SPRe® Practitioner, Pilates Instructor
Nicole is most inspired by the way Pilates develops and deepens the connection between our minds and our bodies. She has always loved to exercise and challenge her body, but it took surviving breast cancer to shift her focus from working hard to working smart and taking care of her body in the process. She works with her clients to change ingrained movement patterns by tapping into all of their senses. She believes Pilates has the ability to allow our bodies to work smarter and more efficiently, ultimately enabling us to enjoy all the activities we love for years to come.
Nicole believes every body can benefit from Pilates. She enjoys tailoring challenging sessions for her clients based on their particular movement history. She has worked with people recovering from knee, hip, ankle and shoulder injuries as well as spinal issues and back pain. She likes finding a balance between healing and strengthening for the best possible outcome. Her favorite part of teaching is helping her clients discover and feel a difference in their bodies that carries over into their everyday lives. Her specialty is getting the brain on board so that the work she does with her clients in the studio results in both a mental and physical shift leading to an overall improved quality of life.
She is certified as a Vitality Pilates Instructor as well as in Pilates for MS Advanced Training and in Brain-based Education for Movement Professional, and she volunteers weekly at Swedish Hospital teaching MS patients and patients with neurological disorders. Her personal interests include hiking, mountaineering, biking, snowboarding, camping, dogs and books.