Originally from Russia, then the Bay Area, I now live in beautiful Sacramento, California. I loved to move since my first ballet class when I was four years old. Years later, I found myself at gyms, Pilates studios, running on roads and trails, in spin rooms, lifting weights, and watching my dad throw Kettlebells around like nobody’s business. I pursued it all and loved to train.
I did not start out as a fitness expert – for years I did it all on the side while in a really high stress career in politics.
Fast forward a few years and I realized that to add significant value into this world and do something I truly believe and stand for, I need to take everything I learned about fitness, get the best education, use my experience and pass it on to you. I quit my 9-5 and pursued top-notch education as a Comprehensive Pilates Trainer, created Maria Bardet Pilates, and became what I like to call myself, a fitness catalyst!
I don’t take myself too seriously, but take your workout seriously. With a fresh outlook on Pilates training, my classes are a powerful combination of mindful full-body sculpting of Pilates (either with Pilates equipment, or just a mat) and heart-rate raising cardio intervals in an energetic small group environment. I have designed classes that will both make you sweat and smile.
And most importantly, I dedicate myself to supporting and inspiring you to commit yourself to a fit lifestyle. It’s not just a class, fit is who you are!
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