Testimonials

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Maria’s Afro-Workout®is an ultimate experience uniquely integrating the rich engaging spirit of African music, rhythms and movement with the technique and creativity of the dancer’s class, and the exhilaration of an aerobic workout.

Nancy Stewart, professional dancer

The workout I get is the best I’ve ever had. Good, positive energy.

Kathy Cullen

I appreciate the fact that I don’t have to be thin and athletic in order to excel in Afro-Workout®

Reverend Kathleen Gatson

It feels like self celebration.

Lisa Leadens

I like the ability to maintain a sustained high heart rate doing fun and challenging exercises.

James M. Gayes M.D.

The sensitive teaching provides a way to express a joyfulness and gratitude for being alive in my body.

Ann Newhart

Teachers BW

The instructors never act like drill sargeants.

Susan Anderson

I have learned of another culture – the people, the music, the instruments the dance. Afro-Workout® provides me a chance to be less inhibited, to express and “feel” the music, to say nothing about getting in shape. It is certainly more than just another exercise class. It will be a life-long memory.

Carol Barricks

Afro-Workout® is not only physical exercise, it also gives me a spiritual connection.

Alisa Eland

I enjoy the wisdom and sensuality of the experience

Anna Maria Lopez

I don’t feel “beat up” after class.

Nicole Bates

With Maria, exercise time becomes a time when the spirit soars, and the body is renewed and relaxed.

Carletta Smith

The real positive of the class is the easy approach to exercise --- only as much as the body can take.

Katie Balek

The class is a warm and relaxed atmosphere to learn in, have fun in and make mistakes in.

Regina M. Laroche

Afro-Workout® is always presented as “our class”, therefore I feel that my input is important.

Barbara Owens

It provides me with an intense, yet graceful workout and I almost always achieve an emotional release and a wonderful sense of peace.

Jackie Kane

There is not fear of undue stress on the body and it is a complete energizer for all ages .

Katie Balek

You can’t beat Aerobics With Soul® for entertainment value.

Glamour

This handsome tape will be a welcome addition to your workout library.

Philadelphia Inquirer

She has soul, and exactly what our industry needs as a role model.

Ruth Sticker

Aerobics With Soul® talks to you. The drums speak and we dance. Thank you for bringing back what was missing from aerobics to our classes in the Caribbean.

Ellen Christopher

The compellingly seductive beat of the music brings an awareness  of each part of my body as I learn to move boldly, energetically, gracefully and happily.

Carletta Smith

A sizzling workout that celebrates her East African heritage ….and a sure way to fire up your fitness program.

Daily News

If there is one tape that can beat the boredom suffered by jaded fitness seekers, this UNIQUE video is it.

Billboard

Very relaxing, unlimiting, exhilarating, and holistic. Really touches on the true purpose of life and exercise.

Norma Jurrison

Maria has patiently taught my body a foreign language.

Marianne Cooper

Get rid of adult inhibitions and let yourself go with one of the most innovative, free-spirited and enjoyable workout tape on the video market today.

New Body Magazine

At a Nigerian wedding party, men, women and children actually did both of your tapes from beginning to end!

Veronica Obodo- Eckblad

KILI 7

You can’t beat Aerobics With Soul® for entertainment value.

Glamour

My sister and I sat in front of the video completely in awe.

Liv Ulmann

This handsome tape will be a welcome addition to your workout library.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Aerobics With Soul® is the ultimate experience, uniquely integrating the rich engaging spirit of African music, rhythms and movement with the technique and creativity of a dancer’s class, and the exhilaration of an aerobics workout.

Nancy Orvis

She has soul, and exactly what our industry needs as a role model.

Ruth Stricker

Aerobics With Soul® is a sure way to fire up your fitness  program.

New York Daily News

Aerobics With Soul® is sensuous, lively, fun, expressive, fluid and fascinating.

Billboard

Long time exercises will find Aerobics With Soul® a rare treat.

Baltimore Sun

Aerobics With Soul® is unique, original, educational and multi-faceted.

Sara Kooperman

Thank you for creating such a valuable piece of work.

Lois Sperakis

I thank the Creator of Maria’s wisdom, and her seeing.

Valandra Kamara-Makeba