Protein for the People

Why Protein is Important Hold on! Hold your comment…Imma incredible mind reader and I know what you’re going to say: “I thought Americans eat too much protein!” In my 18 years of experience I have found that women tend to…

What the Macro!?

Paleo, Atkins, Low Carb, South Beach, Zone, Gluten Free, Vegan, Macrobiotic, Primal, Pritikin, Blood Type, oh my! Who wouldn’t be confused!? I had to get a degree in Nutrition to be able to understand this second language. I remember…

A Leap of Faith

  I am standing on a precipice. I feel as though I am contemplating leaping to my own death. This ledge is so high…and the view is terrifying. I get it: “Leap and the net will appear.” But when it’s a really high ledge and…

5 Things You NEED to Know Right Now

A few minutes ago I walked into my “dining room” (it's not really much of a room) and had this overwhelming feeling that I just had to share these 5 things with you. I guess it’s a gift, but I genuinely feel a deep and profound responsibility…

Let Me Show You Some Magic

I recently took a trip to visit my good friends at New Balance in Boston. Holy Cow! I forgot how cold and dark the East Coast is during February! I have so much respect for those of you battling the snow and storms this year. While I was…

5 Things You Can Do To Optimize Your Health

Is it just me or has life gotten a little crazier lately? Although I don’t play card games, I’m generally someone who holds her cards close to her chest. But lately I’ve been sharing more about my struggles, and opening up to friends…

Are You Just Plain Pooped?

Have you ever gotten to the point where you are just plain exhausted? Right on down to your little bones pooped OUT? Last week I traveled to Hawaii with a client (did you follow my trip on Instagram?) and found myself in the middle of paradise…

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

I talk a lot about how humans are hard-wired for survival. If you haven’t yet, read my Blog on weight loss here.  I talk about how we are designed to survive, and as part of that instinct, we are also hard-wired for comfort. We truly are…

Weight Loss is for Winners

The fitness industry has a dirty little secret. Have you noticed that nearly all books, magazines and fitness infomercials send the message that weight loss is “easy”, achieving super fit status is “simple”, and radically changing…

How I Transformed My Body...and Life

As you may know, I have been in the health and fitness industry for….ahem…almost 20 years. Despite my degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (WE ARE…. PENN STATE!) I fumbled along in my fitness efforts for the majority of those…

Get Summer Ready with Slim Sexy Strong

The amazingness of sunny days is coming! I’ll be tightening up my abs and thighs by doing my new DVD “Slim Sexy Strong” and you can join me! In the coming weeks I’ll post a new Fitness Challenge FREE on my Holly Perkins Fitness…

Success Story: Lani Wille

Lani’s success story. Holly’s programs that got her there. After two kids and a busy life of running a household, Lani found herself unhappy with her health, fitness level and physique. Facing her 40th birthday, Lani realized that she…

Holly and Susan G Komen for The Cure

Each year 30,000 people from around the world come to Washington DC the first weekend of June to support the fight against breast cancer. For the past 6 years I have had the great, great honor to be involved with the Susan G Komen…

Success Story: Amy Shipley

I am endlessly curious about the various strategies that women use for weight loss and fitness success. Weight loss is elusive, and I think it’s so important to hear how other women are finding success. I’d like to start sharing more stories…

Women's Strength Training: Afraid to Bulk Up?

For the past year I have been working my TAIL OFF to add some muscle mass to my body. I am a typical “hard gainer” and basically have to follow a bodybuilders program in order to put any muscle on my structure. Lately I’m finding that…