At Empowered For Life Fitness, you are provided with the highest quality training and programming and overseen every step of your journey.
With years of success and experience as a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT), Monique "Coach Mo" Johnson founded Empowered For Life Fitness and Round For Round Kickboxing in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a Group Fitness Instructor and holds American Sports and Fitness Association certification. She is a Corporate wellness presenter with The Maryland National Park & Planning Commission (M-NPPC). Monique holds training as a kickboxing/boxing instructor at Mayweather Boxing & Fitness, Ntyme Fitness, ilovekickboxing, and 9Round Kickbox Fitness. Monique's passion for kickboxing has allowed her to be featured internationally and domestically in social media and print advertising with the number one martial arts supplier, Century Martial Arts.
She has competed in local CrossFit competitions showcasing various Olympic lifting techniques and competed in extreme Spartan obstacle races and charity races. She combines her love for functional fitness techniques, kickboxing, boxing, and metabolic conditioning into personal and group training sessions and has helped hundreds of individuals change their lives through fitness. Monique understands the importance of continued education and is pursuing an additional Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through the National Academy Of Sports Medicine. Monique holds other specialty certifications in kettlebell training, strength training for fat loss, the ankle: biomedical marvel, functional core training and TRX suspension training.
Monique is partnered with ENT (Empower, Nurture, and Transform) Youth Services, a non-profit organization providing services for opportunity youth who are disconnected from society. She devotes her time to educating the youth on the importance of having a healthy lifestyle through exercise and movement.
Monique has other professional roles in academia with Johns Hopkins University and has been in higher education for over thirteen years.
With the current pandemic, Monique hasn't missed a beat. With her clients' safety in mind, she has transitioned her classes outdoors; and offers her dedicated clients the option of HomeFit virtual training.
I’m still the same girl on the left, except the girl on the right decided to change her mindset and put herself first. The girl on the left was in a bad headspace, dark deep in depression, and in a toxic relationship. The girl on the left saw a picture of herself and didn’t like what she saw and said ENOUGH OF THIS!
Sometimes you have to look back at those pictures and remember where you came from to keep moving towards your goals.
The girl on the right is still a work in progress, and she learned to love her whole self, stretch marks, surgery scars and all, and is excited to help individuals change their lives through fitness. Fitness isn't just about physical looks and appearances, fitness is about mental health and wellbeing too.
Empowered For Life Fitness was birthed because I know the struggles, fears, insecurities, stubborn body fat areas, unhealthy eating choices, restarting goals, and the feeling of self-defeat when you miss the mark.
Today is a new day, a new mindset; forgive yourself and surround yourself with people who push you to greatness. I believe changed lives change lives. Let’s rise from the ashes, and Hulk smash these fitness goals together!
Your Fitness Coach,
If you're ready to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, call, text, or message me to get started! Everyone has a unique situation, and I'll strive to accommodate yours.
Landover, Maryland, United States