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Leading women’s health expert, best-selling author, podcast host, and Fitness Boutique Owner, Linda Mitchell is the face and creator of The Sisterhood of Sweat (SOS) brand. Surviving domestic violence, Linda has made it her mission to empower other women by helping them take responsibility for their health so they can be in the best shape physically and emotionally. Linda has worked with dozens of thought leaders such as Heidi Powell, JJ Virgin, Natalie Jill, Anne Louise Gittleman, Dr. Will Cole, Dr. Lori Shemek, and Elaine LaLanne. In 2020 alone, Linda was been able to double/triple/etc her income while eliminating all amount of debt. Fitness Universe Champion, Fitness Universe Pro, cover and Times Square billboard model, and host of the Top 50 podcast The Sisterhood of Sweat, Linda has dedicated her life to health and fitness. Linda is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a consultant of The Root Cause Protocol.

She has written her own column “Fit Over Forty” and collaborated with NYT Best-Selling Author Ann Louise Gittleman. Linda has spoken on numerous stages including Podfest, Women’s Future Conference, Comeback Champion, and Speaker Salon NYC. She has appeared on ABC, NBC, Bold TV, and Fox and has been featured in Insider, Thrive Global, and Authority Magazine. More About Linda. Linda Mitchell is the owner of Sisterhood of Sweat, a gym that aims to help women build self-confidence and find their healthiest selves. If you ask Linda Mitchell what the one thing is that women struggle with the most, she’ll say that it’s taking time for themselves.

She is passionate about helping her clients be their best selves, both on the inside and the outside. She experienced the amazing transformation that a fit lifestyle can bring firsthand, which is why she goes above and beyond to help her clients find their own transformations. Linda helps her clients achieve their goals through workouts, nutrition, and mindset work to tackle what’s been holding them back from losing weight, getting stronger, and living a healthier and happier lifestyle. Through individual and group work, her clients get the support they need to find new confidence in themselves as they improve their mindsets and shed inches off their bodies. Linda’s love of fitness goes back to her childhood. Her mother suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts, which greatly affected Linda and motivated her to find a way to keep herself happy.

As a teenager, she discovered that working out gave her an amazing endorphin rush and really helped improve her mood if she was feeling down. Soon, she was helping her friends get active to help them manage the ups and downs of high school in a healthy way, which eventually led to her career in health and fitness. Her love of fitness has helped Linda get through other difficult times in her life. She experienced a lot of abuse in her first marriage, and in many ways, fitness saved her life. It gave her the confidence she needed to save herself and her children from the physical and emotional abuse of her ex-husband. And, staying active helped her work through the crippling emotional aftermath of that relationship. Fitness gave her the strength she needed to dig out of the dark hole she was in so she could become a more complete version of herself. It opened a doorway so Linda could do a lot of internal self-improvement, and she now teaches those same lessons to her clients.

Linda has been an avid fitness and bikini competitor for years. She has placed Top 5 at Fitness America/Fitness Universe fifteen times in Fitness, Bikini, and Figure. And, she has won ten Ms. Fitness titles. Most Recently Linda became The Fitness Universe Champion at 60 years young. Linda has also competed at WBFF Worlds Worlds in Las Vegas, NV. Preparing for these competitions has taught Linda a lot about mental strength and willpower, and she uses these lessons to teach her clients how to push through plateaus and meet their goals. And, she hopes that her amazing success as a fitness and bikini competitor in her 60s helps convince other women that age is only a number.

Linda also loves to push herself to participate in all types of fitness. In addition to being a lifter, she is a runner and obstacle course racer. She has achieved two Spartan Trifecta's (with Spartan Race obstacle course races) and she was the first finisher in her age group five times. With her personal experience professional qualifications and certificates, she also serves as a running coach to clients who are training for races. “My mission is women and I’m completely all about them and I really always have been. I think I just didn’t realize the magnitude of what I wanted to do. I opened The SOS Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years. After being open for a while I decided to write a book and it really evolved and became The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T. The book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.” Linda Mitchell is a fitness professional, graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, champion fitness competitor, best-selling author, and motivator with a passion for helping women discover the power of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T. (Strong Women Empowering Achieving Together). She holds dozens of fitness- and nutrition-related certifications and has four decades of experience working in the fitness industry. In total, Linda has helped her clients lose thousands of pounds of unwanted weight, but more importantly, she has also helped those clients feel more confident in their own skin and happier with who they are. Linda Mitchell’s remarkable journey and accomplishments are truly inspiring, and her dedication to empowering women in health and fitness is evident in her answers. You can find Linda and listen to her podcast online at podcast @sisterhoodofsweat, Instagram @sisterhoodofsweat, and her website at sisterhoodofsweat.com.

