WELLNESS COACH & ENTREPRENEUR
After discovering her passion for entrepreneurship Michelle embarked on opening her very own medical fitness business O'Brien Fitness. O'Brien Fitness is a Local and Online Medical Fitness Business that offers Personal Training, Custom Workout and Nutrition Programming, Health & Wellness Coaching & Corporate Wellness.
Michelle is a highly sought-after medical fitness expert. Many of her clients are physicians, medical specialists, fire & paramedic, police and other law enforcement. Her client base extends to schools, public health and one-on-one private client coaching. Michelle takes an interdisciplinary approach with other health care providers and collaborates with her clients' cardiologists, pulmonary specialists, chiropractors, naturopaths and physios. It is through her professional collaborations that she provides superior coaching, offering a Total Body Approach to the health and well-being of her clients.
O'Brien Fitness has been featured on the cover of the Spring 2018 Edition of Fitness Business Canada Magazine for her innovation in the Online Health and Wellness Coaching space. Michelle was again just recently featured in the Spring 2019 Edition for her success as a Global Online Coach. Michelle's diverse client roster extends from Vancouver, Canada down to Buenos Aires, Argentina to Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney, Australia.
Michelle's passion as a community wellness educator can be found on CTV News Winnipeg Morning Show Live where she offers her expert wellness advice to viewers on "Living Well". You can also find Michelle on a variety of wellness podcasts, IGTV and with other social media influencers sharing her personal and professional story and offering her health and fitness expertise.
Michelle is a retired dancer and bikini competitor with the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation. Michelle is a Certified Bodybuilding Judge with the WNBF and enjoys continuing being a part of the organization as a panel judge for physique competitions across Canada.
Michelle is happily married to the love of her life, Greg, and together they share their world with their 1-year old French Bulldog Diesel. Together Michelle & Greg share a love for travelling, working out in their home gym and spending the beautiful Manitoba summers in cottage country.
Michelle O'Brien is an accredited and practicing Kinesiologist, Nutrition Specialist, Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Consultant & Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Michelle has been heavily involved in the medical health and fitness industry for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelors in Kinesiology & Applied Health, Michelle became a Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist where she worked with cardiac patients both in pre and post operative care in a medical fitness setting. Her cardiac rehabilitation background eventually led to working with bariatric patients, diabetes management, renal programming and weight management.
"As human beings we continue to grow and evolve in order to better ourselves inside and out. What is my goal? Simple. I want to continue to be a positive role model and healthy influence in this world. I want to continue sharing my own personal growth and experience, positive energy and personal success while helping others in their journey, whatever that might look like. I want to continue to help people transform their lives -- to cultivate a movement for people to believe in themselves enough to BE BOLD. BE BRAVE and to BE THEIR BEST SELF. My mission is to educate, support and motivate my clients by delivering a healthy living and disease prevention experience so that they may achieve optimal health from the inside out."
- Michelle O'Brien
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS / CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Kinesiology & Applied Health, University of Winnipeg
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, CSEP
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, NESTA
Weight & Chronic Disease Management Specialist
Lifestyle Coach & Motivational Speaker
Published Health & Wellness Writer: Oxygen Magazine, Fitness Business Magazine
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Trainer, Fit-4-Two
TRX, Indo-Row, Total Body Gym, Tai Chi Level 1, Spin & Zumba Certified
Dance Instructor & Creative Movement Specialist (ballet, folk)
Current BLS for HCP (C) & AED, Heart & Stroke Foundation
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training, Seven Oaks Hospital
Certified WNBF Canada Judge, World Natural Bodybuilding Federation