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Emily Lind's world revolves around fitness.  

The 2006 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School now works as a fitness model, fitness competitor, health coach and motivational speaker.

This past year, she competed in four competitions including Fitness America - Las Vegas; Fitness Universe - Miami; Fitness Atlantic - Connecticut and The Great North. She had strong showings at the competitions, and is well on her way to making a name for herself in the fitness field.

Lind feels her time at CIHS helped prepare her for her future.  

While at CIHS, Lind served in many leadership roles, including class president and student council. "The small town feel was a source of comfort, while the rapid growing community provided plenty of opportunities," Lind said. "I served as class president throughout my entire high school career. Being in a leadership position forced me to grow, step up to the plate and be creative. It presented me with opportunities to gain the proper tools necessary to  develop successful habits at a young age."

Lind was also involved in student council, and mentioned teacher Shane Weibel was a good mentor in terms of student development. Lind was also involved in athletics.

"Playing volleyball was also a key  aspect in my professional growth," Lind said. "I recall being awarded the 'Million Dollar Baby' award by Coach Chris Hedberg. To me this sport taught me the true sense of the word team. It also taught me how to work hard and be committed to something."

After high school

 After high school, Lind enrolled in the massage therapy program at The Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. Before graduating from Aveda, she started working as a post operative coordinator for Dr. Peter A. Vogt M.D., of Wayzata Plastic Surgery in Wayzata. While there, she preformed ultra sound massage on post-operative patients and really began to experience the joy of aiding patients back to health.  

While working at WPS, Lind found herself weight-training a lot, but wanted something more in terms of fitness. However, she was unsure of how she was going to put all the pieces together.  

"In the meantime, I created my own massage business and soon found myself extremely busy," Lind said. "Between work, training and self-educating myself, I was invited to compete in a 'figure competition,' by the general manager of the gym I was a member at. Talking to him really made me intrigued to study the sport.  

"Upon studying the sport of figure competition, I became familiar with the different federations, body type classes, shiny sparkling swimwear and diets that were involved, and I was sold," Lind added.

Lind met a trainer at her gym in New Brighton who quickly guided her in the right direction. Her now close friend, Lori Harder, invited her to attend Camp Savage in Chicago.  

"This was a weekend of intense training, posing in heels, and education on how to do it with class," Lind said. "Little did I know something Cathy Savage prides herself on is the organization's sense of sisterhood. I suddenly had hundreds of women around the United States to call my "sisters."  

After this, Lind knew she wanted to compete at a national level. In the fall of 2009, she competed in The Fitness America Pageant. With support from Lori Harder and all her "sisters," they trained together for the competition.  

"In the meantime, I still worked and pursued my business. When my body started to change dramatically from eating properly and training, I decided to do a photo shoot," Lind said. "To me, photos gave me inspiration. Fitness Magazines were empowering. I would literally tear open Oxygen Magazine the second it came in the mail. The women in the magazine weren't just beautiful faces, they possessed so much more than that; most notably, strength and individuality."

As her career progressed, Lind realized she was becoming  an inspiration to others.  

"The more I trained the more people wanted advice from me. I had 'accountability' workout dates with friends pursuing a healthy, fit lifestyle almost every day of the week," Lind said. "I was constantly teaching others how to eat healthy, inventing healthy recipes and teaching them how to set goals. I was forming another business without even realizing it. Then I began to realize that what makes me happiest is helping other people grow, change and have a vision for themselves. I spent days in the library and created my 'lifestyles' program. This was the start of a dream, and I typically dream about everything I do beforehand."  

 About Isagenix

While competing at Fitness Universe this past June, Lind was introduced to Isagenix through a woman she competed with in the show. Lind said the woman had lost 90 pounds, going from a size 14/16 to 4/6.  

"I witnessed Holly DeMott while on her weight loss journey and attended workout Savage girl sessions and church with her," Lind said. "The knowledge this woman possessed made me crazy excited and I knew yet again, there was something more in terms of nutrition I longed for. I wanted to make an impact directly on more people, not only free them from physical pain but also financial pain. I now share this with people full time and help  make it possible for them.  

"Isagenix cleanses and replenishes your body by taking care of your cells," Lind said. It's about cellular health, which addresses anti-aging of your internal  system,  and this is reflected on the outside of your body," she added.  

Lind currently resides in Minneapolis with DeMott.  

"The more I step outside of my comfort zone and keep expanding my horizons the more opportunities I have. I've been blessed to work with, and be mentored by professional athletes and leading business builders," Lind said. "The people I surround myself with make a big impact on my day and my personal growth."

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