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TEDxUW - Maria Ly - Embracing the mobile fitness revolution

A dynamic athlete-turned-entrepreneur, Maria is a vocal champion of the youth entrepreneurship culture. By combining her twin passions for physical fitness and technology, she has revolutionized the health and fitness movement by extending the reach of mobile technology into this fast-growing market. Gymnastics, yoga, rock climbing, mountaineering -- you'd think that one person couldn't have done it all. But you'd have thought wrong. Maria has practiced yoga at K2 base camp, initiated rock climbing missions that carry some of the highest difficulty grades, and has represented Canada at the World Cheerleading and Dance Championships. It's all in a day's work, really. A graduate of the Computer Engineering program from the University of Waterloo, Maria co-founded Skimble -- a mobile healthcare and fitness startup whose "Workout Trainer" application provides on-demand personal training workouts to millions of people around the world. Maria understands the challenges of sustainable fitness in a day and age dominated by quick-fix remedies and nutritional supplements, and she has been helping others achieve their fitness goals, sustainably, one click at a time. http://www.tedxuw.com/speakers/maria-ly/ --- In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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