Carin in a Pink Dress
Carin Van Olst - Personal Fitness Instructor

Carin's Spinning Class
Carin's Spinning Class


Carin Van Olst is a fitness trainer and coach motivated by passion for over 25 years of expertise. She has helped people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities transform their bodies, minds, and spirits. As Carin says, "The better you feel about yourself, the better you see the world and vice versa. I love to watch my students' bodies change and to see them unfold in that story of self-confidence." Wholly committed to her students and clients, she is compassionate but hardcore, inspirational but tough - just the coach you need to get the results you desire. Her training techniques and group fitness classes are innovative, challenging, and most of all - effective.

Born in a small town in Holland, Carin moved to New York City in 1986 and found her calling: she fell in love with the vibe, the people, and the commitment to health and fitness at her local gym. One day when an instructor failed to show, she taught the class and has been inspiring people to reach their physical potential ever since. In Santa Fe, where she has lived since 1992, she has taught at El Gancho, Club International, and La Posada, as well as many private gyms. She currently teaches at the Santa Fe Spa, where her classes include boot camp, spinning, and interval training. She also trains private clients, expertly adapting each workout to suit an individual's unique needs, no matter their level or physical limitations. She is well known for her slogans: Talk yourself into it! Work as hard as you can when you can because you can! If you don't like me my name is Helga!

In 1992, Carin was certified through the IDEA Foundation. She has since annually attended IDEA trainings. She has also hosted teacher training conferences through out New York State. She continued her studies and passion of the human body and in 1994 graduated from Dr. Jay Scherer's Academy of Natural Healing, she specialized in Deep tissue massage, Thai massage, and pre- and post-natal massage.

Attend one of Carin's popular classes at the Santa Fe Spa or call her for a private consultation.

Your mind and heart will never be the same.

Carin Van Olst In Action
See Her Results!

Carin in Nature
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