Born and raised in Davao City, Mariz is a licensed physical therapist who graduated at San Pedro College of Davao. She danced ballet when she was younger. She is clinically experienced as she handled musculoskeletal, neurological, pediatric, and geriatric cases in some of the hospitals in Davao and Cagayan De Oro.

She discovered Pilates and found it fun and effective which then led her to become an instructor who is passionate about educating and leading others towards living a stronger, happier life through fitness. She enjoys challenging her clients and pushing them to their maximum potential in order to help them gain confidence in their selves. Prior to being a Pilates instructor, she was a PT clinical auditor in a home health service that is based in California where she gained in-depth assessment, evaluation, and improved care for patients in a more systematic way.

During her free time, she loves to travel, read books, draw, and creating memories with friends and family.