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About Niko

I am a hard working and competent trainer and have trained people from ages 20 all the way to 70. With my wide knowlege of training I have given results to ahletic clients, to clients with injuries, limited mobility, and disease. I have multiple clients that have struggled with weightloss and injury for years and finally found change. Using my experience we can make a plan specifically towards your goals and needs. sI like to go at a pace you are comfortable with yet still push you to where you can get results as fast as possible. I am open to either coming to your gym or house, or you coming to my gym. Whether you are wanting to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle, or get your mobility back I WILL show you results!


I will either travel a place you want to meet, your home, or we can meet at the gym! I have my own equiptment or we can use yours! 


I also have my own cookbook that has over 30 healthy recipes under 500 calories per serving that will help you lose weight!

My favorite client story

I have multiple client success stories. I helped a man with limited mobility in a wheelchair finally transition to crutches. I've also helped amazing athletes lift almost three times their body weight. I have multiple success stories with clients struggling to lose weight due to metabolism, to helping injured people get back to normal. One of my favorites was helping a women who had tried everything lose 30 lbs in a month and a half. There are tons of people who have reached their goals but my favorite is when I have finally helped a client enough that they can continue to train and improve on their own.

My favorite exercise

My favorite exercises are the ones that involve multiple planes of movement to work as many parts of the body as possible to gain mobility and strength!

My favorite quote

Its not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you're not.

My training philosophy

There is no one way to get the results you want. Everything can be tailored to you. You can still find ways to enjoy the foods and activities you love while getting results. Its all about the balance.

My training experience

I have been training for over 7 years. I have worked at multiple gyms and now work for myself as a free lance trainer. Travelling anywhere my clients need. My clients have ranged from 17 to 85 years old with all sorts of different goals and limitations. And they ALL see results!

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications




Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Disabled, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress

When I moved to Brentwood nearly 3 years ago I wanted to find a trainer to help me work on my fitness. I have a chronic joint condition that has led to many injuries and constant frustration. I've wasted money on gyms, internet workout programs, beachbody, etc - none of it was able to help me because I needed specific modifications. Enter Niko: after interviewing a few trainers I knew Niko would be a great fit for me. Between our phone call and meeting he looked into my condition and came prepared to demonstrate some modifications. The rest is history - Niko has been my trainer for 1 hour 2x per week for more than 2 years with no plans to stop! My primary focus has been on building muscle and stabilization, which he has been amazing about helping me with. I have seen huge improvement in my stability, a decrease in pain, and I can definitely lift far heavier! I can even do assisted pull-ups now! He is constantly surprising me with new workouts & modifications using the equipment we have in our garage gym. Aside from all of that, I was pregnant in 2022 and worked out until 39 weeks pregnant (even doing assisted pull-ups!) - Niko was there every week helping me stay healthy and modifying through every stage! My doctor was impressed by how I continued to workout and credited my easy pregnancy to that fact. While losing weight isn't my focus, (or it wasn't - post baby my priorities have shifted a little!), I have lost weight and he helps with the nutrition aspect of my health as well. Reliable: he makes every appointment and gives advanced notice if anything has to change Flexible: Two job changes and a newborn have made my life hectic and he has accommodated me at every turn! Knowledgeable: he knows a ton about fitness & nutrition (of course), but also takes time to research things if he doesn't know them immediately (such as my joint condition) Creative: he keeps things interesting by giving me exercises I've never heard of with random gym equipment and modifying things in ways I never would have guessed! Encouraging: he celebrates new wins (setting new prs, losing weight, etc), he encourages me to do more than I think I can without yelling/being obnoxious TLDR; Niko is awesome and I 10/10 recommend him.

Brittany P.

Niko is an encouraging, knowledgeable trainer! I was originally hesitant about using a trainer as I didn’t know what to expect and was worried we’d do the same things every time and I would get bored - but I was wrong! Niko spends time on the front end getting to know you and your goals and develops a workout routine and nutrition plan tailored just for you. I’m someone who needs variety both in my workouts and in my diet, and he delivered! Niko is not only a great trainer, but also a great teacher - helping you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing and helps to set realistic expectations. He pays attention to detail with your form, noticing and correcting any imbalances in order to prevent injuries and build a strong foundation. Niko is down to earth and focused on helping his clients achieve their goals while keeping sessions challenging but enjoyable! Sometimes, I don’t think I can keep going, but he always knows when I can (and when I can’t) push one or two more reps and encourages me to do so! I feel stronger and more confident in my abilities from working out with Niko!


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