Carrie is a working Model for Factor Women, Chicago and had to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter. With hard work and consistency, she looks AMAZING!
Total weight lost: 7lbs
Total inches lost: 10.5 inches
Body fat percentage lost-4%
My 6 weeks with Holly has been one of the most valuable experiences I've ever had! From beginning to end, she's poured herself into helping me, not only with my macros and exercise routines, but with my stress levels and health issues as well. Her coaching isn't a broad, cookie cutter plan. Instead, she asks questions, listens to your needs and concerns and creates custom numbers, meals and exercises tailored specifically towards your goals.
Coach Holly has been there to answer emails and questions day and night, listening to me vent and helping me out with any questions I've had about food, exercise or supplements. It is obvious that she cares deeply about her clients progress and puts so much time and work into helping them succeed. She took my health concerns and schedule into consideration to make a plan that worked for me and that not only helped me lose pounds, inches and body fat, but that drastically improved my health and eating habits as well.
Our weekly check-ins were so helpful; she made adjustments and updates as needed so I could keep heading in the right direction. In only six weeks I lost 7 pounds and 10.5 inches! I made steady progress each week due to her close monitoring and strategic macro and exercise plans.
I came to Holly six weeks ago because I I was at a point where I felt lost. I needed direction on my caloric intake, macro percentages and types of foods that I should be eating to heal my thyroid and lean out. I wanted to make sure that I was doing the right types of exercise for my goals and body type, and Holly knew exactly what to do with me. By introducing seed cycling into my routine, I've already seen such dramatic improvements in my energy and mood, while my custom macro percentages kept me feeling full while shedding fat effectively.
Her exercises weren't boring and did not keep me in the gym for hours everyday either, instead she devised a plan that worked for my schedule so that I could be home on the weekends with my daughter and get in and out of the gym within an hour during the week. The wide variety of exercises she implemented in my plan kept things fresh and fun while teaching me lots of new gym tricks!
I was also super happy that she didn't have me pounding away on the treadmill doing tons of cardio everyday! I've been able to lower my stress hormones and lose inches in my lower belly c-section "pooch", which I had pretty much given up hope on. The combination of the right nutrition, smarter training and the one-on-one support of Holly has given me a different outlook on exercise, food and my body and has improved my quality of life drastically!
If you're on the fence about jumping on board with Holly.. I understand. As a single mum, I have to be smart about my spending and it's always hard to make the decision to invest in myself, but this is honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself and has as a result giving me more energy and positivity to be a better mommy! I would have paid 10 times what I did for this type of help, plus all of the wonderful recipes, sample meal plans, videos and resources on her members online group is essential. I really can't say enough good things about Holly and her programs!
"Macro coaching with Holly was a great experience. I liked that we changed my diet slowly, it made it easier to stick to a consistent healthy diet. The weekly check-in's were very helpful. Knowing that Holly will see what I ate everyday helped me make better decisions. The full day eating videos were also very helpful for finding meals I enjoy and fit my macros."
"I've always been considered skinny because I'm so petite, but I was actually skinny fat; it's real! When I started with workout plans on HollyBrownFit.com I really didn't think I was going to gain much. I was so wrong! I tightened, toned, built muscle, and all around feel better! Between the workouts and nutrition guidelines I have never felt better in my own skin! For those wasting money on gym memberships- like I was; try this out for 1 month and I promise you will not be disappointed."
"I am really happy with this shameless selfie. Everyday I wake up with a flat stomach, not feeling the side effects of what I ate the day before. I feel amazing which is 10x better!"
- Beth P., WI
Look how far Beth has come since January! Holy Abs, she looks amazing but even more important to hear she FEELS amazing! Strong is EMPOWERING, skinny is disheartening - and Beth wasn't forced to give up wine or Christmas cookies either The key is to develop a healthy lifestyle, NOT endless yo-yo dieting!
"My main goal with the challenge was to gain muscle and tone, as I had lost the weight I wanted to from my last pregnancy prior to the challenge. I can see the difference, but more importantly I can feel the difference. I feel stronger. As a busy mom to a 3 year old and 15 month old this challenge was exactly what I needed.
The workouts were short enough that I could do them during naptime, or even when my kids were awake (They can both do a mean squat), and in the comfort of my own home. Prior to the challenge, the last thing I wanted to do when I got home from work was go workout for an hour or more and get home at bedtime and have no time with my kids....so I didn't workout. Now, I feel like I can have it all, and I love it. Strong is empowering, and I'm feeling that more everyday. Even my husband has commented on my new found confidence. I'm excited to continue on this path to a stronger me!"
Jena K., WI
Look how flat and toned her stomach is! Jena was in the same boat as just about every parent out there who has no time or energy to put towards exercise, which is why the 30 Day Fitness Challenge workouts are short and to the point - Weight Training combined with Very Short Cardio Bursts, after all, we want to maximize your energy, not burn you out.
