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Fit And Curvy with Charmaine Holan

Have you heard? We’re collaborating with holistic health and life coach Charmaine Holan! Click here to get tickets to our upcoming Intro To Pole Fit and Curvy happening on Saturday May 26th at 2:30pm-4:00pm at our Sherwood Park location!

Let’s meet Charmaine!

What is your faveourite song? Bangarang by Skrillex

What is your faveourite hobby/activity? Walks with my hubby and dogs. A close second is dancing my ass off.

If you were to win a million dollars, what’s the fist thing you would do/buy? Complete the funds needed for our fundraiser to build a school in rural Nepal and then book a 2 month Europe holiday with my family!

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush? There are too many to name!!! Jason Mamoa & Tom Hardy are always on the top of my list though

Tell us about Curvy Girl Health coaching! When did it start, and how did it start?
I think Curvy Girl Health Coaching has always been in the making and I just didn’t know it at the time, but officially started it July 2017 😉
I am a certified Holistic Health and Life Coach specializing in Confidence and Self-Worth. I empower women to claim out loud that they are ditching the diet mentally and loving themselves HEALTHILY as the curvy bad-ass-chicks that they are! I also offer my signature DESIGNER LIFE Workshop, that at its core, is an awakening of your soul’s story to honour who you are and who you are meant to be. With guidance, you learn how to Design Your Life with appreciation of the past, present, and future.

I know what it’s like to have dieting as “my hobby” and I took a stand on loving myself, deciding to break the cycle to truly heal myself inside and out, by looking at the bigger picture. My true why underneath the why. Helping others seems to be where my life keeps bringing me back to. I was the biggest tom boy growing up and rocket the sweetest mullet for years… trust, you would be jealous! I know the feeling of being that chubby, awkward, ugly duckling and I have something deep inside me of letting everyone see the true inner beauty that each of them possess. I’ve come to learn that I’m a healer and helper at heart and developed a business to honour that expression.

Why do you feel it is important to have a health coach that embraces the curvy lifestyle?
Curvy lifestyle = embracing who you are in this present moment so that you can love and hold to the highest version of yourself.  My style of Health Coaching allows you to feel comfortable in your skin. We work together to silence the negative voice in your head so that you can start to feel a solid sense of confidence in who you are by loving that woman staring back at you in the mirror! Once you start loving yourself as the magnificent person that you already are, any HEALTHY habit changes you make will be sustainable and done on an intuitive level which means that they will be successful.

Are there any misconceptions about what you do? What is the most common?
The biggest misconception is that HEALTH is only about what to eat and how to exercise. The “Health” in Curvy Girl Health Coach means Holistic Health which encompasses BODY. MIND. EMOTION. SPIRIT. I do not give you a diet or exercises to follow – instead we work together to clearly define the reason you want to reach a certain goal, find foods that give you energy, discover movement that you actually enjoy, create healthy habits that allow you to reach your goals, rewire perceptions that have stuck with you, define boundaries, and SO MUCH MORE!!!

Who is your ideal client?
Any woman wanting to ditch the diet mentality and wants to start rocking ownership of their body and its absolute beauty.

Do you think that curvy people can pole dance?
HELLA YA! The cool part about having curves is that any movement is accentuated that much more!

let's talkWhat advice would you give to someone who is curvier and wants to try pole dancing, but is unsure because of their size?
Do it in-spite of the perception you have of yourself now! You’ll change that perception ASAP once you do your first spin

What advice do you give to people who hold back in life because they restrict themselves due to their size?
Health looks different on every body!!! Get out there and experience the life you want to live! Stand up and be an inspiration to someone in YOUR shoes.

If you had to choose one, what would you say is your life’s mantra?

I have 2.

“what the hell, let’s see where this takes me!”

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

Visit her website at: https://www.curvygirlhealthcoach.com/