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Trainer Kelli Holtham-Felini with the suspension training system.

Trainer Kelli Holtham-Felini with the suspension training system.

ARARAT - Personal trainer Kelli Holtham-Felini promises to be fully hands-on for the Ararat Active8 participant she will be paired with for the 12 week initiative.

Kelli qualified as a personal trainer in 2010 and opened her personal training business Felini Health and Fitness in February last year.

As an aquatics instructor and co-ordinator at the Ararat YMCA for around eight years, Kelli wanted to 'get out of the water' and branch out.

With the YCMA requiring personal trainers Kelli undertook her training and qualified in 2010.

"I started doing some health and fitness challenges at the Y and once I qualified felt this is where I needed to be," she said.

"I felt I could do more and I felt I saw where there was a market missing that wasn't coming to the mainstream gym and that's where I wanted to try to put my foot in the door, hence opening my little business.

During the Biggest Loser Kelli conducted some free sessions for Grampians Goldfields Healthy Together.

"When I was approached to do this I didn't even bat an eyelid, I like to give back and if it means it can change someone's life for a healthier version of them you won't say no.

"I'm quite looking forward to it.

Kelli will conduct two personal training sessions per week for the participant she is paired with and also hopes to provide them with something they can do actively when they're not with her, and bring in the support of the Biggest Loser mentor.

"I'd like to think we can work together the three of us and make sure which ever participant I get is able to get out and get active and give them the help required and also the company to get the job done.

"My idea would be to teach them the skills they can do with their own body without having the requirement of any major gym equipment - that's my little niche market.

"Sometimes getting fit is getting expensive and and I believe you can train them with those skills so that if that was ever to be an issue they can get down on their own loungeroom floor and smash out a great routine and have no requirements to spend any money."

Kelli said she hopes to instil in her participant belief in themselves that they can reach the goal or the dream that they have set.

She said she is committed to be fully hands on for the whole three months, acknowledging that the participant will be stepping out of their comfort zone at the beginning to even apply for the program.

"So you need to make sure you've got that support there for them," she said.

Kelli is loving life as a PT and is loving seeing people setting their goals and achieving them.

"Seeing the happier version of them, is what I get the most out of doing it, seeing a happier person and that's all fuelled by exercise and nutrition," she said.

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