June 16, 2021

Ep. 11: [The Nook] Life is More Than "Just OK" with Strength Specialist, Holly Perkins


As women it can be easy to get caught up in the pressures of life and what we “should” be doing based on what society models to us. 

We “should” be married and have kids by a certain age. We “should” look a certain way. We “should” be able to do it all and still look good while doing it. We “should” be a good mom, good wife, good friend and good daughter. We “should’ be OK with how things are….

Today’s guest is Strength and Conditioning Specialist Holly Perkins and in our conversation we push the edge on what it means to be a woman, and that life is more than what most consider to be “just OK.”   Life is about celebration no matter where we are.

Holly has spent years discovering ways to make fitness more accessible and enjoyable for women, as she seeks to dismantle the perception that life is over when you turn 40, especially if you’re not married with children.

We also dive into ways of eating to support your system including the “evil” potato, and how she has helped many of her clients heal eating disorders through proper nutrition. Holly shares how physical strength will  positively influence your spiritual health, and puts you more in tune with yourself.

It gets seriously juicy when we talk about the issue of burnout and the belief that we need to push through and what that means for women in their day to day life. I know you will love her reframe on this concept for a more accessible perspective on wellness.

We get into some powerful and doable strategies on how you can build healthy habits into your daily routine so health and fitness feel easy again.


Holly Perkins is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 25 years of experience in health, fitness and nutrition coaching. She was named one of the “Top Trainers to Follow” by Shape magazine.

Holly is the expert source on women’s strength for numerous national publications and websites including Women’s Health, SELF, Shape, Prevention, Redbook, Men’s Fitness, LIVESTRONG, Buzzfeed, Oxygen, Fitness and The Wall Street Journal.

In 2015 Women’s Health tapped Holly to author Lift To Get Lean, a modern strength training bible for women. Holly’s proven methods help women develop physical strength that translates into enhanced personal and spiritual strength.

In order to age gracefully and avoid the health challenges and diseases that are so common, it’s imperative to engage in a consistent and comprehensive fitness and wellness program. Holly calls it a Trifecta of Body Transformation. 

She also incorporates principles of mindset and psychology in her work to ensure holistic transformation.

You can learn more about Holly at her website
Download her free 6 Week Strength and Cardio Program here.

Follow Holly on Instagram: @hollyperkins


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Melissa Costello

Author, Speaker, Culinary Plant-Based Nutrition & Health Empowerment Coach | Cleanse Expert

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