Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work.
Definition of an Alpha Female
An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.
Type A Alpha Females often come across as strong willed and selfish. When we stay true to our authentic selves and stay true to our mission we shine. A true Alpha Female puts the needs of herself first without sacrificing her principles or dignity. She fills up her cup or gas tank first so that she has enough energy for her friends, family, and coworkers. A true Alpha Female strives for synergy with the world around her. She wants a perfect work/life balance but knows that it requires being true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with the people in her life.
Meet Holly Barker!
Holly Barker is a Saskatchewan born and raised farm girl. She grew up with the world as her playground and a farm filled with horses, cows, peacocks, chickens, bunnies, cats, dogs and a donkey to complete the pack. She has always had a passion for knowledge and fitness and was taught the importance of education and travel from her grandma and amazing work ethic from her mom and dad throughout her entire life.
She went on to university where she met her now husband. She graduated with a business degree and moved on to a career in finance where she discovered the corporate world was not for her. Her love for business as well as fitness came together as one when she took the plunge into the entrepreneurial atmosphere with her husband in 2010 opening their first Anytime Fitness Franchise location in Saskatchewan Canada. They went on to open their 2nd Saskatchewan location in 2011 and have just opened their 3rd location and first in BC Canada this past December.
Holly began competing in bikini competitions in 2011 and obtained sponsorship with Magnum Nutraceuticals, a Canadian supplement company in 2012. She travels twice yearly to represent her sponsor and stands behind the quality products, selling the entire line in her 3 Anytime Fitness Locations. Passion for all things fitness, fashion, food and fotography (she calls it the 4F pillars of success) has taken her on a journey to work with some of the best photographers in the industry, has allowed her to contribute to multiple publications in the industry and has enabled her to put her entrepreneurial acumen to work; creating an EBook titled Behind the Photo w/ Holly Barker, a fitness app titled Total Body Fitness Challenge available on iTunes and incorporating and building up a lifestyle apparel brand mhbworld.com to help promote a lifestyle of adventure in health and wellness. Holly loves travel and adventure and is passionate about the platform that social media allows her to spread the 4F lifestyle and to inspire many around the world. Holly has just recently relocated again to Kelowna BC where her and her husband manage the clubs off site and are in the works for new adventures to come.
Stay tuned on new product launches from Holly on her social feeds Instagram
Her adventure @hollsbarksfitness
Her portfolio @hollybarkerportfolio