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About Nick

Former US Navy Special Forces with a Master's in Education from Harvard University, and over 15 years of experience coaching and training individuals to achieve goals, create healthy habits, and build a life motivated by hope and confidence.

From guiding a client to personal records in her first Triathlon to assisting a 63-year-old with significant physical limitations to regain her mobility and independence, my client success stories reflect the transformative impact of my tailored fitness programs and unique coaching philosophy. Rather than use fear, guilt, or anger as motivation to push outside of their comfort zone, I work with clients to vividly imagine and identify inspiring and achievable goals that fill them with excitement, pride, and self-respect. With every session, they build confidence in themselves and their ability to make their dreams a reality.

As a registered Yoga Teacher and long-time endurance athlete, I specialize in functional fitness that integrates endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility into a holistic lifestyle that supports and uplifts you every day. My training programs are individually designed to identify your greatest opportunities for improvement and develop them at an enjoyable and exciting pace, ensuring both short-term transformation and long-term sustainability.

If you need help recovering from an injury, breaking through a stubborn plateau, or building a healthier lifestyle, please contact me. I can't wait to help you become the version of yourself you have always known you can be.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Yoga

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance


Master's of Education - Harvard University

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Bodybuilders, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, ADHD, Alzheimer's, Ankle Injury, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility

After struggling with some serious physical set-backs, Nick helped me regain my balance and leg-strength. His compassionate approach and focus on achieving lots of small goals really worked for me. My progress has filled me with a newfound sense of hope and confidence.

Linda J.

Nick's blend of endurance and strength training has been incredible for my triathlon preparation. His tailored program and motivational coaching have been instrumental in helping me set personal records. I couldn't have done it without his expertise and support.

Emily H.

After a back injury, I was hesitant to return to any form of exercise. Nick's knowledge and focus on safe, functional fitness have been pivotal in my recovery. His program has not only helped me heal but also become stronger and more flexible than I was pre-injury. I was planning to quit after I recovered, but I get so much energy from my sessions they basically pay for themselves with all the extra work I can get done.

David T.

Nick's training style is perfect for someone like me. As a yoga enthusiast and senior, I appreciate his focus on balance, flexibility, and strength. His program has helped me maintain my health and vitality, and I feel more youthful and energetic.

Angela W.

Recovering from a shoulder injury, I was worried about getting back into weightlifting. Nick's personal experience with recovery from injury, combined with a little yoga, has been invaluable. I'm lifting again and feeling stronger every day.

Brian S.

Struggling with a weight plateau, I turned to Nick for help. His program, blending endurance and strength training, has been transformative. I've broken through my old record and am seeing consistent progress towards my fitness goals.

Kevin J.

Nick's expertise in working with older clients is outstanding. His workouts were always tailored to my needs, even when I would ask him right before the session to change it. We did all sorts of strange exercises but they improved my balance so much and I feel so grateful I found him.

Martha K.

Nick's coaching philosophy is unique and effective. He helped me set inspiring goals that motivated me to push way beyond what I thought was possible. With his support, I've achieved things I never imagined and gained a new level of self-respect.

Rachel A.

I started struggling with my balance right after the pandemic when I gained some weight. Nick's training has helped me immensely. He combined yoga with lots of high intensity stuff and I've never felt so strong and agile, and it's all thanks to his expert guidance.

Nancy G.

I’ve been dealing with a lot of lower back pain and the doc said I should exercise. I was hesitant to start any exercise program because I thought it would just make it worse but nick's understanding of injury recovery and his approach to how to treat the body have not only alleviated my pain but also improved my overall fitness. His training has been a life-changer for me.

Michael E.

After having two kids getting back into shape seemed daunting. Nick's supportive and tailored fitness program has been perfect for me. His focus on achievable goals has helped me regain my pre-pregnancy fitness level and even surpass it.

Laura M.

Nick's training has helped me recover from a hip injury and get back to my love for dancing. His focus on strength, balance, and flexibility has been key in my recovery and improved performance.

Danielle R.

As a retiree, I wanted to focus on staying healthy and active. Nick's training program, tailored to my age and fitness level, has been wonderful. I'm enjoying a more active lifestyle and feeling great.

Roger M.

Nick has helped me manage my arthritis and stay active. His knowledge of functional fitness and his ability to tailor exercises to my condition have made a significant difference in my quality of life.

Patricia L.

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