Marianne McGinnis

San Diego, USA

Professional Experience

Marianne has ghostwritten and collaborated on eight top selling books including the NYT bestsellers, The 100 and HAPPY HORMONES SLIM BELLY by Jorge Cruise. Please visit her website at Marianne is also an accomplished editor. Whether a book is too dense, too light, or just plain indecipherable, agents and editors who’ve worked with her will tell you that she’ll save your project. You’ll also appreciate her ability to digest and present dense scientific research in a clear, concise and fascinating fashion that anyone can comprehend. Authors love her because she swiftly taps into their voices, and quickly transforms their messages into words that speak to the masses compellingly and effectively. Clients, authors, editors, and agents will tell you that Marianne always stays calm in the midst of a storm, easily accommodates challenging schedules, and is a joy to work with.


12 Years
12 Years
14 Years


17 Years
12 Years
Women's Issues
20 Years


Broadcasting - News - Radio (National)
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
11 Years
Online/new media
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fitness Magazine (10+), Prevention Magazine (10+), Jorge Cruise (6-10), Bicycling Magazine (6-10), Canyon Ranch (6-10), Fit Pregnancy (6-10), Reader's Digest (3-5), Better Homes and Gardens (3-5), Parenting Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

West Coast Editor, Prevention Magazine Associate Editor, Prevention Magazine Assistant Editor, Prevention Magazine Researcher, Prevention Magazine


Available upon request


Former American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer for 6 years

Work Samples


(Canyon Ranch Spa 1/30/2011)
Encompassing Canyon Ranch lifestyle, health, and fitness regimens, 360 Well-Being brings Canyon Ranch calm to your everyday life. Categorized by Mind, Body, and Spirit, learn to keep a Zen state of mind all the time with a collection of 21 fitness and food videos, 91 actionable articles and tips.
(Canyon Ranch Spa 1/30/2011)
Featuring 79 fitness videos and 25 actionable articles and tips, the application helps you reach your fitness goals anytime, anywhere. Providing multi-disciplinary fitness, yoga, Pilates, flexibility, strength, and posture tips and exercises for the beginner, the Canyon Ranch Everyday Fitness iPad application helps you fit fitness into your lifestyle. As the pioneers in the evolution of wellness lifestyle and the industry leader for over 30 years, Canyon Ranch helps you integrate fitness into daily activities.
(Better Homes and Gardens 10/1/2007)
Article and chart on breast cancer risk.
(Completely You Website 6/17/2013)
Author of "Strange Health Facts--Explained"
(Better Health and Living 11/1/2008)
Flu Fighting Fitness Workout
(Rodale Books 3/1/2010)
I wrote several of the profile stories, and did research for this book.
(Better Health and Living 7/1/2007)
A workout for mom and the kids--7 slimming moves to help you get fit, burn fat, and have fun in the sun with your kids.
(Prevention Magazine 11/1/2008)
A research based tush toning workout article
(Better Health and Living 9/1/2008)
5 'functional fitness' tricks to fight flab and boost balance and strength
(Prevention Magazine 10/1/2007)
A yoga routine that targets your trouble zones.
(Better Health and Living 1/1/2008)
Online link, also in their Jan. 08 print issue. Just type in 92119 for zip. Creating a quality at-home workout center doesn’t have to mean having a gym-size basement or spending thousands of dollars on fancy weight machines. By investing in even one of the clever items below, you can be strong and sleek in no time--without busting your budget.
(Natural Health 2/1/2008)
Preview of article that will be in Feb. 2008 issue of Natural Health. An in-bed-workout to get you energized.
(HarperOne/HarperCollins 3/17/2015)
Cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology shows that negative thinking prevents people from improving bad health and shedding excess weight.
(Better Homes and Gardens 1/1/2007)
Fitness article about encouraging your aging parents to exercise
(Prevention 11/1/2007)
Feature article: Drop up to 14 pounds and trim an average of 9 inches off your belly without reader-tested, rapid-results plan. Opening spread scanned, full article available upon request.
(Hay House 12/23/2013)
Science has revealed that most women are drawn to carbs, or "Sugar Calories," due to a biological imperative to balance hormones. The irony is that you must cut Sugar Calories to lose weight, but you must also eat Sugar Calories to balance hormones. The answer is here
(Prevention Magazine and 9/1/2010)
A kettlebell workout with real women testers: The results are in. How switching up your strength routine with a new easy-to-use tool can transform your body in 3 short weeks!
(Better Health and Living 3/1/2008)
Fitness article: Do these 10-minute exercises 3 times a day, and you can lose 3 pounds in 3 weeks. Here's how. Link to online article. Also appeared in March 2008 print issue.
(Prevention Magazine 12/1/2010)
An easy 20-minute tai chi routine for beginners
(Prevention Magazine 2/1/2009)
The sneaky reason your scale gets stuck--and how to get it moving again
( 5/20/2013)
Author of "How to overcome social awkwardness," an article about handling anxiety in any setting including public speaking, dating, job interviews, social gatherings. For women's health website
(Rodale Books 8/27/2013)
Jorge unveils the most effective exercise formula to optimize belly-fat burn all day-using compound exercises to hit virtually every muscle in the body with each rep-while also showing readers how to avoid the hidden sugars in foods that signal their bodies to store fat.
(Prevention Magazine 4/1/2009)
The perfect re-energizer for a sluggish 40+ metabolism
(Prevention Magazine 4/1/2009)
A workout to refresh your mind
(Prevention Magazine 4/1/2009)
I was a fitness consultant for the exercise moves in this photo shoot
(HarperCollins 5/18/2013)
The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks
(Reader's Digest 6/30/2011)
Organicized; it isn't just food--now you can get organic rugs, pants, even make-up. But is any of it any good?
(Reader's Digest 6/30/2011)
The Benefits of Laziness: When did we start thinking it was better to be constantly on the go? Why is it sometimes better to do nothing at all?
(Prevention Magazine 8/1/2008)
A research based fitness routine that will firm and flatten you from all angles in just 2 weeks. Title page here, full article available upon request.
(Bicycling Magazine 7/1/2008)
Everything you need to know to stay hydrated--before, during and after a ride. Link to the online article. Also appeared in July 2008 print issue.
(Prevention Magazine and 8/1/2010)
Crunches make a comeback: Lose up to 4 pounds and 3 inches in 7 days with this incredibly effective, easy-to-follow routine
(Hay House 2/1/2013)
Editorial assistance on The Aging Cure
(Better Homes and Gardens 6/1/2006)
Brothers bickering? Sisters squabbling? Help your children work toward peaceful resolutions, and watch the conflicts and rivalries diminish.
(Prevention Magazine 2/1/2009)
What if we told you that you could get all the better-body benefits of a half-hour workout in just 8 minutes? Sound too good to be true? We thought so too, until we talked to the experts. The secret is supercharged, high-intensity interval training--a shorter but revved-up version of typical interval workouts. In fact, scientists are so excited about these new findings that the American College of Sports Medicine hosted a special session on the topic at its latest conference.
(Prevention Magazine 1/1/2009)
A foam roller is cheap, soothes aches and pains, and strengthens muscles - try this simple workout