If there’s one thing you should know it’s that workouts shouldn’t hurt.
Hi, I’m Nikki. I’m a Pilates teacher, massage therapist, and fitness educator with over a decade of experience helping people build strength, improve mobility, and overcome injury.
If there’s one thing that I wish everyone knew it’s that workouts shouldn’t hurt.
My original approach to fitness – aka beat the crap out of yourself – left me so debilitated by pain that even though the thought of slowing down gave me hives, I knew something needed to change.
I ditched the extreme behavior and discovered that all the incredibly unsexy information in the exercise science textbooks were right. When you combine moderation with thoughtful application, you stop getting hurt and start getting results.
And if that sounds ridiculously straightforward, it’s because it is. Fitness is only complicated, because we make it that way.
Certifications + Education
B.S. Exercise Science | B.S. Journalism | Certified Pilates Teacher | Licensed Massage Practitioner (license #MA6040661)| Balanced Body Bodhi Teacher Trainer | ACE Group Fitness Instructor
After doing everything the hard way + a whole lotta education, here’s what I know for sure:
And when I’m not busy offending the clean eating gods, I also work as a freelance writer. I’ve been published in Greatist, Girls Gone Strong, and the Balanced Body blog.
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And if you’re dying to know more, here are three things most people don’t know about me:
- My current workout obsession is heavy lifting, but there was a time when I was terrified of the weight room.
- My audible account is a shame spiral of trashy vampire romance novels.
- I got my first fitness gig when I was 19 after the Pilates teacher at my gym stole a bunch of company money and ran away to Jamaica. I showed up for class and the group fitness manager asked me to teach it!