My name is Maggie Winzeler. Everyone tells me I have a baby face but I promise, I’m older than I look! Maybe someday I will be glad that I still get carded. I’m a big fan of advocating for women’s health, and believe that exercise and healthy eating can be balanced alongside rest and indulging here and there. I’m a lover of the outdoors, natural beauty and being tougher than people expect.
I’ve been a fitness and wellness professional for roughly a decade and have worked in the DC Metro Region for the past seven years. I have a B.S. in Education from The University of Virginia where I studied Kinesiology and concentrated in Exercise Physiology. I also have a Master’s from Georgetown University where I studied Sports Industry Management (SIM) and concentrated in Marketing/Communications/New Media. Georgetown’s SIM program is recognized by SportBusiness International as a top 10 program worldwide for sports management. It’s currently ranked 4th in the U.S. While at Georgetown I received the Tropaia 2016 Award for Academic Excellence and Student Achievement.
I’ve been privileged to work in top respected institutions within the industry: Mii Amo; “#1 Destination Spa” Travel and Leisure 2007, UVA Aquatics and Fitness Center; “Hottest for Fitness” Newsweek 2007, and The Sports Club/LA in Washington, DC, recognized as an industry leader with award winning trainers by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, Shape Magazine, and more. In 2014, The Sports Club/LA was acquired by Equinox.
I’ve held eight nationally recognized certifications, allowing me to work with individuals on all aspects of fitness and mind/body training. I’m fortunate to have learned from industry leaders, studying contemporary Pilates in South Beach, FL, and Ashtanga Yoga in India. I’ve worked with over 300 clients in the DC region alone. I’ve taught thousands upon thousands of individuals in group exercise settings and am always amazed at the energy that can be generated when people workout alongside one another. At present, I’m working on two manuscripts (hoping to publish them!) and I’m advising a digital startup based in DC; Fitiverse. This platform helps people discover fun, social and FREE fitness meetups. I’m also busy raising my first born child; a rambunctious and beautiful son!
I’m very excited to be growing this blog! My goal is to continue to serve those individuals who are hungry for credible, holistic knowledge and/or who wish to make the most of their physical experience in order to grow mentally and spiritually. Thomas Jefferson said: “A strong body makes a strong mind.”
I hope that you can enjoy this blog for many days and weeks to come, relying on it as a sound foundation that has your best interests at heart. I act like a mama bear protecting her cubs when I see something in the industry that is falsely advertised or deceptive. You can count on me to growl and defend. Although I prefer hugs.
I strongly believe that whatever we choose to give to others will be multiplied, so my highest hope is that the information shared here has a ripple effect. I hope that it resonates with you in such a way that you feel compelled to share it with others too. This could mean that you share the content or that you simply share the positive energy and health gained with loved ones and perhaps, even strangers.
Yours in health and wellness,
Fitness, Wellness, Happiness….anything is possible when you start believing you can.