Nikki has dedicated her life and career to fitness, wellness and enjoying the outdoors to the fullest! Before certifying as a Personal Trainer in Toronto, she completed her MSc. in Health Psychology in London, England. Nikki’s enthusiasm for teaching, has led her down many paths; From the middle of nowhere as an Outward Bound Instructor in Australia, Florida and Canada, to the classrooms of Middlesex University and Barnet College in England and landing her in the Urban Wilderness of Toronto. Her excitement for life and anything that involves movement as well as her genuine care for each of her clients is evident in every class.
One of Nikki’s greatest strengths as an instructor is her “relatability”. As a proud Mom of 3 and a sole business owner, she understands how difficult it can be to make room for health & fitness every day. Her classes are designed for specifically for women as she believes it provides a special environment for fitness and, being a woman, she best appreciates the “nuances” that come with being female. Nikki has plenty of personal experience in various states of health; As an unconditioned young adult, A pre & post natal Mom, As an injured athlete and, her favourite state, An injury/illness-free highly conditioned, strong woman. It is her experience, training and education that allows her to readily welcome and challenge ALL FITNESS LEVELS in her classes. Each season, approximately 90% of her clients are repeats but “new faces” are always warmly welcomed into the community Nikki has built for almost 15 years.
Nikki believes that our mental, physical and emotional wellness can be found outside and recent science is supporting this as fact. Exercising in nature, regardless of weather, adds an increased sense of well-being which is a core concept to Nikki’s work and life philosophy. As you might imagine, Nikki isn’t the “all work and no play” type of woman. She is constantly seeking ways to physically & mentally challenge herself and in the process challenge the concept that “middle age” isn’t a time of growth. She is an avid swimmer, runner, spinner, yogi, weight-lifter, hiker, skier, snowboarder and wakeboarder. Over the years, she has completed many marathons, half-marathons and triathlons. She recently joined a Masters Swim group and an Adult Ski Racing league, having never participated in either sport competitively in her younger years. You might say that her love of life is infectious and if you join her classes, it will be an extra benefit to the amazing workout you’ve accomplished!