Vanessa Castro is recognized as one of Miami’s most influential fitness professionals. She is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and nutritionist, with a masters degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University.
As a certified personal trainer, Vanessa has worked with many clients of different ages, backgrounds and goals. Her experience as a competitor in the National Physique Committee has given her particular insight on body sculpting and fat loss. Her approach is client centered, focusing on the fact that each individual is unique not only in their health goals but also in their social support system.
Vanessa is also an experienced fitness instructor specializing in formats including indoor cycling, interval training, and yoga. Vanessa has a Star 2 level Spinning instructor certification with Mad Dogg Athletics and a group fitness certification through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is also a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) through the Yoga Alliance, specializing in Hatha Yoga. Vanessa has completed many workshops and trainings on topics including alignment, yoga for injuries, and yoga for special populations.
Vanessa is an experienced and compassionate nutrition coach. She places an emphasis on approaching nutrition in a holistic manner, while keeping in mind the current research and science in the industry. She has experience and knowledge in areas such as weight loss, weight gain, weight management, sports nutrition and emotional eating.
In her spare time, Vanessa loves giving back to the community and volunteers with the Common Threads organization in Miami to help provide cooking classes to underprivileged youth while educating them on the importance of nutrition.