We are Jenny and Holly Oak—the two sisters behind Oak Studio! Whether it was completing our first marathon together in 2017, beginning our yoga teacher training, or simply relieving stress from our demanding corporate jobs, we’ve always found ourselves setting the same health and wellness goals. And on one day, it finally clicked—we knew we needed to open our own studio. So, we did! Overcoming doubts and seeking to take on a new adventure together, Oak Studio was officially born, and we can’t wait for you to join us!
Holly and Jenny
My journey began while living in Madison, Wisconsin, traveling almost weekly as a project manager and juggling three fitness memberships. I craved a connection to a community and considered any opportunity spent at a fitness class such a treat. I took a leap of faith in 2017, quit my stable career, and moved back home to Ohio where Holly and I worked together to make our dream studio a reality!
Teacher Certification: 200-hour from CorePower Yoga
What’s your favorite thing to do in Columbus?
A toss-up between trying all of Columbus' metro parks and all of its breweries
I absolutely love to travel and have visited 30 countries so far!
To escape the pressure of law school, I attended my first yoga class in 2010 and was amazed at the creative movement that left me energized and refreshed. While working as an attorney, I continued my yoga practice, but kept feeling the weight of stress sitting on my shoulders, except when I was on the mat. Opening a fitness studio with my sister has been a dream realized.
Teacher Certification: 200-hour from Yoga on High
What’s your favorite thing to do in Columbus?
Explore Columbus parks with my husband and two bernedoodles, Boo and Bruno, and grabbing North Star after.
Reading through all Agatha Christie books featuring Hercule Poirot—my favorite literary character!
Certification: in group fitness through Les Mills and Mad dogg athletics, specializing in BodyPump, Bootcamp, Spin. American Heart Association CPR/AED certified
My favorite thing to do in Columbus Date night with my husband, trying out new breweries, Combustion, (in my hometown of Pickerington) is my favorite. I also love spending time with my two boys going to the Columbus Zoo, Metro parks and swimming.
Fun Fact: Every Christmas Eve since my husband and I have been married (16 years now) we watch National Lampoons Christmas vacation and Die Hard.
Certification: 200RYT from Yoga on High - I am currently working on my additional 300 hours to be completed in early 2020, also at Yoga on High. I am a reiki master and certified holistic life coach. In addition to yoga, I teach Plyoga and Body Pump.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is attend Ohio State Football games! I am an OSU grad and the energy in the stadium on game day is like no other experience.
Fun Fact: I am currently writing a book. It centers around my dad's journey with Alzheimer's disease, my experiences with him, and the valuable life lessons I found in traveling that path together.
Certification: 200-hour from CorePower Yoga.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is exploring the Franklin Park Conservatory and Columbus Museum of Art.
Fun Fact: I'm an artist who specializes in drip painting, writing poetry, and am such an avid reader, that I can usually be found with a book on me.
Certification: 200 hr from CorePower Yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is to try out new restaurants and breweries!
Fun Fact: you can often find me in a cozy corner sipping coffee and reading a book next to my favorite candle.
Certification: 200 RYT, Ashtanga & Vinyasa, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India. 200 RYT, Power Yoga, CorePower Yoga, Columbus, Ohio. 50 hour Yoga Sculpt, Columbus, Ohio
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is to explore the different neighborhoods!
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have most recently been to Ukraine!
Certification: I got my 200-RYT from Yoga on High.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is try out different coffee shops around Columbus and browse bookstores.
Fun Fact: I grew up figure skating and in addition to teaching yoga, I also teach kids how to ice skate.
Certification: I'm certified in yoga sculpt from corepower yoga
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is try different restaurants in the Short North and make sure I get to at least 5 yoga classes a week!
Fun Fact: I am from Hawaii, and I lived in Paris for a year!
Certification: 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga on High
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is checking out consignment stores and trying new restaurants
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin.
Certification: I have a Group Fitness Certification from AFAA / NASM, a NASM Pilates Certification, and I'm Zumba certified, also! I have been doing group fitness for three years, and Zumba for two.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is eat. We have so many good restaurants in so many unique places, and it's always an adventure to try somewhere new, or comforting to visit an old favorite.
Fun Fact: I love baking! (it's the #1 reason I started running and doing strength training, to be honest...) I hope to someday open a bakery / community / activity center in my hometown on Lake Erie.
Certification:Yoga Sculpt Certificate from CorePower Yoga.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is exploring new parks and restaurants.
Fun Fact: my Weimaraner puppy, Paisley, and I run 15 miles per week together
Certification:I am an ACE certified personal trainer/fitness instructor, Tabata BootCamp trainer, TRX trainer, and Madd Dog Spinning certified.
My favorite thing to do in Columbus is watching the Ohio State Football Team, participating in the local triathlon and cycling events.
Fun Fact: I became a fitness instructor/personal trainer after moving to Montana from a high stress job in Columbus, OH.
Oak Studio offers a light and energizing space for you to de-stress, connect to others, and get one amazing workout. Whether you’re a first-timer or a lifelong member, everyone who steps into our studio is sure to feel welcomed and supported.
We’re more than just a yoga and fitness studio—we’re a community. So stick around and hang out for awhile! Oak Studio offers a roomy lobby with free coffee and local products to explore. Because we believe that your time spent at the studio should be time spent just for you.