Popular local resident Monica Kostoff may look like an ordinary housewife until she enters her home gym. After that, people begin to notice an amazing transformation. She raises a family and is successfully training herself as a nationally regarded competitor in the muscle and fitness circuit as well as a highly regarded bikini model. People often ask: “How does she do it all?”
Reporters from the Coto de Caza news stopped by to visit Monica Kostoff this week and she provided some amazing answers.
How many years have you been in your profession? “I’ve been working out for the past 15 years and I have been competing for the past year.
Why did you choose this profession? I love pushing myself to the limit. Age is not an issue. It’s believing you can do it and setting a goal for yourself.
What has been the greatest reward in your business and most interesting part of your daily work? “Seeing the support from my family. I
want to live the healthiest and humble life. That to me is the best reward to teach my daughters.”
Are your family members involved in your business?
“Oh, yes, of course” she says.” Chris Kostoff, the best mortgage broker in town with an amazing work ethic. Every day his dedication to family and work: my daughters Taylor and Megan Stapleton are always believing in me and seeing the challenges I go through. They are my biggest support.”
What awards have you received and other recognition in your business?
I have competed in LA Fitness Expo and have done 2 muscle contests this year placing first, second, and third place in the 40-year old’s category.”
What training did you have to enter your profession? I had one year of training with a four-time fitness title Holder. From then on, I have challenged myself to where I am today.
When is your next competition? I am competing again May 25th at the muscle contest in Culver City
What is the best-known quality about your business? “Bikini fitness competitor, wife, and mother.”
What are the top 3 things people might not know about your business?
“Probably that I am shy. I have a dry sense of humor and I love fashion. I am also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.”
What is your company motto, slogan or favorite quotation?
One of my favorite quotations is: Stay true to yourself, be strong period don’t be a quitter!
“Every woman and man that is willing to fight through the ups and downs of being an athlete.”
To contact Monica go to IG@Monicak_Fitness