Maria Rios

Assistant Fitness Director
Maria Rios


  • Combat Style Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Training
  • Combat / Sports
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Agility


  • Winner No-Gi Worlds 2009
  • Winner No-Gi Nationals 2009

Training Philosophy

Strength and speed cannot substitute technique. Whether we're talking about boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu or weight training. Proper form and technique provides inordinately more benefit than being either strong or fast. I have experienced and witnessed how technique and form can win fights over larger opponents and allow you to lift heavier weight in the gym, and it will help prevent injury.

Know Your Trainer

I'm from originally from Santa Fe New Mexico. Started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2004 and competing and teaching in 2005. I wanted to take my training to the next level and I. Doing so I found that fitness went hand and hand with my preparation for competitions. I won the no-gi worlds and no-gi nationals in 2009 as a blue belt. I've also competed and won in Naga, southwest grapple fest,grapplers quest and Kansas city submission only as a brown belt winning both of my divisions in 2015. In 2010 I started my MMA journey and have 9 fights total. In 2016 I became a mother to a beautiful girl. And I continue to train teach and spread the fitness, mma and jiu-jitsu love.