Workout without limits
Martha Patricia Montes
CEO/Founder Chicago Latin Fitness
Martha Patricia Montes is a fitness and wellness professional with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Master’s in Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University, licensed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2001, and completed her Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2010.
Martha is a lifestyle coach and health expert who has dedicated her life to teaching others how to live healthier lives. Her approach combines mindful movement through Fitness, Yoga, and Meditation partnered with nutrition; the result of which has taken her all around the world working with all ages and abilities ranging from athletes, dancers, fitness enthusiasts looking to enhance performance or body re-shaping as well as those wanting lasting lifestyle changes.
She’s passionate about helping people get in touch with their own personal passions because she believes that when you do what you love it will show in your actions–and most importantly your results!
Don´t just listen to us. Here are what people say about us.
«I’ve been attending Martha’s classes for years and have loved them»
«Just a fun way to stay fit! Very enjoyable Zumba session!»
«I am new to the Zumba (via Zoom) class with Martha and I absolutely love it❣»
«Before I started taking classes with CFL I had zero experience with strength training, having problems with my lower back for a long time I was scared to try new exercises, but she took the time to give me recommendations and show me the correct alignment to improve my strength, CFL classes are a life changer»
"Love these ladies"
Love Chicago Latin Fitness. This group feels like an extended family. It never feels like a full moment. Being in the weight room or doing Zumba outside has always felt more like a party than a workout. Love these ladies and I always feel so much better coming back, even if I was missing for a while.
"Her energy is contagious and inspiring"
Chicago Latin Fitness Zumba classes have been the most motivating and beneficial exercise experiences that I have had personally! I recently began a new job as a manager of a day program for adults with disabilities and reached out to Martha to see if we could begin a Zumba program for my participants. Martha was excited to learn more and worked with me to develop a class that meets the wide range of ability levels, goals, and interests of my group, combining Zumba, yoga, and meditation. Her energy is contagious and inspiring and our group has already received countless benefits from this program. Thank you for everything you do, Martha and Chicago Latin Fitness!
I’ve been taking Martha’s online yoga and core classes from NYC. With the time difference, both classes are great to start or end the day on a positive, uplifting note. The classes are challenging enough for mid-level but not to the point that you would feel sore for several days afterward! Martha demonstrates and describes each poses slowly and clearly, offers variations for beginners or those more experienced – and all of it in a calm, even, and soothing voice. The studio looks nice, lighting is good. Pricing for packages or drop-in classes is very reasonable. Highly recommend!
"CLF staff do and amazin job"
Luv luv luv Martha’s energy!! She and her sister, both CLF staff do an amazing job. So welcoming of ALL participants, those who are registered for the class as well as those who walk by drawn in by the music, laughter, and great fun/fitness energy. Participants of all ages and ethnicity swaying into bachata & cumbia rhythms and grooving into merengue, salsa, reggaeton. Skill level also varying, Martha herself will demonstrate modified & advanced levels. Chicago Latin Fitness CLF does a great job in communicating class updates, offerings, and links for online classes!
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