Maria Hunter

maria hunter fitnessMaria Hunter

My love of fitness and training developed when I began playing tennis in Middle School and continued through my years at Old Dominion University and beyond. My undergraduate degree in Education from ODU has helped me in my work as a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist,Youth Fitness Specialist, IMPACT group fitness trainer, and as a Life Style and Weight Management Specialist. Being of Greek descent, I bring extensive knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet. In addition, I live a gluten free, dairy free lifestyle and love to share my experiences with others. A rewarding pastime of mine is converting favorite recipes into healthy meals and desserts. Who wants to give up dessert, right?

Our greatest asset is the ability to remake ourselves and I have found that the IMPACT group fitness program is one of the fastest ways to accomplish this. I always feel honored to be a part of my clients’ growth and discovery on their journeys to both physical and mental improvement. After being employed at a popular local health club for several years, I decided I could better serve the community on my own. I train individuals in Fitness and Nutrition, in addition to small groups, indoors and out, and specialize in tailoring workouts to each person’s specific needs with minimal equipment. With the help of an assessment that identifies functional limitations and asymmetries, I create unique workouts that help build strength and improve range of motion. I’ve helped men and women to increase their fitness levels and improve their overall health profile.

Education and certificates:

  • National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer
  • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) Life style and Weight Management Specialist
  • IMPACT group training system (NESTA)
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) :An assessment that identifies functional limitations and asymmetries and provides corrective exercise to restore proper movement and build strength
  • Senior Fitness Specialist (NASM) Decrease The risk of falls with core, balance and reactive training
  • Youth Fitness Specialist (NASM) Enhance Strength, power, and cardio respiratory endurance while making it fun!
  • Cardiorespiratory Training For Fitness (NASM)
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM) Fight the obesity epidemic with the power of food!
  • Red Cross CPR/AED
  • ODU, B.S. in Education

Support Staff

john-spencer-ellisDr. John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness, wellness and personal success programs created by John Spencer Ellis. His programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and fitness centers. John is the CEO/Founder of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA), Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) and the Get America Fit Foundation (GAF). He is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for No Limits MMA and Fitness in Orange County, VP of Business Development for, and on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Sleep Number Bed, Medical Wellness Association, Irvine Valley College, Life & Leisure TV and Health Journal Television. He is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the author of How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness, The Compass, and a contributor to Power of Champions, The Code and Peak Vitality.

“John is a combination of Tony Robbins & Jack Lalanne” – The New York Post

John is the former Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine and created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp system in the world. He also created (IMPACT) Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. John has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE and ESPN. He is the fitness and lifestyle expert on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and Daybreak OC. John has also appeared on Starting Over, Life Moments and Camp Reality. He is the executive producer of The Compass. He hosts The Fit Show, Core 360 Personal Gym infomercial,, The OC Body, The Spencer Power Hour radio show, and the Ms. Fitness U.S.A. and World pageants. He stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp & Kung-Fu Fitness, created programs used by Cirque du Soleil, the U.S. Secret Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). John is featured in the movie Riches. He was nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame.

kelli-calabreseKelli Calabrese

Kelli is an international and award winning fitness and exercise specialist, as well as a nutrition and lifestyle expert. For over 2 decades Kelli has been serving both wellness wanting consumers as well as fitness professionals through her seminars, products and programs in coaching them to go from where they are to where they dream to be. Clients initially come to Kelli seeking weight loss and ultimately reclaim their lives by gaining energy, improving strength, building new found confidence, reducing pain, eliminating medication and as a beautiful side effect, the achieving the body they desire.

Kelli’s has provided consulting for or been a spokesperson for companies and products such as Kellogg’s, Smucker’s, Quaker, Trident, Crest, Centrum, The Watermelon Council, Bumble Bee, Calvin Klein, Beneficial Insurance and others. She has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and hundreds of radio and print interviews for clients such as Martha Stewart, Cooking Light, Success for Women, Web MD, Prevention, eDiets, Weight Watchers and more. Kelli is also an expert cast member in the movie The Compass.