Hi there! My name is Maria, and I love to sweat! I know that might sound weird, but truly I have always enjoyed activities that keep me physically and mentally healthy. Being active, athletic, strong, flexible, and balanced has always been a foundation in my life. Now that I am married with my own family, I find that foundation to be even more important. Sports, whether competitive or not, provide such an outlet as as well as community, and can enhance people’s lives tremendously.
In addition to simply sweating, I also love the food, clothes, habits, and routines that make staying active easy. Much of what I write on this blog focuses on health and fitness, yes, but also on doing things that help me live my most intentional life.
In 2010 I opened a yoga studio in my hometown. I had always known I wanted to own a small business, and I love interacting with people, teaching yoga, and helping others feel good through physical activity. Through practicing yoga for ten years, I’ve learned that taking care of ourselves mentally is just as important as taking care of ourselves physically.
Since opening my studio, however, I longed for a creative outlet in addition to my business, and that’s how Rather Be Sweating was born. Writing about all things physical and healthy helps put that healthy vibe out into the universe. Sweating isn’t about losing weight or looking a certain way, it’s about using activity to ring and maintain happiness throughout our lives. If there’s ever anything you’d like me to write about, please let me know! I am inspired day in and day out by the physical and mental feats that people accomplish, and I love to pay attention to them.
Whether you’re an avid exerciser or someone who enjoys a relaxing stroll, I hope that you can use this blog to help you do what you’d rather be doing.