How would you like an at-home work out that worked and actually made you feel good, instead of sore?
Homes don’t get built without foundations. That’s common knowledge.
What isn’t common knowledge? Is that fitness doesn’t either.
Whether your dream is to slip more comfortably into those tight jeans, be able to give your all to that zumba class, or just get out of bed in the morning with a spring and not a sigh, one thing’s for sure:
The secret to good fitness? Is a good fitness foundation.
Your body is made to move, but when life has gifted you a few aches and pains, or even a couple of injuries, movement can feel less natural than it did in your teenage years.
Sure, Jane Fonda made it look easy, but you’re starting to wonder if it’s even possible to feel fit without also feeling pain. (Hint: it totally is.)
Fun fact: You might not know that Jane Fonda went on to have not one but two hip replacements. I like to think it was because she didn’t work with me.
For you, feeling fit is about much more than six-pack abs, a number on a scale, or being model thin. (Oh, and if you hear the phrase ‘no pain, no gain’ again, you might throw a dumbbell through a window.)
Feeling fit is about more than how you look in a mirror. It’s about how you feel in a moment.
And I’d love to help you with that.
Here’s what you can expect when working with me…
I view one-on-one training as an opportunity to offer personalized feedback and create a program specific to my client’s goals, needs and activities. The more specific you are about what you want, the better I’m able to serve you.
This also means that you choose how we spend our time together.
“Yelly Screamy” fitness ain’t my bag, but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe in hard work. If you want a challenge, just let me know. I have a talent for devising “mean” workouts 😉
Likewise, if you desire a totally chill experience that feels more like a massage and less like a workout, we can do that too. I love teaching restorative work like stretching, breathing techniques and foam rolling.
Other things I can help with include:
Also, you want something to do outside of our sessions, I’m happy to provide handouts, but please don’t stress. “Homework” isn’t mandatory and you certainly won’t be graded.
And here’s what you won’t get…
Many people have experienced less pain, more function, improved strength and better performance after working with me, but I’m not a physical therapist and I can’t “fix” you.
If you suspect you have an injury that requires clinical rehabilitation or you haven’t been cleared for exercise or massage by your doc, I’m not your gal…yet.
Once you’ve been given the stamp of approval, I’d love to work with you (in fact several of my clients have seen great results from doing fitness training alongside physical therapy).
So if all that sounds good and you’re ready to reduce discomfort, build stability + strength, increase flexibility or stand on one leg without toppling like a Jenga tower, then let’s do this!
Here’s how to get started:
The Starting Line Session
A FREE one-on-one 45 minute session so you can meet me over Skype and see how I work (magic) before deciding exactly how you’ll benefit most from our time together – and before paying a cent.
Ready to do this? Click here to schedule your free intro session.
Then you can choose from Sprint or 5k sessions. Here are the deets for both.
For a taste of private training and to work towards those goals I know you’ve got, the sprint will hit the spot. PLUS you get a set of custom 15-minute self-care or fitness routines designed with love, just for you. This way, you can take what we cover together and apply them to your own routines, in your own time. Take your pick from:
- A private 90-minute training session plus two custom routines ($225)
- Three private one hour sessions plus three custom routines ($420) $140 ea*
If you’re not a fan of DIY and prefer direct support each time you train, you can book one private session or a block of them.
- One private one hour session ($150)
- Five private one hour sessions ($625) $125 ea*
- Eight private one hour sessions ($960) $120 ea*
*If you’d like to book a block of 5K sessions, but also want custom routines, you can have both! Just let me know in your Starting Line intro session.
Here’s what to expect after you click the button:
Got a question? Find answers here.
Fitness foundation is either building back the strength and stability in your body after an injury, so you don’t re-injure yourself, or creating a movement foundation that allows you to gradually add load. It’s suitable if you’re new to exercise, want to improve your general fitness, or to work towards peak performance without getting injured. Because injuries are so not fun.
Sure do! Go get your Starting Line intro session.
