Hi, My Name Is Nicole
I am a fitness coach with a passion for long-distance running, writing, and science.
I specialize in helping people with social anxiety find their inner strength using customized exercise programs and personal experience.
My motivation comes from my own struggles with severe social anxiety.
I grew up with an intense fear of people and didn’t experience any of the “normal” social life one has when growing up.
On a scale from 0-10, my self-confidence scored a -15.
I was not scared of people. I was terrified.
I would blush when you asked me a simple question. Sweaty palms and racing heart I would look down. Avoiding your gaze. Afraid to say something wrong.
I was paralyzed reciting poems in class, even though I knew every line by heart.
I quit high school before graduating because I was too scared to go on that graduation trip.
I am not that girl anymore and running was the catalyst for my growth and healing.
The simple act of following a running schedule started a journey of self-discovery and self-development that allowed me to conquer my fears and eventually triumph over social anxiety.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life filled with good memories and enjoyable experiences with fellow humans.
A life that is not defined by your fears but by the possibilities you see and the chances you take.
Today I help my clients achieve that life. I do this by working with two kinds of people. I work with those ready to kick social anxiety to the curb and with runners who want to take their running to the next level.
For details about fitness coaching for social anxiety relief, check this page.
Details about strength coaching for runners can be found here.
As you might have guessed from the beautiful certification badges above: I went through the industry’s best certification programs and am a certified coach in fitness and nutrition (through the Academy of Sports). I am also Precision Nutrition certified (Level I), a certified online trainer through the Online Trainer Academy, and a certified Ultra-Running Coach through UESCA.
And when I am not helping my clients or hitting the trails running, you can find me nerding out on exercise science, writing poetry, or hanging out with my girlfriend.