I’m currently a fitness entrepreneur, social media influencer and trainer. I used to live in Toronto but now I live in Vancouver, BC. I’m really passionate about sharing my ideas of self care and self love, while also promoting balance.
When did your interest in fitness start?
My fitness journey started when I was working at a software sales company around two years ago. I was stressed at work constantly and needed an outlet and also a challenge for myself outside of work. I started doing a popular program called Bikini Body Guide and that’s how it all began. After a while, the program wasn’t something that I loved consistently so I turned to weight lifting. I did bodybuilding to build muscle and started consistently going to the gym 5-6 days a week.
What is your workout regime like?
Currently, I’m building more muscle for a future bikini competition show to come later in 2018 or early 2019 so my workout regimen is a bit intense. I workout about 5-6 days a week for at least one hour a day and I focus on 1-2 body parts for each session.
Is there any food or drink you can’t live without?
There are certain things I won’t sacrifice in life and that’s a good slice of pizza and a glass of red wine.
Are there any misconceptions you usually hear about fitness?
Counting calories, doing a specific diet, or tracking macros is not the only way you can get fit. There are so many people who go and do one of those things to make themselves “fit” but there are other ways to achieve this which is eating nutrient dense foods. Eating well. Being consistent.
Also another one that’s probably my favorite, “Squats are the best exercise for your glutes”. You can refer to Bret Contreras (the glute god) for extensive research on this but there are so many exercises that will activate the glutes more than just squats. Every body is shaped differently and is activated differently. One singular exercise won’t maximize the size of your glutes – you probably want to try doing a variety of exercises that will target all angles of your glute muscles like hip thrusts, back extensions, glute bridges, deadlifts, etc.
If you can have a superpower, what will it be?
To eat everything I want and not have any repercussions. Just kidding, although that would be pretty sweet. I would love to be able to shapeshift. Human, object, or animal. I’d love to feel what it would be like to be Cardi B, Gigi Hadid, or Conor McGregor for a day.
Have you ever been in a funny or embarrassing situation before?
It was my friend’s birthday and as we were all getting out of the car to enter the restaurant, I tripped in my heels and fell right in front of our restaurant……. It was mortifying.
What is the funniest or lamest attempt a guy has tried to know you?
I was commuting back home and I was wearing a pink cardigan at the time. This guy saw me from across the train, walked over, sat beside me, and said, “hey I love your pink sweater” and introduced himself. That’s fine, you like pink. But he kept mentioning how he loved my pink cardigan and he could rock pink too during our conversation. He asked for my number and mentioned the pink again….
It is a pleasure to feature you Mindy. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I think it’s extremely sexy when a person is confident, intelligent, and the ability to fully love yourself for who you are. Sexy to me goes beyond aesthetics and if you’re comfortable with yourself, that translates to how you speak, feel, and express who you are.
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