- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
- Certified Practitioner in Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (PN-L1)
- Burgener Strength - Weightlifting Level 1 Certified
- CPR & AED Certified
Hi All! I'm known around the gym as Nickie, Nicole, or Coach Happy Pants! My fitness journey began in school playing softball and cheerleading and continued through and after college with many hours spent in the gym. I never really had a goal set other than staying fit and healthy, until I decided to take it up a notch and train for a Figure Competition; in which I reduced my body fat down to 13% and took home a 4th place trophy in my division!
I continued to exercise throughout my first pregnancy and was blessed with a healthy and happy baby boy. As soon as I was given the green light, I was right back in the gym, but switching it up a little – I decided to try out CrossFit and immediately fell in love. Soon after, I became certified in both CrossFit and The Zone Anti-Inflammatory nutrition. I have been coaching at Bell City since 2013 and have also taught boot camp classes in and outside of Bell City.
I continued CrossFit throughout the beginning of my second pregnancy when on New Year’s Eve no less, I had an appendectomy at 18 weeks pregnant. I was not able to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk, sadly not even my toddler, or a barbell. I easily put on a whopping 60 pounds, but thankfully was blessed with another healthy and happy big baby boy. I knew I wanted to be as healthy as possible for my babies, especially after my younger brother battled (and beat!!) cancer, so I jumped right back into the CrossFit and Zone lifestyle.
I continually ensure a healthy lifestyle for my family as well as others by dialing into safe ingredients both in and on our bodies. In addition to educating others on how to fuel our bodies properly through the use of macros to ensure hormonal balance, I am also a Beautycounter advocate for change within the personal care products industry. I am more than grateful to have this opportunity to help others with their health and fitness goals. It’s beyond amazing to watch others progress, transform, and crush and accomplish goals!
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