As a fitness expert and personal trainer, Monica has always been dedicated to helping people look and feel their best. But another one of her greatest passions – and talents – is cooking. In addition to being a great home cook, Monica has been a professional chef, cooking healthy foods for private clients. She also is a recipe developer and has worked with many large brands developing recipes including Silk, Daisy, KIND, Quest Nutrition, Canadian Pure Maple Syrup, Designer Whey, Smart Balance, and Wild Blueberries. Monica is also a Fitness Contributor for US NEWS Health, Mind Body Green and Women’s Health Magazine. She is also a sports and fitness model and her recipes have been featured in Red Book Magazine, Shape Magazine, and US News, just to name a few.
Monica may be the only fitness expert on the planet who actually gives her clients homemade healthy treats for their birthdays. As a well respected fitness trainer and sports model, Monica found herself fed up with the belief that the only way to get a lean body was to eat egg whites, bland chicken breasts, broccoli and brown rice. “I believe and teach that nutrition is not low-fat not low calorie or no carbs. It is not being hungry or depriving yourself of what you truly want. It’s all about finding a balance and nourishing your body with real, whole, delicious foods so you are felling and looking your best. Then, and only then, can you live life to the fullest. I am bringing flavor back into the kitchen!” states Moni.
This celebrity trainer has mastered the art of “healthy comfort food” and shares her enormous passion for delicious and healthy food in new weekly recipes. Yes, you can look and feel great all while eating delicious food. So, come play along and play along and as always: Eat Well. Stay Fit. Fell Great!
Holistic meets Realistic
It’s very simple. Chemicals Out, Homemade In. No more processed foods and no more dieting. My focus is using whole, real, organic foods to create fresh and flavorful meals that make us feel and look great at the same time. Organic and sustainable ingredients are of the utmost importance to me. Not only do they provide flavor but also nutritional value. I encourage you to stop dieting once and for all. I promise there is a much better way. My clients get results because I teach balance and the importance of eating correctly. I never count, weigh, deprive, or go hungry…I enjoy food too much. I think it’s insane to say you can never eat a particular food you love in order to get results. Instead, I encourage you to try and make healthier choices MOST of the time. I really love how eating healthy makes me feel and you will too. Eating real and great tasting food without strict deprivation is how you stay healthy for a lifetime, not just the span of a “trendy” diet. When you eat Moni Meals you will be indulging but with real and incredibly good-for-you ingredients with no guilt. For example, check out my Quinoa Mac N Cheese, my Easy 4 Ingredient Pancakes, or my Sweet Potato Banana Protein Brownies , and Protein Pumpkin Bars, to name a few. Just like I find ways to move my body to energize my soul, I also eat foods that fuel my body and nourish me at the same time.
If there is one rule I teach and live by, it’s to get our of our comfort zone. This means in your kitchen too! Every day I see how much confusion is out there and how much needed awareness people are searching for when it comes to nutrition. My advice is really get involved with your diet, be aware of what you put in your body and what you feed your family. Try to avoid diet fads, eat what makes you happy, learn balance and start supporting your local farmers market. I want to encourage all that there is a better way to eat instead of dieting to get that toned body everyone wants. It’s time to eat real food to feel your best. I have been in the fitness industry for over a decade and as a successful model, I’ve seen and heard it all. Every day I am so excited and inspired to share my recipes that don’t limit foods, are not bland, and have no restrictions, rules, or don’t count calories. My mission is to truly enjoy food while keeping a body lean and fit at the same time. Stick around and I will show you how it can be done. It is important you know that I also love chocolate and it’s apart of my diet every single day. Healthy sweets, also known as “Moni Treats”, are my favorite things in the world. Check out some of my delicious yet healthy treats found here.
Balancing workouts with nutrition is the key to success.
Want Even More? Additionally, you can read her tips on fitness, health, and nutrition on her very informative “Fitness Blog.” You can also follow Moni here to get the latest Moni recipe and fitness tips: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest.
Monica the Trainer…An accomplished athlete, competitive snowboarder and highly respected health and fitness expert, don’t let Moni’s girl-next-door beauty fool you. Founder of Monica Nelson Fitness, Moni’s private fitness coaching combines innovative training techniques with a motivational style that gets results from even the most resistant people. Monica has developed proven training methods that challenge you mentally as they shape you physically.
Monica guides you to reach your ideal body weight, relieve stress, increase your stamina and create balance in your everyday life, all in the safest ways possible. Her personalized training, designed to suit the individual, “keeps the body guessing” to help each client achieve maximum results. And even the busiest person can fit her quick and efficient workouts into their lifestyle.“It starts with how you move in your own body really. How is your posture? How is your alignment and awareness?”.
She holds certifications with the American Council of Fitness (ACE), TRX (Suspension Training), and Super Slow High-Intensity. In addition, she is a HEAT Protocol Specialist-HPS (Hyper Efficient Anatomical Triggering), Whole Body Kinesiology Taping, is an Exercise Specialist at a Sports and Conditioning Clinic, Studio K Trainer, and CPR.
As a fitness/sports model, Monica has been featured in SHAPE, Fitness Magazine, Lorna Jane, RYKA Shoe Campaign, Oxygen, Betty Rides Snowboard Catalog, and Transworld Snowboarding.