No one would describe Monica Nelson as shy. Case in point: When she spotted a cute guy throwing tricks at the local snowboarding park, she decided to get his attention—by beating him. “We would see each other at the same time every day and would secretly be watching one another, showing off our fancy tricks and slams. We were always trying to impress one another!” she laughs.
Mark Nelson finally made a move, asking Monica, "So I would love to take you out, but the only problem is I do not have a car. Can you pick me up instead?” She was impressed by his honesty and loved how "real" he was. “He of course paid for the entire date, was such a gentlemen, and it was love at first sight for us both,” she adds.
Now married for eight-and-a-half years, the pair of personal trainers still love snowboarding together, but they’ve added surfing, walking their bulldogs Eddie and Emma, and going on beach cruiser bike rides to their repertoire. Although Monica admits that coffee dates and movies nights are their favorite activities together.