Marta is the owner and head coach of CrossFit and Pilates Pickering.
In 1991, when I moved to France, I stopped eating meat. I ate fish, but the thought of cooking meat disgusted me. Until 1993, that’s the way it was. Then when I graduated from University, I decided to try Macrobiotics. That last about a year. It was a revelation in nutrition! I moved downtown with my friend Becky in 1994 and living downtown was hard on my macrobiotic ways. Soon, pizza and wine took over and Macrobiotics went out the window!
I still did not eat any meat until I was Sailing in the Caribbean for 8 months. When you’re in the Caribbean you eat what you can, otherwise you’re eating beans and rice all the time. I started eating chicken and turkey again.
Just recently when I was diagnosed with anemia, I started eating bacon, beef and lamb. I now even eat in Pork Ribs. I can only eat meat when it’s been cooked for many hours, otherwise it still grosses me out. I’ve read and studied much about nutrition over the years. I have organized many speaking engagements for holistic doctors and nutritionist. In 2000 I studied Herbalism, but decided not to write my exams as I did not want to be an Herbalist. Pilates, then Crossfit followed and my fascination and passion for the body is still there!
I am a foodie. I love cooking, I love recipe books, I love the creativity of food. If I had a superpower, it would be cooking.