Mindi Smith is one of the leading and most inspiring health and fitness experts in the industry today. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition consultant, national award-winning professional fitness competitor, magazine columnist, motivational speaker, actress, and fitness model. Mindi lives by the motto “Find your stride”. She has indeed found her stride and it has vaulted her to the top of the field. Mindi has produced an expansive list of accomplishments and a heavy-weight resume that will continue to propel her career forward for years to come. She has been motivating and inspiring men and women of all ages through her unique set of accomplishments in several aspects of her professional life. Most recently, Mindi took her skills to the national stage of the International Federation of Bodybuilding (“IFBB”). Having never competed before, Mindi entered the world of the IFBB believing, as she always does, that the sky is the limit. In just one year of competing, Mindi was a finalist in 6 shows, including the Arnold Classic, and recorded four 1st place finishes. Mindi shocked the bodybuilding universe by WINNING 1st Place Overall at the National NPC Figure Championships. As a result of this meteoric success, Mindi achieved her IFBB Pro Card after only her second NPC show. Mindi is considered one of the fastest rising stars in IFBB’s history of 72 years!
Along Mindi’s journey through the fitness industry, things haven’t always come easy. She had struggled with her weight for years and also tackled serious health issues after competing in the IFBB. She was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue which took years of recovery and patience. She’s suffered from Scoliosis and arthritis in the neck most her life. For years Mindi has dealt with debilitating migraines. Most recently, Mindi gave birth to a beautiful daughter who is now 3 years old, so she has first hand experience with pre and post natal fitness and nutrition specifically. Despite all these challenges, Mindi’s positive outlook, patience, hard work, and determination have remained the constants to her success. In addition, these experiences have allowed Mindi to develop a special connection with her audience and greatly enhances the impact she has on her fans, colleagues, and clients.
Mindi has been sharing her one-of-a-kind skill set for over 15 years as a fitness expert and wellness coach. As a lifelong athlete, she discovered her passion for training and nutrition while competing as a teenager. Throughout high school, Mindi was a competitive runner. She broke several records and competed at the state level. Mindi holds a top NCAA accredited personal training certification from the National Council of Strength & Fitness (NCSF). She is also a certified Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist. Mindi attends numerous continuing education seminars keeping up to date with the latest training techniques and nutrition counseling.
Mindi defies the masculine perception of women in the fitness industry. She is genuinely beautiful and feminine. Mindi has been showcased in countless fitness editorials, pictorials, covers, and features in all mediums from magazines to websites to television. She has been a frequent columnist and has graced the covers of magazines such as Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Muscular Development. Mindi has also appeared in numerous fitness commercials and DVD’s.
Mindi’s vast and loyal fan base follows her every move through her active social networking presence. This tremendous following is a testament to her pointed and cutting edge fitness and health insights that both men and women find of great value. Helping others reach their personal fitness goals is Mindi’s greatest source of professional satisfaction. In addition to helping clients via social networking and online advice, Mindi also works privately with her clientele one-on-one.
Mindi currently lives in Michigan with her daughter and three little dogs – yes, she loves animals! She grew up in Michigan where her family still resides. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, fashion, sports, and charitable activities. Mindi has hosted many charity functions including the Wounded Warrior Project, Beating the Odds Foundation, Children Uniting Nations, and the LEAP Foundation.