“My name is Mandi Holden, I was born and raised right here in Reno, Nv.
I am a wife and a mama. I am a sister, a friend, a unlikely fitness enthusiast and a writer of poems.
Mandi Holden is a long time blogger, writer of poems, and an unlikely fitness enthusiast.
She has a teenage son, middle school aged daughter, and two very needy dogs, with her husband of 17 years…and thus, would very much appreciate your prayers. She started her blog in 2013, after having reached the literal end of her rope, and her highest ever weight of 420lbs.
Writing helped her to begin to sort through her stuff, and begin the “pursuit of a meaningful makeover” and weight loss journey. When she finally joined a gym, she was surprised to fall in love with “fitness magic” which became contagious to everyone who could stand to listen to her.
This eventually led her to creating a support group at her gym, and later, becoming the club manager of the same location.
She was nationally recognized, briefly, after an inspiring video she posted as the club manager went viral. She went on to win the 2018 Manager (H2i) of the Year award within the Anytime Fitness brand, where she was celebrated for her passion, leadership and willingness to represent fitness for every BODY.
Mandi is now currently working in Higher Education Administration, but remains persistent with her own fitness goals, as well as continuing to encourage and help others with theirs. Even becoming a certified Reiki Master practitioner, where she is able to help herself, and others in an even deeper way, while still dreaming of someday publishing her writing.
BELIEVE. BEGIN. PERSIST.
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I was asked to be featured in Bliss Babe Magazine as a feature story! Read the whole story below.