An Up Close Look At Monica Brant's F.E.M. Camp 2006!

The F.E.M. Camp was designed to target all levels of fitness for ladies. Learn more about who was there, what they did, and testimonials of those who attended!

On September 1, 2 & 3, 2006, twenty-six fit and fabulous ladies gathered together from all over the world to beautiful, sunny California to participate in The FEM Camp to learn tips and secrets from their favorite IFBB Fitness/Figure/Cover Girl role model, Monica Brant-Peckham, her partner from Calgary/Alberta, Canada, Lynda Thoresen and their impressive panel of experts.

The F.E.M. Camp = Fun, Educational, Motivational (the name was thought up by Monica's husband, Scott!) was designed to target all levels of fitness for ladies interested in nutrition, training, competing, the fitness business, self-promotion, and modeling.

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Monica, Scott & Lynda.

This was the second year for the LA camp however; Monica and Lynda started their first camp in Calgary, Canada in 2004.

Ladies who attend these camps come from all across the US & Canada and they have even have had a few come from England and Finland! Most of the ladies come from out of town and stay at the host Hotel. This creates a lot of female bonding and fitness fun!

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These Came From All Over The World.
Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm

The 3-day schedule is jam packed with experts from every category of the fitness business to give top quality information and advice and the schedule is tight. There were workouts at the Mecca of Bodybuilding, Gold's Gym in Venice, beach workouts, seminars on competition, modeling, suit design, nutrition, posing, hair and make-up and fitness as a business! Free Transportation was provided during the days for events to and from hotel/gym/beach/etc.

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Top Quality Information & Advice.
Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm


Media!

The Fit Show producer, Travis Chapman and his crew were on hand to film the ladies as they experienced The FEM Camp! Smile! You're on The Fit Show!

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Smile! You're On The Fit Show.

FEM Camp Photographer - the talented David Ford - flew in from Canada and has teamed up with Monica to present Fitness Modeling 101 seminars with actual model training for the participants hosted by both David and Monica.

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Fit Show Producer Travis Chapman Captures A Moment Of The FEM Camp.
Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm

Watch for David at various FEM Camps around North America and learn from the best! Check out his amazing work. www.athleticimagemagazine.com & www.davidfordphotography.com.


Fitness Experts!

Timea Marjorova & Kim Lyons:

    IFBB Pros and Cover Models Timea Marjorova and Kim Lyons stopped by to give a seminar on the business of fitness for the ladies! Both Timea and Kim have been in the fitness industry for years and have been at the top of their games in high demand in magazines and connected with many supplement company contracts.

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    Monica, Kim & Timea.
    Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm

    It was so exciting for the ladies to be able to meet these professionals in person after seeing them in the fitness Mags and hear about how to go about making their fitness dreams into a real live business.

Stephen Bauer:

    Beach Coach was the amazing Stephen Bauer who has been one of Monica's top coaches for years when she lived in Marina Del Rey. Stephen held a vigorous training session right on the picturesque Marina Del Rey beach in the sand!

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    On Marina Del Rey.
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    Many of the ladies were wowed by the intensity of this type of cross training and were motivated to add this to their own programs.

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    Mo & Steve.

    Even women who were in tip-top shape and had been training with high intensity and consistency were sore the next day! No wonder Monica has had such beautiful legs all of these years! Thanks to Stephen!

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    Thanks Stephen.

Kim Oddo:

    The Nutrition Magician - Kim Oddo was there to speak to the ladies on the latest training and nutritional information. Kim is the owner and operator of Body By O, a 3,000 sq. ft. personal training facility located in Murrieta, California and has established himself as one of the top trainers and nutritionists for competitive bodybuilding, fitness and figure athletes in the world today. Visit him at: www.bodybyo.com.

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    The Nutrition Magician, Kim Oddo.

