-Married to Dan since 1999; Mom of 4 athletes ages 13-20
-Started her own journey in October 2009 at 225 pounds after the birth of her 4th child
-Thyroid-disease fighter, staying ahead of her autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
-Coaching women online worldwide in general fitness, contest prep, and posing since 2014
-“National Academy of Sports Medicine” Certified Personal Trainer training women in person in Fishers, Indiana since 2015
-National-level NPC Bikini Athlete, starting as an NPC Figure athlete in 2013
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, absent of any illegal performance enhancing agents. 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!
Client testimonials and progress pictures HERE!
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
Currently being trained online by Dr. Bret Contreras, “The Glute Guy”; September 2021-present
Member of the National Physique Committee (NPC), 2013-2021; will renew when competing again in late 2024
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
Full-Body Flexibility, December 2021
Evidence-Based Reverse Dieting by Dr. Layne Norton, September 2022
Fat Loss Transformation Secrets for Personal Trainers, November 2022
BioLayne Complete Nutrition Certification Levels 1 and 2 by Dr. Layne Norton, February 2023
Monthly subscriber to the “Body by Science” research review by Dr. Bill Campbell; A monthly summary and application of the latest and best fat loss and muscle-hypertrophy research
Studies in Process for 2023-2024:
StongLifting certification, by Dr. Bret Contreras; StrongLifting is a blend of the best methods and lifts from both powerlifting and bodybuilding. Methods include: helping ladies get stronger, add lean muscle, and lose body fat; This certification helps trainers assist their clients in making serious strength gains while improving their physique!
Physique Coaching Academy by Dr. Layne Norton and Dr. Bill Campbell
See more of Mindy’s past continuing education, podcast listen list, and her “In the Press” HERE!
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!
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