Mr. Holtan began his career as a Resistance Flexibility Trainer under the guidance of the founder of Resistance Stretching. As an accomplished and decorated athlete, Mr. Holtan immediately recognized and began to combine Resistance Stretching & Mashing with athletics both as a coach and participant, eventually leading to his own studio and business, Training With Bjørn.
Prior to becoming a Resistance Flexibility Trainer Mr. Holtan was the assistant swim coach for San Francisco State University. He now has over 15 years of swim coaching experience including high school swimming, high school teams, San Francisco Triathlon Club, club and masters teams, as well as several top state and national level athletes.
As a member of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse swim team, Mr. Holtan was named Most Valuable Player as well as Conference Champion for his first and third place finishes in the 200 and 100 yard Butterfly, respectively. He was also a top competitor in several international swimming events and triathlons, most notably the Eurogames (2 Golds and 2 Silvers), Madison Classic Triathlon (1st in his age group), Alcatraz Sharkfest Open Water Swim (1st in his age group and 3rd over all), Australian Games (7 Gold & 3 Silver), Alcatraz Open Water Swim & Run Challenge (16th overall) and Pacific Long & Short Course Championship Swim Meet (10 Gold & 4 Silver), Treasure Triathlon (8th in his age group).