Carissa Joy, CSCS

Faith. Family. Fitness.

Carissa Joy: Faith. Family. Fitness.

As a WBFF Pro Fitness Model, Promotional Model, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Carissa Joy believes in Faith, Family, and Fitness.

About Carissa

As a WBFF Pro Fitness Model, promotional model, and personal trainer, I desire to team up with fitness related brands and companies where I will have the opportunity to help inspire and motivate others to be pro-active about their health and challenge them to take their fitness to the next level.

Weight: 108 lbs
Height: 5′ 1½”
Bust: 32B
Hips: 33″
Waist: 23.5″
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe: 5.5
Hair length: Long
Hair Color: Blonde


Curious about how this busy beauty tackles everything from motherhood, fitness, and overcoming obstacles?

Check out this interview from Bulk Hackers to learn how she does it all.

Recently, CJ opened up to Negretti & Associates Principal Jonathan Negretti about her accident, how she got through her recovery, and how her attorneys ensured that she was compensated for her indescribable misfortune.

Experience and Accomplishments

Photo shoots with photographers from around the country, including Noel Daganta, LHGFX, Greg Burns, and many others.

Education & Certifications



  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (Sept 2010)

  • Adult CPR/AED, American Red Cross (Dec 2011)

  • B.S. in Business, with Accounting emphasis

    • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Aug 2004-Dec 2006)

    • Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 3.949

2014 Experience

  • Upcoming feature in Shape Magazine… TBA 2014

  • Cover Model/Story – Healthy Coloradan Jan 2014

2013 Experience


2012 Experience


  • Featured on Castle Rock Radio with Healthy Coloradan

  • Pro debut against the best of the best Pro Fitness Models in the world at the 2012 WBFF World Championships (Aug ’12)

  • Wrote “My Living Nightmare” published in Fit & Firm Magazine –

    • (Dec ‘11/Jan’12 – p.10)

2011 Experience


  • Promotional Model for 360 Events and Promotions (Apr ’11-present)

  • Competed in the WBFF Fitness Atlantic Championships (Apr ‘11):

    • 1st place – Fitness Model Diva Short

    • Earned WBFF Pro Fitness Model Status

  • Yeah New York Magazine feature

    • “Carissa Monroe: A Fresh Face in the Fitness Modeling Industry”

  • Top Shelf Brand Ambassador

    • (Jan ‘11 – May ’11 – discontinued after accident 5/16/11)

  • Classic Mustang Cause Calendar Girl (months of Apr/Oct ‘11)

    • Proceeds benefiting the Medicine Horse Ranch

  • Ms. World Physique (won the title in Nov ‘10)

    • Photo shoot and feature in World Physique Magazine (Spring 2011 issue)

2010 Experience


  • Ms. World Physique (won the title in Nov ‘10)

    • Photo shoot and feature in World Physique Magazine (Spring 2011 issue)

  • Competed in the Figure portion of the 2010 NPC Hard Nutrition Natural Colorado Open (Oct ’10):

    • 2nd place – Open Figure A

    • 2nd place – Novice Figure A

  • Female Winner of Fittest Body 2010 – Models Health (Oct ‘10)

    • Featured interview on and photo shoot in London with renowned photographer, Luis Rafael

  • 2nd place, Summer Abs Contest – Models Health (Oct ‘10)

  • Timothy K Miller Sculptures Life Model/Physique Reference:

    • Wonder Woman and Supergirl for DC Collectibles

    • Lara Croft for Sideshow Collectibles

    • Lady Death for Sideshow Collectibles

    • X-23 for Bowen Designs

  • Zing Salon Project (Apr ‘10)

  • No Mercy Extreme Fighting: Annihilation 23 Ring Girl (Jan ‘10)

Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts of Carissa Joy’s modeling and fitness competition industry from her blog.

Surfset Fitness: Surf without the water

June 29, 2015

A new type of fitness has people surfing… on land. Aimed at core strength, burning fat and toning lean muscle, SURFSET  Fitness is the latest exercise trend. From squats, to downward dog, the workout is done on a surfboard with each exercise focused on balance. I think SURFSET is a great addition to the fitness world. It looks like a fun…

Debunking weight-loss myths

May 26, 2015

There are more weight-loss myths than there are tips. The key to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is knowing what motivates you and capitalizing on your strengths and doing all that in moderation. Fitness magazine has shared some tips, and I’m going to debunk them for you. 1. Adopt a gluten-free diet. The protein…

My Favorite Pump-Up music

May 17, 2015

Pump-up music plays a big role in my daily exercise routines. With the right tunes, I am able to stay motivated longer. Below are some of my favorite jams. Two Times a Charm by LEIKELI47 Elastic Heart by Sia Dark Horse by Katy Perry Get Low by Dillon Francis, DJ Snake Aftergold by Big Wild Fighter…

Train to combat intimidation

May 12, 2015

When it comes to workout routines, do you prefer a trainer who is big, bulky and hulk-like? Or do you prefer a trainer who is a real-life example of fitness and healthy living? If your preference is the latter, then you should check out Jessica and Debbie Smith’s fitness DVDs. This mother/daughter duo is one that women of…

8 Reasons to Compete

December 1, 2014

Don’t get me wrong, competing isn’t for everyone; it requires an extremely high level of dedication; but for those willing to put in the time and who have the determination, here are 8 reasons why you should consider competing… The Challenge While people often strive “to be the best they can be,” few take on…

Dieting “Fun” – Eating for Competition

December 1, 2014

While countless hours at the gym help build muscle and burn fat, without proper nutrition, a competitor will not be at the top of his/her game. Nutrition is so important when training for a competition. Competitors often go through seasons of bulking (off season) and cutting (pre-competition). In order to gain muscle, calorie consumption must…

Got Confidence?

December 1, 2014

“With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.” ~Anonymous When it comes to competing, confidence is of utmost importance. #1 – Be prepared. Do your homework. Training. Put your mind, body and soul into your training and constantly re-asses your program. You want to bring…

Perfect Posing and Grace in Heels

December 1, 2014

Often neglected, but crucially important. The hard truth: a perfect physique with non-perfected posing will cost you. While falling face first on stage may make a great You Tube video, it obviously does not work in your favor in a fitness competition. A situation such as this would be classified as a nightmare after months…

The Accident: My Living Nightmare

December 1, 2014

April 16, 2011 – A Special Day I Will Never Forget After competing in my first NPC show in the fall of 2010, I was addicted to the world of fitness competitions. I made it a resolution of mine to get in the best shape of my life and compete as much as I can.…