Maia Appleby


Maia Appleby is a certified personal trainer specializing in weight loss consultation who manages a fitness center in Florida.


  • Weight Training
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Mat Science
  • Lifestyle Consultation
  • CPR and First Aid

Maia created this website in April, 2001 to give real information, honest advice and productive support to people who want to lose weight.

Maia is also a freelance writer, regularly contributing to magazines and online publications on health, fitness, nutrition and parenting topics. Her most recent print articles include "Kids and the Caffeine Culture" (New Moon Network), "Four Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman" (MyBusiness Magazine) and "American Kids and Weight Problems" (Metro Parent Magazine).



  • Skipping: A Fun Fitness Activity Not Just For Kids!

    One woman shares how she rediscovered a fun activity from her childhood. Today, many others are joining her in becoming fit through skipping. Find out how skipping can replace running in your routine!

  • Why Losing Weight Is IN YOUR HEAD.

    When you truly consider the weight-loss process, the battle waged is mostly in your mind. Learn why and what you can do to control it!

  • Interval Training For Weight Loss!

    By mixing bursts of high intensity work with low intensity periods of recovery, you're overloading both the aerobic and anaerobic systems at the same time, getting the benefits of both aspects of training. Learn why it works.

  • What You Need To Know About Cholesterol!

    If your doctor has told you to lose a few pounds because your cholesterol is high, you may be frustrated with the new restrictions on your diet. Find out what cholesterol is, how to lower it and what foods to eat to help you lower it!

  • Obese & Malnourished? Is It Possible?

    In spite of obesity reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Malnourishment is without doubt a leading factor in a wide variety of health problems including cancers.

  • The Four Diet Myths!

    Many people who think they're eating healthy really are victims of our society's 4 diet myths. These myths are propagated by fad diets that advise cutting out essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly.

  • The Truth: How To Burn Abdominal Fat!

  • 25 Ways Exercise Benefits You!

    We all know that we should exercise because it is good for us, but do you know just how good? Learn with these awesome 25 tips!

  • High-Protein Diets: Are You Losing More Than Weight?

    Many people are putting their health at risk by eating too much protein. Excessive protein consumption, particularly animal protein, can result in heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and kidney stones.

  • Ten Tips To Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain!

    Since the holidays are traditionally a time for fun and indulgence, you probably prefer not to think about fitness between Thanksgiving and the New Year. You want to enjoy yourself. Don't worry!

  • Cardiovascular Exercise Safety Precautions!

    Your enjoyment of day-to-day and physical activities will also greatly benefit because you will have more stamina, less fatigue and less risk of injury. However, there are several precautions you should take to help maximize exercise safety.

  • Weight Loss Theories.

    Why can some thin people eat whatever they want without gaining weight, while many overweight people remain heavy no matter what they do? Learn more...

  • Count That Carrot: A Better Way To Lose Weight!

    Learn the benefits from calorie counting, the basics of dieting and how proper diet and exercise can pay off in the long run!

  • I Have A Cold: Should I Work Out?

    A recent study sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine indicates that exercising moderately while you have a common cold doesn't affect the severity or duration of the symptoms.

  • Why Weight Training Helps You Burn Fat And Lose Weight!

    Women also do not become masculine-looking when they build muscle mass. If anything, they develop a more symmetrical, feminine shape. Learn how it can help YOU build muscle and lose fat!

  • Yoga: Tips And Exercises For Pregnancy.

    Yoga has been used for centuries to help center a person and relieve stress. In many countries, yoga for pregnancy is considered the only option. Yoga can be a great way to stay flexible and prepare for birth.

  • Water Exercise: The Coolest Workout!

    Do you want to enjoy your outdoor summer exercise without that sweaty, sticky feeling? How about hopping in the pool and doing your workout the luxurious way? The pool just might be the only place where you can workout and not feel sweaty.

  • Cholesterol And Your Body's Health!

    Just what is this matter we call cholesterol, anyway? Find out what you need to know about cholesterol and your bodies health!

  • Stress Can Make You Fat!

    It is estimated that about 85 percent of all health problems are stress-induced. Learn how stress can make you fat and how to prevent it!

  • Pain Free Weight Loss!

    Thirty to forty percent of us are trying to lose weight. How can you go about increasing your activity level to match your caloric intake without exercising hours a day and eating like a bird? Learn more...

  • Make Eating Out Fun - Not An Assault Course!

    What foods should I choose when eating out socially? Learn the importance of making food choices when you are ready and not because someone else told you what you should do. Learn more...

  • Weight Loss Theories!

    Why can some thin people eat whatever they want without gaining weight, while many overweight people remain heavy no matter what they do? Here are some thoughts.

  • Its Summer! Why Am I Gaining Weight?

    Well it's summer and not only have you not taken off that extra weight, you have horrors of horrors managed to gain weight during the summer. Check out these tips to take off the weight you gained during the winter!

  • How Food Becomes Body Fat!

    If you don't burn it off, it hangs around in your fat cells. It's that simple. If you want to lose weight, don't eat too much of anything -- and do exercise regularly.