Listen in to the next Be Amazing Podcast where I interview Janelle Monteiro, wife, mother, business owner and coach. Janelle shares how her love of athletics and pageants as a young girl turned into a passion for weight training and fitness competitions as a young woman. Her love for lifting weights and competing on stage eventually led Janelle to her career as a personal trainer, coach and gym owner after being laid off from her PR job during the recession of ’08. The layoff turned out to be a blessing, as Janelle has found her calling in helping women along their journey of self discovery and self actualization through fitness, nutrition and mindset. You do not want to miss this discussion as we reminisce about the early days of fitness competitions in a time before it was “cool” for women to be lifting weights. Janelle is a perfect example of how the sport of fitness has helped so many women become ambassadors for women empowerment because they were able to find personal empowerment along their journey as a fitness competitor.