    Kim is currently customizing training and nutrition programs for 7 Pro Figure athletes for the 2006 Olympia including:

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    Kim Oddo.
    Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm

    Kim's views on nutrition, fitness and training have been featured in such magazines and popular online fitness websites as:

    • Muscle & Fitness
    • Max Muscle
    • Ironman
    • Oxygen
    • Muscle & Fitness Hers
    • Flex
    • Graphicmuscle.com
    • And right here at Bodybuilding.com

    The ladies were able to find out what they needed to know to get real results for their various programs. Kim is truly a magician and can help create the physique of your dreams!

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Burns Bedard:

    Designer Burns Bedard was there from Ontario, Canada. Burns is the owner of: www.PassionFruitDesigns.com and is Monica's suit designer for the Olympia. Burns gave a wonderful seminar to the ladies on the importance of the fit and design of their suits. When you see her stunning style and fit it will be impossible to except anything less for stage and photoshoots!

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    Burns Bedard.

    She has outfitted over 160 women this year alone and many are from out of town. Burns has a unique design concept using inspiration from her clients and along with the combination of her flowing, fluid artistic style; she creates works of art for the body.

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    Burns Creates Works Of Art For The Body.

    It was an emotional moment for everyone in the room as Monica put on her spectacular Olympia stage 2-piece suit for all to see and before everyone's eyes performed a dazzling short photoshoot in full hair and make-up and high heels. Monica is not showing her suits to anyone before the Olympia, so you will have to wait to see this masterpiece unveiled on the stage! All the more reason to go to Las Vegas and watch the show for yourself!


FEM Camp Testimonials!

    Thanks very much for providing so well for us at the FEM camp... What a difference your influence has made on my life. I love my photos, Nancy's makeup knowledge, the training, the nutrition magician, the beach workout, the NPC contacts... you pulled it all together... such a wealth of resources for all of us and I want you to know that I sincerely appreciate it. What a difference your influence has made on my life.

    Susan Stark.
    Northern CA

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A Wealth Of Resources.
Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm

    I wanted to thank you for all that you did for each and every one of us at the fem camp. It was so organized and put together so well. We all had a great time. You both are very special people to each and every one of us. WE could not ask for a better role model in our lives in this industry. Thank You so very much for a great weekend get a way.

    Beth Abraham
    Florida

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"We All Had A Great Time."

    Aloha Monica,
    I just wanted to take this time to thank you again for this past weekend. I had so much fun and learned so many things, I cannot thank you enough. You are such an amazing person and showed more strength and courage this weekend than any person I know.

    Mahalo, Heather Jones
    Hawaii

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"You Are An Amazing Person."
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    Thank you so much for the incredible camp! I had such a great time and I am reinvigorated to attack my workouts and keep the intensity up! Your upbeat attitude and high energy was refreshing, and I left feeling like I made some new friends! I certainly left having learned many new skills that I am excited to try out! If you ever wonder if you are making a difference I can certainly tell you that you have in my life. Hey! Maybe we can have a reunion camp next year??

    Heather Stevenson
    Sales Manager
    Lennar Corona Design Studio
    Southern CA

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Reunion Camp Next Year?
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    Only a handful of people are given the gift of being truly motivational... you are definately one of them. The people who have partnered with you are top notch, a big part of my job is coordinating projects, so I can recognize talent in this area... Lynda is quite amazing... that schedule she keeps is a thing of beauty.

    Ry
    Southern CA

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"Lynda Is Quite Amazing."

    I will definitely attend another camp in the future and I look forward to seeing you and Scott and Lynda and Dave again in the future!

    Take care, God Bless,
    Mandy Stafford
    Ohio

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Can't Wait To See You Again!
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    I kept wondering when the awesome information, speakers, goodies, and the heartfelt warmth from everyone involved was ever going to end. I truly cannot put a price tag on the fun I had during the FEM camp...

    Alisha Harper

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Priceless!
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    FEM Camp was more than I ever expected. I keep trying to put my finger on what made it so special. First of all it was the people there and the opportunities made available that I would have never had the chance to experience had it not been for FEM Camp. I don't think I really appreciated that fact until I was there participating in it...

