Marilyn’s passion for, and professional interest in physical fitness and sports began with her first job as a fitness instructor at Elaine Powers Figure Salons in Pittsburgh, PA. She continued to teach yoga and fitness classes in Boston, escalated her commitment when she became certified in 2000 as a Fitness Instructor by Fitness Institute International in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
DeMartini’s marketing career segued into fitness apparel marketing, which years later led to writing for sporting goods trade publications, an area in which she excelled and continued for another decade.
As a health and fitness journalist, DeMartini studied under top professionals in the field. She attended numerous fitness seminars and workshops, in search of the hottest trends, latest research and most beneficial workout programs, ranging from fitness fashion and functional training to sport-specific training (golf, running, weight-training) and yoga. She also wrote a Longevity Medicine column for over 1½ years for GNC’s Physical magazine and a fitness for golf column with Golf Tips magazine.
Today, her modalities range from yoga and Yamuna Body Rolling™, to functional and circuit training, running and cycling. She has kept the Beach Cross-Training class, a
Ft. Lauderdale tradition for over 10 years, based on the concept started by noted fitness expert, Tari Rose—with whom she also created a video, “Hard Body Yoga.”
“Mixing the site and types of activity in your schedule provides variety for your mind and muscles!” DeMartini states, “If you keep your workout interesting and practical, you never get bored.”
DeMartini resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she owns PR Power marketing agency; she branded FIT Lauderdale to extend to her reach into the area fitness and yoga communities. She holds a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate and is certified with NASM in Senior Fitness. DeMartini has also conducted workshops for seniors mixing big band music with chair and stretching exercises called “Big Band Bend & Stretch.”