Mindy Heather Blackstien (@heymindheart), together with her husband Jeffrey Kippel, are pioneers in the fitness and bodybuilding world having helped to spearhead these niche cultures. They created the World Natural Sports Organization (WNSO), founded The FAME Agency, produced the FAME World Tour, created Fit Connections with Robert Kennedy, and published FAME Magazine.
As a result, people from all backgrounds, experience levels, age groups and ethnicities successfully transformed into bodybuilders, fitness models and athletes. Many went on to become top influencers, cover models, sponsored athletes, world champions and stars.
Despite this, and after running FAME for about a decade, Mindy came to the realization that being FIT goes beyond appearance. Just because someone looks like a superhero, doesn’t mean they feel like one.
Being solutionary, she chose to discover how to fill this void and course correct. Fueled by a vision, she immersed herself in empowerment education, mentored under leaders in their field and set the intent to discover the people, products and philosophies that could truly help others love better how they think, function and feel.
As a result of her learnings Mindy got certified as a Whole Life coach, Thai yoga massage therapist, energy healer, metaphysical minister, and non-surgical surgeon, Most exciting to her though was her decision to become a Dr of Indigenous Medicine, the pathway she is now on.
Currently Mindy has a show on the Doc STAR TV network. She is the co-creator of Rethink Fitness, a masterclass and certification course for personal trainers, and is set to travel the world to deliver it.
She sits on the Board of Advisors for The Social Universe and Display TV. She just authored a book with her husband —The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand — that is both humourous and empowering. And, she is spearheading a gamified movement — and compiling a library of inspiring, impactful individuals and their innovations — to help anyone self-love and self-heal.
Creating a self-love tool-kit, self-healing library value reinforcement action adventure live series — World Tour of Events, MasterClasses, TV Shows, Retreats & Scavenger Hunts — in the form of rewardable missions — to help anyone love better how they think, feel, act, look, manifest and dream. Led by teams of big thinking high vibing creators — artists, innovators, inspirations — who are experts specializing in their craft, as well as insightful thought leaders, magical manifesters, wellness specialists, and intuitive visionaries.
We have come together to unleash our superpowers: to share our personal AHAs, discoveries and breakthroughs that we passionately wish to help others grasp; and ultimately make our individual voices heard to collectively help raise the social consciousness. Why? So more people, you included, can choose to make every day a perfect day feeling happy, healthful, confident and fulfilled.
How? A journey to touch your mind to your heart:
This initiative is a collaborative effort amongst passion-fuelled, purpose-driven, innovative individuals whose methods, messages and magical creations make a difference in empowering people to self-love & self-heal and live life in passion.
A Series of Comedic Self-Help Novels
Book 1 is already out. It is available in hardcover, paperback, audible and online. It was written to carry on the style of humour of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (with a little Ted Lasso in mind), and focuses on life, the universe and everything.
Writing it together with my husband, Jeffrey Kippel, has been quite the experience. He started it as a teenager and spoke about well before we got married, the first date. So I always knew it was a passion project dear to his heart. With lockdowns in place I suggested he get back into it, and he did. He actually finished it. Then he asked me to edit it. I did. I ended up really getting into it, adding in tidbits, stories and jokes of my own. Fortunately for him, I had been the executive editor of an international publication, FAME Magazine. I also mentored under many notable talents in the fields of wellness, mindfulness, self-health, and manifestation. That’s why I so much enjoy adding in layers to the humour while embedding in subtle messages of empowerment (golden nuggets I have experienced to be true).
The series has been written in as part of the Rethink FiT Social Initiative. It is a suggested action for people to read (or listen to) so that they can have an ah-ha or smile real big. Every week ”Tuning In With Jeff and Sometimes Mindy“ airs where our “talking heads’ get to read to a network of 200,000+ people who are seeking to smile more and improve their mood. Those who laugh out loud, and have meaningful mindset shifts — meaning they changed their way of doing things, transformed and triumphed — get recognized and rewarded for sharing their stories.
Book 2 and 3 are now underway.
It started with Tuning IN with Jeff… and sometimes Mindy: a platform for pros (experts, specialists, innovators, artists & thought leaders) to share wisdom, insights, inspiration and creations to empower, encourage and entice others to enhance themselves, up-level their reality, and enjoy new life experiences. It has since evolved into Tuning INL Life, the Universe & Everything. This is your opportunity to tune in to what others discovered so as to tune in to yourself: inside and out, head to toe, mind to heart, heart to dreams. 💪💖👊 Guests are those who have experience with letting their imagination go wild, dreaming their ultimate dream and making their wants, desires and visualizations become their experienced reality.
