Nicole’s biggest goal in life is to become a physical therapist so that she can make a positive impact in someone else’s life, and change the way we treat pain in a natural way that relays benefits that far outway what pharmaceuticals can do. She has been an athlete since the age of four when her mother introduced her to figure skating. She didn’t realize the importance of health and fitness until she was in her sophomore year of college when she decided to change her major from pre-law to exercise science, and then, later on, change it to a major in kinesiology. Nicole became fascinated with sports performance, she found the sport of Olympic weightlifting and became enthralled with the intricacy of the two lifts, the snatch & clean and jerk. She later became a certified sports performance coach through USA weightlifting to help teach others how to weight lift. She spent the summer of 2015 interning under the head strength and conditioning coach for the Scottsdale community college football team where she gained hands-on experience with training potential D1 athletes. She has gained hundreds of hours of observation in physical therapy settings ranging from acute care, pediatrics, and orthopedics. As well as training, nutrition became an important aspect of her life because she had always struggled with stomach problems and fatigue. Changing her diet helped her in ways medicine never could. This is when Nicole decided to treat food as medicine. Nicole believes that nutrition and training go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Nicole’s passion for coaching can be summed up in one quote, “I want to be the coach on the sidelines yelling and screaming at you to keep going, but also be the cheerleader in the stands to celebrate all of your successes and triumphs whether that be in life or training.” Nicole is currently in her senior year at ASU and plans to attend physical therapy school within the next few years. Her favorite things to do besides coaching are weightlifting, traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.