We had the good fortune of connecting with Monique Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Monique, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is tenacity and teamwork. I’ve always been determined, and continually seeking higher education has made me a better coach. I’ve had mentors throughout my career and those experiences made a huge impact on the way I run my business and the level of success it has reached today.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My career as a fitness professional is constantly evolving I got to where I am professionally by taking risk. I changed my major two years into undergrad when I realized I wasn’t happy sitting at a desk crunching numbers and reading financially statements, shout out to my amazing accountant, that career path wasn’t for me. Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer was easy, especially having an athletic background in track and field. I love studying the human anatomy however learning how to cater to different client body types was the challenging part. I overcame these challenges by becoming a “Fitness Nutrition Specialist”, it was a game changer in helping clients reach their individualized goals. I’m excited that over the past three years I’ve created client training programs backed up by science that grantee full body transformations and have started a personal training business available to clients both online and in person. What I want the world to know about my brand is that this is just the beginning, I’m birthing new ideas and looking forward to expanding my brand outside of fitness industry.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When I have friends in town I take them to the beach, some of the most fun places where I am based in Los Angeles also included outdoor hikes and rooftop pools. I’m a foodie but also love cooking. I would have the most fun making them homecooked meals of their favorite dish while relaxing by the water watching the sunset.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shout out to Trent David for allowing me to be myself while mentoring me. You bet on me! I learned so much from you and am thriving because of it, not to mention you are still a text, phone call, or email away! I am very thankful to have you in my support system.