About Cintia Martins
Cintia Martins is a Brazilian who is passionate about arts and sport. She grew up in Macau from the age of two and graduated in Design. While following an Art High School Educator path, she pursued her other passion as a Fitness Instructor by opening a social enterprise that empowers people to sweat for a cause. Cíntia is the Co-Founder of ManaVida since 2017, and is passionate about her mission: to serve others, helping to improve people’s lives in all possible ways and raising awareness about the world in which we live. She is a Polestar Pilates Mat qualified instructor, NASM certified personal trainer with a bag full of different sports, nutrition and Wellness related courses, teaching in Hotels for staff and guests, Schools, Fitness Studios and personal client’s facilities. She trains people and helps them become leaders to fully accomplish their best in their fitness, lifestyle, their homes, and career.
Tell us about your involvement in Global Wellness Day?
It’s my fourth year as Macau Ambassador. One of my biggest passions is to make wellness accessible to all the community. Living in Macau, a multicultural city, it’s evident that there is an obvious separation of communities… with GWD my joy is to see everyone coming together to celebrate life. Thus, I co-founded Mana Vida whose motto is Sweat for Others, where people pay for their session, and part goes to a community/cause in need.
What makes you smile or brings you joy and why?
Every day, my husband finds a way to make me laugh! Also, being outdoors in nature, watching the sunrise and sharing a meal with all the family gathered or with close friends. In my working field: conducting an energetic group class and the fruits that clients and young students reap for life after workshops or personal training sessions.
What is your daily wellness routine?
During the week, I do my ‘5 AM club’ routine. At 4.45 AM alarms ring. I drink water, stretch while making coffee, spend the next 40 minutes doing my bible devotional, and plan and learn something new. Afterwards, either I go for my clients or a personal workout. Usually, until 2 PM I’m pretty busy helping people achieve their goals, and afternoons tend to be my time to do office work, work meetings and run errands.
What is your favourite quote or affirmation?
I tend to adjust to life’s circumstances. At the moment, this has been my motto which came to me when planning the Global Wellness day: “Fill your minds with the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. So I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
Describe how you achieve mindfulness
In the morning, while journaling and when I go up to the trails to reflect.
What does wellness mean to you?
A state of mind that your body, mind and soul are holistically working together to bring a smile to your face no matter your life circumstances.
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! In strong women, true story testimonies, etc… But especially when I’m up on the trails. It’s a special time that I pray, cry and ask for super-natural ideas, motivation, and solutions. It’s a place where God speaks to me in different ways.
What are your go-to wellness apps and/or podcasts? Why?
APPS: Wod up for functional training program that I follow; MindBody for my client schedule management; Zero to track my fasting hours; and starting to explore Healthy Living to make the safest choices concerning product ingredients; Bible for motivation verses of the day; RefGuide for Essential oils recipes.
Books that changed your wellness perspective and why?
5 AM Club by Robin Sharma. Grit by Angela Duckworth. Called to Create by Jordan Raynor. The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jimmy Moore. And Change Maker by John Berardi. These have developed discipline, focus on my calling, and overall health.
Name three things for which you are grateful
For being alive. For God’s grace in revealing my calling. For living close to my family.
Finally, what words of wisdom can you pass on?
Love one another, learn to say sorry, persist and don’t wait for Fridays to live.