Linda has been happily married to her husband Tracy a collegiate athlete and a structural engineer for almost 30 years She has three children who are all college graduates; Michael Ryan Nicholson 42 a musician/ banker with an MBA, Tiffany Dawn Broadman age 40 A Professional Photographer shooting the likes of Jane Fonda, Julia Luis-Dreyfus, Laura Dern, and Ellen Page. Jacob Logan Mitchell age 26 a LA cinematographer with his first feature film “Riddle Of Fire which premiered at Cannes, TIFF, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, SXSW Sydney, HIFF. “Riddle Of Fire” will also be premiering in the USA in March 2024. This film was also chosen for the prestigious film magazine cover Caheirs Du Cinema. Linda is also a grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren, Parker Elisabeth Brodman age 2 and Elliot Hayes Brodman age 1.

You’ve had an incredible journey in the world of fitness and women’s health. Can you tell us about your motivation for getting into this field and some of the pivotal moments in your career? My journey in women’s health began as a personal mission. After surviving domestic violence, I realized the importance of taking control of my health, both physically and emotionally. This transformative experience inspired me to empower other women on a similar journey.

As a Fitness Universe Champion, can you share some insights into your competition experience and what it means to you personally? Becoming a Fitness Universe Champion was a dream come true. It symbolizes the strength and resilience I’ve cultivated over the years. Competing at this level taught me discipline, dedication, and the importance of setting ambitious goals.

You’re the creator of The Sisterhood of Sweat brand. Could you tell us more about this brand’s mission and how it’s making a difference in the lives of women? The Sisterhood of Sweat is about uniting women on their health and fitness journeys. It’s a supportive community where women can empower each other to prioritize their well-being. Through this brand, we encourage women to embrace their strength, both physically and emotionally.

You’ve interviewed several thought leaders and experts in the field of health and wellness. Is there one interview or piece of advice that particularly resonated with you and changed your perspective? I’ve been fortunate to speak with many incredible thought leaders. One piece of advice that stands out is from Heidi Powell, who emphasized the importance of self-compassion. It’s a reminder that we should be kind to ourselves on our fitness journeys.

You’ve had the opportunity to appear on major networks like ABC, NBC, and Fox. Could you share a memorable moment from your time on television that left a lasting impression? One memorable moment was when I was invited to discuss women’s health on ABC. It was an incredible platform to share my message and empower more women to take charge of their well-being.

Your podcast, The Sisterhood of Sweat, has achieved remarkable success with over half a million downloads. What topics and discussions on the podcast have resonated most with your audience? Our audience resonates most with discussions on women’s empowerment, overcoming challenges, and embracing a healthy lifestyle. It’s been inspiring to see how these conversations have touched the lives of many.

As a fitness model and entrepreneur, how do you balance your various roles, including owning a fitness boutique and hosting a podcast? Balancing these roles requires effective time management and prioritization. I’m fortunate to have a supportive team in my fitness boutique, allowing me to focus on podcasting and other endeavors.

You’re the author of “Fit Over Forty” Could you share some key principles or tips from your book that are especially valuable for women looking to maintain their fitness as they age? “Fit Over Forty” emphasizes the importance of consistency, self-care, and setting realistic fitness goals. It encourages women to embrace their bodies and make fitness a lifelong journey.

With your extensive experience, what advice would you give to women who are just starting their fitness and wellness journeys? My advice is to start small, be consistent, and surround yourself with a supportive community. Your health journey is unique, and it’s essential to celebrate every small victory along the way.

Linda, can you share more about your upcoming competition in November and what it means to you to achieve pro status? For those of us competing and receiving a Pro Card, it is a recognition of a long journey to reach a pinnacle of success few people achieve. When you walk out onto the stage and they announce you as a Pro it gives you a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. It is something that no one can ever take away from us and when I am in my 90’s I will look back and be proud.

What are your future goals and aspirations in the field of women’s health, fitness, and empowerment? My goal is to continue expanding The Sisterhood of Sweat, reaching even more women worldwide. I aim to create resources and programs that empower women to prioritize their health and well-being, no matter their age. Currently, I am working on a fitness app that will enable women to train online with me from anywhere in the world. well-being, no matter their age. Linda Mitchell’s remarkable journey and accomplishments are truly inspiring, and her dedication to empowering women in health and fitness is evident in her answers. You can find Linda and listen to her podcast. Podcast @sisterhoodofsweat.

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