Q: What do you do and how long have you been involved activity and health?
A: Throughout my life, I have been involved in competitive badminton and have only recently started to branch out into other sports, such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Rowing. I hope to continue my exploration in new activities to gain new perspectives and meet more people! I currently volunteer with an individual who has been in a traumatic incident, where I do supervise his exercise routine in hopes to physically rehabilitate his potential to walk. I have just started my co-op work term at Le Physique as a Client Care Manager and Cardio Trainer.
Q: What inspired you to do what you do?
A: Before post-secondary, I was amazed by the mentality and athletic ability of professional athletes, thus I chose Kinesiology to learn more about human movement and methods to achieve optimal performance. By being a part of the Kinesiology program at UBC, I now hope to create an everlasting impact within the community by emphasizing the importance of prioritizing overall health through adequate nutrition and exercise to ‘unlock’ one’s complete and hidden potential.
Q: What are your favourite things about fitness / Kinesiology?
A: My favourite thing about fitness/Kinesiology is being able to help others progress towards their personalized goals. I admire how progression consistently tests and challenges one’s patience, consisting of good and not-so-good progressive days.
Q: Outside of work, where can people most often find you?
A: Trying to find the creamiest and smoothest ramen broths in ramen restaurants in the Lower Mainland or walking by the water!
Q: Favourite hobby?
A: Learning how to play soundtracks on the piano or saxophone, especially from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
Q: What’s your favourite music?
A: I tend to have many musical transitional phases. I am currently obsessed with country music, but I am open to all genres of music, except for rock and metal.
Q: What’s your favourite exercises?
A: Bulgarian lunges and sprints. I enjoy feeling light on my feet after completing these movements.
Q: What are 3 things people don’t know about you?
I can easily tear up and bawl my eyes out during meaningful scenes in movies and TV shows.
If my friends don’t like a specific song that I enjoy, I will play it until they like the song, which usually works out (most of the time).
I find stall and lame jokes more funny than actual jokes.
Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A: Airplane Pilot! I could travel the world by flying a plane!
Q: What’s your spirit animal?
A: Turtle. I hustle when necessary, but always pace myself and will stay really calm and grounded even in stressful situations.
Q: Favourite TV show?
A: Obviously, I can’t just choose one as different TV genres are not comparable, like apples and oranges, right? Currently, my top three TV series are Friends, Game of Thrones and The Flash.
Q: If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be?
A: Kitchen Nightmares
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: Emma Watson
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Binge watching TV shows and movies, while eating food delivered from SkipTheDishes and UberEats.
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.”