Maria Luque will be at The Writing Barn on May 6th teaching her workshop The “M” Word — Let’s Talk Menopause.
Maria served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years and was a military Fitness Program Manager. She has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of exercise and nutrition program development, and has created training exercise and nutrition workshops for individuals of all genders and ages.
Maria graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Health Sciences Health Education and received her PhD with a concrentration in Health Education Research. She also received her certification as a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
But who is Maria really? We asked her five quick questions to find out.
WB: Tell us about yourself and how you came to be teaching this class?
ML: Learning about women’s health, especially quality of life and menopause, has been a passion of mine for many years now. I’ve made it my focus during my PhD studies. Now a PhD, I want to share my knowledge and the results of my recent research study, “Physical Activity and Quality of Life through the Menopausal Transition”, to help women experience menopause as a positive phase in their life.
WB: What are the top 3 things you love best about your workshop?
ML: * Packed full of need-to-know information
* I believe that what is learned during the workshop is life-changing because it equips women to know what to expect and to know that what they feel is normal
* Presented in a fun, relaxing atmosphere
WB: Who would benefit most by taking your class and why?
ML: Any woman who hasn’t transitioned through menopause yet. Even men who would like to learn about what their wives, girlfriend, partners, are going through.
WB: Do you prefer sweet or sour?
ML: I prefer spicy, but between these two, I prefer sweet.
WB: List in order of importance: Play, Work, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Sleep.
ML: Sleep, play, work, coffee, tea.