8% body fat in 3.5 months
  • gained confidence in her physical abilities
  • waist shrank 1.5 inches
  • adopted a love of fitness
  • improved poor posture from sedentary office work

When you pay for personal training with Tribe, you’re not just getting personal training sessions; you’re also
getting a community of like-minded people (who want to improve their health), two incredible trainers (who listen
to your goals), a changed mindset, and the list goes on – ask anyone who trains with Maria and Tia and they will
say the same and much more.

I never had the confidence the train at the gym by myself and I’m not athletic at all. Pair that with my busy school/
work schedule, and I was pretty sedentary – so I started with Tribe to change that and now I can’t go a day without
doing some form of physical activity

Huge thank you to Maria and Tia for changing my mindset towards health and exercise, being great listeners, and
leading kick-ass workouts (to the point where I dropped 8% body fat in four months)! If I wasn’t moving countries,
I would gladly continue with Tribe long-term.


  • lost 3.6% body fat
  • significantly improved posture by strengthening back
  • built hip strength from deadlifts and squats
  • slimmed down in the shoulders, waist, and hips
  • learned how to make healthier food choices

You’ve started to get me to make better choices for myself Maria! You’ve also given me knowledge about the
better choices! You’re a great influence


  • lost 3 lbs
  • dropped 7.3% body fat
  • lost 1.5 inches at the belly button
  • reduced upper crossed syndrome to open up chest area
  • slimmed down in the neck, shoulders, arms, hips, and calves
  • gained strength and endurance for her long shifts as a nurse
  • stronger back, core, and legs


  • lost 5 lbs
  • dropped 7% body fat
  • leaned out in the neck, arms, chest, thighs, and calves
  • slimmer jawline and neck
  • lost 3 inches at the belly button
  • lost 1.8 inches at the hips


  • lost 7 lbs
  • dropped 10% body fat
  • shoulders, upper arms, and thighs all slimmed down
  • lost 4.5 inches at the waist
  • lost 1.5 inches off the hips
  • learned how to squat, deadlift, and strengthen the core
  • improved stamina and coordination
  • went from beginner to loving her workouts


  • lost 10.7% body fat
  • shrank 2.2 inches at the waist
  • dropped 3.8 lbs
  • slimmed down at the chest, thighs, and calves
  • loves coming to the gym
  • brighter and more radiant complexion
  • mood and attitude more positive and cheerful
  • stronger back and core

Awesome trainer AND atmosphere! Would recommend for sure!

3 months ago I was talking to my bestie about finding a personal trainer and we found Maria, Tribe Fitness!

I used to be a low energy, not confident, out of shape person. I have never had personal training experiences or
been to a gym myself. I had no idea how to work out nor use the equipment before training with Maria.

Maria has been a great teacher. She has such POSITIVE mindset and attitude. She always encourages us
whenever we feel down. She modify workout plans base on how you feel that day, she follows up with your
soreness after workout, she shares her workout experiences when you unsure and etc. She definitely is the BEST

For me, lost 10% BF after only 2 months and half training with her. And we will achieve more! Cannot wait to
convert my lifestyle with HER. Happy to be family member of TRIBE!!!


  • gained 9.6 lbs of muscle as a hard-gainer/ectomorph
  • shoulders became broader from improved posture
  • thickened in the chest, arms, and hips
  • gained almost 2 inches of mass in each thigh


  • lost 6 lbs
  • dropped 12.5% body fat
  • slimmer neck, shoulders, arms, thighs, and calves
  • went from total beginner to training like a pro
  • gained more confidence in her health and fitness for motherhood


  • lost 7.4 lbs
  • dropped 13% body fat in less than 3 months
  • slimmer neck, shoulders, chest, upper arms, and legs
  • lost 1.25 inches off the waist and 1.5 inches off the hips
  • lost 2.5 inches at belly button
  • straighter posture with targeted back exercises
  • strengthened spine so it can maintain neutral position
  • reduced low back pain


  • lost 26 lbs
  • dropped 21.3% body fat
  • lost 1-2 inches off the neck, chest, upper arms, and calves
  • lost 3.5 inches at the waist and 4.1 inches off the hips
  • each thigh lost 3.5 inches
  • much fitter and leaner
  • improved endurance and core strength


  • lost 15.6 lbs
  • dropped almost 7% body fat
  • lost 13mm of superficial fat at the waist/hip
  • greatly reduced upper crossed syndrome for straighter posture
  • increased hip and back strength
  • reduced knee valgus from cycling
  • quickly got stronger in squats, deadlifts, and pulldowns

As you know, 2019 presented a number of personal challenges, but training with you provided both a release for negative energy and was an appointment I looked forward to, always a bright spot in my week! Your positivism and energy are infectious, so thanks for all you have done for me in 2019. I look forward to a great year in 2020, and your workouts will be a part of that as I improve my health and fitness ?


