Plant-Based Nutrition for Health

Live a Healthy Life.

Maria Motivates provides personalized guidance and health support through habit and behavior change coaching.  Maria Arce has worked with hundreds of clients, helping them reach their health goals.  How?  Through motivation, authenticity, small group meetings, and one-on-one support.  Maria Motivates programs are based around client needs.  It all starts with your 15-minute consultation.  We take this time to discuss the unique barriers and challenges that have stopped you from attaining the healthy lifestyle you desire.  We will examine what has worked and what hasn’t worked for you in the past.  Next we determine if and how I can help.  You will leave this no-obligation meeting with clear guidance on next steps towards a healthy you.

Class Schedule

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Community Courses

Want to get a taste of plant based eating for health and weight loss? Try a 2-hour course available in your community. These affordable courses offer a great starting point to begin your healthy journey. Click here to find out the next course offering.

21-Day Intensive

Are you ready for success? This intensive reset will guide you to success. Want a release from those cravings? Struggling to find control and motivation? This guided course is our powerhouse offering. Click here to find out more.

Support Groups

Support Groups are available for members who have completed the 4-week intensive and want to participate in weekly meetings, discussion boards, and weigh-ins.


Meet Maria

Maria Arce, M.A., has 7 years of experience as a wellness coach and has helped hundreds of clients reach their health goals.  She has provided courses in nutrition, stress management, and weight loss for corporations and government institutions for groups such as Kaiser, Alameda County ROV, Martinez VA Hospital, and private companies.  Maria has a passion for health and education.  With a Master of Arts, she has taught interpersonal communication and speech at several community colleges throughout the Bay Area.  She brings her talent for teaching to the space of health offering classes that blend education and motivation.  Maria has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell Center for Nutrition Studies and has received numerous intensive trainings in one-one-one coaching, goal setting, nutrition, and wellness. Maria has helped clients reach their health goals, change their mindset, and practice self-compassion.

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