The New Personal Trainer On The Block
My whole goal in starting SolCore Fitness Personal Training was to provide cutting edge Health and Fitness information and coaching to as many people as I can, so that we all have the potential to live our unlimited lives. I have seen how effective this type of training is and I have been fortunate to help many wonderful people here in Santa Fe (That’s you!). I have also built a profitable business but I had gotten to the point where I needed help.
When I first started personal training (cough) 20 years ago,
I really had to figure out the business of personal training for myself. I appreciated the freedom but realized that there was a lot to learn and when I had an opportunity to hire trainers personal trainers, I would do a lot different to help reduce their learning curve. When I first imagined hiring a personal trainer, I was hoping to hire someone completely opposite of me. I had even imagine a woman with a gentle demeanor who was also an exercise nerd (like me). I launched an Ad with Craigslist back in Nov and had gotten less than desirable applicants, but I was still determined to start building my team. However, one day between sessions, I was standing at the front desk when I saw this young, smiling lady sitting in the front. I struck up a conversation with her, thinking that she was wanting to join the gym. I found out that she was looking for a personal training career, had a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and she has 4 years experience as Yoga and Pilates instructor who had experience training in a clinical setting.
So long story, shorter…..Meet Maya Cordova. Our new Personal Trainer at SolCore Fitness. Here’s what Maya has said about herself:
I was born in Santa Fe, NM in 1991. It was here that I was introduced to Native American traditions of healing and discovered a profound importance to connecting to the Earth. I have always had a strong connection to my purpose of guiding others towards a healthier lifestyle and greater sense of well-being.
As a child and adolescent I participated in every form of physical activity that I could find. This included years of tap, jazz, and African dance classes, coupled with years of soccer, volleyball, swimming, and tennis. Movement has always provided a way for me to express myself and to find joy and happiness.
After my first serious knee injury at 16 years old, I was introduced to the world of physical therapy and rehabilitation. This sparked a huge interest in me to pursue an undergraduate degree where I could learn about the anatomy of the body and learn how to heal myself and help others. At 18 years old I was determined to play volleyball at Chapman University in California. After a year of college volleyball, and another serious knee injury, I found myself slowly letting go of my identity as an intense athlete. This humbling process of letting go opened up a whole new world for learning about the human body from different perspectives. On top of partaking in a comprehensive athletic training program, I began learning more about holistic therapies and how to combine them all. I began to discover the amazing benefits of Pilates, Yoga, and meditation through my own personal experiences and extended education.
After gaining experience with teaching Pilates and private Yoga, in the summer of 2014 I headed to Peru to learn about other opportunities for healing and personal growth. I lived in Peru for almost 5 months and had an amazingly challenging, beautiful, and life-changing experience. While traveling, I was also able to teach private Yoga classes and share my knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit to locals and other travelers throughout Peru. This experience helped me to truly understand the infinite potential of the human being. I am so grateful because I also experienced the positive effects of eating healthy organic food. I learned about plant medicines and natural remedies that promote health from many indigenous people throughout Peru.
Now that I have returned to Santa Fe, I am eager to integrate all that I have learned into my future occupation. In my own life I value eating healthy and being aware of where my food comes from. It is important to me that I maintain a meditation and yoga practice along with partaking in fun fitness activities. This lifestyle allows me to be an exceptional guide for others on their journey towards better health. I have an open mind and heart and I am very excited to learn new approaches to fitness, health, and healing. I am also looking forward to continued growth as a health care professional and human being.
Very inspiring. To be young in age but wise in mind is a good combo! I am looking forward to teaching Maya all about the Soma Training way and sending her to learn directly from my teacher Guy Voyer. She has already been able to teach some of our classes and train privately and everybody has loved her. We have already started working on how to combine her Yoga and Pilates background with the Soma Training way without watering anything down. If you are interested enhancing your Yoga and Pilates Practice with a program that gets rid of back pain , strengthens and tones your arms legs and core while drastically improving your posture reach out to us for a FREE consultation.
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