I can’t guarantee that won’t happen at some point(!) but it’s so much more than that. We might work on the form of your squats and lunges, do some stability training for your weaker areas (you know, the ones that cause the discomfort), or even have some fun with a foam roller to relieve muscular aches and tension. Those are just a few examples. I promise you’ll feel physically different after you’ve done the exercises – and I’ve been told that even if they seem easy at first, they’re actually sneaky hard. And that equals results.
It depends on your current circumstances and the exercises we do together, but hard work doesn’t automatically translate to dripping uncontrollably from the temples. You don’t have to sweat your guts out for my exercises to work. You don’t have to feel strain for my exercises to work. And if you think you might get bored, book yourself for that Starting Line intro session and you’ll soon realise I won’t let that happen!
All you need to do is download Skype to the computer or tablet you’d like to use for our session. It’s fast, pain-free (I like that theme), and won’t cost you a penny.
"As a life long exerciser, I've done hip programs before seeing little change in my abilities or comfort. Now that I've completed several modules of Hips Don't Lie, I can see why previous efforts were a waste of time. Here is what this program gets right: The program starts with some deviously easy-not-easy exercises to meet me where I am. No straining or cheating needed to feel successful. The program progresses. This is a biggie! Every few weeks, a new set of exercises kept me engaged, interested and challenged. I felt stronger and more capable as the weeks pass. Getting up and down from the ground starts to feel efffortless--important as I am remodeling our home and there is a lot of that. Instructions are clear, concise and strategic. I've done some of these exercises before with other trainers and had no idea I was not positioning my body in a way to engage the right muscles. Eye opening! The program's videos were easy for me to follow and complete at home and I appreciated having PDFs to quickly refer to at the gym. The instructor is a delight. I'd definitely hang with her. Bonus? My core strength improved too. Can't recommend highly enough."
"If you are serious about form and you want to do things correctly and see improvement, then this is the program for you. Her cues are perfect and I feel like I am finally doing certain exercises right for the first time. I have finally learned to do squats correctly even though I have worked with other trainers and researched how to do them extensively. Nikki has that rare ability to not only know the right way to do the exercises but also how to explain it in terms that make sense. I often find myself thinking, wow, so that is what this is supposed to feel like. After working through this program I feel like I am getting so much more out of my workouts. Hips are the root of so many problems and these routines will help get you back on the right track. Her modifications adjust this for every fitness level and are useful when recovering from an injury. I am so glad that I found her programs and I am sure you will be too. I was tired and frustrated and had been through so many different programs from face to face personal training, physical therapy, arrosti sessions, nunerius Drs, videos, books, classes, and boot camps and I feel like I have made more progress with her programs than any of the others."
"I found the program covered a nice dynamic between stretching and strengthening. My goal for taking this was to improve my hip strength with the time frame of the 8 weeks coinciding with a hiking trip I had planned. I am happy to say that my hips/lower back were able to sustain some very challenging climbs and surfaces during my hiking days. I also found that I could use some of the sequences at the end of my day to release/stretch my hips/lower back."
"Nikki is an outstanding master of her craft! She has extensive knowledge and a passion for fitness and health and it shows in her Hip Program. I have struggled with hip pain from osteoporosis and followed Nikki's Hip Program for 8 weeks. The results have been incredible! I now have increased mobility, strength, and best of all, I can move pain free! Nikki's program is easy to follow; the exercises are progressive, there are photos and very clear, concise instructions on how to do them. I continue to do many of the exercises as maintenance to keep good hip function and pain free movement. I am also a movement professional and would have no reservations recommending Nikki's Hip Program to clients who are looking for a thorough, online program at home to compliment the work that I do with them in the studio. Highest recommendation!!!"
"You will learn a lot and you will get results."
"I love how Nikki is able to explain complex terms in a way that are easy to understand, and how she focuses on long-term common sense solutions instead of a quick fix. Whether in her group classes or tips on social media, her advice is straightforward and easy to follow. I love that she's not a fitness guru - she just wants to help people feel their best and be their best, whatever that means to them."