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DPWN Publishing Signs Mikaila Soto to their “Overcoming Mediocrity” Project

West Chicago, IL – November 28th – DPWN Publishing announces that Mikaila Soto, will be a contributing author to their next publication, “Overcoming Mediocrity Volume IV-Remarkable Women”.  The publication is the fourth volume in a series of highly successful motivational books filled with personal, inspirational stories from women who have created significance and impact in their personal and professional lives. 

Mikaila Soto comes from a typical Puerto Rican Hispanic household. She was born prematurely with bronchial issues. Mikaila spent most of her teenage years in the Humble Park neighborhood in Chicago IL.  High blood pressure and obesity were very common in her family due to the unhealthy Latin food habits. As the mother of two boys, Mikaila knew that she wanted to live a healthier life style. Choosing to be a positive and healthy role model for her boys, she hit the books and became an AFPA (American Fitness Professional Association) Certified Personal Trainer. After several more years of studying, she also became a Certified Post-Rehab Specialist.

Balancing her own Fitness Studio, a business and family made it difficult to pursue a Fitness Competitor career due to her health issues and time constraints. As Mikaila always says, "If you don't have the time, then make the time". She wanted to encourage others that it's never too late to choose a healthy life style. With pure dedication and determination, she decided to prep herself and enter a NPC show as a Figure competitor. With hard work and the support of her love ones, she earned her IFBB Pro card in 2010. Mikaila is a two-time professional OLYMPIAN competitor where only the best of the best qualify to compete in the Las Vegas Olympia Stage. She placed 7th in 2013 and 10th in 2015. She won the prestigious Olympia 2015 Most Improved Athlete of the year award. Competing at the Arnold Classic 2015 were 54 of the top professional WPD Women Physique competitors. Mikaila competed and placed in the top 10. 

In early 2011, she became a Sponsored Athlete. After competing in 2011, she was admitted to the hospital with a severe case of pneumonia. She was also diagnosed with bronchial disease which is something that she has been struggling with her entire life.  She spent a painful 2 1/2 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit and endured a grueling four month recovery. Mikaila set as her goals to get out of her wheel chair, to continue her journey to stay motivated and to get fit enough to get back on the IFBB Pro competition stage. Mikaila unfortunately continued to be hospitalized several times over the years, even to the point of having to induce coma. She ended up spending as much as three months at a time in the hospital. That didn't stop her from always pushing forward. She truly believed in living life to the fullest, so much that she ended up tattooing it on her right bicep “Live and Love Life  

She gets asked all the time about her full sleeve tribal tattoo. She explains that it's not just a tattoo. It's her body art that has special meaning to her. It’s her symbol of a true "Warrior". As she adds more to it each time, she is fighting for what she believes in and fighting for her life.  She wears it with pride and honor.

“Live and Love Live”

For more information about Mikaila Soto please feel free to visit her website , call 630-837-5507 or email at

“Overcoming Mediocrity” offers insight from authors of various industries on:
•    Banishing self-sabotaging beliefs to create an empowered life
•    Creating a successful and well balanced life
•    Lessons of faith, love and joy

The publication in progress, “Overcoming Mediocrity Volume IV--Remarkable Women” follows the first three volumes of “Overcoming Mediocrity” from DPWN Publishing: “Overcoming Mediocrity Volume I--Dynamic Women” published in 2013, “Overcoming Mediocrity Volume II-Courageous Women” published in 2014 and “Overcoming Mediocrity Volume III--Strong Women” published in 2015. DPWN Publishing is a subsidiary of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network.  

Past volumes of “Overcoming Mediocrity” books, both hard cover and kindle versions can be found at

About the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network

The Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc. (DPWN) is an industry exclusive, networking organization for professional, dynamic women to create partnerships, generate ideas, alliances, and revenues. DPWN is based in the Chicago area with chapters nationwide. For more information about DPWN, visit To learn more about becoming an “Overcoming Mediocrity” author, visit

Christie Ruffino 
Dynamic Professional Women's Network, Inc.

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