Nicole enjoys an active lifestyle and is an avid hiker, runner, cyclist and swimmer. She fell in love with Pilates immediately, as it provided excellent cross-training for her other physical activities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University, and became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2011. She is now a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training™. Nicole is continually upgrading her training and knowledge. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, an AFAA group fitness instructor, and has trained in the MELT method and TRX Suspension Training. She has also taken part in the Pink Ribbon program for breast cancer. Her passion for teaching is apparent in her outgoing and caring demeanor. She always puts clients first, and provides them with an enjoyable and productive workout.