Hey–it's Nicol! I am a mom, runner, cyclist, fitness pro and product designer. As a certified fitness professional, I know the challenges we face to be in the best of shape of our life. It's not easy when there's family, work, school and life happening so fast! That's why I have dedicated myself to helping others get in shape, stay fit and live their best life.

Remember, you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others effectively.

My fitness journey started in my hometown of St. Charles, MO where I earned nationwide status as one of the top 400m high school runners. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia I earned 8 "Big 12" Track and Field titles, as well as a 4X400m relay championship.

Today, I am still running countless 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and a couple of marathons from time to time. My true passion is competing in duathlons (ride-bike-run) and in 2018, I hope to grab a spot on the US National Sprint–Duathlon Team. Join me on my journey where I will share my strength training, running and cycling workouts. Hopefully, it will inspire you to get started on your fitness goals.

Check this out, I am a fitness ambassador for ZeroWater, SlimClip Case, FitFluential and an Athleta FitPro. I have been featured in Women's Running magazine, San Diego's 92128 magazine and modeled for Les Mills International, ElliptiGo and ACE Fitness.

Hey, if you’re ever in the San Diego, California, consider joining me at one of the local running/fitness events!

The Baby Fat Challenge

                         Pregnancy #1 and #2...Post Pregnancy 2 years following...

                         Pregnancy #1 and #2...Post Pregnancy 2 years following...

Losing weight and reshaping your body after pregnancy is challenging but it can be done. You have to be willing to put in the work and make no excuses.

Baby #1 was a physical challenge. I was 27 years old and afraid to run during my pregnancy because I truly believed I would hurt my baby and she would fall right out! LOL! So, I didn't do anything but eat. I gained nearly 65 lbs. The good and bad part after the pregnancy,  I quickly lost the weight but it was too much weight, too fast. I was underweight and extremely weak. I lost my appetite and would go hours without eating. I was extremely stressed with being a new mom and working at the same time. My doctor put me on a plan and my mother "fed me back to health".

Baby #2 was a mental challenge. I gained 35 lbs and was a lot more active, mainly because I was already a busy, working mom.  It was tough, but I made sure to eat, exercise and sleep. I suffered from separation anxiety but with the help of my mother and a great day care provider, I was able to make the transition back to "healthy and fit".

It is important to eat right, exercise and surround yourself with supportive family/friends. If you want to be healthy and strong, BE HEALTHY and STRONG! Stop making excuses and do the work, pregnant or not. Exercise with or without the baby and get your family involved. Your goal should be...HEALTHY and FIT so you can enjoy those little nuggets you call children! :)