Mayra McCullough, CPT, CMTA, CN, CPLC
Mayra McCullough, Coach2Edify’s Founder and President, is both a nine-year veteran of the Hollywood film industry and an elite Personal Trainer. Her passion and skill have brought her much success in both the film and fitness industries.
Mayra takes education seriously: after acquiring her Bachelor’s from UCLA with a focus on film and television, she worked as an Assistant Director on feature films prior to working at the exclusive Equinox gym for over five years as a Tier 3+ Trainer and Master Instructor. She has since earned over 15 certifications in fitness training, various modalities of movement and nutrition, as well as Certificate of Distinction from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) for having demonstrated a commitment to education beyond standard requirements.
On 2015 she hit the number of 10,000 physical training hours to date and champions fitness in all its forms. This gives Mayra permission to call herself a Master Fitness Trainer.
Mayra’s desire to assist people from all walks of life in experiencing complete integration of body, mind and spirit, as well as her desire to give to her community, are the foundation for the C2E’s landmark of success.
In 2015 she also reached her 10 year mark in the fitness industry. Her practice has evolved to what she now calls Body Integration Specialist, a holistic approach to fitness which intends to integrate every component of yourself. Mayra is not only a Personal Trainer anymore, but a Meditation Guide, Inner Explorations Guide, and a Regeneration Guide. Regeneration is the process of tapping into our body’s ability to constantly be producing new cells. As we stay calibrated MOST of the time, through the S.O.S. system that she teaches (Self Optimization Sanctuary), people feel like they are getting younger.
Mayra’s passion for Conscious Evolution (which happened to be part of C2E acronym by default!) is expressed in a series of ‘behind the scenes’ practices where like-minded individuals are co-creating heaven on planet earth (H.O.P.E.) with Mayra.
Mayra McCullough serves as the President as well as the main fitness and life coach for Coach2Edify Foundation. She implements initiatives that drive fitness and personal results by edifying and encouraging others to fulfill their potential.
A widowed mother of two, nine-year veteran of Hollywood’s film industry, and elite Personal Trainer at the exclusive Equinox gym from 2008-2013, Mayra McCullough is deeply familiar with the demands of balancing career, family, and personal growth. From 1992 to 1993, she worked on films including Rapa-Nui, Captain Ronand Born Yesterday as an Assistant Director for Buena Vista Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures. She previously held production, directorial and editorial positions for various companies in her native Puerto Rico.
From 1997 to 2004, McCullough discovered that her passion for helping others achieve wellness and balance was more fulfilling and rewarding than the entertainment industry. During this time she served as a volunteer mentor, counselor, and teacher at Free Indeed International Ministries, based in Van Nuys, California while dedicating most of her time to her family. Upon the passing of Mayra’s husband in 2002, she returned to the work force and began a new profession in health and fitness. By 2005, she had become the most successful trainer at Total Woman in Woodland Hills, CA. She continued to grow a very lucrative practice at Equinox, voted Best Gym in America by Fitness Magazine, where she held titles of Tier 3 Plus Trainer (the highest fitness training rank) and Master Instructor (mentor to new trainers).
Mayra’s passion and love for what she does has brought her much success in this industry. Her desire to see people from all income levels experience the benefits of de-stressing through fitness and life coaching, as well as her understanding of the blessings that come with giving to the community, drove her to create Coach2edify Foundation.
Fluent in English and Spanish, McCullough received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1989. She currently holds a Highest Honors Certificate of Distinction recognized by the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) for having demonstrated a commitment to her education beyond the standard requirements set forth by the Association. She currently holds a dozen additional certifications in specialty areas within the fitness industry, including Nutrition, Core Strengthening, and Musculoskeletal Pathologies, among others.
Her work as Founder and President of Coach2Edify Foundation since 2011, has provided a platform to develop her signature system of personal transformation and ongoing expansion: Self Optimization Sanctuary (S.O.S.). Her motto, DAILY, at HOME, FOREVER, is her guiding light in teaching people how to create sacred spaces of physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual evolution. From daily classes when she’s in town to traveling adventures, webinars, programs for youth, and co-creative projects, Mayra imparts the spirit of self-sufficiency fully supported by Supernatural Production!
My name is Mayra McCullough, Founder and President of Coach2Edify Foundation (C2E), an Oasis of Transformational Fitness, also a Master Trainer and Body Integration Specialist. I have defined Body Integration as a holistic approach to fitness that intends to integrate all components within ourselves, in order to become whole and intrinsic to the world around us.
6 years ago, after a highly successful tenure in the acclaimed world class gym Equinox, I was inspired to dedicate my personal training practice to empowering individuals to take full responsibility of their well-being in order to attain wholeness on a daily basis.
The systems that have emerged through C2E are designed to establish a culture of authentic, meaningful and deep self-care DAILY, at HOME, FOREVER. This culture of eliminating the constant stop and go patterns of truly loving ourselves in consistent action leads to Body Integration, which enhances our ability to be intimately connected to the vast information and capacities for the body’s regenerative qualities to emerge.
My classes are filled with intention and deep attention to the body as it talks to us and shows us all kinds of interesting things about ourselves. I facilitate inner dialogues with all of our bodies: the physical body, the mind body, the emotional body, and the spiritual body, among others. From bodyweight calisthenics to rhythmic movement, my sessions flow with pure intuition, and the joy I experience as I share my gifts is always contagious. Not only do I help you work things OUT, and become OPEN and CONNECTED to your body, but my intention is to daily find our equator, our center, and our truth through my guided meditations.
Becoming whole is the first step to what I call reaching baseline. We live in a time where this is no longer a lofty goal but a tangible reality that only requires immense LOVE IN ACTION towards ourselves. The next step, as I see it, once we have reached that baseline, which I measure by simply our ability to be in the frequency of love, joy & gratitude MOST of the time, is EXPANSION, increasing our capacities, in order to match the challenges of the times. When we increase our capacities, we evolve. Evolution is part of our natural process as a species, conscious evolution is when we can infuse love to our powers and the world around us with the intention of creating the world we want to live in. It has become evident to me throughout my 10 year practice in the health & fitness industry that in order to expand, we must co-create, we must follow our yearning for community in in order to create the world we want collectively. It became evident that solo-entrepreneurship was not the way.
Since C2E’s inception I have been drawn and inspired by the concepts of co-creation, which I learned about from world renowned visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard as well as the 30 year old non-profit Global Family and their book The Co-Creators Handbook, which has been a guide to practice with likeminded sisters, such as Dr, Kalec and Nancy Hawkins, processes that foster our ability to join others in resonance and shared genius to fulfill our heartfelt purpose.
What you are about to see is the culmination of 13 years of research and development that was initiated with my deceased husband’s passing as I searched for practical ways to keep my peace in the midst of crisis. We are all constantly in crisis this day and age, we are all on the same boat of uncertainty about our financial future, about attainability of sound governance in our country, about the lies that we have believed, and the truth to uncover. We are all walking with huge questions that need to be addressed, reflected on and taken action upon. We are living at a time where becoming whole and having a deep sense of belonging to the world around us needs to be embraced as if our life depended on it, because it does.
Welcome to Coach2Edify’s website, educational experiences dedicated to the tangible achievement of wholeness and becoming intrinsic to the world around us in order to evolve consciously and match the demands of the times ahead.