Competing as an amateur boxer, Marita Martina Gumbs knew that in 2010, I became a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer. Since her early twenties, her desire has been to help people achieve healthier lifestyles. More than just gaining muscle or losing weight, she acknowledges what really feels good is “to be able to play ball with your kids, go on long walking tours to explore a new city, embark on adventurous excursions while on vacation, and wake up in the morning with the energy to seize the day and be your best.”
In 2017, Marita became certified through the Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) (a part of the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals) as a Medical Exercise Specialist. With her certification, as a fitness, she is able to work with clients who are asymptomatic, but as a medical exercise specialist, I can also work with clients who are symptomatic. With her knowledge, when training clients, she takes careful note of past injuries, posture and movement patterns and designs a program that allows them to build strength, manage and eliminate pain, and become more functional.
Her belief is that “It is my belief, that with better health we can move mountains, build bridges and break ground. Fitness is about health, good health is about living life, indulging in its greatest joys and making a positive impact on the world around you.”