Having played AAA women’s hockey, as well as high levels of soccer, Nicole’s interest in sports and fitness started at an early age. She eventually turned down a scholarship to play hockey in the States, and decided to follow her other passion: Classical piano. Originally from Saskatchewan, her studies brought her to Montreal, and she obtained a Doctorate of Music in Piano Performance in 2018. Nicole remained active throughout all of this, relying on her athletic training to keep her body and her mind healthy.
Wanting more direction and instruction, as well as more extrinsic motivation, Nicole met Dane in 2016 when he became her coach. Eventually, he became her mentor as Nicole’s training improved, her interest in it became more profound, and her passion for athletics swelled. This, along with her enjoyment of working with and helping people, inspired her to become a coach and pursue newfound goals, and in 2017 she joined the team at Paradigm Fitness.
Nicole draws from numerous sources as a trainer, all acquired from her life experiences: her own training, her athletic background, her belief in the body’s and mind’s power, and her experience as a piano teacher. She works well with people, is able to adapt to everyone’s needs, and, just like she pushes herself, encourages clients to prove to themselves how much they really are capable of.
Nicole trains as a powerlifter, and is preparing for her first competition. On top of that, she continues to explore the fitness world through the community at Paradigm, and is presently completing a certification through Precision Nutrition in order to further help clients meet their health goals.