Mary Ann has been involved in fitness since 1985. Together with her sister Julie Funke and partners, Mary Ann opened St. Louis Spinning in 1996. She has certifications in aerobics through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning®, Resist-A-Ball levels 1-3, and also did training with Paul Grilley for Yin Yoga. She receives continuing education annually through the World Spinning and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) Conference.
Mary Ann has been married for 29 years and has three children. She completed a marathon in 2006 and is a breast cancer survivor since 2009. She enjoys running, cycling, swimming, volleyball, water sports, lifting, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.