Nichole grew up in eastern Iowa (Go, Hawkeyes!), & fell in love with group fitness in college. It wasn’t until moving to Illinois that she decided to pursue teaching to help spread that feeling of empowerment, community & accomplishment. When not in the gym, you can find her with her nose stuck in a book, or getting dirty on an obstacle course race. Nichole got her first certification in BODYPUMP in 2012, then quickly followed that with Schwinn cycle, GRIT, Les Mills Core, BODYATTACK, as well as AFAA Group Fitness.