Marta Montenegro, MF, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT
Nutrition Specialist | Exercise Physiologist | Fertility Lifestyle Consultant
Marta Montenegro has been inspiring people to live healthy lives by giving them the tools and strength to find one’s inner athlete. Inspired by her father’s last words to her, “Find Your Victory,” she dedicated herself to living a healthy lifestyle and sharing her personal journey with others.
Marta is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA), Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), ISSA Master Trainer, and Lifestyles Consultant. She earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology, magna cum laude, from Florida International University, and a Masters in Finance, magna cum laude, from Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Administracion (IESA).
Currently, she serves as Nutrition Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, and Lifestyles Consultant at IVFMD, South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine, where she provides one-on-one on-site services.
Marta is also 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.
Marta founded and operated a successful private wellness center in her home country of Venezuela. The center was designed in conjunction with physicians’ programs that included nutritional guidelines, supplementation, exercise activity, and overall wellness techniques. Typical clients ranged from patients with special conditions to those striving for a healthier lifestyle.
Her popular and awarding-winning website and blog MartaMontenegro.com advocates health, nutrition, and fitness advice and insight based in science. Marta’s in-depth articles highlight the latest news and research and demonstrate the best ways for people to adopt and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Healthline.com named it one of the Best Health Blogs of 2011 and 2012.
Previously, she was the founder of SOBeFiT, an international award-winning nutrition, fitness, health, and sports magazine with a circulation of more than 150,000. As the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, she created innovative and popular columns like Fit Rx, which applies exercise programs to combat specific health ailments, and Top Trainer, which focuses on how top athletes and entertainment figures stay in shape.
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 News Latino. She has frequently contributed to both local and national media outlets, including CNN, CNN en Español, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Univision and even matched wits with a panel of comedians on “The Joy Behar Show.” She has also been featured in workouts with athletes and celebrities like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Misty May, and Mario Lopez among others.
One of Marta’s areas of specialization is cardiac rehabilitation and she serves as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, Florida regional chapter. She recently won honors in the Sports & Athletics category for Miami-Dade County’s In the Company of Women Awards 2011.
As a sought-after speaker, Marta has tackled topics ranging from business to fitness to holistic health. She is a former spokesperson and fitness/lifestyle expert expert for Poise.com and its 2nd Talk program where she provided practical advice and insight for readers, and contributed in-depth articles on how women can stay healthy and active when facing issues related to menopause. She also engages in promoting Poise products and brand messaging across multiple media platforms including social media.
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. She is the author of the Spanish-language book “Forget Dieting! Exercise and Learn How to Eat.”
Marta is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Society of Exercise Physiology.