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 working 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 keep educating myself in physiology, anatomy, fitness, and nutrition, and use my experience to help others. I buckled down and started training, studying, and gained a Comprehensive Pilates Trainer certification through Balanced Body University. I quit my 9-5 job, and created Maria Bardet Pilates, and became what I like to call myself, a fitness catalyst!
For years, I struggled with finding the right balance between my career, keeping myself fit, and making time for my personal life and family – that’s why it’s so important for me to help you create a fitness and lifestyle plan that will bring you joy and satisfaction. I believe that the formula for creating the body and life you want is multifaceted – it’s a specific training program that you’ll enjoy, a personalized nutrition plan, evaluation of lifestyle habits, and stress management. This blog is an outpouring of all these topics, so c’mon over to the main page and check out the articles, videos, and recipes.
E-mail me with any questions or connect with me on Facebook, I would love to say ‘hello’!
If you want to know more about my personal training offerings or Pilates classes, click on the link below. With a fresh outlook on Pilates training, my traning style is a powerful combination of mindful full-body sculpting of Pilates (either with Pilates equipment, or a mat) and heart-rate raising cardio intervals in a one on one, or in an energetic small group environment.