  • improved posture for wider shoulders
  • dropped 10 lbs
  • lost 6% body fat
  • waist slimmed down 2.5 inches
  • working out on his own consistently 4-5x a week

Lost 10 lb and 6% body fat four months into the training with Maria. Great personal Trainer! Thanks Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • lost 7 lbs
  • dropped 6% body fat
  • slimmed down in the upper arms, neck, and waist
  • lost over 2 inches at the hips
  • lost 1 inch off each thigh


  • lost 8 lbs
  • dropped 3% body fat
  • reduced shoulder slouching and greatly improved posture
  • slimmed down in the neck, chest, and thighs
  • increased hip and leg strength
  • strengthened upper body and core muscles
  • improved total body alignment


  • lost 10 lbs
  • dropped 4% body fat
  • improved posture for wider shoulders
  • built muscle mass in the chest, arms, and back
  • strengthened glutes and hips
  • strengthened core and coordination for golfing

3 workouts in… Back showing improvement already. Diet completely changed. Thank you, thank you!


  • lost 7.1% body fat
  • lost 1.3 inches off the waist
  • became noticeably stronger every week
  • reduced anterior pelvic tilt
  • improved posture from back strengthening
  • loves working out now
  • healthier eating habits and less snacking
  • feels more connected with her body and self-confident

I have started working out with the TRIBE since July and it has been awesome! Everyone is so helpful and
friendly. The trainers here are good at giving you the right amount of motivation and leave you wanting to come
back for more training next time! I learned that I should trust the process and advice that TRIBE provides and give
it the most I can, and I will see a good outcome! I would definitely refer anyone to TRIBE!


  • lost 4% body fat
  • lost 1 inch off the hips
  • lost 1.75 inches off the belly button
  • improved mental health and mindset
  • went from gym newbie to now loving strength training
  • training in powerlifting


  • lost 3 inches off the waist
  • lost 7% body fat
  • lost 1 inch off each thigh
  • lost 2 inches off the hips
  • stronger and slimmer core
  • rehabilitated injured back and knee
  • reconnected with her body and became self-empowered

Maria has been a pillar of support throughout my recent health endeavour. In August 2015 I was tipping the scale at one of my heaviest weights ever, had a weak back that always hurt, and had given up on healing my knee injury. Luckily, I was introduced to Maria through a mutual friend. I was scared to get started but she was so encouraging. I transferred her the money for our first month of training before I could make excuses and back out of it. That was it, I was starting training the next day.

I was terrified. As far as I was concerned I couldn’t do any cardio, lift anything with my back, do a squat because of my knee. I had no faith in my body’s ability. Maria was patient and listened to every concern I had and built gentle programs to ease me into exercise again. In no time at all she had helped me gain my confidence back in my ability to exercise.

When Maria first told me how we are going to keep my nutrition on track I thought she was a little crazy. She wanted me to text or message her everything I ate. This felt really strange at first but it has become the most important part of my training program. Maria’s daily positivity and encouragement keeps me pumped to share with her my accomplishments and even when I falter. This daily support and truly genuine care about my health has given me so much more than I had ever expected to get from hiring a personal trainer. I’m not afraid of exercise anymore, in fact Im addicted to it now. Thanks for helping my find my passion again Maria!


  • lost 4.6 lbs
  • dropped 6% body fat
  • became so much more confident and empowered at the gym
  • learned how to squat and deadlift for the first time
  • strengthened her back to reduce lumbar pain
  • slimmed down in the neck, chest, thighs, and calves
  • lost 1.85 inches off the waist
  • now has more energy to take care of her kids and do household tasks

Thank you Maria and Linh for always encouraging me and pushing me. You guys are the best!!!!


  • overhauled her eating habits
  • replaced sweets and snacks with greens and whole foods
  • dropped 4.4% body fat in 2.5 months
  • strengthened back and core weakened by sitting for work
  • was so happy with her progress that she brought her boyfriend in