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 […]
A Fitness-Coaching Client’s Journey of Transformation: Then and Now!
Meet Mindy! Yes, it is fun to coach another Mindy! She has been an online coaching client with me since August. She lives way across the country on the west coast and we do this process thru daily texts, weekly emails, and monthly phone calls. Prior to working with me, she was eating a high-fat […]
Listen to Mindy Irish on Two “Powerful Influence” Podcasts; Topic: “Chase Your Optimal”!
“Chase Your Optimal. I love this phrase! It speaks to everything I’m about when working with young people. I only wish I would’ve coined it first. In today’s episode, Mindy Irish shares a little bit of her incredible story of life change and how she came up with the powerful phrase I want to […]
“Mindy Irish Fitness” August 2017 guest feature in the “Lakeside Living” Magazine!
I was invited to be featured in my neighborhood monthly magazine. Here is my feature for the August 2017 edition! Business Beat–Mindy Irish Fitness By Maria Smietana Mindy Irish is an example of someone who was handed the proverbial lemons and turned them into lemonade. A life-long Indy resident, Mindy grew up […]
I Do Not Believe in Weight Loss!
When I coach general fitness and competitor clients, I tell them “I do not have a weight loss program.” I teach lifestyle resets. I get a baseline of one’s current intake and life systems and then we set up a plan and practice it from there. In time, new habits evolve, we establish a […]
We Are NOT Created to Always Be in a Caloric Deficit, aka, “On a Diet”!
A note to one of my clients yesterday, and I share because I see this as issue 101 with so many people. We live in a society where old-fitness told us to just keep doing more and eating less. <And now we struggle….for years!> The resolve after reading my tip below: *Get a baseline of […]
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 […]
Can Constant Dieting Make You Fatter?
Truly, this is a major issue in our society. So many are in constant diet mode and life was never meant to be like that. I help clients rework their systems to get out of this. Here are some great notes from Layne Norton’s Biolayne videos to explain more: —– Correlation is not causation. Dieting […]
Eating Enough to Lose Weight?
I would say that out of ten gals who come my way for coaching, at least five are way under eating for their body’s needs. Without revealing too much on my coaching systems, I look to see how gals are fueling their bodies over time. I have them report to me their actual intake and food […]
Cardio: How much is enough or too much?
Good question! Here is a post I made this week on social media. It describes where I am personally with cardio as of early September 2016, why I don’t do much year round, and how to use it to work FOR you and not against you. Then read below for a few more tips about […]