Name: Sandi Moniz
Birth Date: 08/09/1989
Birth Place: Providence RI
Current Residence: Lincoln RI
Height & Weight: 5’2″ 107LBS
1. What made you want to compete?
Before deciding to compete, i fell in love with the fitness lifestyle. I began very egar to learn on my own about proper nutrition and training by reading all kinds of articles online in my spare time. Doing this, I came across tons of pictures of current WBFF pro fitness models and was so impressed, thats what inspired me to compete. I thought to myself “wow those girls look AMAZING, i want to do this!” so I entered into my first ever bikini competition in April 2013 in Conneticut where I placed 7th out of 44 girls. Ever since that day and it being the greatest experience ever, i decided to make it my hobby! I love being able to inspire others to follow their dreams! anything is possible 🙂
2. What do you do to stay inspired?
I feel like because this is something I love doing, staying inspired to reach my goals every day comes easy to me. I am very self motivated and driven. Things that help me to stay inspired are my family, friends, and of course all of my social network followers, hearing that I am an inspiration to other girls all around the world makes my day and is the fuel to my fire! its a great feeling knowing someone looks up to you and that you can be someones why and motivation. I have also been lucky enough to be a part of TEAM BODY ROCK! team body rock is such an amazing group of girls that push eachother each day to be our best, we are like one big family! My coach Nicole Costa is just amazing in every way, she inspires me every single day as a person,coach, and pro competitor. The friends I have made during this journey has been a blessing and we inspire eachother every day to be our best.
3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
I have competed at the Fitness Atlantic show in APRIL 2013 in Conneticut, where I placed 7th out of 44 girls! Next show is the Fitness Atlantic NEW ENGLAND weekend in my hometown PROVIDENCE RI!!!
4. Who got you started?
After deciding to compete, I quickly started making friends with girls who were also going to be competing as well, one of the girls was nice enough to introduce me to Nicole Costa WBFF PRO. The day I met Nicole her spirit lit up the room and I said to myself “wow I want to be just like her” right then and there, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted her as my coach!
5. Who do you look to for help now?
Nicole is my go to girl for any questions I have. Although I have become very knowledgeable on the ins and outs of fitness and nutrition, I know I can always reach out to Nicole when im having doubts. also friends of mine who are personal trainers always are there if i ever need advice or tips which im very thankful for !
6. Where do you usually workout?
I work out at WOW in east providence
7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
I use all Advocre supplements, they are AMAZING!
Spark first thing every morning in place of coffee to get me going,
Catalyst 1-2 times a day in between meals and before workouts, this is to help firm and tone muscles
Omegaplex healthy fats to help flush out the bad fats
Night time recovery every night before bed to aid in muscle recovery
I also take a multivitamin every day!
8. What are your most noticeable results?
my most noticable results right now i would have to say my legs and abs!
9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
In a way I think it has, It made me new amazing friends, helped me to become a more confident person and also has inspired me to help others and be a role model. I also used to suffer from severe acid reflux, since my journey to a healthier lifestyle its safe to say that problem has gone away! no medication needed just feed your body the right things! in the word HEALTH is HEAL 🙂
10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
My personal fitness goals are to keep improving on my physique, and continue to learn as much as I can about fitness and nutrition, my ultimate goal is to become a WBFF PRO some day !
11. Describe your diet.
on and off competition prep, my diet always consists of lean proteins,complex carbs and lots of veggies! when im off prep I do enjoy occassional pizza and ice cream here and there!
12. What does your workout schedule look like?
I work out 5-6 times a week, each day focusing on different muscle groups (back & biceps/chest & triceps/core & cardio/legs & glutes)
13. What do you do for a living?
I am in school to become a Registered Nurse, My current job is at a childrens psychiatric hospital as an MT (milieu therapist)
14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
my personal goals are to graduate nursing school and become a nurse, once i have established a career I would love to own a home and start a family.
15. Have you participated in any other sports?
When I was younger I played baseball and did cheerleading for 8 years
16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
My family is truly one of a kind, my sisters Emilee,Alex and Kala are my backbone and they are my biggest supporters,I dont know what I would do without those girls in my life, THANK YOU GIRLS FOR BEING THE BEST SISTERS A GIRL COULD ASK FOR!! my mom and dad are my guardian angels and every day they motivate me to be the best I can be, I will forever be thankful to have been blessed with parents like mine. My friends all know who they are, another HUGE support system in my life! THANK you everyone who continues to be in my life everyday and support not only my fitness goals, but myself as a person!
17. Do you have any hobbies?
I am a total girly girl! I love shoes,clothes,nails and hair just as much as the next girl!! my biggest hobby is the gym, its my playground and no matter what kind of day i am having, the gym seems to have a positive effect on me, after a workout I am always in a great mood! I also love spending time with my nieces and nephews, they are the sunshine in my day and I absolutely love spending time with them! I love movies and going to the beach in the summer! 🙂
18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
I dont feel lik anything could keep me from reaching any goals. if there is a will theres a way. prioritize and be organized! No matter how long it may take, ill make it happen!
19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
my mom and dad passed away at a young age, i was 14 & 21 when they passed. I believe that to be the most difficult thing i could ever go through. Every day they are on my mind and in my heart, i believe their strength lies within me and thats what pushes me to be the best i can be in every aspect of life. Growing up my parents always pushed me to do my best and would never allow me to settle for less, I will always have that mind set and I will make them proud every single day!