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Mindy Blackstien and Jeffrey Kippel had the opportunity to help launch and shape the natural bodybuilding and fitness industry. Events, expos, television shows that they produced and magazines they published went around the world, and inspired thousands to reshape their body and sculpt their physique. Then at the height of it all they stopped and stepped back. Why? Something wasn’t right.

* Where they thought health was being enhanced, they learned health was being dismissed
...* Where they thought mental health came along with body beautifying, they saw egos deflated and confidence lost.
* Where they thought FIT equated to proud, healthful and whole thoughts, actions and choices, they realized FIT was a way to stroke egos and not always make you feel good

What they learned was that everyone has a story. It's whether they have the courage to share it that makes a difference. Together everyone achieves more.

So if your life story created in you the wisdom and desire to help people to be fit, healthful and whole, then make your voice heard. This is your space to make share your experiences, wisdom, AHA's and breakthroughs.

Anyone who would like to be involved, is welcome to be involved. This is a positive space where minds merge and where together we get to learn and spread authentic inspiration, information and insight.

Can any of you relate? Does anyone have their own story?

Like or share. Comment or post.

Better yet if you want in on the inner circle, send a DM or use hashtags #fit #healthful #whole #innercircle
Jeffrey Kippel Mindy Blackstien Freedah Kippel-Blackstien

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FIT in body, mind, heart, spirit. #fit #healthful #whole

Your Life. Your Goals. Your Time to Shine!

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This is about being fit, healthful and whole: reaching your dreams, stretching your comfort zones and following your desires.

Believe and Achieve. That way everyone is a winner.

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Passing this along!

Mindy Blackstien shared a post to FAME 2.0's timeline.

I really enjoyed this share! I actually learned much of the same over the course of my journey. So I'm sharing it here in case it can help anyone out.

At the s...ame time, having gotten to know Rizwan Sayani, I am super impressed with his share!

Anyone else have similar experiences? Or messages?

#lifelessons #AHAs #wisdom
#fit #healthful #whole

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Rizwan Sayani

Allright so an update from my post and why i wrote it yesterday.

After an eventful wedding weekend in naples, florida, I met some really amazing people there.

I... saw that people down there had money. Some of the houses were like mansions and you could tell they came with a hefty price tag.

So what I try and do when I go to nice restaurants or come across amazing businesses is I walk up to the owner and I ask "what do you attribute to your success?"
I do this because I want to learn from them and mimic their habits.

So I'm at the hotel and I see a group of elders sitting there who are all decked out ot the nines and I walk up to them and introduce myself and I ask them "what do you attribute to your success?" (I went in my gym clothes because I thought I may never see them again.)

At first they were probably like who is this brown man coming up to me? then they welcomed me with open arms.
They then said these things to me:

1. Surround yourself with smarter people than you.
If you suck at finance, get someone who is good at it.
If you suck at business, find someone who knows what their doing.
If you suck at selling, find someone who can sell so you can learn how he does it.
Don't be the smartest person in the room.

2. Take Action on everything.
He asked me if I work out. I just came back from the gym. He said if you can lift weights then why can't you action everything.
Have that same mindset with your life and you'll be successful.

3. Trust yourself in everything you do.
Trust that whatever decision you make will be based on your decisions and actions and will be right in your own way.
If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust.

The reason for these posts and you probably might see a lot of them from me now is because when I went down to Florida, I had some really cool revelations.

1. Florida is a very peaceful place. the people are nice, the sea is calm, the air is clean. Everyday, I felt like I woke up in a state of zen.
I strongly recommend people to go there for a few days.

2. I want to change my life from being that of a consumer to a producer. someone who produces good stuff. Someone who down the road, people look at and say "I can learn from him"

3. I want to change my mindset and my habits from that of sitting on the sidelines to that of getting in the game and doing.

So with that I empower you to read this post a few times and let it sink in.
If it helped you great, If not, let me know how I can improve.

Thanks for reading.
Rizwan Sayani

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Everyone has a story.

Are you one of the few who knows yours? Or are you among the many who don”t, and need to think about it?

