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You are not a computer.

I am not a computer.

Our connections/relationships contribute to our vitality.

Positive work in service…

It give me great pleasure to know I am helping people improve their fitness and health when I instruct them in a variety of therapeutic exercises at Kaiser Permanente.

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Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Center for Healthy Living’ teaches patients how to ‘Thrive.’

Sense of Community

It does my heart well to see the participants in my Healthy Living classes arrive early and leave late so that they can socially connect with one another. Whether it’s talking about their favorite television series, movies or concert, showing pictures of their gardening, children or grandchildren, it all brings a sense of community. Positive energy abounds as they discover the benefits of Yoga, Pilates, Dance or Tai Chi.


Family Sharing

A strong connection in our family is sharing healthy recipes and daily exercise. My sister, Linda and I enjoy exploring the philosophies of life, the bible, and Yoga at the Beach.


Practicing Yoga on the Beach – Alberici Sisters



Mom and daughter keep flexible!

Mothers have a special connection with their daughters. My daughter, Marianna specializes in Pilates and is a certified fitness trainer who inspires others with her passion for being fit: How to get a thin Waist but keep your Curves.



We are uniquely wired and created by an awesome God. Each one of us can plug into that Creative Force. I find peace when I connect to the presence of the Lord. I find wisdom in the bible and inspirational books. Our relationships can bring us love and encouragement or bring us the negative. Some connections need to be severed because these bonds become a bondage. We get prospective from those with whom we share our life. Choose well.

  • What are you plugged into?
  • What sparks your interest?


Enjoy your connections!

Maria Lauren, Your Powerful LIFE blog

AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

My Website

maria_lauren_riccio_alberici_fitness_kaiser_permanente_fitness_champ_lifestyle_educator“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighte


Be Confident, Be Inspired, Be Yourself!


Certified Fitness instructors, Marianna Riccio and Maria Lauren find Ladies Leisure Activewear favorites at the BeUp show room during the Active Collective Show in Huntington Beach, CA.


What you wear speaks volumes about who you are!

For this reason, costume designers are hired to dress the characters in a movie, television or theatrical show. The characters have to look the part that they are dramatizing so we, the audience, can follow their story more easily.


  • What is your story and how do you want to be perceived?
  • Does what you wear help you to be more confident, be inspired, be yourself?

My Answers:

I live an active lifestyle as a Practitioner/Motivator for the Healthy Living Center at Kaiser Permanente where I teach exercise classes. Also close to my heart are my activities as a wife, mom and entertainer. To BE CONFIDENT, I want to look professional and feel good about what I am wearing while portraying the important roles that I am living in my life.

I also want to feel comfortable because when I feel comfortable it affects my demeanor to BE INSPIRED. This makes it easier for me to engage people so I can in return, inspire and motivate them.

BE YOURSELF. Well, be my best self, thank you! I need to be ready for a variety of activity in my daily life whether it is teaching an exercise class, taking a business meeting, sitting at the computer, meeting friends, going shopping, going to band rehearsal, running errands or having fun! Exclamation Point is on the having fun… yes, please!

You see, my life is mostly on the go and I stretch myself to my limits. The Beup leisure/activewear with its comfortable fit and breathable fabric is soft to the touch and holds its shape while I move in style.



There is no generation gap when it comes to fitness. Mom and daughter, Maria Lauren and Marianna Riccio make exercise a priority.


Check out BeUp Active Lifestyle Apparel that can make you shine in a positive way. You’ll have fun looking at the colorful designs and classic looks. Please join me in living the company’s tag line, ‘Be Confident, Be Inspired, Be Yourself… Be Up!



Last thoughts:

Being on the move is a part of life and feeling good while you do it puts you on a favorable road but don’t forget to find some relaxation time too. Keeping life in balance is important and always a challenge!


Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

Marianna Riccio’s Website

you_got_the_power_logo_maria_lauren_riccio Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

All content is copyrighted.