Entries by Holly Perkins

You are fierce. Own it and be brave.

You are fabulous.  You are powerful, fierce and commanding of attention. Unfortunately, you may have covered all that good stuff up because somewhere along the road of life, you received the message that it’s not ok to demonstrate how wildly amazing you are. Somewhere in life you dimmed yourself. Why? Because it’s incredibly uncomfortable to […]

How Many Calories You Should Be Eating

Let’s get really clear: CALORIES MATTER. Almost daily, I see media stories that promote the idea that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you include or avoid certain foods or food groups. The messages often suggest that you can eat until you’re full and follow your intuition when it comes to what your body […]

Tops Tools to Improve Your Workout

Every expert or professional in every industry has very specific tools that he or she chooses to improve their “thing.” Tiger Woods uses very specific gloves. Oprah uses very a specific microphone. Rachel Ray uses very specific cookware. And you, my friend, are no different. You too can improve your fitness experience by utilizing very […]

How To Deal with Dudes at the Gym

Today I was texting with a friend of mine who shares my love of strength training. She was working out at a very large, very popular gym in New York City, when she texted me… “I am literally the only woman lifting at my gym right now…” She and I then started chatting back and […]

End Sabotage and Achieve Your Goals

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling particularly tired. My bed felt so snuggly and I honestly believed it was the happiest place on earth. I hit the snooze button for an hour and ended up missing my window of opportunity to work out. Sound familiar? For the rest of the day I regretted my decision. […]

3 Tips to Make EVERY Move Better

Updated July 30, 2019 You know those moments when you are doing an exercise, let’s say a Dumbbell Side Raise and you think you’re doing it right, but something feels a bit off? You have a suspicion that something isn’t quite perfect in your technique, but you’re just not sure what to do? When you […]

HOW to achieve your body goals

You literally CANNOT achieve any goal if you do not have a strategy. What is your strategy and what is your specific goal right now?  As I always say, “ANY movement is better than no movement” But if you have specific goals, you’ve GOT to have a specific plan. Click below to learn a bit […]

3 Strength Moves You May Want to Avoid

Disclaimer: This is a very controversial topic, so please read – and watch- carefully! The first thing to understand clearly is that YES, some women are able to develop muscle more easily than other women. It’s a very small percentage and you know who you are. In my 20+ years of experience, I have seen […]

The Perfect Warm Up for Strength Workouts

I am SO excited to share this with you! A question that I get allllll the time is: “Should I warm up before my strength workouts?” Of course, the answer is YES! You might be someone who skips the warm up all together and heads straight to the good stuff. For years, I did this. […]

Should You Stretch Before a Workout?

You know that stretching is super important. As I mentioned in THIS BLOG, it’s one of the best ways to promote body alignment and muscle recovery. And it just feels good! The next step to figure out when to stretch! I find the best way to approach this topic is to categorize your stretching sessions […]