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Maria Teresa Stone

Understanding music in group exercise

Maria Teresa Stone grew up dancing in Mexico and has been actively working in the fitness industry since 1996, teaching a range of land and water group fitness classes. She has experience managing gyms, having done that role in Mexico and the UK. Maria Teresa was instrumental in successfully launching ZUMBA in 2009 in New Zealand and Australia. Over the past decade, she has trained thousands of instructors across the Australasia Pacific region. She has now evolved to teach virtual training since the start of the pandemic. She was inducted to the Roll of honour by Fitness Australia in 2016 for her contribution to the fitness industry. Maria Teresa is the co-founder of My Group Move, an online platform that trains new instructors and supports current group fitness instructors. She is a regular presenter at FILEX, FITEX and ZUMBA conventions. Passionate about holistic health, she is a certified gut health and well-being coach and is the co-founder of the 18 Days to Well-being program along with her sister, Eliza Stone.


CPD Courses by Maria Teresa Stone

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Move to the Beat
Welcome to the Move to the Beat course constructed by award-winning fitness presenters, Maria Teresa Stone and Marietta Mehanni. Maria...

Blogs by Maria Teresa Stone

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Top tips for keeping your participants engaged in an online class
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the only global conversation in 2020 and the big question...