Jen Holland | The Fitness Asylum

Jen Holland

I’m not one to tell you “ I’ve never thought I wanted to do a bikini comp”, or “ I can’t even imagine wanting to compete or be on stage “… because for the past 10 years, I’ve watched fitness competitors and always thought to myself – someday .

Someday I’ll get my act together. Someday it will just all magically happen . Sometime I’ll figure it out and be one of those girls that looks like she belongs on in a fitness comp . When I started thinking of my someday , I was 30 pounds heavier and had zero muscle and little confidence . I did tons of cardio and never looked any different . I had constant struggles with my nutrition . Everything seemed to make me tired and bothered my stomach . So I barely ate. I wouldn’t eat by just fear it would make me sick & overtime it had to have killed my metabolism .

Fast forward to all the online surfing and I came across a friend doing the body challenge at this place called the fitness asylum . That place sounds scary , I though ! Well I can’t do that – it’s over 20 miles from my house , plus I have a crazy job , plus I have kids and house stuff . Excuses excuses ! When you want change you find a way to make that change a priority! So , . I did my first body challenge in the fall of 2016. What I didn’t realize is how much I would love the community . When I started , I barely talked to anyone because I was just unsure if these nice people were for real . Why is everyone so friendly ? What’s their thing ? But I learned it was a true community of instructors and clients wanting to see you in class , wanting you to succeed – and wanting you to feel as good as they do . After that fall I watched the bikini team in the spring start their prep – I wanted to do it so bad but it wasn’t until my body challenge teammate – Catherine said to me – yes girl, you totally should do it and we can do it together . I signed up that minute and have slowly come out of my shell each step of the way . I love coming to class and feeling strong. I love seeing how much my body and mind has changed .

I love taking time out for me and not feeling guilty ! But again , the key piece for me was the sense of sisterhood and community . They have made me feel unstoppable . Their successes make me want to be by their side . I’m so grateful that my someday is no longer a someday . My advice would be if you are waiting for your someday – you are making excuses . There’s no guarantee that any of us have a future someday . This program has everything you need to succeed now !

In good health,

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. This training is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before undertaking rigorous physical training.