"Well, I was fully expecting to be a little disappointed with these results as the last few days have been rough in my world. Today I decided to suck it up and do the final fitness test and take weight, photos and measurements. I must say that I am pretty impressed with myself. I really think it is a good result for the work I put in and the fact that I'm just getting started. My goals were to start and stick to a workout program and build better eating habits. I think that was accomplished and I am on the right track. I am really looking forward to starting the next challenge! SO EXCITED!!!! I am going to the grocery store later today and I'm ready to recharge and start this new month off to be better than the last one. I love your site and have been following for about a year. I got the Silver membership and I know already it was a good choice. I enjoy reading all that you post and the knowledge you share. I am so glad that you are so available for advice/questions. That helps a ton! Thanks for all your support. "
Megan A., Washington
Megan is a mother of 2 young children and a student who did not let her busy schedule prevent her from meeting her fitness and nutrition goals.
Megan has lost a total of:
Weight: 155lbs/146.5 lbs
Waist: 34 in/30.5 in
Hips: 40 in/38 in
Arms: 12 in/11 in
Thighs: 23.5 in /22 in
Megan has lost a significant amount of belly fat, really built her glutes out and clearly toned her shoulder and back and looks AMAZING!
"I cannot recommend this program enough! It's super affordable, too - WAYYY cheaper than a gym and you don't even have to leave your home)!
You work out off of videos, at your leisure. The workouts are at most like 15-20 minutes each. Some are very hard, and some are, "Heyyyy, not so bad!" I have a heavier and light set of weights and if you have one of those balls people sit on in office jobs, even better (I don't, and improvised - pillows for some exercises, and the side of my bed for the others). I don't have a step stool either, so I used a sidewalk curb in my driveway because I'm a GD innovator.
New challenges happen every month or so, and Holly does a great job of checking in on you and keeping you motivated. Plus, she does the workouts WITH you on the video, which always made me feel like I had a workout buddy.
My "before" and "after" shots were pretty significant (I was seriously flat out surprised by the difference), and I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I'm looking forward to the next challenges!"
Nikki P., Los Angeles, CA
Nikki from Los Angeles is an Actor/Comedian/Writer and basically all out talented woman. Nikki took the 30 Day Fitness Challenge and followed the nutrition guidelines. She got slightly derailed during week 3 (work got in the way) but HEY, that's real life!
Like many clients, she did not expect such drastic results. This is where progress pictures are SO important! We don't always notice physical changes, especially when our point of view is looking down at our feet. Her belly fat has noticeably reduced and you can actually see her butt "lifted"!
Nicole is a mother of 2 and a Realtor. The most significant change she has made is in her strength and energy levels. Building muscle through the Fitness Challenge workouts and reducing processed sugar from her diet made a HUGE difference. After all, she's got 2 kids to chase after and a job. The last thing she needs is a workout program that leaves her exhausted and hungry.
First 30 Days:
"On January 20th I started the 30 day fitness challenge along with giving up sweets and making sure I was eating healthy meals throughout the day (ideas from your program guide). When I started the (fitness) challenge, I ate a lot of sweets, I skipped many meals, and I couldn't believe how weak I was. I was not able to follow your diet guidelines 100%, but I did make sure that I ate small meals throughout the day that were packed with protein and other good stuff. The hardest part was giving up sweets! I can't say that I gave up sugar because I ate lots of fruit and found sugar in many things that I didn't even know contained sugar. But, giving up the sweets and watching my sugar intake helped so much. By the second week I stopped crashing every day around 3:00 like I used to. I felt stronger, I especially noticed when I ran up the stairs for something."
End of 90 Days:
"I feel great! I can keep going all day.... kids, chores, work, dinner, clean up, etc...go go go! My eating habits have changed because I actually eat more often. I eat breakfast which I never used to do. I always think to myself... have I eaten something... I don't want my metabolism to go into starvation mode!!!!! I also cut down on sugars and sweets. When I do allow myself a "treat" half the time I can't even finish it because it's soooo sweet! Lots of protein, added veggies, and fruits! I try to keep veggies cut up in fridge so I choose them. My clothes fits better...my pants are too big. For the first time in my life I will be trying on a size 6 pair of blue jeans!"
Nicole B. from WI
Weight: Lost 10 lbs! (166/156)
Chest: Lost 2.5 inches (39.5/37)
Waist: Lost 4 inches (34/31)
Hips: Lost 1.5 inches (40.5/39)
"So the 30 day fitness challenge was really great for me. I get anxiety from gyms and prefer working out at home. I really liked the challenge because it was minimum time commitment but with challenging workouts. While they were very hard for me at first, by the end of the month, I was actually looking forward to working out each day. And although visually my results weren't dramatic, I feel stronger, leaner, and more toned. I'm really excited for the squat challenge."
Hilary R., Los Angeles, CA
Hilary is a Model from Los Angeles and, let's be real for a minute here, Hilary looked amazing in her before pictures, but some toning work put her rear in gear. You can literally see her butt lifted in the first picture! You can also see her back becoming more shapely in the last picture. Nice work Hilary!