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Monica, BA, ACE Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Group Fitness


Monica's lifelong interest in fitness guides her career as a health and fitness professional certified by the American Council on Exercise as
ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She has been a health and fitness professional since 1995 (over 25 years).  


Monica is accepting new clients for virtual training and health coaching. 

Monica has worked for Fitness & Function many years, she moved to Virginia in 2019 and provides Virtual Personal Training for clients in Oregon, and health coaching to clients in Oregon, Virginia, and more.


Monica works with people of all ages and specializes in meeting the unique needs of mature, mid-life and older adults, clients new or returning to exercise, baby-boomers, active agers, hearing-impaired, vision-impaired, post-rehab, stroke recovery, cognitive declines such as Alzheimer's  and other special populations.


She has extensive  experience providing personal training and group fitness with mature and older adults helping them improve, regain and maintain functional health and fitness and the ability to stay vibrant and independent at home.  

Monica has completed additional certificate courses in “Delay the Disease” Parkinson’s Exercise Instructor, Functional Training Specialist, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, and is a Stay Well At Home facilitator. 

Health and Fitness Certification an Qualifications

  • BA Furman University with additional studies in anatomy and physiology at Winthrop University

  • ACE - Group Fitness Instructor (1995)

  • ACE - Health Coach (1998)

  • ACE - Personal Trainer (2000)

  • ACE - Functional Training Specialist (2019)

  • ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist (2016)

  • ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist (2019)

  • Ohio Health - "Delay the Disease" Parkinson's Exercise Instructor (2018)

  • TRX Training (2018)

  • Primary Myofascial Release (2018)

  • First Aid, CPR and AED  certified

When not traveling with her husband, Monica enjoys running, hiking, and dabbling in landscaping.

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