Testimonials

Courtney

Mandy has taken my post pregnancy body twice and morphed it back to a pre baby body. She has been there for support whenever I have needed her.
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She has a heart for helping and a toughness to push you when you need it. This is a program for people that want to look their best and are willing to do what it takes.

You don’t just get in shape with Mandy, you grow and learn during the process.
That is what we are here to do, grow and learn. It Is tough, but sticking to it even when you don’t feel like it or when obstacles pop up will be worth it all. Mandy is definitely living proof of perseverance. Her joy for life shows in everything she does.

Leigh Ann Reilly – BeSpun

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As the owner of one of the top pole dance schools in the world, it is essential that I stay in great physical shape.

However, it is difficult to juggle operating business, teaching clients, and keeping up with my own training and fitness.

I had a national competition to prepare for and realized I wasn’t in the best physical condition.

While working to get back in top shape, I serendipitously met Mandy Blank.

She crafted a consistent one-on-one training routine that gave me the tools I needed to perform at the top of my game.

In ten weeks, I lost twenty pounds, gained muscle and maintained the feminine physic that is ideal in my sport. Mandy’s teaching style and ingenuity allowed for each workout to remain fun and interesting.

I use her techniques to maintain my competition body & recommend Mandy to anyone looking to improve their physical fitness.
Dave King

dave-kingMandy helped me improve muscle density and tone. Three years ago I injured my right shoulder in a co-ed softball league where the men were required to hit opposite of their dominant side. After my first day of batting practice I could barely raise my right arm.

Being the athlete that I was, I gave it a couple days rest and then quickly got back into gym to try and work through the pain. Unfortunately, the injury had not improved after several weeks, so I took the next logical step to seeing an orthopedic surgeon. I was told I had torn my right labrum and surgery was my only option.

 

After having surgery, I was finally able to get back to the gym with very low intensity workouts. Still faced with pain and other rehabilitation issues, my motivation dwindled to the point where the gym just wasn’t fun anymore.

The shoulder pain interfered with almost anything I did so I compensated by avoiding my active lifestyle. I quickly became very sedentary. Friends, food, and fun were my primary interest and my overall health suffered. Although my shoulder had improved over time, bad eating habits and lack of exercise had caught up to me.

Realizing where I was heading, I knew I needed to make some lifestyle changes quickly.

  • I wanted to try something different
  • something that would ignite my motivation
  • get me back to where I was 3 years ago.

Being a fan of Mandy’s since she appeared on the scene, and seeing some of her motivational words on Facebook, I decided to give her 30-day Warrior Program a shot. Knowing that Mandy was behind me, I instantly became motivated for the challenge.

To be honest, the first time I looked at the menu I was a little discouraged. I didn’t think that I would be able to get through a day without cheating on a diet that was so different from anything I had ever done in the past.

After the first few days I realized how much of an effect the quality of food I was eating had on my overall mood, motivation and energy levels. I saw instant results!
  • My body was retaining less water
  • my clothes were fitting looser around my waist line and tighter around my arms.
  • In 30 days my body had transformed into much tighter look while maintaining a lean and muscular physique.
  • In 30 days I was able to lose four pounds of body weight and almost three inches around my waist.
  • Instead of 30 minute workouts, I had the energy and desire to go an hour or more each time I visited the gym.

Mandy’s Warrior Program also helped me improve muscle density and tone which usually suffers when trying to lose too much weight in such a short period of time. I can’t say enough about what I have been able to open my mind up to, Mandy’s training works!

Beatrice

beatriceMandy taught me about nutrition and how to follow a diet.

I am a business owner, a Mom of 2 kids and a former athlete of the European sport Handball. I always felt good, but I wanted to take things to another level.

I would see Mandy in my store, Bizzy B and I was impressed with how she maintained her look and shape. No more yo-yo diets for me!
Mandy taught me about nutrition and how to follow a diet plan that gave me the results you see now.

She has a unique way of teaching and knows how to motivate you.