    Marci (crazy mom of 6 kids!)
    Ohio

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"More Than I Ever Expected."
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    The beach workout was awesome because it gave me some great ideas of ways to mix up my workouts as well. I got so much out of the posing classes and I've been practicing a lot! All of the girls were amazing and it was so nice to be around people who are truly supportive of this industry instead of people who look at you cross-eyed when you tell them what you are trying to do!

    Cassie Stinson
    Texas

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"The Beach Workout Was Awesome!"

    Monica, you and Lynda did such a great job putting the camp together! I learned a ton and have started implementing some of the exercises that you and Lynda taught us. I learned a lot from the judges; I know that there will be a major improvement in the way I execute my quarter turns in the future.

    I was already working with Kimbo, but I still learned quite a bit from his presentation. He is the BEST! I loved the Modeling 101 session. I had a blast getting my makeup done and doing the photo shoot; I actually had some photos that I REALLY love! Thank you for sharing your "Road to Success" with us.

    The healthy food was great! I must admit I was quickly spoiled with having healthy food at my disposal. I look forward to seeing you at the Olympia. Thanks for everything!

    Nekilea T. Bivens
    University of AR, fall '00 Chemical Engineering Graduate
    Production Engineer
    Delta Sigma Theta Sp'97
    Texas

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"Thanks For Everything!"

    Hi Monica,
    While this e-mail may seem a little strange coming from one of the husbands of one of your recent FEM Class clients, I wanted to thank you for your training, inspiration and support that you have given to my wife Susan.

    She came back from your training in Maria Del Rey a much more focused and determined individual, she was set on the future possibility of increasing her standing in the NPC Figure championships in San Francisco, which she participated, but did not palace in last year.

    Your specialized training related to the specifics of a show helped her tremendously, the posing techniques, poise and additional physical training techniques made a difference in how she reacted and performed. Needless to say she did much better, enjoyed herself tremendously and I believe for the first time in a long time, had genuine excitement & fun in getting up in front of a crowd, being with her peers and developing as an athlete in this growing sport.

    Oh yes, I guess I had better mention that she actually placed within the top five and received a trophy to grace one of the shelves in our home.

    Once again, thank you for your support contact and inspiration to her. I certainly see the difference, and apparently so did the judges.

    Best Regards,
    Brent M. Stark
    Northern CA

    This years FEM Camp was a huge success! We had ladies of all fitness levels from all over the world attend. It is always very exciting for me to watch the ladies evolve over the course of the weekend...they always start out a bit shy and reserved but by the end when the photo shoot happens they are all relaxed and feeling beautiful & strong! I love being a part of something so powerful!

    Lynda Thoresen

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Beautiful & Strong.
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    I've had the privilege of working with Monica at a number of her camps... back to her first one to be exact. What I enjoy the most is witnessing the bond each participant builds with Monica and fellow campers. I've seen girls pushed beyond the heights they thought they could reach because of team work.

    I've seen tears shed; I've heard inspiring stories. Personally, through interaction with my photography, I've had the opportunity to help many individuals discover something special about themselves... I've been able to start the restoration of self esteems and build a foundation that I know will reap rewards throughout the camper's personal lives once they leave the weekend. That is rewarding! It's been an honor to be a part of the self discovery and motivation that thrives at Monica Brant Peckham's FEM Camp.

    David Ford

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"It's Been An Honor To Be A Part Of The Self Discovery And Motivation
That Thrives At Monica Brant Peckham's FEM Camp."

Photo By David Ford. www.athleticimagemagazine.htm


Conclusion

Check out Monica and Lynda's websites for future FEM Camps in your area! You will have a fitness experience of a lifetime.

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Brenda & Monica.

www.monicabrant.com
www.lyndathoresen.com

Take care of yourself. You're worth it.
Love,
Brenda Kelly