Nicole enjoys an active lifestyle as an avid hiker, runner, cyclist, and swimmer. She fell in love with Pilates upon introduction as it was excellent cross training for her other physical activities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University, became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2011 and is now an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES™. Nicole continues to upgrade her training and knowledge and is a certified personal trainer with ACE, a group fitness instructor through AFAA, and has done training in the MELT method, TRX Suspension Training and the Pink Ribbon program for breast cancer. Nicole teaches private and group classes at Yin Yang Pilates in Lake Zurich, Illinois.