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Maria Beall is the reigning Ms. World Elite Woman  2002, Mrs. Universal Achievement 2001, and Mrs. Galaxy 2002.  She entered the Mrs. Virginia pageant in 1999 (it was her first pageant!) and not only won the crown but the physical fitness and sponsorship awards too. She also won every category, including the evening gown and interview competitions.   In September of 1999 she spent 2 wonderful weeks in Hawaii competing in the Mrs. America pageant shown on the PAX network.

Maria’s platform is  helping others improve their lives through health and fitness.  Fitness is her passion since Maria overcame obesity, losing 12 sizes over 15 years ago.  She has helped educate all ages about health and fitness by  volunteering her time at a  retirement home teaching seated fitness classes, teaching fitness classes to elementary and middle school children, coaching soccer and writing fitness articles for Coronation Inc., and the Turn For The Judges websites.

Maria is married to Michael and they have three sons, Brandon, Tyler, and Cameron.  Maria is currently employed as a fitness director and has over a decade of fitness experience.  She teaches anywhere from 5-10 aerobic classes a week and staffs over twenty instructors.   She holds a degree in marketing and an exercise science  degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, cum laude.


Attended Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Theater.  Auditioned to enter the program, 40 students were chosen out of 250.  Attended full time from fall 1983 to spring 1984
Graduated with an Associates Degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds in good standing in 1990.
Graduate of the National Business Forms School in Chicago.
Virginia Commonwealth University Exercise Science graduate, cum laude.
Attend over 70 hours a year in continuing education to keep certifications current.
CPR certified with the American Red Cross for children and adults.
First Aid certified with the American Red Cross.
AAAI certified for primary aerobics.
AFAA certified for primary aerobics.
AFAA certified for weight training.
AFAA certified for personal training.
AFAA trained in Mat Science.
AEA water fitness instructor.
AEA water personal trainer certified.
Resist-a-ball Pilates certified.
Stott Pilates trained
AFAA Telefit Certified
Fitour Pilates certified
IDEA Elite personal fitness trainer

Special awards:

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A member of the Golden Key Honor Society (top 15% of class)
Received a score of 140 IQ on the Mensa test for intelligence (99th percentile)
Nominated for the Board of Visitor’s Scholarship Award.
Qualified for the Retail Merchant Association Scholarship.
Nominated for the Who’s Who of College Students Award.
Received the Who’s Who award for Health and Fitness with the Miss American Achievement Program 2000 and 2001.
National Finalist in Miss American Achievement 2000.
Won the fitness and sponsorship awards at the Mrs. Virginia pageant (the first pageant  ever entered).
Presented for American Heart Association and shown on local television.
Won the Raving Fan award through my employment for exceptional work.
Won a Grand Am for establishing a sales team of 12 women for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Became a Sales Director by recruiting and maintaining a sales team of 30 women for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Won a Gold medal of Achievement with Mary Kay for recruiting 3 sales associates in one month.
Was elected to office in my sorority as scribe.
Became the first president of the National Pan hellenic Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Received the Presidential Award for Fitness.