Freelance writer | Coach | Nature Lover | Dog + Human Mom | Cannabis Enjoyer
I am on a journey of self discovery, radical self love and acceptance. I'm here to use my vulnerability as strength to create a safe environment for others to do the same. Thank you for being here!
I always thought that I was confident and full of self- esteem, until I actually started taking a look at my thoughts. I’ve always been my own worst critic; seriously, I skipped school once and felt so guilty about it, I told my parents the moment I went home. I have always punished myself harder than anyone else could, I always worry about how other people will feel at the detriment of myself, and I’ve always struggled to feel worthy. Because I know how it feels to make myself as small as possible for others comfort, I’ve spent the past couple years creating relationships free of judgement, shame, and guilt. I’m on a mission to use my vulnerability to create a safe and inclusive environment for women and womxn to show up as themselves.
Hey, I’m Nicole! I am a writer, coach, mom (fur and human), business owner, and wife. I live on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, which fuels my love of nature. I grew up with Harry Potter, I know almost all the words to every movie and I’ve read each book at least 10 times. Zelda is the only video game I enjoy playing, so much so that I got myself a Nintendo Switch so I could play it. I’m 30 years old and have spent the last decade trying to figure out who the heck I am.
Becoming a mom at 19 threw me headfirst into the real world. No one, including myself, really believed that I could be a mom, until one day I decided that I was going to prove everyone wrong and raise a contributing person to society… I think I’m on the right path so far, although it hasn’t always felt that way. I spent the first 2 years of my son's life convincing myself that I couldn’t be a parent without his dad, staying in an abusive relationship because I didn’t have the confidence in myself to do it alone, until I finally realized that I was more than capable of raising my son- because I was already doing it! I finally started believing in myself when I became a single mom at 21. Fitness was a huge factor in building that confidence, building my physical strength also built my mental and emotional strength, and I knew I needed to help others experience this too.
I entered the fitness industry in 2012 as a women’s kickboxing instructor, instantly I fell in love with helping women feel strong and powerful in their bodies. I went onto get my Personal Training Certification with CanfitPro in 2014, since then I’ve taught group fitness alongside personal training. I help women understand their bodies through movement, focusing on functional movement that translates into real life situations. In 2017 I added Nutrition Coaching to my skill set with Precision Nutrition, because I recognized that fitness and nutrition go hand in hand. Combining fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching in a safe and judgement free environment helps women explore their current situation, while making informed decisions to grow.
Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a child, I’ve always kept a journal to organize my thoughts, jot down ideas, or scream in all caps. I’ve been freelance writing since 2018 through blogs and community magazines. I specialize in fitness, health, nutrition, lifestyle, parenting, cannabis, and community living.
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