Leigh Rush Olson - Founder of Historic Workouts® 


Hi, I'm Leigh Rush Olson and welcome to my website! In 1997 while at Brooklyn College in New York City I debuted Historic Workouts® blending my history degree with my professional fitness experience. It all started with me speed walking/jogging my fitness clients around lower Manhattan's Financial District pointing out various landmarks and monuments while discussing historical facts and anecdotes about NYC's ethnohistory. In 2017, after moving back to my home State of Maine, I started Old Port Historic Workouts® in Portland, Maine. Expect a total body workout in the great outdoors all while experiencing the area's rich history from 1632-present! If you're looking for an exciting, yet casual, walking tour of Portland's Old Port without the extra exercises, then check out Old Port Historic Walking Tours

Private tours and special group rates are available. Call 646-845-9714 or email leigholson@historicworkouts.com for more information. Gift Certificates available.

Historic Workouts® also offers Corporate Fitness, minus the history lesson, for employers throughout greater Portland and York County, Maine, Corporate Tours perfect for team building, and One-on-One Training

I'm a certified professional Fitness Instructor with the Athletics Fitness Association of America (AFAA), American Red Cross CPR certified, and a Portland History Docent with a BA in History.

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