Havre, MT

Amanda Solomon

What is true beauty? The number on the scale, the person in the mirror, the person you aspire to become or the person you are?

Working in the fitness industry and being a personal trainer, I see it all. Defined muscles, beautiful skin, and what can be seen. That focus is clear. But what about the things that you can’t see? The hardships of life, the financial pressures, the challenges of raising kids and striving to fit the mold of what the world tells us to be, successful.

Gyms carry a stigma that your bodies appearance is the most important aspect of who you are. As a personal trainer, I have helped men and woman of all sizes reach their goals of weight loss, agility and increased physical strength.


However, through the process of changing the physical appearance, I have realized what people are truly looking for has more to do with the heart than the body. One walks into a gym thinking, “if I could just fix my body,” the burning question of, “Who am I?” would be answered.

My clients have had a variety of goals and ideas of how to achieve it. Some want to be healthier, happier or simply stronger. The reality is each one wants to see a change. The essential question is whether or not the body holds the key to change or is there something more? A desperation for change brings them to me as they look at themselves and ask, “Who am I and how did I get here.” The essential question is whether or not the body holds the key to change or is there something more?

My goal as a trainer and coach is to bring a life change. It’s not only about the body, it’s also about the mind and the heart as well. We live in a culture where outward appearance holds the most value, and the truth of who you are within is to remain hidden. Have you looked inside to discover all that you were created to be?

You are authentic. You are one of a kind. You are meant to live and be all the wonderful things you know are deep inside you. Do not allow people to tell you your body is the key to happiness. The key is knowing and loving who you are from the inside out, and that will help you achieve every goal that is put in front of you.

You are not a number on a scale. You have one, but it does not define you. You are not who you see in a mirror. You have a reflection, but if it does not reflect your heart it is not the true you.

The real question is… are you ready to look inside and take the journey from the inside out? The beginning of this road is to simply ask yourself are you a true reflection of your heart?

My purpose is to work with clients who want to search their heart, sharpen their mind and see a difference in their bodies ultimately achieving a transformed life.

Amanda Solomon

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach
  • Personal Life Coach


Bethany Holz

Havre Native, Bethany enjoys an active lifestyle with husband and two young daughters. Educated in Massage Therapy, Fine Arts, and Cosmetology, Bethany owns a small salon here in Havre and enjoys making art with clientele’s hair. Whether it is a Fitness class, snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking, running, or teaching her own PIYO class she always finds time to add physical activity. Leading a healthy life has become a major staple in Bethany’s life, and she hopes to motivate others in the pursuit of a happier healthier life.

Renee Rutherford

Renee is a Texas native who has lived all over the country. She moved to Havre in December of 2018 from Portland, Oregon. She has been a dancer for over 20 years and also teaches strength and conditioning for dancers at the local dance studio, in addition to advanced hip hop classes. She has been a dedicated student of human anatomy and physiology for years, because of her career in medicine. As a Hospitalist and Family Physician, the health and fitness of her community is near and dear to her heart. She enjoys staying fit through all kinds of dancing, running, yoga, weightlifting, cycling, hiking and climbing mountains.

Hermantown, MN

For the past 20 years I have had the pleasure to be a teacher and a coach. Along the way, my focus shifted from coaching to teaching and making sure that everyone in my classes had a equal chance to succeed. Being a teacher and a coach has helped me learn that the key to success is hard work and determination. I have always had a passion for helping others.


In high school, I was overweight and was teased because I was not fit and thin. In college I lost 25 pounds which helped my volleyball skills very much. After having my son, I struggled to get back to a weight at which I felt comfortable at until 3 years ago. I realized that as you get older, you have to do different exercises to keep your body in shape. By doing these exercises with different equipment my body began to get strong and I was able to lose more weight.

It has been a dream of mine for the last 2 years to see The Garage come to Hermantown. Amanda Solomon, founder of The Garage in Havre, MT, graduated from Hermantown in 1999. I now teach at Hermantown High School and my son will graduate from Hermantown in 2024. I love the city of Hermantown and would love to introduce The Garage to everyone here and let it be an outlet to grow not only in their physical fitness, but building a strong community of family and friends. My passion in life includes helping others achieve their goals and build a lifestyle from good habits.

The Garage is a bodyweight core based circuit training gym focused on using different modalities to help any type of client achieve the goal they want. At The Garage, customers can look forward to 25-30 minute classes or have one on one training for 30-60 minutes with a certified personal trainer. Classes will be run in the mornings and evenings to accommodate the clients’ work schedules and help them achieve a daily routine during the school year. In the summer, more classes are available upon request. Classes will also be available online for those unable to attend in person.

Classes will be geared towards people from all walks of life, including but limited to: young adults, men, women, cancer patients, those with injuries past or present, and the elderly. Anyone is welcome to attend classes at The Garage. Athletes can attend specialized classes designed especially for the sport they would like to train for if they desire.

The Garage is somewhere between Curves and Crossfit for ability level. The moves in the classes can be modified so they are easier or progress to make them more difficult. Classes offered include: Boot camp, yoga, kickboxing, circuit training, HIIT, and individual sport training.

I now know that my purpose in life is to help others achieve their weight loss goals, get stronger, and be motivated.

Lana Arro

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer