Testimonials

A quick note about my testimonials page: Most personal trainer's testimonials pages are dedicated to showing before and after pictures...my testimonials used to be the same way! However, as I've been training over the years, I've realized that it's SO much more than that for my clients.

For some, this is important, and it's something we talk about often and focus on.

For others though, fitness is more about feeling confident, or about working on their mental health in addition to their physical health.

So, that's why you won't see any "before vs after" pictures below. Instead, I just asked my clients to send me a picture that they liked of themselves, and little blurb about what HJF means for them. See below!

Michelle

I've been a part of the HJF community for over 3 years and it's not an exaggeration to say it's been life changing. I've met so many great people and have improved not only my physical health, but my mental health as well. Having a safe and welcoming place to workout has been so beneficial. Holly does an amazing job at providing a variety of movements and formats for each workout. She challenges me to push myself, but totally understands there are times when I need to take it easy too! I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Holly J Fitness!

Britta

Being active and moving my body is a priority in my life - and I didn't want it to change when pregnant. As my body really started to change in the second trimester, I found it difficult to figure out what was safe. Following Holly for years and always loving her workouts remotely (from Portland, OR), I reached out to have her build a custom prenatal program of at home workouts. Not only did I feel much more confident that the workouts were safe and effective, her check-ins were the accountability I needed to workout until the bitter end. The program helped build strength for my changing body, mitigate weight gain and prepare me for labor. I ended up having an emergency C-Section, and the strength built through Holly's program has truly eased and sped my postpartum and surgery recovery. At 8 weeks out from delivery, I'm able to do all functional movements, workout l, nearly at pre-pregnancy weight and am rebuilding my core strength. I couldn't recommend working with Holly more in any phase of life, but especially this one!

Jinah

I first became aware of Holly J Fitness during our state-wide quarantine when she was offering free live workouts on Instagram. I have been a life-long gym goer, mainly doing group fitness classes at a large, corporate fitness center nearby where I live. I have never been one to enjoy working out at home, but I immediately loved her style of training. The format is easy to follow yet very challenging, with a lot of ways to modify up or down to fit your own needs and goals. Once quarantine was over, I signed up for her outdoor bootcamps, outdoor park workouts, and now I've been doing her indoor bootcamps.  Holly has a contagious, positive energy that motivates you to keep going further than you think you can. I have found that the best trainers are inclusive, always making sure no matter where you are starting on your fitness journey, that you're not feeling less than or discouraged. Holly does this better than anyone I have trained with over the years. I have worked out with equipment I would have never been brave enough to try on my own. You wil leave her training sessions feeling stronger, empowered, uplifted and ready to take on the next challenge. Her app workouts are just as good as her live workouts; I highly recommend giving both a try!

Dee

Holly trained me before and during my first pregnancy - I was sad that I might have to lose working with her when I found out I was pregnant, but she informed me she was certified in pre/postnatal training and that I could continue in Bootcamp. Holly adapted the workouts each session to keep me and baby safe. She helped keep me moving and I was so happy. The workouts helped me keep my energy levels up during the fatigue of the first trimester. Holly provided me workouts that I could use throughout my entire pregnancy to supplement walks. These workouts assisted me in building the strength I would need and use everyday as a new mom (shout out to “ground get ups”). I am thankful for Hollys pregnancy training along with her contagious positive energy. I would highly recommend it to others and will feel confident continuing workouts in my next pregnancy!

Annie

Training with Holly helped me get "back to the basics" (although her training style is anything but basic!) and remember the importance of focusing on quality over quantity in my workouts. Holly fosters this awesome sense of authentic support and community in her bootcamp groups, which I haven't experienced through other classes or gyms. I never feel embarrassed with her or my bootcamp group when my uncoordinated self needs help with my form or need a new movement explained to me yet again.Also, I am HOOKED on the HJF app and cannot rave enough about it. The looping video clip of each movement in the workout is a game changer! I've tried dozens of workout apps, guides, and websites, and nothing beats that format. It's become a staple in my weekly workout routine!

Lindsey

I have worked with Holly for 3 years. She has helped me get into shape for my wedding and most importantly has helped me stay strong throughout my pregnancy and now during postpartum. Women’s bodies change so much throughout pregnancy and it so nice to have a trainer who understands safe ways to train at every stage. I had a long labor but healed quickly- I credit my stamina from training with her. She makes training both challenging and fun!

Cindy

I suffered from a lower back injury that would flare up every few months which would leave me sidelined for weeks. Finally my chiropractor said I needed to do something different and connected me with Holly J Fitness. Well, 11 months later and injury free all I can say is working with Holly has changed my life!!!

Katherine

Joining Holly’s bootcamp was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I have been working out with her for close to 3 years and have never felt better or more confident in myself. Before, I was intimidated to lift weights, but Holly makes me feel comfortable getting out of my comfort zone. Each week the workouts are different, which makes it challenging but fun.The community that Holly has built is amazing, and the girls in my bootcamp class have truly become my #fitfam!