Mindy was a guest on the “Sync Your Life” podcast with Jenny Swisher in March 2022, Part 1 of 2 total podcasts! They talk strength training, protein intake, nutrition tips, life systems, and competing, to name a few. Part 1: Catch the whole podcast on iTunes HERE! Grab all the links on her website: JennySwisher.com […]
Mindy’s Continuing Education, Podcast Listens, and “In the Press” Updates!
Continuing Education Experiences: -The Physique Summit Annual Bodybuilding Conference- August 12-13, 2016; Springfield, MO 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. — SWIS Symposium, “Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists” October 26-28, 2018; Ontario, Canada Fundamentals of Mobility Training […]
My Posing and Training Gym Classroom!
Take a tour of my gym classroom! I’ve felt the call to best package my coaching and training services and feel this is the most optimal way to walk alongside someone, guiding them to their physique and wellness goals. I didn’t get here just from going to the gym or just from […]
12 Ways to Know When You Are Ready to Consider Competing
-Written September 2015, by Mindy Irish BS Education | NASM CPT | NPC Bikini Bodybuilder —– I know that I got interested in competing in 2012 because I started seeing it become more prominent on social media. That brings up a good topic: When is someone really ready to compete? It varies with each person, […]
Lasting Changes do NOT happen in 12 Weeks!
Are you upset because you didn’t hit your goals in 12 weeks? Well I didn’t either! •2010: I was down from 225 to about 175 here and was to the point where my body wanted to be comfortably. My old lifestyle would have kept producing that result. But I was not ok with staying […]
What is a Reverse Diet?
There is a lot of talk about Reverse Dieting lately and I thought since I’m smack dab in the middle of one, I’ll elaborate and share out about it. This is my third time to reverse diet, commonly known as Rev Diet or RD. I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Online Coach, and a competitor […]
A Change of Plans: From Figure to Bikini!
After all my weight loss, in 2012 I wanted to take my journey up a notch and began training to compete in bodybuilding. In 2013 I competed in my first NPC Figure show and did 3 shows that season. After that season, I was hooked! Then I entered into a year-long building season with my […]
A Number is Just a Number!
I rarely post my progress updates, but my hobby is to compete in the Figure division of bodybuilding with the NPC. I’m heading in to my 3rd season and will compete again locally in Indy in late August and then at Nationals, the North Americans, in early September. For those of us in the sport, […]
A Figure Update….So how can this work for you?
This weekend I am 19 and 20 weeks out from my third season of Figure competing in the NPC. That means I am officially in prep and in a slow diet down (caloric deficit) to get ready for the stage. Last season I was 128 on each of my show days and after this 7-month […]
Notes & Updates on my NPC Figure Journey
I started competing in the National Physique Committe (NPC) in 2013. As of now, September 2014, I’m in a building season with my Coach, Brooke Erickson Be-Fit and plan to compete again at the North Americans in August 2015. Below are some of my Figure features and recent updates to my journey. I also spent […]