Who Am I?

I’m all about providing professional women who don’t think they have enough time to be fit a roadmap to a high-energy, confidence-filled lifestyle.

Through fitness and nutrition coaching I’ll inspire and motivate you to make simple shifts in how you think about food and exercise to change the way you feel about everything.  In my Hermosa Beach studio, on the beach, or through my on-line programs we’ll focus on your goals and get you there fast.

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My Story

Not so long ago I found myself unhappy with my body and my life. By focusing almost exclusively About-Me-Beforeon my financial services career I sacrificed my health and gained 30 lbs in the course of a year. My energy left and took my confidence with it.

After seeing doctors and specialists, trying fad diets and extreme exercise programs with no lasting change, I decided to get to the root of my issues and find a way to heal myself. So I went back to school and over the next several years earned degrees and certifications in fitness and nutrition.

Once I understood the connections between food, exercise, and mental attitude I began to see a change not only in my weight but also in my outlook.

By making simple shifts in the way I thought about food and exercise I changed the way I felt about everything!  I say this phrase a lot because I find it truly empowering.

I was able to lose the 30 lbs within a few short months and knew that I could help others do the same.

Maria-Mizzi-trying-SUPSimple Shifts Bring Big Change

I began my career as a personal trainer at the prestigious Personal Training Institute in New York City, and then honed my skills training CEOs and television personalities in a Manhattan gym.

In 1995 I brought my knowledge and experience to Los Angeles and opened Beach Physique Fitness and Nutrition.  I have trained hundreds of women and men in my Hermosa Beach studio and have recently extended my reach nation-wide with my on-line fitness and nutrition programs, The Beach Physique Method and The Beach Physique 20 Pound Challenge.

Client Success Stories

Having Maria as my personal trainer was the best choice I made. A year and a half ago I found I was no longer satisfied with my body. I had gained 2 dress sizes and lost all of my tone. I have three children and with each one my body changed. I would try a new gym and never stick with it. After meeting with Maria and agreeing she would be my trainer Everything changed! She motivated me through a genuine enthusiasm to see me hit my goals. When I told her I was running my first 5k, Maria ran it with me. Maria made the difference for me, I have seen the results… and I am Hooked. Maria is an asset to anyones workout!!!
I trained with Maria to get back into shape and to run my first 5K. We had a blast during training and the race was a wonderful success.

I never felt and looked as good as I did when I was working out with her on a regular basis. She explained what was happening with my body every step of the way and created a program specifically for my needs.

I have referred her to brides who I work with in my business because I trust she will focus on their goals to look their very best on this important day.

Training with Maria is not only good for your physique…but good for your spirit. She is positive and upbeat and holds my highest respect as a person and as a professional. Take one look at her and you will want to do whatever she recommends. She is a living advertisement for her profession!

Cynthia A.

My Passions

  • Helping you reach your fitness goals.
  • Shopping at the farmers market.
  • Smoothies!
  • Spending time with my hubby & BFF Vance.
  • Hiking and exploring Los Angeles
  • Planks!

My Mantra

My Certifications

  • Certified Transformational Nutritionist
  • Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Biggest Loser Trainer
  • Certified Confidence Coach
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross
  • 5 Year Member of the Coastal Business Alliance chapter of BNI
  • Certified Valslides® Master Trainer
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Want to be Fit for Life?

The Beach Physique Method (AKA Lose the Cover-up, Bring on the Swim Suit) can get you there.
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