This month marks the final installment of Austin Fit Magazine’s long-time favorite feature “Kick Mo’s Butt!” starring Monica Brant, the glamorous local fitness icon. Brant, who has accumulated three world titles including the 1998 Fitness Olympia Competition and the 2010 WBFF Professional Figure division, has set a high bar for those aspiring to break into the fitness industry. In addition to her bodybuilding background, Brant is a world-recognized sprinter, recently competing in the United States Olympic Trials at the Showcase Event for Masters in the women’s 400m event. Brant was also part of the celebrity field at the 2012 AFM FITTEST event, where she slayed the competition in the Standing Broad Jump and generally wowed the crowd with her overall fitness.
The athlete and model—who can also add certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and successful entrepreneur to her current resume—desires to inspire and motivate her fan base and the people she trains. “What helps me sleep at night is helping others and changing lives,” Brant said in the AFM January 2011 cover story, one of her several covers over the years. Brant recently wrote about her F.E.M. (Fun, Educational, Motivational) Camp, which is located in Austin and throughout the country, where she utilizes her 20-plus years of experience to help women learn about fitness competitions. When Brant has free time, she can be found outside of the gym running through the Hill Country or tending to her horses, which she claims refresh and energize her in the midst of a constantly busy schedule.
Brant, a newlywed, has recently relocated to San Antonio but that won’t make her a stranger to Austin…or to Austin Fit Magazine. While “Kick Mo’s Butt!” has retired,AFM is excited to have Brant as an expert contributor and looks forward to interesting new explorations for more fitness pieces, “Mo-style.”