About Marie Gilestra

Marie Gilestra was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has practiced an active lifestyle since childhood, involved in a variety of sports including gymnastics, volleyball and track & field.Marie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi in 1998 and is certified as a Health & Fitness Specialist with ACSM, the American College of Sports Medicine.
She has over 12 years of experience across the United States, where she has worked as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at highly respectable health clubs such as Gainesville Health & Fitness Center in Gainesville, FL and The Sports Club/LA Irvine in Irvine, CA. She presently is motivating and keeping people healthy at The Players Club and Spa at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, FL.She also had the notable opportunity to work with the Army National Guard as a Warrior Fit Camp Instructor, where Marie helped prepare recruits for Basic Training, Boot Camp and/or Deployment. She was also recently featured in Oxygen Magazine‘s May 2010 Issue, “Future of Fitness.”Marie believes in taking advantage of the beautiful weather in sunny SW Florida, making sure that 3-4 of her exercise routines per week are done outdoors. She participates in a variety of outdoor activities including the famous 10K Mud Run in Oceanside, CA and beach volleyball throughout the year.”Strong Mind Strong Body” is Marie‚Äôs one-woman company and she hopes to reach as many lives as possible to help them live healthier lifestyles, improve their positive thinking and strengthen their minds.Please Contact Marie to learn about how Strong Mind Strong Body’s services can help you achieve your goals, or call (239) 699-8281 today!
Marie Gilestra’s Certifications:

  • ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist
  • Certified Spinning Instructor
  • Tactical/Military Fitness Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Oxygen Magazine‘s May 2010 Issue, “Future of Fitness”