Holly graduated third in her class and earned a B.S. in Kinesiology at CU Boulder in 2005 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She is a certified Personal Trainer with The American Council of Exercise (ACE) and The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition, she has trained in two year-long, 450 hour premium Pilates schools: The Pilates Coach and Polestar Pilates. During Holly's education, she did the majority of her research on cycling and skiing because those are her preferred sports, as well as on golf because it is the most popular recreational sport.

Integration of exercise science expertise with Pilates offers a unique, comprehensive program devoted to clients' individual needs, with an emphasis on healing back pain. Holly has over 20 years of experience helping clients whose goals range from preparation for upcoming competitive sporting events; a desire to stay toned and fit; and/or rehabilitation from serious illness or injury.

Hanzel Holistic Fitness Studio specializes in individualized conditioning to improve overall health and fitness for clients of all ages. Personal Training and Pilates are combined to employ myriad techniques that increase clients' agility, athletic performance, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and well-being.
The great outdoors is Holly's playground. After graduating high school, she moved from Virginia to Steamboat Springs, CO and worked three jobs to ski every day. Once her childhood friends were graduating from college, she realized the need for an education. She moved to Boulder, CO to study the mathematics and science of the human body in motion due to her love of skiing and mountain biking. Shortly after, she discovered her passions for road biking and rock climbing.

Holly applied the science and skills she learned to her own personal training. These experiences gave birth to the Hanzel Program Design. This fitness and wellness program has allowed Holly to train SMART for competitive and recreational events. She has been applying this science to her clients' goals for nearly two decades.
Holly has completed innumerable road bike tours through the mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Alberta Canada and to the summit of Mt. Haleakala in Maui. Her mountain-biking passion has torn through most of the IMBA top 50 rides across multiple states. In addition, Holly’s fervor for skiing extreme terrain has taken her to Alta Chutes on Mt. Baldy; the Cirque at Snowbird UT; Kachina Peak, Taos NM; and KT22 in Squaw Valley, CA.

This love of skiing brought Holly together with her husband. They met on the slopes of Beaver Creek, CO, then settled in Chicago Land in 2013. She has embraced the midwest and the wonderful residents she has met along the way.
The Hanzel Program is not limited to the midwest region. Virtual, personal training programs are tailored to meet individual client needs. The Hanzel Holistic Fitness Studio can be your guide in fitness and overall wellness, no matter where you are located.
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