Fitness Personality Nita Marquez is an IFBB Pro Fitness Athlete & NPC National Champion (2008) whose seasoned career in fitness developed after the birth of her first child. Growing up with weight and addiction issues, Nita’s ongoing quest to learn healthier lifestyle choices lead her to start a career in personal training in 1996, which introduced her to the world of competitive fitness and motivational speaking.
In 1997, she and her husband gave birth to their first of three children, and in 1998, just months after giving birth, she made her competitive debut in the NPC and up through 2011, she received top placing trophies in 26 competitions! As a fitness personality and mother, she has been featured in over 100 magazines as a writer and fitness model, and was featured as a trainer, athlete, guest host, and fit mom in news programs on Arizona Channels FOX 10, 3, and 5.
After giving birth to her only son, a life-threatening disease caused the removal of her son’s pancreas, leaving him diabetic, a challenge which the family soon adapted to given the healthy habits of their household. Upon becoming a single mother in 2003, Nita founded a non-profit organization for single mothers seeking empowerment through education. Currently in Los Angeles, her work focus is training & motivation, authoring books, talent management, television production & acting, and raising her three children.
A Note From Nita
Being a mother is a blessing, and being a committed one takes a lot of energy. It’s possible to achieve balance for yourself, and it’s important that you do. That’s why the fitness empowerment movement is so important. Staying fit gives us that energy to change diapers, drive to lessons, make doctor’s appointments, help with homework, and still play in the park with our kids, even when we have to work to bring in an income. When we take care of ourselves, it’s a sign that we respect ourselves. If we tell our sons and daughters to love themselves, we have to set the example ~Nita Marquez