Cara Castronuova is a celebrity fitness trainer, athlete, motivation speaker, and television personality. She was featured as a head trainer on NBC’s hit “The Biggest Loser,” Season 11, where she helped propel the show to its highest ratings ever. She has been a spokesperson for Puma, and the only female spokesperson on Everlast’s extensive roster of champions. Castronuova is a former champion boxer and two-time Golden Gloves Champion.
Originally from Long Island, Castronuova graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcasting and has put what she learned to good use in work as a boxing and fitness writer, as well as an announcer and sports commentator. She is currently working with a top agent on a fitness book proposal. She holds a Master Certification by the International Sports Science Association, and she is certified boxing coach With the York State Athletic Commission. She is currently training for a professional fight.
Castronuova got her start as a boxer before she became a trainer. She first entered the competitive boxing arena by competing locally in boxing events. Her first championship was at the New York Empire State Games where she won a gold medal. She went become the New York Golden Gloves Champion twice, winning the title in Madison Square Garden and become ranked #2 in the nation by USA Boxing. She also participated extensively in volunteer work at a community gym, coaching troubled youth and teaching them the virtues of boxing to keep them off the streets.
Castronuova has trained extensively in martial arts and other fighting techniques, which led to acting opportunities as well, primarily as a stuntwoman and stunt coordinator. Castronuova combined her fighting and training background to start her company, “Fighter Fitness”, whose mission is to help people find “their fighter within” and make their own “comebacks” on the road to good health.
Most recently, Castrounova has started “Knockout Obesity”, a charity aimed to help youth who struggle with obesity and need help in obtaining a healthy lifestyle. This past summer the charity sent three children for a fun-filled summer at a premier weight loss camp, where they lost a grand total of over 100 pounds! Castronuova’s “Knockout Obesity” will continue to grant scholarships to need-based children to send them to existing weight loss camps and giving them local gym memberships. Castronuova’s charity looks to create its own non-for-profit summer camp program for need-based youth as a goal in the five-year plan of the charity, as well as create community fitness programs for kids.
Castronuova just launched her new fitness, empowerment, and motivation website www.U-Improved.com to spread the word of the power of the mind when it comes to fitness. She is also thrilled to announced her new sleep-away weight loss Summer Camp program for kids in Summer 2014. The camp will be called “Camp Kid Warrior”, and will focus on weight loss and the related components of mental strength, body image, and confidence building. See www.caracastronuova.com for future announcements regarding the camp. Cara’s mission is to make fitness “magic” for kids, and make sure they have the time of their life.
Castronuova is also currently working with a top book agent on a fitness book she hope will be a “New York Times” best seller!
First boxing and "Street Fight" lesson
First boxing and "Street Fight" lesson with dad in the garage.
Worked as a kid's boxing coach
At a local community center that taught kids the virtues of boxing and martial arts to keep them off the streets.
Winning her first boxing match
NY Empire State Games in Syracuse.
Started work as a professional fitness trainer.
Winning "Silver Gloves
the second-place prize in the Golden Gloves competition.
Won her First "Golden Gloves
won her first New York Golden Gloves championship at Madison Square Garden in front of a televised, capacity crowd.
Won numerous titles
win numerous titles, such as the NYABC title, the Metros, and the Empire State Games
Won her second "Golden Gloves"
At Madison Square Garden
Started full time work as a boxing coach and trainer
"The Biggest Loser"
Cast as NBC's Season 11 trainer on the hit primetime series
Founded Knockout Obesity
She started this foundation to help people with their fight against obesity.
Started Fighter Fitness, Corp.
Started working with various sporting goods companies to promote health and wellness through athletics
Started "WOMAN WARRIOR" Bootcamp
Programs targeting women and girl's self defense, empowerment, and weight loss.
Started working with TruDerma and creating content for www.u-improved.com
To train the masses in mental, spiritual, and physical health. Created and implemented a summer camp program for kids focusing on fitness, helath, and self- confidence using combat sport as a way to illustrate how to fight for youself and your health.
Introducing "The Academy of the Kid Warrior"
A full facility overnight sleepaway camp to teach kids how to lose weight in a healthy manner, eat correctly, exercise in a fun way, and build self confidence. Will premier summer of 2014.