Monica Pampell is the President of PentaFit, a wellness company founded in 2011.  She has since created and executed wellness initiatives across a broad scope of industries and with audiences of all sizes.  In addition to building a great team to help catalyze the PentaFit programs and continually innovate in the face of changing needs and healthcare issues, she  personally serves a impressive clientele of stars in Washington, DC and media giants nationwide.

Her award-winning corporate wellness strategy demands nothing less than success for organizational needs, regardless of size and scope.  Any task, any goal, any timeline, no problem.  We have you covered.

Projects and Accolades

  • 2013 American Cancer Society Fit for Hope Challenge Coach
    • 14 chefs and bartenders coming together, under the guidance of two coaches, to lose weight and raise money for charity
    • Total funds raised via fitness events, healthy menu selections with profit going to charity, and Fit For Hope finale event: $90,000
  • 2012-2015 US Chamber of Commerce Wellness Provider
    • Bi-Annual Themed Company-Wide Challenges

    • FitBit Team Walking Challenge with 85% retention rate

    • Spearheading the comprehensive wellness strategy

  • 2015 First Mention in POLITICO Playbook Birthdays
    • Serving this best and brightest in the Washington, DC area, President Monica Pampell made the top of the list in 2015 to celebrate her birthday and her work in the area
  • 2016 ASAE Power of A Silver Award Winner
    • The MineFit Program, focusing on industry-based health and safety solutions, garnered in its first year this prestigious award
    • The program hopes to glean a GOLD award for its continued innovation in 2017.
  • 2016 NIOSH Total Worker Health Program Affiliate
    • This status was a result of new programming within a contracting trade association, in recognition of the associations comprehensive approach to health and safety initiatives and continued efforts to keep workers safe on-site and healthy off-site.
  • 2013-Present Speaking Events for Groups of All Sizes
    • Wellness, Applications of Organizational Health, Worker Safety and Health, Ergonomic Design, Fitness, Nutrition, Biometric Screening Analysis Themes
    •  We serve DC Trade Associations and their member groups,  visiting YPO groups seeing out of the box events, and large conferences who wish to include topics in the realm of Health, Safety, and Wellness.

Sample Set of Testimonials

June 4th, 2016 – DC Urban Moms Pre- and Post-Natal Testimonials

“Monica Pampell  is phenomenal and has a special Prenatal training certificate.”

“I second the recommendation for Monica Pampell. She also does private training. She had the prenatal bonafides (academic background, and practical experience with dozens of preggo ladies) and also happens to have exactly the sense of humor you need when you’re going through pregnancy. I threw up on her once and she doubled-over laughing.

“With Monica, I always felt like I got a GREAT workout in, but an appropriately great workout (not a “well, we will do everything you normally do minus the ab stuff” that another trainer pulled on me and also not the “lets walk on the treadmill at 3.0 because anything else might get your heart rate up too high” that another one I tried before I found Monica), that was really tailored to where I was in my pregnancy. Early on we focused on stabilizing (because I was soon going to need to balance a huge belly), later on we worked on strength stuff and focused more on opening some of my hip joints up. Stuff like that.”

October 2nd, 2013 – Triathlete Forum

“I’ve had lessons with Monica Pampell in the past. She trains at the Equinox club for members there, and I know she also does private training and coaching outside the gym and for larger groups. She is a former collegiate swimmer and has a ton of experience coaching. I also really like her personality – she’s fun. Have been training with her since 2006 and can’t say enough good things.”

Summer, 2009 – Washington Post Magazine Features Norah O’Donnell

Growing, O’Donnell was a track star and a gymnast. She still has that lean look, even after three kids in two years. That’s partly attributable to her natural athleticism. After having the babies, she resumed a fitness routine slowly, walking for an hour with a friend also on maternity leave. But it also comes from working with Monica Pampell, who has O’Donnell focusing on core training twice a week.

