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Colleen Holiday Personal Trainer

by Alexandra Parren
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Coleen Holiday Personal Trainer Sundried Ambassador

Colleen Holiday is fabulous at fifty and uses her wealth of knowledge as a personal trainer to help her clients. She tells Sundried how her passion for fitness and life skills allows her to help her clients be their very best,

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?

I started fitness particularly weight training when I was a teenager. While I literally failed gym every year I would always pass weight training and sign up as often as I could. I wasn't very good in school then, but this was clearly where it all started. There is something about physically becoming stronger that builds you up not only on the outside but on the inside as well. I eventually married this to my experience and education in counselling psychology and it became the niche I have training and helping women become their best selves.

What are your training goals now?

I'll be turning 50 next year-I want to make 50 my most awesome year yet.

Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:

I am absolutely phobic of insects.  

What would future you, tell yourself when you were starting out? 


Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?

I do not eat any meat but for fish and cage free eggs. I also avoid consuming foods that have a wrapper. (My new rule this year).

What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?

I keep them motivated by having contests, giving prizes and really living the life of a trainer. In other words- I walk the walk. They make not only physical changes and successes but major life changes. I am a life coach of sorts. I can always see the talent and the unique beauty in my clients and then continue to work with their talents to reach their goals. They teach me so much and it's really a reciprocal win/win. They are like family. 

Talk us through your training regime.

That highly depends on what I am training for; right now I am going back to the basics. Kind of starting over to build something different. I have a studio in my home and I go to the gym -I love free weights but my new love is the core board.

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

National Academy of Sports Medicine and mentors. You must always have someone to look up to that keeps you motivated as a trainer. It is so easy to burn out or get bored so you have to find someone inspiring.   Mine is Mike Davies from the fitness factory.

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

  1. Never follow some else's diet for their physique -you always have to tweak it to fit your body. I can never eat as much protein as everyone else does and I learned that the hard way. 
  2. The second is to not be afraid to build muscle.
  3. Lastly-Never give up.

If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Weights and core board.

What are your training goals?

To be stronger and leaner and my very best at 50.

Why work with Sundried? What an amazing company.

I love the thought that went into this it- Such a unique and progressive step toward making a better future. It's like clothing with a conscious!  I'm proud to be an ambassador.


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