Maria comes to CycleBar by way of Richmond, VA. She has been an athlete most of her life, but really kicked it into gear a few years back. She started with running, then it became lifting, then she went to a spin class in Richmond with her sister and her mom, and truth be told, it was not love at first…ride! But there was something to the energy, the music, and the personal experience of the ride, so she kept coming back, started road cycling as well, and its been a full on love affair with cycling ever since. Maria loves the way the room fills with the energy of people pushing through it together, marching on beat up that hill, and finding the music that gets you to the other side. She looks at every workout as a possible victory, and the music, the vibe, and the crew you do the work with make it something special. She loves to ride to the killer beats of EDM and edgy rock music, but you’ll hear everything from Coldplay to Dorothy to Dua Lipa to Florence and the Machine and beyond in her studio.