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My cultish upbringing emerges through crafting suspense novels, sagas that thrill the mind. Fitness coach. Feminine Meathead. Book fiend. Chic Model. Blog Queen.
Two personas affect my writings. Duplicity of authorship provides me license as the two-faced writer. Non-fiction platforms my expertise in health and wellness, while fiction allows pursuit of darkest fantasies.
Surviving the detriments of a cult-like upbringing for two decades, my psyche has been altered beyond that of the American girl-next-door. Springboarding from that background, I have utilized those experiences as fuel for my writing. My drive to succeed as a friend, an emotional healer, and a writer has propelled my career and relationships. My outstretched hand reaches to those suffering ill health in body, mind, or soul. My calling is to shed the illuminating light to freedom.
Pumping iron with vehemence is my trademark at the gym. Accused of mirror hogging between annihilating exercises, I practice perfect posing. Intimidating as a 5’2.5” female with rippling back muscles can be, I am actually friendly when approached AFTER my workout. As I stagger to my Honda Civic drenched in sweat and slurping my protein shake, you may notice my license plate cover blaring, “I’d rather be Bodybuilding.” A feminine meathead? Most definitely.
Competing in local Figure Competitions with the National Physique Committee (NPC), I masterfully sculpt my body. In the process, I have the privilege of inspiring both casual exercisers and amateur athletes to reach their full potential. One-on-one training with serious trainees has pushed me beyond my limitations. Their inspirational transformations in mind, soul, and body have exemplified the life-altering benefits of superb health. (See my Testimonials page.)
Contributing to various newsletters and websites as a wellness expert, I most enjoy the writing aspect of health. Interviewing competitors in Illinois for the National Physique Committee and writing their monthly column allows me to network with champion physique athletes. RX Girl is another favorite site of mine to contribute nutrition and practical articles for female competitors. Having the opportunity to promote the sport of Figure, Bodybuilding, and Bikini is an indescribable honor.
Creating a fitness program at the Covenant Village Retirement Community without a blueprint, I enjoy displaying my ingenuity together with personality. Within one year, I single-handedly grew the Fitness Center from 0 to 250+ members. Combining my enthusiasm for exercise with knowledge of healthy eating, I initiated a BodySmart Program for the residents and staff, complete with entertaining lessons and personal diet planning.
Freelance Writing has allowed me the outlet to spread the news of holistic wellness by interweaving my experience in health, fitness, and mental well-being. See my page here to discover my background as a prolific and published writer.
My alternate passion emerges through crafting suspense novels, sagas that thrill the mind and stop the heart. Weaving webs of twisting plots are my specialty. Horror softened slightly by mind-bending drama, my tales chill the soul while postulating provocative questions.
Bucking the culturally accepted norm, darkness lurks not only in the recesses of the mind but also in the offices of successful CEOs. That chipper neighbor who volunteers to feed your dog when you vacation may double as a child pornographer. The dapper pastor of the local Baptist church is coincidentally unavailable during every full moon.
Presenting inspirational talks encompassing the genres of fitness, suspense stories, and even puppet shows has overshadowed my innate shyness. When I speak about my passions for fitness and health, all inhibitions fade. Telling a gripping story to a room filled with wide-eyed children brings incredible satisfaction. My passion is to share my life lessons to an eager audience, whether through fiction or fact.
Arranging words is my art, my deepest contemplations. Building my body through pain-inducing weight training sessions demonstrates dedication to my health and wellness. Allowing my mind to pursue adventure-filled fiction stimulates creativity. Combining these two aspects of my personality creates the duo-driven writer. Synonymous with both wellness and thrills is M.E. Anders.
Weston A. Price Foundation - Active Local Chapter & National Member
National Physique Committee - Figure Competitor
International Thriller Writers - Associate Member
American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise - ACE Certified Personal Trainer
International Sports Sciences Association - ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
Arthritis Foundation - Leader
GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery
Real nameMindi Anderson
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typepublic, free
Member sinceAug 22, 2011