Name: Mindy (MJ) Collette
Year of Birth: 1986
Current Residence: Oregon
Sports: dance, weight lifting, yoga...
Why did you become vegan?
It started out due to health reasons, and has quickly become so much more! I've always loved animals and the more I heard about the cruelty involved in animal derived products I became extremely passionate and determined to do my part in making positive changes for those lovely creatures!!
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I was in swimming lessons when I was younger, and got into dancing around 5. After that, I couldn't stop. In dance I remember looking at my arms during plíes and wanting more definition. Then the focus began...more strength!! I want muscles!
Me in high school performing Waltz of Flowers for the Eugene Ballet Company's "Nutcracker"
How would you describe your nutrition program?
I try to avoid "white" things: sugars, flour, & dairy (which being vegan makes this SO easy!) Also, avoid bagged/packaged & processed "food items". I stick to primarily veggies, fruits, Vega, and tofu.
How would you describe your training program?
I would have to say it's getting shaken up right now! Since joining the dance company I'm feeling different, and really excited about the changes I'm going to see!! I'll continue to lift 4-5 days a week in conjunction & do cardio as often as my schedule allows :)
I do legs 2-3 days and upper body 2 days a week, & one day of total body...