After growing up in Caracas, Regine Santa Maria came to the magic city in her teens in search of a better life with her mother. Now a Personal Trainer, Santa Maria can be spotted around town working with clients. We caught up with her for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @bodygoals_re.

Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I’m originally from Caracas, Venezuela where I lived 14 years of my youth, before moving to South Florida with my mother 20 years ago in search of a better future and life.

How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?

My passion for fitness grew through battling a health condition from a young age. I played various sports which led me to the interest of partaking in fitness competitions later on in life. I became a Personal Trainer through the love, dedication, and motivation I received during my course of competition.

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

My favorite part of being a trainer is the ability to provide my knowledge, experience, and compassion with each individual client through their journey to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

Honestly, my kids are the reason I’m constantly full of energy.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

My specialties are Kettlebell, Mace Strength/Conditioning, HIIT, and Corrective Exercise. People love the energy and the killer workouts I provide.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?

UFC Gym, Trufusion, and Outdoor Training at Tropical Park and Key Biscayne.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Salt Life, baby!

What are you excited about right now?

An upcoming local competition in October – HYROX.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

For me, working on mental health is when I workout. The best medicine to destress.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health & wellness community?

The constant support from the community along with allowing me to step out of my comfort zone. Thank you STAY FIT 305 for the constant support.