Sunday, December 30, 2012


1. DATE OF BIRTH: December 27, 1980
2. BORN/GREW UP IN? Waterloo, On
3. CURRENT RESIDENCE: Burlington, On
5. HEIGHT: 5'9

7. CURRENT OCCUPATION: Pharmaceuticals Sales
8. FAVOURITE HOBBY: Volunteer Dog Walker at Burlington Humane Society
9. FAVOURITE FOOD: Peanut Butter & Jam mixed with Oatmeal
10. FAVOURITE MUSIC: anything fast and upbeat! I have quite the eclectic mix on my Ipod from Cat Stevens to Busta Rhymes as long as it gets me moving, whatever it takes!
11. BEST BODY PART or FAVOURITE BODY PART TO TRAIN: Legs. Im really trying to build my glutes and when I see results it drives me to train harder.
12. YEARS TRAINING: 1 year of competition training
15. HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN FITNESS/WEIGHT TRAINING? I have always been active as a child as well my adult life; playing sports from volleyball, golf, field hockey to Varsity Rugby. Fitness and weight training just came naturally.
16. HOW WAS YOUR FIRST SHOW? ANY INTERESTING EXPERIENCES? You have to get comfortable immediately being naked in front of a lot of people at once...its like tearing off a band aid, you just half to do it!
17. WHAT DO YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE ABOUT COMPETING? TANNING it is my nemesismy skin does not like to dry and it has taken me as long as 3 hours to dry! Not fun at all.
18. FUTURE GOALS IN THE INDUSTRY? My current mindset is whatever happens happens, as long as I am having fun! However, it would be amazing to qualify for nationals!
19. WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS? 10 years seems so far away however, Im sure the time will fly by! I would like to think that my husband and I would have started a family, enjoying life and being successful in our careers.

20. ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES? PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THANK? My husband, with out his support I would have never started competing. My sister and my father who have had to endure the wrath of my cooler bag, I carry it with me everywhere I go! My coaches are amazing, they have provided me with the tools and support to get me on stage and be successful. My teammates and my friends, training is tough and having positive people in your life gets you through the highs and lows of competing.
Stratford April 2012 Figure Tall 3rd place, Bikini 5th
Mississauga May 2012 Figure Tall 3rd
Toronto June 2012 Figure Tall 7th
Kitchener-Waterloo October 2012 Figure Tall 2nd
London November 2012 Figure Tall 2nd

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I am very excited to be part of the Mothers Unite In Fitness Charity Calendar....Thank you to Melissa Shadd for organizing such an incredible opportunity!

I will be shooting this weekend with my son, Alex at the OPA London Championships!

I can't wait!

Mindi O

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Good morning everyone!!
It's been quite sometime since I've updated my blog!  Time to get back at it.....

Some big news....
Last year Dennis and I sold our training facility to our partners so we could go on to work on other projects....We were in the process of building a new training facility in another city when our ex-partners decided that they no longer wanted to run the facility and that they would be leaving November 1st. Originally Dennis and I were a little upset about it, but after giving it some thought and discussing it over, we came to the realization that this was our baby and we needed to be there!
We ended up taking back our gym on October 18th...we shut down the gym for 3 days (October 19th, 20th and 21st) to renovate and give it a face lift.  (It definitely needed it!...It really amazes me that in 1 year, something can become so run down and dirty...)  Anyways, the renovations went really well...we ordered new equipment, new flooring, painted the entire facility, had a staff meeting with the trainers and by Monday we were back in business.
It was so nice to see so many smiling and friendly faces...Clients and trainers all seemed so happy.  The energy in the gym was contagious! 
Dennis and I are so happy that we are back in the gym full time and doing what we do best.....

We offer many programs/services:
One-on-one private training sessions
Small group training sessions (4-6)
Boot camp style conditioning camps
Sport Specific Training
Weight loss or Muscle gain programs
On-line training
Nutritional and supplement programs
For competitive Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique competitors-
On-line packages (nutrition, conditioning and cardio programs, weight training programs)
Posing and stage presentation-private and group sessions

If you are interested in any of our services, please contact me @

We look forward to hearing from you!
Mindi O

My prayers are with those affected by the east coast hurricane, stay positive & stay strong

Sunday, December 04, 2011

2012 is going to be a great year for TEAMBOBRIEN Fitness!!!  We will be starting the season off with team of 7 athletes competing at the Arnold Amateur's on March 1-3rd 2012!!! 

I am really excited and proud of my team...they have worked so hard and this is will be an amazing experience for them. 

Good luck girls...this is going to be an amazing journey! 


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


May my Grandpa rest in peace now...

He was an amazing man...full of life and always on the go.  He loved to be surrounded by family and friends. We were blessed to have him in our lives....

He was a proud man and loved to share his hockey stories with Alex (my son-his great grandson)...he would occasionally have hockey memorbila to give Alex when we would go visit...Alex would love to hang out and discuss the upcoming season or the playoffs.
My grandpa would tell so many funny stories and he always had some great one liners...he always made everyone laugh with his very dry sense of humor...He was a strong man and never wanted to put anyone out or let anyone know he was in pain....I know he is no longer in pain, and is in a better place....I know we will be together again....

Defenceman Ellard O'Brien played two games with the Boston Bruins in 1955-56. He was gifted offensive player who put up impressive numbers in junior and the minors.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, O'Brien, played with the local Teepees of the OHA where he scored 58 goals in 1949-50. He began his pro career with the Boston Olympics of the EHL and the USHL's Tulsa Oilers before joining the Hershey Bears of the AHL. "Obie" spent eight years with the Bears and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1958 and 1959. Along the way he played two games for the Bruins in 1955-56. He finished his career with two seasons in the AHLEHL before retiring in 1962.

In Memory of My Grandpa:
God Took Him To His Loving Home
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.

You will be missed today, tomorrow and always....(we will take care of Grama!)
Love you Grandpa




Hey Everyone!!
Check out this link from Ironman Magazine!!-see below!!

My good friend and IFBB Pro Figure Competitor, Natalie Waples was recently interviewed by Ironman Magazine.  It's a great write up and Natalie forwarded me the link....

I met Natalie at her very first model search and I told her she had a lot of potential....she took it from there and is now one of the top figure competitors in the world!

Congrats Natalie....way to represent girl!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Lauren let me know on the weekend that she has now signed on with Fabulous Feminine and Crystalized Artistry as a sponsored athlete....I'm  sure we will be seeing a lot more of this hottie!

Way to go girl....




I hope you all had a great weekend!  I'm sure many of you went out on Saturday night to celebrate this fun occasion!  I spent the evening with my beautiful niece Riley.  We had a little princess evening...lots of crafts, painting, eating, going for a walk and watching some fun movies....(she is only 3!)
On our walk we saw some really cool Halloween costumes and we walked through some neighborhoods that had really dressed up their homes.  It was a ton of fun! Tonight I am going to take my little princess out for Halloween...Can't wait!

Enjoy your evening!!!  Stay away from the candy.....eeeek!!!