About Bindi-The Real Story
My name is Bindi Bains Mackoruk and I am an Indo-Canadian woman in my mid-forties. I am married with two young children and I am a 3-time Canadian National Women’s Figure Champion. As a teenager, I struggled with weight issues but failed to recognize them. After graduating from highschool, and being tired of not feeling good about myself, I finally decided to do something about my weight problem. I changed my eating habits and began exercising. That's it! There was no special food, no diet pills, no magic wand. I realized then, that I needed to make this way of living, a lifestyle and not a temporary solution. I lost weight and became comfortable with my body composition. At 31, I had my first son, and there it was again, all that unwanted weight. I was so afraid that since I had been heavier as a young woman, that I may not be able to get my 'pre-pregnancy body' back after childbirth. But I was wrong. After getting myself back into healthy eating and working out, not only did I lose my baby weight, but I became even leaner than I had been before pregnancy. I started to develop muscle and I was very happy with how my physique was turning out. It was at this time, that I became very interested in bodybuilding and personal training. I knew that if I could do this, I could help others who were struggling too. In late 2005, because of our passion for fitness, my husband and I opened a gym which I was and still am actively involved with. After the birth of my second son, at the age of 35, I started training for my first competition in bodybuilding. I also became a registered personal trainer and have been training clients ever since. My very first competition was in November 2006 and I have taken part in several more since then. My most recent was the 2014 CBBF National Fitness, Figure, Physique and Bikini Championships . I placed first in Masters Figure and fifth in Open Figure. I am very passionate about health and nutrition and I truly believe that it is not only a physical, but mental transformation as well when you set out to change yourself. One of my main reasons for becoming involved in this field is to help women, especially, Indo-Canadian women who have the desire to get fit but may have limited options due to their lifestyles. I hope to open the minds of those who feel they have tried everything to become healthy but have not been successful. I once, was one of those people too. And I truly believe that if I can do it, anyone can. Just let me help you.
Bindi Bains Mackoruk