That day, we run through a series of circuits. O’Donnell stands on a balance trainer and swings a medicine ball from side to side. Then she holds a plank pose, moves down onto her forearms and pushes back up to plank once again. Monica has her roll out on a stability ball and then do a push-up. Weights are low (10 pounds); reps are high. “I never give the same workout twice,” says Monica. “If I have her doing a push-up, then next week it will be a push-up with her toes on a core ball, or with her feet on two benches instead of one.”

Fall, 2014- US Chamber of Commerce Employee Feedback

“One of the reasons I tout my organization as a great place to work is the focus on wellness. I was so impressed and excited to learn about the opportunities for one-on- one consultations to discuss diet and exercise with our wellness program. It was so nice to be able to meet with someone at the office who was knowledgeable and could help me create a customized plan.

The coaches always explain the why and how of healthy eating and exercise which makes a difference for me to actually follow up with the plan. Everyone is also really approachable and friendly.

The boot camp classes were offered at a convenient time for my colleagues and me to be able to finish up work and since it was held so close to the office, we really held each other accountable to showing up.”

Fall, 2015 – Client Life Change

“While on my honeymoon in Bali, my wife helped me experience for the first time what joy floating on water could be!

After tying a water-tube to my waist, she impulsively let me into our condo’s private pool, and thus stoked in me a deep desire to learn swimming. Being a right arm above elbow and left leg below knee amputee, this seemingly simple task was not so trivial for me. With this this desire to learn swimming, I was pointed a PentaFit coach to work with me, given their expertise in dealing with the physically challenged.

I’ve been training for a little less than a year now, specifically on learning to swim and build my core strength. Starting as someone who needed water-tubes to get into the pool to someone who is now working on refining the freestyle stroke, I have made progress that makes me very proud.

My PentaFit coach works with me with an understanding of my level of fitness and tailors a program to closely match my goals. It’s the go-to if you need results and need to push yourself beyond levels of comfort.”

Winter, 2014- A New Heart 

“I have used a PentaFit Coach as my trainer for over six years. After my heart surgery (valve repair and one bypass) I finished cardiac rehab at a local hospital and went right back to working with them. They did a great job of bringing me back up to speed physically while installing confidence and boosting my morale.  I continue to work with PentaFit, and, over the past year or so I have developed some shoulder problems, especially on the left. My coach has pushed me to stretch and strengthen the musculature so that I have maintained my strength and increased my range of motion significantly, even at the age of 73!”

Spring, 2014- A Satisfied Client

“My coach is the consummate trainer. He is an impassioned fitness expert who cares deeply about his clients and dedicates herself to their well being and continued improvement. He will fix and repair you, believe in you, care about you, motivate you and inspire you.

His energy is contagious, and his knowledge in exercise and health will humble you. He is also a wickedly talented runner herself who knows all the secrets, and she has helped me to run faster, smarter and injury-free with improved results and less effort.”

Musculoskeletal Health Testimonial

“Each time I train with my PentaFit coach, I become more and more impressed with the training methods. She somehow sees everything and knows which internal body parts must function to achieve the end result.

It is obvious to me that her coaching background in medical anatomy and education is being put to good use. When I injured both thumbs in a skiing accident she was able to pinpoint the sore area and relieve the pain, permitting me to work out without further difficulty.

Even my torn rotator cuff has not curtailed my training because of her expertise in that muscle group. The same with my aching left knee that she somehow manages to strengthen with appropriate exercises that permit me to continue my running relatively pain free.

I believe much of the above has been doable because she demonstrates the exercise, rather than just talking me through it.”

Post-Operation Rehabilitation

“I have used a PentaFit Coach as my trainer for over six years. After my heart surgery (valve repair and one bypass) I finished cardiac rehab at a local hospital and went right back to working with them. They did a great job of bringing me back up to speed physically while installing confidence and boosting my morale.

I continue to work with PentaFit, and, over the past year or so I have developed some shoulder problems, especially on the left. My coach has pushed me to stretch and strengthen the musculature so that I have maintained my strength and increased my range of motion significantly, even at the age of 73!

I often think I will not be able to do what she is suggesting but then I surprise myself when she doesn’t allow me to back off. Somehow she knows just how far to push.”