Since most dancers maintain very busy schedules between school and weekly dance classes, Mimi decided to put her sport specific fitness training online so that dancers can use the platform when it is convenient for them. Podium On-Demand exercises and workouts are designed to benefit any age and any level dancer. Both novice and advanced training plans are included in order to better guide dancers with their training. Individual assistance is always available via email if required.
12-Week Training Plans
“I love training with Mimi Phillips. She showed me how to strengthen my core and my turnout and my posture improved. She encourages me, she motivates me, and she inspires me. She is a wonderful trainer and makes training fun!”Niamh
“Mimi is a very helpful and motivated trainer for Irish dance! She pinpoints exactly what you need to work on whether it be stamina, turnout, posture, etc., and gives you effective exercises and instruction on how to improve. She is experienced in the world of Irish dance and is an awesome trainer and supporter!”Zoe
Certifications & Education
Master’s degree in Exercise Science, UNC Chapel Hill 2004
Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine since 2005
Certified Stott Pilates instructor since 2006
Total Barre Instructor
18 years of experience teaching and coaching as a fitness professional
30 years of dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballroom and Irish
American All-Star dancer, performer and instructor
Open Champion Irish dancer
Every competitive dancer dreams of stepping up onto the podium. And every dance parent longs to see the pure joy on their child’s face as they accept an award for months of hard work. My goal is to help every dancer and parent experience this moment.
The mission of Podium Strength & Performance is to assist dancers in reaching their competitive goals through safe and effective fitness training. Since each dancer is unique in terms of strengths and weaknesses, Podium will work to address each dancer’s specific and individual needs while also maintaining a well-rounded focus for all dancers.