Jillian's Story

#GIRLBOSS ― Business Owner, Trainer, Clothing Designer, Shine Shop Manager 

 “I’m just a girl that decided to go for it.”

Hi friends! My name is Jillian Marie Frein. I am 22 years old and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my boyfriend Jared and golden retriever Chief.

When I was 19 years old I had a sudden realization that I could be much happier with my life. To be honest this epiphany didn’t come from being “unhappy” and by no means did it come from being “depressed.” Because there’s a difference, a huge difference, a difference I am just now discovering. This discernment came from anger. Anger paired with frustration and the constant want to do better, to be better, to love better, to train better, to eat better, and to look better. It came from the notion of wanting more, to give more, to be more, to learn more, to experience more, to travel more, and to create more. But at the end of the day, the ultimate goal, and most fulfilling reward was simple.

I wanted to feel better and I wanted to shine brighter. 

When I was 19 years old I made that change. I left behind anything and everything that was stunting my growth and opened my heart to all things self love and self care. This included withdrawing from college to focus on myself, terminating energy draining relationships, and completely changing my everyday routine.

In time, I didn’t just grow...I blossomed. 

I found passion, determination and drive to chase after my dreams. I established strength and confidence through physical fitness. I discovered creativity, individuality, and the beauty of grace. This empowering chapter gave energy to my passion of wanting to inspire, motivate, and enable others to #SHINEEVERYDAMNDAY, and soon gave light to my dream LikeAGirlFitness.

Today I am a self propelled, self employed #GIRLBOSS
I spend my days encouraging clients from all over the world to be the best they can be. I also spend a chunk of my time managing the LikeAGirlFitness clothing line, created and designed by yours truly. On the weekends I strive to participate in the community, attending events, meeting new faces, and sharing my brand message with like minded individuals.

I love my job. I love my life. I love my clients, my supporters, and community. I love being able to share my struggles alongside my triumphs and offer reliable feedback on how to take control of this crazy ride we call life. I love, love. And I love being able to share it with all of you. I hope my story empowers you to shine. I hope my story inspires you to never settle. And I hope my story motivates you to be the best that you can be.