Hello! So nice to meet you! I’m Mona Sabrina Al-Haddad of TeamMona, an ACE-certified Pilates-based personal trainer and group fitness instructor with the best job in the world: helping my clients and classmembers become leaner, stronger, more stable, and happier with who they are.
There’s more than one way to achieve a fitness goal. I’ve taught step, kickbox, and Zumba, plus athletic conditioning classes. I love indoor and outdoor cycling, playing soccer, kettlebells, and the TRX. I’ve been called “relentlessly positive,” and of course, I take that as a compliment.
I haven’t always appreciated the joy of movement outside of a ballet studio. When I was younger I believed the old adage that “dancers don’t sweat, they glow.” I loved ballet and took dance through sophomore year in college, but would not do anything that caused me to visibly perspire. Then life caught up with me: no more dance, a full-time job, and two children later I found myself obese with knees that were about to give out and a metabolism heading down the road toward diabetes.
It wasn’t easy turning my life around. I still work at it every single day! If you are just starting out or are on a plateau or are hitting some roadblock, boy, do I ever understand where you are! Take a breath, and look me in the eyes now: you can do it. You CAN keep going, upward, and better. And we can do it, together, one day at a time… and we can even enjoy getting sweaty. 😉