Mandy really cares and I love that about her. She pays attention and makes sure you are following the plan and getting the workouts done. I’m in my 40’s and Mandy’s workouts have given me a new energy. Thank you Mandy for my life changing transformation!
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Dozie Onyeabor

Ever since I stopped playing football, I’ve had trouble slimming down. The problem was I still had the appetite and workout regimen as a football player (carbs/proteins–heavy weights/low reps). I tried crossfit and such but it didn’t help me achieve my goal, in fact I was more jacked with tons of shoulder and lower back problems.
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When I stumbled upon Mandy Blank and her health improvement program, I just knew that she was gonna help me achieve my goal(s).

The one thing I didn’t see coming was how she went about doing it; she truly caters to my needs with the health menu and workout regimen she has instructed for me.
I’m making progress towards my goals but with Mandy, she helps you realize that that’s just the beginning to a longer, healthier life.

Sarah Bashinelli

“I was always active growing up, but something was missing and I couldn’t figure out what it was. As hard as I worked on my own, I struggled to get the the results I tried so hard to see. I knew I needed a change.
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In high school  I learned that I had a medical condition that caused my body to react like a diabetic to certain foods. The doctor informed me that it may be difficult to lose weight or see bodily changes. I was devastated.

I had worked so hard for so many years, and felt as though all that hard work meant nothing, until I discovered Mandy.

Mandy Blank has been someone I consider a mentor. I informed her of my condition and the training I had done in the past, and she never gave up on me. She stuck with me from day one and checked on me frequently despite her demanding daily schedule.

She literally CHANGED MY LIFE! I am now training to compete and I am in the best shape of my life.

With Mandy’s training and guidance, I was able to be taken off my medication that I was suppose to be on for the rest of my life. I don’t know where I would be without her. Her guidance and faith in me as her client will always stick with me.

I know she will be someone that will always be a part of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it wasn’t for her.”

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Family and Friends Mourn Loss of Fitness Icon and WBFF Pro Mandy Blank

World Fitness Champion and cover model Mandy Blank died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 29th, 2018 in her Los Angeles home. Blank’s career spanned over three decades beginning when she was a child competing in baton and gymnastic competitions. At the age of 17, she won the title of Majorette Queen of America (the highest honor in the sport of baton) and was motivated by her success to expand her efforts into the fitness scene where, in her first competition, the World Fitness Olympia, she placed Fifth.

The youngest competitor ever to win the coveted IFBB World Championships, Blank beat Kelly Ryan in what many believe to have been one of the greatest fitness competitions in the history of the sport. Other credits include World Champion (1999), 5th in World Arnold Classic (1999), First in the Fitness Nationals (1998), Third in Miss Team Universe (1998), and First in the Debbie Kruck Classic (1998).

Mandy lit up the page and photographers loved shooting her. She graced dozens of magazine covers through the mid 2000s, including Muscle & Fitness, Muscle Magazine, Oxygen, and Ironman.  A Bodybuilding and Fitness Magazine feature recognized her as having “The Greatest Glutes Of All Time.”

The 42-year-old fitness icon became a sought-after trainer in LA, synthesizing years as an elite gymnast, dancer, and weight-lifter into a truly unique system.  She took great pride in tailoring her workouts to specific clients, from professional athletes to postpartum moms. Over the years, her clients included A-list celebrities and athletes–Marcus Allen, Alex Rodriguez, Michelle Monaghan, Jordana Brewster, Mickey Rourke, Jared Leto, Natasha Lyonne, and Rohan Marley. She also had a loyal following of “Blank Warriors”–clients from every walk of life whose lives were transformed by her, many of whom went on to become fitness competitors or trainers themselves.

She motivated people all over the world through her online training program and social media, including 85,000 Instagram followers who were inspired daily by her energy, style, and words of faith and persistence.

Mandy’s family adds that “She had a big heart; she was so full of love for her family and friends.  She had a special place in her heart for animals. We will miss her terribly. She was one of a kind.”

A memorial will be scheduled for later this month; details to follow on her website, www.mandyblankfitness.com.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mandy’s name, either to BestFriends.Org or Lula Washington Dance Theater.

No foul play is suspected, nor were drugs or alcohol found at the scene. The family asks for your privacy and respect at this difficult time.

All quotes given by sources outside of the family media contact are not approved. MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Mathews, 484.713.4564

PHOTOGRAPH CREDIT: Toby Harrison Photography, Courtesy of WBFF