Maritza Dearing is the founder of LiYa Life Co. and LiYa Method Yoga, and has been creating innovative fitness programs for 30 years.  She is a results-oriented, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor,  a Yoga Teacher, a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, an Inspirational Speaker, a certified Reiki Master, and was a Health Club Manager for three exclusive luxury residential health clubs in New York City.  


Maritza first gained her popularity while teaching one of the most intense high/low impact aerobics and cardio bootcamp classes for over 15 years in Bergen County, New Jersey, attracting over 100 participants per class.  Her passion for helping others is apparent in her ability to inspire and motivate individuals, whether it is through weight loss or simply through life experiences by taking a simple, effective and fun approach.


Maritza is best known for her versatility as a group and personal fitness instructor by teaching classes such as High/Low Impact Aerobics, Indoor and Outdoor Cardio Bootcamp, Bride-to-be Bootcamp, Bosu Ball, TRX Training, Indoor cycling, Mommy and me Fitness, Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy Fitness, Pilates mat and Yoga.  She has taught in reputable fitness centers such as Bally’s, Crunch, Equinox and Workout World.  She has also combined various techniques as well as her own to create LiYa Method Yoga- a fusion of yoga, cardio and strengthening moves.


Her committed roster of clients has ranged from celebrities, professional athletes, executives, to brides-to-be, mommies-to-be, new mommies, children, and seniors.  She has also worked very closely with adult and child obesity cases, post-therapeutic exercising, sports specific training and clients with Multiple Sclerosis.  As a freelance writer, Maritza has provided content and has been a guest blogger for several fitness and lifestyle websites. She has also been featured in several magazines, and was a cover model for Bergen County's 201 Magazine.


Maritza is very committed to her charitable involvements and Giving Back.  She works very closely with local churches and family centers, voluntarily establishing fitness and wellness programs for children and seniors.  She has also been committed to helping the NJ Child Services and is an advocate for eradicating Child and Adult obesity and Child Abuse. 

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