MARIAANGELOVA

HIGHLIGHTS

Personal transformation – from a stressed and high-anxiety person to a calm, collected and successful entrepreneur who does what she loves and embraces life more fully!

25+ years of experience - founded Rebellious Intl, a lifestyle & wellness company, and established a name for herself in the industry . 

A certified level V Romana Pilates Instructor after completing a 600-hour, intense 3-level program (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) training at Pilates of Dunwoody.

 Helped hundreds of people to feel stress free, relive pain and become the most self-realized and high-achieving person possible.
 

FEEL IN CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH

Maria is a disruptor who traded the corporate world for her passion in fitness and wellness. Since age 16 and for the past 26 years, Maria has taught group fitness classes in various formats. In 2012, Maria discovered Pilates and fell in love with the method combining not only strength but also flexibility and fluidity. She was impressed by the impact Pilates had on her fitness routine and daily functional movement. Maria completed a 600-hour certification as a Romana teacher at Pilates of Dunwoody in June 2013 under Holly Pruell Leun and Juanita Lopez.

The Rebellious Pilates studio opened its doors late fall of 2017. Continuously fascinated by the human body, Maria is a firm believer that Pilates can impact not only physical but also mental and spiritual wellbeing. She is a huge believer in the method and the importance of consistency, repetition and precision as well as teaching clients to respect and listen to their bodies. There is no “flip flopping” in the rebellious classes; clients are taught to work with intent and integrity.

Prior to founding Rebellious Intl, Maria was a Finance Director and a professional with 17+ years of progressive corporate experience. Born in Bulgaria, Maria moved to the United States in 1992. She graduated summa cum laude from both the University of Georgia (BBA, Finance) and Georgia State University (MBA, Finance).  

Outside of Pilates, Maria stays busy balancing family and entrepreneurial life. Maria’s favorite job is being a mom of her young daughter. Maria enjoys learning, working out, dancing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Maria Angelova

Wellness Expert & Mom

MARIA'S STORY

Originally from Bulgaria, my family relocated to the U.S.A. in 1992. Moving to this country was a dream of my dad. He was frequently mocked over it while we lived in the Eastern European Block. But he made it happen!

I am the older of 2. My younger brother came 5 years behind me, and was unique, amongst other things, in that he spiced a family generation of all girls. From early on, I was the older sister and the one who had chores, had to be responsible and set example. My parents raised us to be very independent. Early on, they would allow us to make our own decisions with their famous saying: “The choice is yours but so is the consequence”. Kind of makes you rethink the choice.

I grew up in Bulgaria during communist time. I had a very happy, active and fun childhood. Yes, I did not have a fraction of the toys my daughter now has but grew up in a close family with strong family values and many friends in a 14-floor condo building. I also grew up with a lot of discipline and ton of emphasis on academics. My parents are both PhDs in Biochemistry, and early on, they placed a lot of emphasis on academics. I was pretty good at sports. I was on the swim team in elementary school, and my then Russian coach would tell me with heavy accent: “Mashenka, we will train you for the Olympics”. She would let me compete with the boys. Well, my sport aspirations did not last because there were English privates, piano privates, math privates, Bulgarian literature privates…..you get the point. School was a priority. I didn’t think about it much back then.

Originally from Bulgaria, my family relocated to the U.S.A. in 1992. Moving to this country was a dream of my dad. He was frequently mocked over it while we lived in the Eastern European Block. But he made it happen!

I am the older of 2. My younger brother came 5 years behind me, and was unique, amongst other things, in that he spiced a family generation of all girls. From early on, I was the older sister and the one who had chores, had to be responsible and set example. My parents raised us to be very independent. Early on, they would allow us to make our own decisions with their famous saying: “The choice is yours but so is the consequence”. Kind of makes you rethink the choice.

I grew up in Bulgaria during communist time. I had a very happy, active and fun childhood. Yes, I did not have a fraction of the toys my daughter now has but grew up in a close family with strong family values and many friends in a 14-floor condo building. I also grew up with a lot of discipline and ton of emphasis on academics. My parents are both PhDs in Biochemistry, and early on, they placed a lot of emphasis on academics. I was pretty good at sports. I was on the swim team in elementary school, and my then Russian coach would tell me with heavy accent: “Mashenka, we will train you for the Olympics”. She would let me compete with the boys. Well, my sport aspirations did not last because there were English privates, piano privates, math privates, Bulgarian literature privates…..you get the point. 

Originally from Bulgaria, my family relocated to the U.S.A. in 1992. Moving to this country was a dream of my dad. He was frequently mocked over it while we lived in the Eastern European Block. But he made it happen!

I am the older of 2. My younger brother came 5 years behind me, and was unique, amongst other things, in that he spiced a family generation of all girls. From early on, I was the older sister and the one who had chores, had to be responsible and set example. My parents raised us to be very independent. Early on, they would allow us to make our own decisions with their famous saying: “The choice is yours but so is the consequence”. Kind of makes you rethink the choice.

I grew up in Bulgaria during communist time. I had a very happy, active and fun childhood. Yes, I did not have a fraction of the toys my daughter now has but grew up in a close family with strong family values and many friends in a 14-floor condo building. I also grew up with a lot of discipline and ton of emphasis on academics. My parents are both PhDs in Biochemistry, and early on, they placed a lot of emphasis on academics. I was pretty good at sports. I was on the swim team in elementary school, and my then Russian coach would tell me with heavy accent: “Mashenka, we will train you for the Olympics”. She would let me compete with the boys. Well, my sport aspirations did not last because there were English privates, piano privates, math privates, Bulgarian literature privates…..you get the point. 

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