Maria andresino

... was in corporate America for 15 years (and teaching aerobics for fun!)  After being laid off in the late 90’s, she spent 2 months in Maui earning a Personal Training Certification. She lost 30 pounds, discovered a new passion, and never looked back!

She’s been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years in a variety of settings including big and small gyms, private studios, physical therapy offices, and in-home training. She now owns her own studio in Providence, RI. Maria has become the “Teacher’s Teacher” -- Instructors seek her out to pass on her unique skills to them. She assists annually in the writing of the Pilates Method Alliance exam for certifying teachers, and provides post-graduate continuing education workshops for newly certified and experienced teachers.

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You Can Find Maria At:

Mind 2 Body Fit Studio in Providence, RI

  1. Bullet 25 Years of dance training & performance. Business Manager and Principal Dancer with OFFbalance Artdance

  2. BulletAssistant Director and Principal Dancer with Aerial Dance Theatre in Boston as part of Ipswich Moving Company (Performed in Scotland at the Fringe Festival 2001)

  3. BulletStretching and massage services for the cast of STOMP in San Francisco

  4. BulletChildren’s education including Kickbox and Pilates for grades 4-6 at Private school in SF, Mat classes for the Manton Avenue Project in Providence, RI

  5. Bullet15 Years of corporate sales, marketing, training, and consulting to Fortune 500

  6. BulletOver 50 public speaking appearances for audiences ranging from 5 – 5000

  7. BulletConference and trade show experience including design, construction and operation of expo booths

  8. BulletAdditional study in Trapeze (Trapeze School NY), Tango (Dancesport, NY), & Meditation (The NY Open Center)



Maria is an approved CEC Provider for both Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) and delivers The Studio Workshop Series For Teachers at the Mind 2 Body Fit Studio in Providence, RI.  Click here for more...
Maria also offers coaching, mentoring, and group instruction for teachers looking to take their PMA or other certification exams
Maria has served as a subject matter expert since 2016 to assist in the creation of the PMA (now NCPT) Certification Exam.Workshops.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0


TV Appearance on The Rhode Show, RI’s local morning show
PMA Newsletter  “Bake or Buy: Employee Compensation”
Providence Monthly Magazine: 
“Stretching It: A New Pilates Studio Works the Body and Mind”
IdeaFit Fitness Library:  “What Characteristics Define Good or Mediocre Pilates Instruction”
IdeaFit Feedback from the Field
Listen to Maria on Contact Talk Radio... “It’s All About The Pelvis Baby: Pilates and Sex”  Click This Link To Listen...  or Click This Link to find us on iTunes (6/21/12),4441?category_id=88&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs,4441?category_id=88&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs

Mind 2 Body Fitness

60 Valley St., Unit 27

Providence, RI 02909