I am a wife and a mama. I am a sister, a friend, an unlikely fitness enthusiast and a writer of poems.
Mandi Holden




About Me

“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.  

In 2013 I started a blog to document my weight loss journey, and it led me down a path I never would have imagined.  

After a year of writing and facing some truths about myself, I joined my Anytime Fitness closest to me and began to make changes.  I connected with so many other people there, I was allowed to act on my desire to begin a weight loss support group, and that eventually turned into a full time position.  I became the Club Manager of my location in 2017 and last year, won the Manager of the Year Award in the entire Anytime Fitness system.  I love my job, my life and somehow through courage and determination, I didn’t realize I had, I’ve lost weight and have been able to share my progress and failures along the way.  Through being real about my own struggles and triumphs, I have been able to reach people in my work that the fitness industry is just learning how to truly understand and support.  I am so grateful for this opportunity and platform I have been given to represent fitness for everyBODY. 


My blog is the realization that as I work on loving myself and accepting myself as I am, I will get to where I’m going and support others along the way, and continue to provide a “safe place” for us to do that! 

My goal is to overcome. My goal is to be empowered and confident in the woman I was created to be, comfortable in my skin. My goal is to know who I am, and what I believe. 

My goal is to create, write and inspire!

The Viral Video That Changed Everything

Bliss Babe Cover

I was asked to be featured in Bliss Babe Magazine as a feature story! Read the whole story below.