I enjoy taking photos of people, pets and the parts of this planet that make me look twice, and take my breath away. Spending a lot of time in nature, regardless of season, has me snapping pics often. I love the night sky and the morning sunrise. I often go outside just to look up to the moon, stars and tie dye sky. I also enjoy finding hearts in nature, seeing shapes in clouds, and capturing emotion as I see it.
Many of my photos were featured in the Muskoka Lakes Hotel instagram feed where I lived for almost a year. Other than that, I like take photos for myself.
My plan is to compile them, categorize them and and gift them to those who unexpectedly were featured in them too.
Offering courses, masterclasses and live certifications at locations worldwide to help personal trainers up-level their skills, boost their mind-body awareness and discover ways to help
their friends, family and clients self-love & self-heal.
The notion behind this is that to truly be FiT — happy, healthful, confident and fulfilled — requires gym-goers to take action beyond appearance. Trainers (and their clients) must TAKE ACTION for their mental, emotional, spiritual, functional and social selves too. Doing so helps anyone transform from their ordinary (where they are right now) to their extraordinary, ultimately leading them down the pathway to be their own hero and superhero:
Optional add ons include certifications in Pain-Free Pelvis, Rethink Fitness, the Whole Life Program, Non-Surgical Surgery and the Perfect Pain-free Pregnancy Program.
This is perfect for gym owners who wish to offer additional value for their personal trainers, another service for members and new income for the gym.. Imagine your members tweaking their muscle and getting it resolved on the spot In your very own “Tune Up” room.
Working with Indigenous Elders and innovative doctors to create a doctorate program (2-4 years), that allows wellness-minded individuals — therapists, trainers, specialists and doctors — to enhance their practice by becoming a Doctor of Natural Medicine and/or Doctor of Indigenous Plant Medicine. Following the notion that the psychological rules the biological, and that the invisible creates the physical, this doctorate program not only helps practitioners help themselves and their clients to feel better in their body, it also helps them come to trust, honor, respect, protect and totally love themselves too. This program is set to help people become true doctors — ie educators — who teach others how to self-love and therefore self-heal —> Taking care of strains, sprains, and pains; detoxing the body while also detoxing the mind; enhancing body functionality, mobility and resiliency.
It is Based on Four Pillars:
Sharing my eagle eye perspective to help you discover yourself while propelling your brand, vision, and purpose to new heights. Here I share wisdom garnered from life experiences having mentored with some of the leading minds — in emotional intelligence, mindfulness, spirituality, self-healing, energy medicine and self love — to help you love better how you think, feel, act, look and dream.
With experience mentoring athletes — both amateur and professional — athletes, I, together with my partner, Jeffrey Kippel, have consulted businesses on strategy, brand development and client engagement for over 20 years specifically in the fitness and wellness industries. This includes supplement lines to apparel, exercise innovations to fitness studios and gyms, event promoters to fitness & bodybuilding organizations, and CEOs of major corporations to owners of hotels and retreats.
I have also sat on the Advisory Boards for 2 major corporations during their launch phases.
Being a solutionary with claircognizance and clairvoyance helps me help clients shift their thinking so that problems seem to fix themselves. "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Facilitating this simple shift in perspective enables you to see your world through a new lens so that you can experience breakthroughs, make notable gains, and achieve your true potential.
This innovative bodywork therapy has been used for 43 years. It follows the notion that the psychological trumps the biological, and for that reason the body can heal itself.
Since all issues in the tissues are caused by emotional experiences that got locked in, the key to skyrocket results first requires healing of the mind, heart and spirit.
Couple that with hands-on work — more specifically, the elbow — to pull apart scar tissue, melt crystallization around joints and tendons, and return calcium to the bones from which it came, people are able to feel relief after just one session.
Athletes who tweak a muscle during training can have on the spot tune-ups to get right back in the game. Individuals scheduled for surgery of all types can actually tend to their body in a non-surgical way. Parents to be are taught techniques to help deliver children in a pain-free way in record time. Those with chronic pain discover that it no longer needs to be chronic. Lumps, bumps and surgery scar tissues remnants can all be resolved.
This method of bodywork originated from a medical intuitive who understood the human body from an energetic perspective. This makes it exciting, unique, and even controversial, lol. Yet, proof is in the results!