Marzia Prince is an award winning international fitness expert with over 12 years of experience. She is certified personal trainer with expertise in all genres of fitness. She holds many certifications including physical fitness, pre/postnatal, geriatrics, nutrition, bio-mechanics in resistance training, and life coaching. Not only does she teach health and wellness, Marzia took her fitness to the next level and became a bikini fitness competitor in her 30’s.
She went on to win the 2007 Ms Bikini Universe at 32 years old. This launched her fitness modeling career. She was one of the pioneers that brought the bikini fitness bodies to the bodybuilding world. She was also one of the very first IFBB bikini pros and earned the 3rd IFBB bikini pro card ever at 35 years old. She was an IFBB bikini pro competitor for 5 years which landed her a spokes modeling gig with heavyweight supplement giant Gaspari Nutrition. Marzia was the original Gaspari girl in their award winning ads. She has been on countless covers and layouts through the bodybuilding and fitness industry that include Oxygen, Iron Man, Fitness, Natural Muscle, and many more.
Through her health journey, Marzia went the organic holistic path. She now believes in a plant-based diet. She is currently signed with SunWarrior, and organic holistic company that aligned with her core beliefs. Being an athlete and fitness model has helped Marzia understand different areas of health and fitness. She is finally at her health bliss at this stage in her life. The holistic and wellness lifestyle is Marzia Prince’s passion that she created the brand Healthinista to educate women to design their own bodies via fitness and food. She believes being healthy will never go out of style.
With all the photo shoots she did over the years, she realized that her passion was not only for holistic health, but for cruelty-free fashion, photography, wardrobe styling, make up, and hosting. Many fitness shoots styled her old school 80’s or generic fitness wear. Marzia would change her wardrobe and amp it up so that it looked more high fashion. Now in her 40’s, she has started her own fitness and fashion blog called the Healthinista, due to all her fans asking her for health and fitness fashion advice. Much like a fashionista styles you with clothes, Marzia styles you with health. All her styling from food to fashion is cruelty-free. One of her favorite catch phrases you will hear her say is “Faux real?”
The Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas
- Certified Physical Fitness Specialist
- Certified Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Instructor
- Certified in Biomechanics in Resistance Training
- Certified in Senior Fitness (65 and older)
- Certified in Coaching Healthy Behaviors
- Certified Life Coach
- Certified in Dietary Guidance
- STC-Suspension Training Course
- GSTC-Group Suspension Training Course
- RTC-Rip Trainer Course
- FORCE Trainer (Level 2)
- SMSTC-Sport Medicine (Level 2)
Achievements of Marzia Prince
- 2007 Ms. Bikini Universe Winner (1st place, 32 years old)
- 2007 Model Universe (3rd Place, 32 years old)
- 2008 FAME Bikini Championship Winner (1st place, 33 years old)
- 2008 WBFF Bikini Championships-Placed top 10 (6th place, 33 years old)
- 2009 NPC Florida Europa Bikini Championship Winner (1st place, 34 years old)
- 2009 NPC Junior USA Bikini Championship (2nd place, 34 years old)
- 2009 NPC Junior Nationals Bikini Winner-Earned PRO card this show (1st place, 35 years old)
- 2010 IFBB Bikini Pro Florida Europa Show-Placed top 10 (7th place, 35 years old)
- 2008 Best Supplement Model
- 2009 Best Supplement Ad
- 2015 Top 10 Most Influential Women in Dallas
Marzia Prince is an exceptionally talented and accomplished professional Bikini competitor, Fitness supermodel and Fitness Expert. She has been Ms. Bikini Universe winner. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar:
You were physically active most of your life from high school sports to taking aerobic classes. You were 23 years old that you hired your first personal trainer and learned how to lift. You were motivated and transformed yourself into a shapely woman. Later you completed college degree to become a physical fitness specialist. You reached the pinnacle of success by winning 2007 Ms Bikini Universe at 32 years of age. Tell us about your journey that took you to the top of the world of fitness?
Ms. Marzia Prince:
Wow, it has been a crazy, fun, rewarding journey! It blows me away and I am still grateful where I am now. I grew up on the standard American diet, an unhealthy lifestyle, so to be where I am today, it amazes me. Processed foods were my normal nutrition and I even worked at a fast food restaurant for three years and ate that stuff every day. I had no idea what eating healthy was until I took a nutrition class in college. It was around the same time I hired my first personal trainer for strength training. Then it hit me, I had put 2 and 2 together that I needed to eat real whole foods to build a healthy body.
It was not an easy journey. It took me years to get the nutrition down, working out seemed easier to me. Once I got the nutrition down and embraced it, my life changed. I started loving food I never thought I would like. I started feeling better, thinking more clearly than ever before, and my ambition to get things done in life was at an all-time high. I felt like I could conquer anything. Every time I set a goal, I would accomplish it. I felt living my new healthy lifestyle changed my life for the better. I had my own personal story to share with others that my passion for a healthy lifestyle was infectious to everyone I met. I had no idea my energy and passion for what I believed would shine through me and others would notice.
What is even crazier was that I was always shy and super insecure for my first 28 years of life. So, to be outgoing and confident was a new thing for me. I was loving my new personality. I was so much happier than I had ever been in my life. I was in my 30’s before I really started loving me. Everything was falling into place for me. I had a successful personal training business, I was a fitness model (something I never thought I would ever be in my life!), and I was competing in one of the largest fitness bikini pageants at 32. I am definitely a late bloomer in life and that is ok. I now am a firm believer you can start your journey at any age.
After winning Ms Bikini Universe, that moment was epic for me. It took my fitness career to a whole new level. I felt like it was a pinch me moment when I look back. For the next six years following that win, I was in hundreds of fitness and bodybuilding magazines, I was being hired for appearances all over the world to speak about my journey, and I learned a whole new world I did not know existed. It was a more public me. I was an introvert by nature. So be this public socially and speaking in front of thousands of people was both exciting and nerve racking. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me to live life in the moment. I made lots of mistakes and said the wrong things, but I don’t regret anything, I just learn to be better for the next situation. You have to learn, grow, and experience each moment in life to be the best you can be.
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