These women are amazing. They are intelligent. They are beautiful. They are healthy. They are hardworking. They strive to learn more about themselves. They push themselves each and every day to be better and they inspire and encourage those around them to do the same.
This week’s spotlight shines on –
Monique Ames : ISSA & CrossFit Certified trainer/ Former: U.S. Marine/ Martial arts tournament fighter/ Law Enforcement Officer
Job: Owner/Manager/Coach at CrossFit Evolution
Education: Former: U.S. Marine/ Martial arts tournament fighter/ Law Enforcement Officer
My Favorite “Monique” Quote: “I’d have to be ANOREXIC to look like those models in the magazines!”
Monique is a strong, beautiful, independent woman who has accomplished some amazing feats. She is a proud former U.S. Marine, Martial Arts Tournament Fighter and Law Enforcement Officer – fields that many women shy away from. She is a business owner and spends an enormous amount of personal time and energy learning as much as she can about food and health in order to give her clients the most caring personal attention and advice she can. She is extremely fit and can lift 100lbs over her head – with out assistance! And yet, Monique maintains an amazing amount of feminine charm and an adorable shy side.
When I met her I knew none of these things. I wandered into her gym by chance one day while killing time and realized it was one of the CrossFit gyms I’d been researching. We got talking as she was showing me around and, as the conversation turned to food and body image, she animatedly exclaimed “I’d have to be ANOREXIC to look like the models in magazines!” I could tell, immediately, that she was a kindred spirit. The rest of my knowledge of her came after that one moment in which I decided to make this woman one of my Fuck Skinny spotlight models.
Not one person who sees her work out, eats with her or looks at her professional history would EVER say that she is anything less than healthy. She is a brilliant example of a normal body in top condition.
Her self motivation, great accomplishments, passion for her industry and, especially, passion for her clients leave this blogger awe-inspired. Always.