Maria Allshouse

Maria Allshouse

Just Start – Stop Pressing the Pause Button

In this engaging and inspiring presentation, Maria speaks from the heart and shares her two-year weight loss journey of how she just started, didn’t worry about the how and overcame a lifetime struggle of emotional eating to gain control of her health.

Not many people can make a major life transformation at age 43. But then again, not many people are Maria Allshouse. Her remarkable story of overcoming a lifetime struggle of obesity and emotional eating is as inspiring as it is engaging. Maria describes her journey from someone who was barely surviving to a completely revitalized individual who is thriving as an award-winning Fitness Athlete, Olympic Triathlete, and Half Marathoner. With warmth and humility, Maria shares with her audience on letting go of the pause button, to how she overcame her obstacles and the decisions she made and how it shapes her life today.

During her transformation of losing more than 120lbs, Maria realized that the key to a more fulfilling life is making yourself a top priority. In doing so, she went from someone who spent much of her day static and barely surviving to an accomplished Olympic Triathlete, Half Marathoner, and award-winning Fitness Competitor.

Maria has a B.A. in Communications/Business and has earned certifications in lifestyle weight management, metabolic nutrition and fitness training through the ISSA, NESTA, and Precision Nutrition, a world leader in fitness nutrition. Currently, as a Level One Certified Pro Coach, Maria is currently enrolled in the Precision Nutrition Master Coach Level 2 Program. Professionally, Maria has been recognized by GNC as one of its most inspiring and transformational employees. Maria served on the American Heart Association’s Executive Leadership Team and was past chair of the Passion Committee for Go Red for Women, Pittsburgh Chapter. She can also hold her own on the red carpet, having been a spokesmodel for the American Heart Association’s Annual Go Red for Women Pittsburgh Fashion Show.

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