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Hidden Gems: Meet Mandy Isidore of Mixedmanz Fitness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mandy Isidore.

Hi Mandy, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Aka Coach Mandy & owner of Mixedmanz Fitness LLC. I started Mixedmanz Fitness LLC in July 2020 during the pandemic after my own personal weight loss journey over the age of 40. In January 2017, I took my health into my own hands & got serious once & for all about my whole health. At my heaviest, I was a Size 22 and 240lbs today, I weigh 165lbs & wear a size small 6/8 depending on the brand. I was self-medicating with food and alcohol & in January 2017 was taking high blood pressure medication, had severe anxiety & depression, all of my lab work was leading to a heart attack. My family history of heart attacks & alcoholism. Both of which caused my father’s death at 59 and my ex-husband died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 39. I started working on me. I got real with myself and started committing to daily weight training sessions in the gym. After a year, I started adding the nutrition aspect of it and my weight loss took off. I lost over 75lbs & have maintained my loss since January 2020.

When the pandemic hit, I was lost without the gym. I started bringing the things I had learned home & decided to silently start working towards my dream of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer & starting my own health & fitness business. I worked on creating & using my own line of booty bands & obtained my Certification July 4, 2020 & officially launched Mixedmanz Fitness LLC. I have my own line of custom bands & I incorporate them into a weekly class that I teach each Thursday night via Zoom. Mixedmanz Bands Bootcamp & my custom Bands are my baby. I now also offer Coaching and Nutrition Packages via my own app & run everything on my own from my own home. I have since left my career as a Phlebotomist of 27 years & am now focused on Whole Health by my own rules and standards. I am blessed to do what I love from the comfort of my own home. I also have my own line of Yoga Mats & 2 in 1 foam rollers coming out July 2021. I am also finishing a degree in Health Care Administration & will have my Bachelors by November of 2021, as well as am working on my Nutrition Coaching Certification that I should have completed by year’s end. I have done all of this over the age of 40 & will be 44 this July. I truly am an example of someone who did the mirror work & found her true passion helping others.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nothing in my life has been easy but I have put hard work into everything I have created. Obstacles are meant to be overcome. I have learned with consistent daily work, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Mixedmanz Fitness LLC?
Mixedmanz Fitness LLC was named after me Coach Mandy. My name is Mandy & growing up, my nickname was Mands & I am biracial hence the mixed. I used to work with a friend who called me by my IG name that was mixedmanz77 back in the day when it was my personal page. So when I decided to create my own business Mixedmanz Fitness LLC it was. I specialize in custom Booty, Long & Latex Bands that I created. I also have a Full Body Resistance Band workout class each Thursday via Zoom called Mixedmanz Bands Bootcamp. I use my Latex & Booty Bands in the class. You can go to mixedmanzfitness.com to order my merchandise. I also sell my own custom shaker cups, t-shirts, vinyl stickers & next month’s yoga mats & 2-1 foam rollers. I also provide online Coaching & Nutrition Services via my own fitness app. I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer & future NASM Nutrition Coach.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
There are always going to be challenges & roadblocks put in your way but you have to always focus on being a better version of yourself.

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