Curious who that bright new face is at the front desk? Well sure, he’s wearing a mask, but we know you want to get to know Brian a little better and see what he actually looks like!
Q: What do you do and how long have you been involved in the (health / fitness / sports / wellness) industry?
A: Growing up I was an elite competitive gymnast competing at the national level until I was 17 (even made it to the Junior National Team at one point; but never competed internationally before). But before taking up gymnastics, I had tried a multitude of different sports, but I didn’t enjoy them as much as I put my heart and my body into gymnastics (literally).
Q: What inspired you to do what you do?
A: It can be amazing what kind of feats the human body can achieve. From being extremely flexible to being nearly superhuman like Captain America.
Q: What are your favourite things about fitness / Kinesiology?
A: Kinesiology is a constantly evolving science. There’s so much to learn about the human body, we’ve probably just scratched the surface.
Q: Outside of work, where can people most often find you?
A: You can probably see me slinging lattes and making latte art on your morning get-me-up at your local Starbucks.
Q: Favourite hobby?
A: I love making latte art, there’s something about it that’s so soothing and satisfying to watch and make. Gymnastics is still a huge part of my life and I go to drop ins from time to time to see if I can perform any old tricks.
Q: What’s your favourite music
A: A Capella; did I tell you I was a choir nerd back in high school?
Q: What’s your favourite exercises?
A: Muscle ups & squats
Q: What are 3 things people don’t know about you?
- I can dislocate both of my thumbs and make two little holes at the joint.
- I can’t swim very well. You would think someone as athletic as I was could swim; reality is that I’m a terrible swimmer
- I crack like a glow stick whenever I crack my back. It’s just audibly very loud.
Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A: I’ve always wanted to
Q: What’s your spirit animal?
A: Pottermore says my Patronus is a Nebelung Cat, but I’ve always loved corgis. They’re playful and full of energy, but can be stubborn at times, which practically resembles me.
Q: Favourite TV show?
A: You can’t wrong with Grey’s Anatomy. That show practically lives on forever and Meredith Grey is absolutely iconic
Q: If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be?
A: The Amazing Race.
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: Harry Shum Jr. & Gemma Chan (Asians represent!)
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: I absolutely love a good lasagna. Once you give me a slice, I might as well just take the entire thing for myself.
Nicole has worked with one of BC’s leading fitness gyms as a top achiever with several awards in personal training and customer service. She is passionate about motivating, educating and expanding the minds of her clients and students to achieve more than just physical fitness. Nicole draws from her background and varied experiences such as yoga, rock climbing, kickboxing and pilates, to provide fun alternatives to “traditional exercises.”