Maria Rodriguez is a First-Generation Latina Immigrant Business Owner, Certified Fitness and Nutrition Expert, Women’s Transformational Coach, Keynote Speaker, Advocate, and devoted mother of twins, Andrew and Audrey.
Maria’s commitment to change one woman at a time began in 2019 when she opened one of the first in-home fitness services in San Antonio.
Maria Rodriguez now offers in-home, in-gym, and online coaching for women. In 2021, Maria became a paid public speaker and advocate for a number of causes including immigration and domestic violence.
Maria Rodriguez is changing the narrative for Latino immigrants one day at a time.
What is your personal definition of success?
Success to me can be defined as the accomplishment of anything you have ever thought of. The power to simply imagine, take action, and turn into reality, is a success.
Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?
Well, that is a good one. I read every night before bed, I journal every morning, I try to beat the alarm everyday, I take action instead of make excuses. I really guard my mind against negativity or unconstructive content. I am currently challenging myself to try 21 new things in 21 days. So far so cool!
What is your advice for someone making an important decision?
Talk to God. Most of my adult life was spent away from God. About 10 years to be exact. While things were not going exactly bad but it was an empty unfulfilled life. I pray and God always listens.
Tell me about a specific moment that set you on the path you’re on now?
A moment that set me on the path that I am on, was the day when I found myself existing without a sense of purpose and I could feel my life spinning out of control. That was in 2019.
If you could recommend some books for our audience, which would they be?
If you are a woman, Secrets of a 6-figure woman by Barbara Stanny.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill if you are in for mindset.
If you are a starting out in business, Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi.
If you are starting a new fitness journey, Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Which character traits do you value most?
The character traits that I value most are integrity, courage, sincerity, transparency, trustworthiness, compassion, resiliency, determination, and kindness
How do you push through tough times?
I push through tough times by taking time to prioritize and stick to my non-negotiable routines no matter the circumstance. I have learned to trust God in tough times, he has a plan.
What inspires you?
What inspires me is, when people approach me or dm me how much of an impact my words have been on them. It makes me happy to make a positive impact in somebody’s life. I am here to serve others. That is my biggest passion.
What was the event that changed your life?
The event that changed my life was the day I became a mother. Motherhood brought the lioness out of me. I became clear and intentional on every decision in my life from that point on.
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
Haha, I love this question.
The advice I would give my 18-year old self would be; Keep going. Do not stop. Block the outside noise. Do not give up, life is coming for you but God has your back!
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