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Fitness

"I Got Trim Without the Gym"

FITNESS gave Holly Greenberg, 26, a few simple tools to turn her basement into a workout circuit and to break out of her body rut.
Holly After Holly Before and After

My Goal
In May 2010 I appeared on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker only to have matchmaker Patti Stanger dismiss me with "Holly, I'm not feeling it. You need to start working out." Ouch! I vowed to get in shape. Then last spring I traded auditioning for musical theater performances for a desk job at a talent agency and moved back home to save money. That meant that instead of going to dance classes, I was sitting all day -- and not just from nine to five but also during my daily four-hour round-trip commute to New York City from the burbs. By the end of the summer, I noticed I was really putting on weight, but I didn't have the money to join a gym and didn't know when I could fit in exercise, because I'm usually gone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. That's when I asked FITNESS for help.

My Moment of Success
FITNESS set me up with a mini home gym plus a life coach to maximize my time and a trainer who made house calls. I found that I had more energy when I woke up an hour early to work out than when I caught the extra shut-eye. My clothes started to fit better after just two weeks, and a month into my new routine I had dropped 10 pounds. Before, I felt as if I lacked the necessary tools to get fit, but now everything I need is in my attitude -- and my basement.

Holly, by the Numbers

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Weight 148 138
Height 5'3" 5'3"
Chest 40" 36"
Waist 30" 28"
Hips 34" 32"
Body fat 29% 25%

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