I’m Holly, I am a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, originally from Manchester, UK. Here’s a little about me, to help you understand where I have come from, and why I am so passionate about helping others.

After a debilitating health issue in 2012, where I came close to losing my life, I decided everything needed to change. After getting so much conflicting advice on how to help myself, I needed to know the truth. I went back into education, and studied nutrition first, and then onto fitness.

It soon became my true passion, I started to help others how I had helped myself with my new found knowledge and my soul set on fire – I loved it! I moved to beautiful Barcelona in May 2016, after leaving my corporate job and taking up that dream of running my own business. Something I loved, in a place I loved, full time!

In October 2016, I was offered the biggest opportunity of my life by one of my clients, to be his private trainer and nutritionist, whilst travelling alongside him. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse, and I soon set off on the trip of a lifetime.

This trip enabled me to completely fall in love with myself, and life, as cliche as that sounds. It was truly the making of me. I learnt so much, I saw so much, and I truly recognised the importance of accepting who I was, and working on myself.

I trained around the world in owe 20 different countries, and learnt so much about fitness in different cultures, explored new ideas and met some incredible people. I was finally becoming who I knew I wanted to be, and started to dream bigger than I ever thought possible – that felt great!

To see all my adventures, and some incredible travel and training tips, check out www.againstthegrain.in 

I finally opened up my life and mind, I worked on myself and what I truly wanted for my future. I started to work on my dreams, manifesting the life I wanted to create for myself.
That included my boutique fitness studio once I returned to Barcelona!

My dream became a reality, and I am now the proud owner of my very first boutique studio! I want to help people feel comfortable, excited and happy about fitness. My studio is a reflection of that – clean, ambitious, spacious. A truly positive place to enjoy working on YOURSELF.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peak into the making of Holly Barber Personal Training, and how I have got to this point today! I would love to hear from you!