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North Bay fitness performer set to compete on world stage in Las Vegas Tuesday

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Monique Cormier is determined to achieve her pro status

Monique Cormier performs in the Olympia Amateur 2021 competition. She will compete in Las Vegas on Tuesday in the Amateur Olympia Women’s competition. Photo by Submitted photo

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Monique Cormier has left everything on the gym floor.

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And she’s ready to step on the world stage and show off all of her hard work.

The mother of two, who at one time weighed more than 200 pounds, is now competing in Las Vegas in the Amateur Olympia Athlete competition Tuesday. The competition takes place a few days before the world-renowned Mr. Olympia competition.

“I’m on cloud nine,” Cormier told The Nugget this weekend.

“I’ve done 25 competitions, but I want to get my pro card. I want to be a pro. I feel like a pro, because I’ve done so many competitions, but it’s like everything else you show up to an event and only one person can win,” she said, adding this event awards three pro cards.

Cormier was asked what are the benefits to obtaining a pro card in the fitness performance world of competition?

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“When you compete on the pro stage it’s a different level and with that there is financial gain. Right now I just win a medal. On the pro level you get bigger sponsorships and bursaries. Mr. Olympia wins $600,000 cash U.S., there are monetary winnings when you become pro,” she said.

“It’s a goal, it keeps me motivated and it keeps me on my game. It keeps my dream alive, gives me purpose and shows my clients anything is possible.”

Cormier said her background and lifestyle is different than that of her competitors.

“I’m just a small town girl. I have two kids and a stupid hectic schedule. Anyone can do it if they set their mind to it,” she said.

The road to get on stage, even on the amateur level isn’t an easy one.

Cormier had to…


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