The perfect day for fitness and wellness coach Monica Jones in the capital


On DC Dream Day, we ask our favorite people in the area to tell us how they would have a perfect day in the area.

the movement Monica JonesHealing method. The DC-based fitness and wellness coach battled ADHD, body dysmorphia and severe bulimia in her teens and early twenties. She recounts telling her mother and sister what she was going through and the shame she felt: “I stopped hurting myself with bad dialogue, and eventually was able to put an end to the purging for the next four years,” she says.

The movement gave her a reason to take care of her body so she could perform better. “Celebrating my body has become a habit, and it has helped me keep showing up and sharing my experience with my clients and online,” she says.

Her healing journey fueled her quest to see communities of color, especially women, live well. “I’ve learned on my own journey that adapting or fighting for acceptance will never be as rewarding or impactful as creating and nurturing our own spaces,” she says.

After years of training classes in gyms across the city, she started her business Our website In 2020, clients can book sessions as well as sign up for Hustle and Flo, an eight-week course that takes into account a woman’s unique biological makeup – menstrual cycles, hormone fluctuations, cravings and energy levels. The curriculum is built from her experience with Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

says Jones, who also teaches weekly classes at Marine Yard Urban Boxing. “I knew that if I learned, I could help my family and community get better.” She’s also an Under Armor athlete who often appears in the company’s global marketing campaigns, and has brand partnerships with PopSugar and Ouidad.

It’s no surprise that the Navy Yard resident’s commitment to wellness extends to her perfect day in D.C., which is largely spent training and coaching with her boyfriend, LaCadre Howard, who also happens to be her boxing coach.

I love Monday because it feels like a new opportunity. I feel like we can create an opportunity at any time, but I love turning people’s minds around Mondays. It’s about embracing our own pace – Monday is a great opportunity to disrupt societal norms and do it for ourselves.

Ideally, I get up at 6 am and go outside for a walk. I moved to Navy Yard precisely because I wanted to be in a very walkable neighborhood. I was walking either toward the Capitol or down to Yards Park on the Anacostia River. Walking was huge for my mental health. After walking, I would stop somewhere And I get myself a decaffeinated latte with oat milk. Then I go home and make breakfast. I had egg whites and oatmeal with sunflower seed butter or maple syrup.

Then I usually want to work out around 9 or 10 in the morning, so I’ll go there urban boxing To hit the bag, or I may go to it Boom Box Because I know both owners are there. Typically, I’ll stay in the gym for 45 to 90 minutes because sometimes I’ll do a mix of boxing, lifting, and conditioning. After the workout, I’ll go home and create some content for InstagramOr blog posts or develop a podcast episode. Then I’ll have another meal in me before another workout. I love MightyMeals’ work; It is a takeaway subscription service. The meal will be either chicken or salmon, sweet potatoes, brown rice and some kind of vegetable. After that, I’d like to head to Madabolic On H Street and I do any exercise I didn’t do in the morning, so either I’m taking a lift or I’m loading up with my boyfriend.

Then I’d like to head to all foods At H Street, answer any calls with clients and help people prepare their training plans for the following week. After that, my friend and I will go to Swahili villageAnd I’d order roast goat, ketchumbari salad and chapati bread.

After that, my friend would drop me off at Lydia on H. I was having drinks with my friends. When Red Rocks On closed H Street, I was heartbroken, so Lydia became my new RedRocks. I would like to order the black martini. Then we find another spot on the Tweet embed An app with great music, and that’s how I’m going to end my day.


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