New York’s finest police officers and firefighters, celebrity chefs and TV personalities, Wall Street’s financial sharks and no-nonsense lawyers, and competitive athletes all rely on Monica Vazquez to keep their health in-check, their motivation high and their bodies hard, strong and competition- and camera-ready.
Monica is known for maximizing time and effort for each of her clients, creating individualized programs based on each person’s physical and emotional needs and goals. As a Master Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight-Management Coach, she not only leads clients to their ultimate goals, but often surpasses them and gives them the tools that they need to maintain their success for the rest of their lives.
She always believes in her clients just a little more than they believe in themselves. She helps them dig deep within themselves to discover confidence, strength, self-love and a sense of worthiness that fuels their fitness journey. Whether that means helping a person with a disability see their hidden strengths, pushing an athlete past their best performance achievements, or simply taking a novice by the hand and showing them how uncomplicated working out can be, Monica’s effective no-nonsense yet loving and unintimidating training style has won the hearts of fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike.
After growing up overweight, Monica lost 65 pounds and discovered her passion for fitness, running, Yoga and skydiving. She embraced her new lifestyle and became a Fitness Model, Master Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Marathoner and Triathlete. She has never looked back and, since joining the New York Sports Clubs team in 2005, has made it her life’s work to transform the lives of those around her. She presently works privately in a boutique gym in midtown Manhattan.
As a contributing editor at FITNESS magazine, Monica creates workouts and provides tricks and tips on how to lose weight, stay fit and reach goals while still having fun. In addition to training and modeling for FITNESS, she has worked with several national media outlets, including SHAPE magazine, Runners World magazine, Women’s Running magazine, ESPN, Woman’s Day, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The Daily News, AOL That’s Fit, Yahoo Health and iVillage.com. She’s also created vignette workouts for vook.com. She’s run Wellness workshops both locally and internationally and has been featured in interviews with New York City’s 106.7 Lite FM radio.
She has made frequent appearances on CBS’s Early Show, Fox 5’s Good Day New York and The Dr Oz Show, NBC's LxTV and Sunday Today, WPIX’s PIX11 Morning Show and was a trainer on Food Network's Fat Chef. Her chef, Chelsie, lost the highest percentage of weight and has since lost over 100 pounds.
She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and an American Council on Exercise Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach. She also holds certifications in US Track and Field Coaching, Road Runner’s Club of America Run Coaching , NASM Corrective Exercise, NASM Prenatal Exercise, NASM Neuromuscular Stretching, ISCA Boxing and has a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. She is also a Reiki practitioner, with plans to complete Reiki Master level in the summer of 2014.
She will be a candidate for a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons starting in the Fall of 2014, as she wants to help change lives and heal bodies in an even more profound way.
"Life is full of setbacks; success is determined by how you handle them…"
“Breathe. Focus. Believe in Yourself.”
Monica Vazquez, C.P.T., C.E.S, L.W.M.C
CPR/AED Certified | Sports Injury Prevention and First Aid Certified | Insured