Wellness Studio M (WSM) is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in Functional Training, located at 20 Millburn Ave. in Springfield, New Jersey.

At Wellness Studio M, we believe in the effectiveness of Functional Training. Functional Training, unlike other types of exercise, focuses on strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen and lower back by mimicking the movements your body performs every day.  This workout routine provides a foundation for all bodies and fitness regimes by challenging the entire body with natural movements.

We help our clients achieve their goals by customizing Functional Training programs to meet their needs. Our fitness programs include effective movement patterns like pushing, pulling, squatting and rotating to improve cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular power, muscular strength and flexibility. Instead of using traditional machines, our programs include fitness tools like ropes, sand bags, kettlebells, rings, straps, bands and medicine balls, enabling our clients to move more naturally and effectively.

At Wellness Studio M, our mission is to help our clients move often and move better. 

MariaHS1Maria founded Wellness Studio M in July of 2012 with the mission of providing her clients – and the community – with a place to gain the motivation, confidence and power needed to live a happy and healthy life.  Raised from humble beginnings in Eastern Europe, most of Maria’s early life was spent working hard on her family’s farm. Despite facing insurmountable adversity, Maria worked toward pursuing her education and started a career on Wall Street after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Finance. It wasn’t until years later she realized what she really wanted to do; what she was TRULY passionate about. Over the last decade, Maria committed herself to the fitness industry; teaching group classes at different locations (including corporate offices), working personally with clients and presenting lectures about health and wellness at various health club locations. Not only has she committed herself physically, but educationally as well. Since entering the fitness industry, she completed a Masters degree in Exercise Science from Montclair State University and is continuing her education and research.

Maria believes in Functional Training as the basis for all fitness routines because unlike traditional forms of fitness, functional training is specifically designed to help your body perform all tasks better. “I am an exercise physiologist and personal trainer. But I try to be more than that – I am a support system. I am a motivator. I am the type of person that will keep you going no matter what and, when you think that you can’t do it anymore, I will pick you up, because sometimes, that’s what people need. I don’t just teach fitness – I teach how to live a happy and healthy life. I am committed to providing my family, my friends and my clients with motivation, confidence and power they need in their workouts and everyday life!” – Maria Alexander, Owner, Wellness Studio M