http://www.hollypt.com or www.stoicrunner.com
Small-town Missouri, where Velveeta and football is still the order of the day, was an unlikely origin for a fitness nut. But Holly Di Giovine developed an uncharacteristic love of the weight room and begged out “Buns of Steel” with the girls (it was the 90’s) to lift weights with the boys. She always had a good “feel”for proper movement techniques and a keen sense of body awareness. That love for movement, coupled with cravings for new challenges, has shaped her evolution to an inversion loving, plank-nut who regularly trains for triathlons up to the 140.6 distance and strives to share this passion with those around her.
With a B.S. in Nutrition and Fitness and over a decade of personal training under her belt, Holly strives to instill a desire for life and self-improvement in the clients and athletes she coaches. In a world, where instant gratification and lack of personal responsibility, make it daunting to embark on healthy goals, Holly teaches sound concepts in a digestible way to set clients up for success.
Striving to lead from the front, Holly works to diversify her health/fitness portfolio by addressing her own fitness “gaps”, setting positive goals, remaining consistent and positive and venturing out of her comfort zone--whether through endurance events like the Ironman, experimenting with healthy diet changes or being the yoga class flunky that just can’t get her femurs to externally rotate.
What inspires Holly?
I’m inspired when I know how much someone has sacrificed to accomplish their goal. I persuaded my sister to train for a half marathon and provided training to her for 13 months straight--she has kids, a husband, a more-than full time job, didn’t like to run and only missed 2 workouts the entire training period. It’s so rewarding when someone puts the work in on the front end and uses the event as a celebration and dedication to those sacrifices and efforts. Her “will-do” attitude and problem-solving approach continues to inspire me, as those are unfortunately rare traits these days!