posted on August 31, 2022
Hi everyone! My name is Maria Fautali, and I am so excited to join the staff at Union Fitness. I am new to the Pittsburgh area, moving most recently from Cleveland, Ohio. I was a three-sport athlete in high school and continued my track and field career beyond that at the University of Rio Grande as a sprinter. While there, I received my Associates Degree in Business Management with a minor in Psychology.
I am currently attending Phoenix University and working towards my bachelor’s degree in business management, with a focus in Diversity and Inclusion. I have always had a deep passion for creating a safe and comfortable space for everyone. I want to be the reason that everyone feels heard and seen. I also have a passion for Women’s Empowerment and equality for women and girls in sports. Because of that, I started my own company called Strength In Us LLC that focuses on empowering women through fitness. I chose to join Union Fitness because they share my passion and dedication for an inclusive environment.
Although my days of a college athletics have ended, I have just begun my career in the world as a professional athlete. I currently play for the Pittsburgh Passion, Women’s professional tackle football team as running back. 2022 was my first year in the league, and I was named an All-American player as a rookie. I am very blessed and excited to continue playing for the city of Pittsburgh!
I look forward to working with everyone at Union Fitness and meeting all of our awesome members!