-Married to Dan since 1999; Mom of 4 athletes ages 12-18
-Started her own journey in 2009 at 225 pounds
-Thyroid-disease fighter, staying ahead of her autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
-National-level NPC Bikini Athlete, starting as an NPC Figure athlete in 2013
Credentials and Memberships:
Bachelor’s of Science, Physical Education, Indiana University 1998
Accolades: Class of 1998 “PE Student of the Year”, professor and peer nominated
Member of the National Physique Committee (NPC), 2013-2021
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), May 2015
Fundamentals of Mobility Training Specialist, Functional Training Institute, May 2020
Functional Training Specialist, June 2020
Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, November 2020
Kettlebell Training, June 2021
Strength Training Anatomy, July 2021
Muscle Mechanics, October 2021
TRX Training, December 2021
More Studies in process as of 2021: Full-Body Flexibility
Competing Career Highlights:
-NPC October 2016 “Kentucky Muscle” Bikini 40+ Overall Champion
-NPC “Indiana State” Masters Champion, August 2017
-“Top 5” in the 2017 NPC Masters Nationals Bikini 40+ division, 4th place
-“Top 5” in the 2018 NPC Masters Nationals Bikini 35+ and 40+ divisions, 2x 5th place
-“Top 3” in the 2018 NPC North Americans Bikini 40+ division, 3rd place
-“Top 5” in the 2020 NPC North Americans Bikini 45+ division, 5th place
-Win at the 2021 Ben Weider Naturals, 40+ Class B; 1st place; November 2021
-“Top 5” 2021 Ben Weider Naturals, 35+ Class B; 5th place; November 2021
-2013 to 2021 on-stage competing career to date: 27 shows in 7 states, in 53 total classes!
About Mindy’s Coaching Style:
Mindy’s coaching style is very interactive and educational. She believes in getting to know her clients, learning their systems, and helping them reach that next level with their fitness and nutrition. Mindy uses her education, her years of successful systems from her own progress, and her knowledge of the industry to guide others step by step through the process to set up new daily habits in order to reach their goals. Ultimately she wants each client to learn their own bodies and teach them to make themselves a priority, as it is imperative they each “become a student of you!”
Focusing solely on women, clients of all ages and goals, are each given individualized attention and customized plans to help them on their path to their own goals. As a team they work on changing habits such as sugar intake, hydration, daily food awareness, activity goals, and life skills for balancing wellness in a scheduled and demanding life. She believes in teaching new systems that slowly develop into an evolved, ongoing lifestyle and never eludes to anything with a fast fix or quick transformation. In fact, she encourages her clients NOT to expect fast results and teaches them to lay a solid foundation first and work slowly over time to set up new ways, which eventually produces new and lasting results.
Her general fitness guidance and bodybuilding competitor/contest prep programs are based off scientific principle and safe metabolic practices. In all circumstances she believes in feeding a body to optimal, using consistent strength training to build muscle, and finding a good balance with adequate cardio for whole-body wellness. Eating one-ingredient, real foods AND rest are part of her plans!
Continuing Education Experiences:
August 12-13, 2016; Springfield, MO
-The Physique Summit Annual Bodybuilding Conference-
An evidence and application based bodybuilding conference featuring some of the top names in the business presenting on the newest information and trending topics in the industry.
October 26-28, 2018; Ontario, Canada
SWIS Symposium, “Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists”
2022 Travels and Seminars are being planned!
Weekly Reads and Listens:
Mindy spends roughly 7-10 hours a week reading, researching, and listening to podcasts on fitness, wellness, training, and nutrition. Her sources include:
-Ben Greenfield Fitness
-Cellular Healing Television, Dr. Pompa
-Confessions of a Bikini Pro
-Dishing Up Nutrition, Nutritional Weight and Wellness, Inc.
-Elite Physique University
-High Intensity Health Radio, Mike Mutzel
-Life Mastery Podcast, by the Diet Doc Joe Klemczewski and Adam Atkinson (My Coach!)
-Low Carb MD
-Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer & Justin Andrews
-Muscle Intelligence Podcast, Ben Pakulski
-Prep Life Podcast
-The Bikini and the Brain
-The Center Stage
-The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Mark Hyman
-The Fat-Burning Man, Abel James
-The Genius Life, Max Lugavere
-The Model Health Show, Shawn Stevenson
-Wellness Mama, Katie Wells
In the Press!
Team Beachbody February 2012 Shakeology Transformation $1000 winner of the month:
Contributing writer for the former “Hamilton County Family Magazine”, 2012-2014; Writings HERE!
On the “Powerful Influence” Podcast, Part 1; August 2017 HERE!
On the “Powerful Influence” Podcast, Part 2; January 2018 HERE!
Client testimonials and progress pictures HERE!