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Maria Faires, RD and Certified Personal Trainer

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returns 12/15/2016

I can answer questions related to any of the following areas general fitness, athletics, strength/weight training, flexibility, aerobic training, balance training, corrective/rehab training, personal trainers, personal training, health and wellness, diet/nutrition, weight/fat loss, dietary supplements, body composition improvement, uses of free weights, medicine balls, and stability balls. Please no questions regarding specific injuries. I would need more information then what you can provide in an email to answer these questions accurately. You must be 18 years or older to ask me a question. Please don't ask me to give you a workout to do. I can't give individualized workouts over this forum. If you need more in depth help or would like help with your specific workout plans please visit my website. I offer online or phone consultations.

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Maria Faires, RD has the remarkable distinction of being a Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Exercise Specialist with over twenty years in the Health and Fitness Industry. As the owner of Active Nutrition, her fitness and consulting private practice, she provides highly personalized nutrition services and personal training for her in-home clients and in her private studio. Maria offers a personal, practical approach for all levels of experience. Her programs integrate nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training into individually-tailored plans to help develop and maintain a body full of energy and free from unnecessary injury. Through her scientifically oriented consulting practice, Maria provides a variety of cutting-edge nutrition and fitness services such as fitness hikes and grocery store tours, all designed to improve individualsí quality of life and help them achieve optimal health. Maria acts as a consultant to her client community, authors nutrition and fitness articles and speaks to the community to offer her expertise and broad based support. Mariaís focus on delivering scientifically-based nutrition and fitness services continues to be a very timely and popular interest by individuals and corporations alike, making her a sought-after expert source for speaking engagements. Maria has become a highly regarded medical expert within the health care community on issues such as nutrition, weight management, fitness and wellness. Maria has worked as a Sports Nutritionist for several health clubs, as Chief Nutrition Educator for Group Health, Director of Clinical Nutrition and Food Services for a medical facility, and as Nutrition Specialist for NutriSystem Weight Loss Clinic. Her experiences in private practice include counseling for cardiac disease and prevention, sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition, clinical nutrition, diabetes education and weight-loss.


American Council on Exercise and the American Dietetic Association.


Maria earned a Bachelorís degree from Whitworth College in Food and Nutrition Science and is a Cum Laude graduate of Eastern Washington University with a second Bachelorís degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is certified as a Personal Trainer and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist by the highly regarded American Council on Exercise, and is CPR and ĎMountain Outdoor First Aidí certified by the Seattle Mountaineers and American Red Cross.

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Recent Answers from Maria Faires, RD and Certified Personal Trainer

2015-12-26 Is it Time for Me to Start Losing Weight?:

Hi Devon,   I see the photo now. You definitely have too much abdominal fat. A body fat test is most appropriate to discern just how much you would need to lose but I can see just from your photo that

2015-12-26 Is it Time for Me to Start Losing Weight?:

Hi Devon,   Your name can be unisex but I am going to assume you are a male.     Your BMI is 36.0, indicating your weight is in the Obesity category for men of your height. A better measurement would be

2011-01-16 losing arm and breast fat:

Hello Joy,   Iíve worked with many dancers over the years and understand how they are presented with a unique challenge in that their bodies have to be aesthetically pleasing, lean and powerful. As a dancer

2010-10-25 Healthy weight or too less:

Hi Kevin,     Her diet is not sufficient to sustain her body. I strongly suggest you talk to her and get her to seek some help.Your friend sounds like she might have an eating disorder. Anorexia or Bulemia

2010-10-01 legs are Brittle.:

Hi Aj,   I would suggest contacting a physican about the problem with your legs. I don't know what that might be.     Regarding the Ranbaxy Revital, I have not heard of it. I looked at the product label


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