her professional journey

Since her first appearance as a cover girl for Muscle & Fitness Magazine in November 1994 Monica has gained momentum and remains at the top of the female fitness world, evident by her unprecedented national and international magazine exposure – over 100 covers and almost as many articles/interviews to this date with fans worldwide.

Certified through ISSA and an IBNFC Nutrition Coach, Monica travels worldwide sharing her passion for health and fitness through both guest appearances and her personal women's fitness events, F.E.M. Camp™, founded in 2004 & Body & Soul & Women's Retreat founded in 2016 and has launched her first ever LIVE monthly online lifestyle coaching program in Fall 2019.

Competitively, Monica obtained highly sought after titles, IFBB Fitness Olympia Champion (1998) and WBFF World’s Pro Figure Champion (2010 & 2013) as well appeared on stage for 23 years between ‘Fitness & Figure’ Competitions. After taking 3 years off, Monica went to the UK to connect with European fans and compete at the PCA Championships winning the Overall Women's Championship Figure category!

Monica is a fan of many types of training (not only for herself but also her clients) and has kept sprints in her program for 25 years which led her to purchase some spikes and train competitively in the USATF Master's program where she earned ‘All American Awards’ and top 3 spots of her age group in the USA for all 3 of her favorite races; 100m, 200m and 400m (running 12.61, 26.02, 59.76).

Besides physique type training and sprints, she has tackled OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) and ANW (America Ninja Warrior) training as well!

She resides in TX with her high school sweetheart and beloved Doxie (Camy) and continues to bring awareness of great health and wellness to people all over the globe! 


Letter from Monica

BODYSCAPE MAGAZINE associate editor