TRX Certified 2014
UKB Cardio/Combo Kickboxing Certified 2011
UKB Member 2002
Group Instruction: AKB Combo, Bags, Cardio Kickboxing
How I got into fitness:
I’ve always been an active person. I’ve had years of dance experience when I was younger and could always eat what I wanted. I never had any issues with weight until I had my oldest son. It was incredibly hard to shed the pregnancy weight. I was looking for a different exercise program unlike the large corporate chain setting.
Ultimate Kickboxing & Fitness really caught my attention. The gym was under different ownership and at another location at the time. It had small class sizes with bags and cardio kickboxing. I remember trying to do sit-ups and just struggled like crazy to lose weight! I loved the instructors, the environment, and the punching/kicking combinations. The passion for fitness continued to grow when I started seeing results. Once the gym changed ownership, Monique really brought it to another level of fitness; she incorporated additional strength-training programs and required all instructors to be trained and certified. I started with kettlebells at its inception and gained even more strength than I ever thought possible! Monique noticed my development and approached me to instruct. It was the best thing ever! I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful fitness team!