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This space is for your stories: authentic experiences you had, awarenesses you gained, and breakthroughs you made.

It is our hope that your stories together become valuable as sources of information, inspiration and insight that influence growth in others #FIT #healthful #whole

More minds merged yield greater results than one alone!

Intrigued? like this post.
To activate yourself, comment and share.
To be part of the inner circle, use #fit #healthful #whole #innercircle

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Knowing what you now know, what actions are you taking to be FIT, healthful and whole? How did this differ from your earlier days?

Below is a quote from Mindy and Jeffrey who produced events, expos, TV shows and published magazines around the world which helped shape the bodybuilding and fitness industries, and launched the fitness model movement.

“ At the height of it all we stopped and stepped back. Why? Something wasn’t right.

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Where we thought health was being enhanced, we learned health was being dismissed
Where we thought physical appearance boosted mental health, we saw a disconnect
Where we thought FIT equated to proud, healthful and whole, we saw egos deflated and confidence lost.

We came to learn that appearing FIT is one thing. Being FIT --- mentally, emotionally, spiritually and healthfully -- is everything."

Can any of you relate? Does anyone have their own story? What you are doing to be fit, healthful and whole? And how do you know it really works?

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FAME 2.0 added a new photo to the album: Nostalgia — with Mindy Blackstien and 5 others.

One of the first booth spaces at the Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc. (canfitpro) event back in 1999/2000 ... wishing everyone at this year's Can Fit Pro an amazing weekend! Anyone remember this?
#flashbackfriday #bodyproud

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Just came across this post from Rob Marcelletti from back in 2014.... and from what we hear, Rob is on the path to making a comeback to the competition stage!

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Rob Marcelletti to I AM BodyPROUD!!!

20 years of drug free bodybuilding pays off more then a trophy or title
I AM bodyPROUD!!!

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bodyproud handshake? See it here! Having won a prize to represent fitness in Africa, Malachi Smith shares his interpretation at a press conference. #bodybuilding2bodyproud

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bodyproud handshake? See it here! Having won a prize to represent fitness in Africa, Malachi Smith shares his interpretation at a press conference. #bodybuilding2bodyproud

So even if someone made you feel you're not good enough, it doesn't mean you're not good enough. #inspiration #messagetoathletes #trophyornotrophy

David makes amends with Kyle Tomlinson from Sheffield after previously saying no to him at a past Audition by pressing that Golden Buzzer! Watch above now… S...
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...because loving how you look comes with loving how you think, ya think?

"Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed."

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Wishing Pam & Dan a happy 16th wedding anniversary today!
And to think the romance may have started right here at this event
(that's them to the right behind Lorenzo)

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FAME 2.0 is with Pam Stilwell-Boon and Dan Boon at Hart House Theatre.

This photo was taken at the 1st event: The Canadian National Natural Championships, an INBA sanctioned event, the show that started it all!

Pictured here: Pre...sident and Founder of the INBA/ABA/PNBA Denny Kakos, Jeffrey Kippel who introduced the event to Canada and Head Judge, Lorenzo Gaspar

Pictured in the background: Dan Boon and Pam Stilwell-Boon . This may have even been where they met! They are now married with two girls #howcoolisthat

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We just reached 100 Members of FAME 2.0... Elizabeth Curtis how does it feel to help us reach this first milestone? You were part of the team to launch it all way back when...now that you are here, tell us your story below in this thread

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'This is about being fit, healthful and whole: reaching your dreams, stretching your comfort zones and following your desires. 

Believe and Achieve. That way everyone is a winner.'
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Watch for it ... when the clothes came off the crowd went wild

Great memories to look back on Yannik Morin & Valérie David!
If you got to see this routine or know anyone else who was part of this event tag, comment and share! And check out FAME 2.0 for more of this...

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FAME East - 2008 - Couples Routine: Yannik Morin & Valerie David

Great share Marco Pietrowski "Be water, my friend"!

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Today is Bruce Lee's 44th anniversary of his death. Be water, my friend.