Health knowledge made personal
Marta Montenegro, MF, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Marta Montenegro has been inspiring people to live healthy lives by giving them the tools and strength to find oneâ??s inner athlete. Inspired by her fatherâ??s last words to her, â??Find your victory,â?? she dedicated herself to living a healthy lifestyle and sharing her personal journey with others. This spring she launched her personal website MartaMontenegro.com, which combines health and fitness advice, first-person stories, and tips on nutrition, beauty and fashion.
Most recently, she created SOBeFiT, a national fitness magazine for men and women, and the Montenegro Method DVD workout series â?? a program she designed for getting results in just 21 days by exercising 21 minutes a day. Her award-winning magazine, in which she served a publisher and editor-in-chief, has earned praise from top athletes and celebrities like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Dwyane Wade and Mario Lopez, among others. In her editorial focus, she created innovative columns like Fit Rx, using exercise programs to combat health ailments; and Top Trainer, which focuses on how top athletes and entertainment figures stay in shape.
Marta is a certified strength and conditioning, coach, master trainer and serves as an adjunct professor of exercise physiology at Florida International University. Through her studies and experience, Marta has developed her own system of plyometrics and resistance exercises used by professional athletes across a variety of disciplines.
With Masters degrees in finance and exercise physiology, Marta is continually updating her teachings with the latest in fitness science, sharing these updates with readers of her column on AOL en Espanol and Fox Latino. She has frequently contributed to both local and national media outlets, including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and Univision and even matched wits with a panel of comedians on â??The Joy Behar Show.â?? She is also a weekly guest on CNNâ??s NotiMujer. One of Martaâ??s areas of specialization is cardiac rehabilitation and she serves as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She was recently won honors in the Sports & Athletics category for Miami-Dade Countyâ??s In the Company of Women Awards 2011.
As a sought-after speaker, Marta has tackled topics ranging from business, fitness and holistic health. She also has worked as print and broadcast journalist, starting with the Venezuelan newspaper Diario La Verdad and was the assistant to the press chief of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. She also served as a reporter for the leading national finance magazine in Venezuela, Inversiones. In her home country, she owned and operated a private wellness center, where she helped clients develop athletic performance and assisted in the recovery programs of patients. She is the author of the Spanish-language book â??Forget Dieting! Exercise and Learn How to Eat.â??