I'm Nicole, a personal trainer and nutrition coach for women, with a specialty in prenatal and postnatal fitness. I'm based in Calgary, Canada, where I've lived since the age of two when my family left Vancouver, trading the ocean view for the Rocky Mountain view.
I help women seeking healthy changes to their workout or nutrition, empowering them to realize their innate physical and mental strength and power. With nutrition coaching I work with women to take the guess work out of sorting through a sea of conflicting nutrition information, providing them with easy to implement, practical tools. Results include increased energy, feeling more confident in your clothes, and improved performance whether for life tasks or in the gym. With strength training, I help women build confidence in their bodies and in the gym. I provide welcoming training environments where women, moms, and moms-to-be felt heard, cared-for, and their athletic pursuits recognized.
I do this by acknowledging there is so much more to working out and nutrition than simply lifting weights up and down, or tracking macros.
For me, raw means stripping away all the B.S., the excuses, cover-ups, blocking, and hiding, until you’re left with a stark and naked reality. And I don’t mean getting in your birthday suit in front of a mirror – I’m talking self-reflection with honesty but without judgment. Taking time to question habits, thought patterns, why we do what we do, and how that’s working out for us.
When you start to lead a life that’s in line with your values and core beliefs, it makes each day so much sweeter. Of course bad days will pop up, but even the bad days are more manageable when you know they are just part of the journey, and not your lasting reality.
Sports and daily movement have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. The mental clarity, reduction of stress and anxiety, increased self-confidence, concentration, and feeling of belonging are what bring me back to training day after day and year after year. I know what it’s like to not feel good enough, to compare yourself to other women, to wish yourself different. I also know the power that training has had on me and the ability to turn all those negative words around – to feel the high after completing a tough workout, to feel strong physically, but also mentally, because I did something I initially told myself I couldn’t do. I get that feeling of belongingness when I walk into a class and familiar smiling faces greet me, and cheer me on during a workout – knowing when to push me out of my comfort zone but also when to step back and let me read my own body’s capabilities. I know the difference in how I function when I’m eating well, or not eating well. I know when I emotionally eat how lousy not only my stomach feels, but my mood drops, my anxiety rises, and my motivation diminishes. The life-changing benefits of what nutrition and physical activity has done for me, is what drives my passion to do what I do.
I first really took sport seriously as a member of the Track and Field team at the University of Calgary (go Dinos!), and it was after university that I really started to tune into the mental health benefits I reaped from working out. My training education began with a personal trainer certification, followed up with Crossfit L1, then 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, 80hr Pre & Postnatal and 40hr Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, Precision Nutrition Level 1 followed shortly by Level 2, Spin, Postnatal Fitness Specialist (Jessie Mundell), Postpartum and Pregnancy Athleticism (Brianna Battles), as well as continuing education courses by Julie Wiebe, and Girls Gone Strong.
If you are ready for change, to feel confident and strong and capable in your body and your decisions, hit the button below and let's get started.
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