The Mindy Mindset

Mindy Harley is confident in her goal to go pro in 2018. Why? Because she already lives the lifestyle.
Allen Grigsby

Even though Mindy Harley hasn’t yet made it to the IFBB Pro League bikini division, you can say that she understands what life as a pro is all about. As the wife of IFBB Pro League classic physique athlete Sean Harley, she is right there with him as he preps for shows and is looking to seek her own pro card in 2018.

“With my husband already competing in the IFBB Pro League, it certainly does add extra pressure!” Harley says. “With that being said, I work better under pressure, and joining the ranks alongside my husband is definitely something that drives me to pour my heart into my prep so that one day I can join him on the pro stage.”

What Harley feels will help her stand apart from the rest of the field is her mindset when she’s in prep mode. “I’m a huge believer of ‘what the mind believes, you will achieve.’ My mindset when I go into prep each time is to train like I already am a pro. So when the day comes I won’t have to worry about upping my game.”

As many athletes do, Harley had her own role models that she looked up to over the years, including Jamie Eason, Timea Majorova, Ann Titone, and Amanda Latona. She also admired Mr. Olympias like Dexter Jackson and Ronnie Coleman. “They all have an extremely tenacious work ethic and are humble despite all of their accolades. They appreciate their fans, and they have all proven to be incredible ambassadors to this industry. Their longevity was nurtured by never straying from those qualities, even when they didn’t win.”

Even with her schedule being maxed out with a supplement line, social media coaching, and a podcast, Harley has her sights set on the North Americans. While most athletes may have butterflies in their ripped stomachs, she feels that she won’t, thanks to previous experiences. “What helps me stand out is the undeniable comfort and confidence I exude onstage, thanks to the years I’ve spent prior doing pageants. When I’m onstage, I’m home.”


  • BIRTH DATE: Sept. 22, 1981
  • HEIGHT: 5'61⁄2"
  • CONTEST WEIGHT: 125 lbs
  • RESIDENCE: Omaha, NE
  • INSTAGRAM: @mindyharleyofficial


  • Standing Cable Front Raise | SETS: 4 | REPS: 12
    • superset with Reverse Cable Flye | SETS: 4 | REPS: 15
  • 45-degree Incline Lying One-Arm Dumbbell Lateral Raise | SETS: 4 | REPS: 12
    • superset with Standing One-Arm Dumbbell Press | SETS: 4 | REPS: 12
  • Machine Press | SETS: 4 | REPS: 10
    • superset with Face-pull | SETS: 4 | REPS: 15

NOTES: No rest between supersets.


More about: