Hi, my name is Erica and I am (a soon to be) 40 yr old mother of 3 children (12, 9, 7.) Working with Nichelle on my journey back to health has inspired me to take the time to share my story, and, to let other women know that it is never to late get back into shape!!
As a child and teenager I was active and fit, taking part in sports, dance (tap/ballet/jazz) and cheerleading. After completing my college education and getting married, I fell into a routine of bad eating habits and inactivity. Family life and raising children were the excuse my husband and I gave ourselves to avoid fitness and healthy eating habits, although we both enjoyed working out and training in our “younger days.” Before I realized it–> over 10 years had passed and I had gained about 100 lbs. I was selfconscious, depressed and not the mother or wife I knew I wanted to be. I knew I had to do something for myself and my family.
It was around this same time that I saw a poster of Nichelle at a local fitness academy where my little boy was taking wrestling class. In the poster, she looked strong, fit and empowered– everything I wanted for myself. I did some investigating and found who she was. I had already started to work out again and was eating better, but felt I needed some more structure and accountability. Her website and personal training business seemed interesting, but I have to admit I was intimidated. Needless to say, after working up the courage to contact her, Nichelle put all my fears to rest. Nichelle is one of those rare individuals that freely share knowledge and encouragement whilst maintaining a kindness and humility that fosters true growth and positivity in others.
Nichelle’s “8 weeks to FABU-LAUS” program was just the thing I needed!! She helped to provide a custom training and nutrition program that matched my specific body type and goals. Moreover, her knowledge and expertise in fitness was matched only by her kindness, patience and boundless energy. The interaction with Nichelle and the other ladies in my 8 week program was awesome. We motivated and encouraged one another –> and succeeded as individual members of a group. Besides being challenging both physically and mentally, the program was fun andempowering. The experience helped me achieve my goal of getting back into shape. Having lost over 100 lbs, I am proud to say I am in the best shape of my life, and, more importantly–> I have restored my commitment to lifelong health and fitness. I know I am a happier person, wife and mother for it!!