Something we are doing this year is highlighting fierce women each month. Women that makes a difference in our community. Women that help lift other women up. And this month boss girl is personal trainer Holly Kuhlman. Each month we are collaborating with the talented Mike Aguilar photography to show and feature these amazing women!
With the New Year beginning there are always goals that we set out for ourselves. One of them I feel for most women is our constant need to get in shape. Before Holly's personal training career she was a life long athlete. I have been so inspired by Holly and her attitude towards training her clients. She has helped me in so many ways to push myself and think of health in an entirely different way. It's not about losing weight and eating nothing. It's all about balance and treating your body well. And I have come to looking forward to my gym workouts each morning.
And she has taught me that working out and treating your body right is a lifelong endeavor. If you are needing advise about working out or just need someone to give you a push or maybe looking for a personal trainer to get you on the right track, I encourage you to check out https://www.okcpt.com/trainers.html for more on Holly and what her expertise can do for your health.
Getting to know Holly!
-How did you get into personal training?
Personal training was a natural fit for me. As a life long athlete, I spent most of my youth in gyms or some sort of disciplined training. The gym is like a second home for me, so it was an easy career choice.
-How long have your been doing personal training?
I have been a certified personal trainer since 2006
-What do you enjoy most about your job?
There are so many things I love about my job. I love the nature of an ever changing business, there is always something new to learn or a new technique to master. I love the creative opportunity it allows me to provide to my clients, and for me personally to keep things from getting stagnant. Most of all, however, I love the personal relationships I am able to develop with clientele. There is no better feeling than when a client gains confidence in their lives through training, hits PRs, or achieves the goals they've worked so hard to achieve. I am fortunate enough to love going in to work every day, and I can't ask for anything more.
-What are the biggest challenges to your job?
One of the biggest challenges of my job is the work/home life balance. I am available on evenings and weekends, which is something I love to do, but I also have to work harder to find quality time with my two daughters.
-What advice would you give someone that wants to start working out to get in better shape and get healthy?
My biggest advice for someone just beginning their fitness journey would be to do research and start slow. Find either an experienced trainer or group fitness class to provide direction and structure. A workout buddy is also a great idea to keep you motivated. Most importantly, be kind to yourself! So many people get frustrated with lack of results, but there can be a lot of trial and error figuring out what fits your body. Keep in mind this is a lifelong endeavor!