In the past year, Monique's life has been turned completely around.A island girl, from Hawaii, she has been living in Fort McMurray for a decade now, working in the oil and gas industry. Her introduction to the fitness world in 2010 sparked a very strong interest, but in 2011 she seemed to have taken her running start into an accelerated speed.
Placing 4th in her very first fitness competition, stacked against 30 of Alberta's finest figure girls, she got a real taste for competitng.
Unsure where to go from there, she sought out a highly reputable trainer. After alot of looking and asking around, she found her way to Nathan Harewood, trainer of the fitness superstar's such as Monica Brant, who also happened to be a big inspiration to Monique.
With the help of her trainer, she started competing with the WBFF, placing top 5 in Fitness and top 10 in Bikini in July 2011. With a strong desire to win her Pro Card, she competed again in October, this time placing top 3 in Fitness. In the mean time and between shows she started looking into fitness modelling, after being published in Fit and Firm Magazine, she was then featured in an 8 page spread with international magazine, Physique. It just expanded from there.
She also discovered a way to utilize her passions for writting and has also been published as a writer in various fitness magazines, such as FitnessX Magazine.
She spends her days working in the oil and gas industry and her evenings as a personal trainer for women, with the belief that women who feel good about their bodies, feel good about themselves, and everyone deserves to feel good :) Any free time she has, she reserves for her own training and show prep. as she plans on stepping on stage this year and bringing her best body yet.
Always grateful to all who have influenced her in this industry and have opened many doors for her, her goal is to make everyone who believes in her proud. Especially those in her life who always offer guidence and support.
Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Hawaiian Canadian fitness fanatic as she is sure to take this industry by storm.