Functional Fitness & Holistic Nutrition
MEET THE TRAINERS
Certified Personal Trainer
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer
Justin graduated from The University of Nebraska-Omaha with a degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, he began training at Prairie Life Fitness, where he was a Master Personal Trainer. In 2016, Justin became Pilates Reformer certified and would later become Director of the Pilates Department. He keeps up to date on all certifications including his Certified Personal Training and Nutrition Certification through the International Sports Science Association as well as Pilates Reformer through Balanced Body. After training at Prairie Life Fitness, Justin opened his own training business and Valiant Fitness was born. Justin’s vision was, and still remains, helping people train their bodies through functional movement and various movement patterns to improve their life.
“I have always believed in working the body in a functional way, encompassing movement patterns in different planes. Working the full body, while mimicking everyday life activities, ensures that we are truly training for the most important thing – life.”
In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and daughter, Kinsley. He enjoys attending sporting events, especially cheering on the Huskers. Justin likes to stay active and busy outside the gym, and particularly enjoys boating on the lake, walking/hiking trails with his family, and hunting.
Beatrice High School
University of Nebraska-Omaha (B.S. Exercise Science)
International Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer
International Sports Science Association Certified Nutritionist
Balanced Body Pilates Reformer Certified
2014-2020 Master Personal Trainer at Prairie Life Fitness
2016-2020 Pilates Reformer Instructor at Prairie Life Fitness
2019-2020 Pilates Department Director
2020- Owner/Manager Valiant Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Restorative Wellness Solutions
21 Day Sugar Detox Coach
Olivia Borer grew up on a farm outside of Elgin, NE, and graduated from Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School before moving to Lincoln to continue her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, she was a Regent’s Scholar and graduated with high honors with her Bachelor’s degree. As her time at UNL reached an end, however, Olivia realized that her passion was in holistic health and nutrition, which she had discovered through her own self-study while working to heal her body after a long bout of health issues which stemmed from her years of dealing with anorexia, over-exercising, and adrenal issues.
Over the next few years after graduating from UNL, Olivia decided to continue her education in the holistic health industry through courses from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she became a Holistic Health Coach, the Nutritional Therapy Association where she earned her certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Restorative Wellness Solutions in which she is Level 1, 2, and 3 certified. She also is an active 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach, which is a program that focuses on using real, whole foods to help eliminate inflammation and sugar cravings.
Olivia has worked as the Group Fitness Assistant at UNL, at Prairie Life Fitness in Lincoln, NE, as a Personal Trainer and Holistic Health Coach where she was able to work one-on-one with clients for nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes, and at Synergy Chiropractic where she worked as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Personal Trainer, and Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist. She joined the Valiant Fitness team in October 2020, and also plans to pursue PA school starting in 2021.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys cooking, reading all she can about holistic health, lifting weights, walking at Holmes Lake, listening to podcasts, and playing recreational sand volleyball and softball. She also spends her time working on her blog, podcast, and future YouTube channel, as well as her meal prepping business Personal Prep.
Educations & Certifications:
Pope John Central Catholic High School
University of Nebraska
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
Holistic Health Coach
21 Day Sugar Detox Coach
Certified ACE Personal Trainer
Restorative Wellness Solutions Practitioner
University of Nebraska Lincoln - Group Fitness Assistant Manager
Prairie Life Fitness - Master Personal Trainer
Synergy Chiropractic - Personal Trainer, Nutritional Therapist, and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist
Valiant Fitness - Personal Trainer, Nutritional Therapist
Blood sugar regulation
Food allergies and sensitivities
Poor digestion and other gut issues
Adrenal dysfunction (HPA axis dysregulation)
At Valiant Fitness, we focus on functional movement with an eye for proper form and safety. Our certified personal trainers are here to assist you in reaching all of your fitness goals! We offer personal training, tandem training (2 people), small groups (3+ people), and youth training.
“I started working with Justin because I felt I had hit a wall with the other exercise methods I was using (Jazzercise). I had planned on using a 6-week session and now 3 years later I am still loving the results and enjoy the varied routines. Justin has helped me with motivation, nutrition, and always stays positive with me even when I struggle. I can understand why people are intimidated by personal trainers, but Justin makes it feel like I am working out with a friend, and I think anyone would attest to the results I have achieved.”
"I signed up with Justin thinking I would just take advantage of a free introductory training session at his previous gym, but two years later and I'm still training with him. He's more than just your typical trainer, he's professional, knowledgeable, and probably the most down to earth trainer around. When I'm training with Justin, it feels like I'm training with a friend, but he still keeps the sessions challenging and varied, so I never get bored or feel like my training has stagnated. I've noticed myself getting stronger and being able to handle tougher workouts. Justin is genuinely interested in seeing his clients progress, and regardless of someone's fitness level, I would recommend him and Valiant Fitness to anyone."
"I’ve been working with Olivia for three years and it has been truly enjoyable and has had a real improvement on my health. Since I started working with Olivia, I’ve lost weight, improved my balance, and strengthened my core and other muscle groups. She varies my exercise routines which eliminates boredom and makes the sessions enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable about exercise physiology and has helped strengthen my troublesome shoulder. I’ve also learned a great deal about nutrition and as a result, I am eating much healthier and enjoying it. If you want to improve your overall health and feel better about yourself, I highly recommend working with Olivia."