Cover image captured by renowned photographer, Michael Brooks, during the weekend of the 2020 5th Annual IPL Arizona Championship & Southwest Grand Prix Pro/Am on October 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.

At that contest Marc placed 1st in Pro Men’s Athletic Masters, earning his first IPL Pro title. He also placed 2nd in Pro Men’s Athletic Open.

“I am grateful and blessed to be selected for the cover of the first issue of ATHLETIC Magazine! I have been involved in fitness for more than half my life and, until recently, I never thought this dream of mine could become a reality. I am truly honored and humbled to be chosen, and extremely satisfied that all of the hard work and sacrifices throughout the years has paid off!

I still have several fitness goals that I would like to accomplish, and I am always striving to be a better version of myself. Whether it’s posing on stage, performing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition or merely making adjustments to live a healthy and fit lifestyle! Hopefully my success can inspire others to dedicate their lives to a healthy and fitness-oriented regimen. And motivate them to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles are present. I’m just an ordinary person accomplishing not so ordinary goals!

Once again, thank you to the International Physique League for providing me and all natural athletes the opportunity to compete in an organized and well run event that treats its competitors fairly and recognizes our hard work!” –IPL Pro Champion, Marc Monaco

The International Physique League is a competitive fitness federation celebrating top “Natural”/drug-tested physiques from around the Globe! The IPL offers 7 divisions of competition including Bodybuilding, Figure, Athletic, Sports Model, Bikini, & Fitness Angels and Evening Gown.

The IPL also offers “Exhibition Divisions” which do not have a Professional level. These divisions include Women’s Bikini Mammas, Men’s Beach Body, Inspiration Transformation, Women’s Themewear & Kids Fitness.

The IPL maintains the “sport feel” of Physique Competition and we will never veer away from that. We are a sport league and will maintain the integrity and spirit of competitive sporting events. TheIPL is not a “Pageant-style” federation. We are also not a bare-bones, nitty gritty operation either. That being said, we do like a little flash and flair and as part of a media company we are looking to create and promote ambassadors who represent true health and fitness.

The IPL is wholly owned by MiBoLife Publishing, the leader in publicity, news, and media for drug-tested Physique Competition.  IPL athletes, contests, and events are featured in the following magazine publications: NATURALMAG, NATURAL BIKINI, NATURAL GAINZ, VIGOROUS, SEAM & ATHLETIC. Six magazines. Tons of potential cover models and countless articles, features, and spreadsMichael Brooks Photography is always on site capturing the incredible energy and excitement, and looking for the next superstars.

MiBoLife Publishing and the IPL have adjusted Physique Competition for more mainstream appeal. We have severed the sport’s connection with the negative stigmas that have given “Bodybuilding” a bad name for decades. And, we have positioned the sport to attract major sponsors and endorsements, as well as have Olympic games potential.