Health coach, fitness trainer, nutrition, wellness and life coaching. Lover of art, adventures, exercise and fabulous food.
I help women 40 and up get fit, lose weight and feel strong and confident in their skin again with a doable approach to fitness through mid-life, menopause and beyond.
You deserve to have a body AND a life you love! I can help.
A VERY STRANGE BLESSING
My Midlife Story
Exactly one month to the day before my 40th birthday, my whole world suddenly turned on its head. One minute I was rather looking forward to entering this new stage of my life, and the next... everything was completely upside down and really rather sucked.
The “what” that happened isn’t so important here, but trust me when I say it would make one heck of a good novel. Hmm... maybe someday.
What is important here is what the mid-life-disaster-turned-blessing caused: a personal epiphany of sorts that is best summed up (only because I can laugh about it now) in this gem of a definition, courtesy of the Urban Dictionary:
The Urban Dictionary
A smart-sounding word for realizing you've been practically retarded for quite some time.
Brutal? Yes. But accurate AF.
People pleasing. Putting myself last. Choosing to support other people's desires and goals while putting firmly on the back burner and completely neglecting my own. And all the while thinking I was doing "the right thing."
Maybe you can relate?
I'd been overlooking the basic survival rule that you should always put on your own life jacket before helping others with theirs. Life jolted me awake only to realize I was drowning and had allowed myself to get pretty damn lost at sea somewhere along the way too.
I had always been fit, active, creative, and a highly passion-driven person. Here I was out of shape, unfulfilled and clueless as to where my own passions or purpose had gone and where the future may lie. Somehow I'd managed to disappear from my own life.
How does that even happen?
And suddenly this was no longer acceptable to me. So even stuck in the midst of a really chaotic and challenging time, I made a decision to take back my body and my life.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
Here's a FUN FACT:
You'll probably find that most people you know in their 40s, 50s and beyond are now, or have been going through some sort of personal, professional or family challenge, change or other mid-life chaos. If you're one of the lucky ones who has it all together and things are going great, even the good stuff seems a little turbulent at times, no? And that's not even including a global pandemic, by the way.
Think about yourself and the people in your circle. Aging parents, illness, loss, relationships, moving, kids, careers, grandkids!... and what the heck are our bodies doing??!!
To say there's a lot going on at this stage of our lives is an understatement.
It's far too easy to get lost in the shuffle. You tend to put yourself last. You set your own goals, dreams, even your health, fitness and well being aside. Or you just give up entirely in the hopes that someday, maybe it might all settle down and you can eventually focus on you.
I know. I've been there.
I will be forever grateful I found Nicole. She is an amazing coach! Menopause and covid weight crept up on me. There are so many “diets'' marketed out there and I was so confused, anxious. And hungry. Then I met Nicole. She does not have a one-size-fits-all approach.... And it works.
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Here's aNOTHER FUN FACT:
Someday Isn't Coming
The challenges, changes and busyness of life will continue.
Just know that it IS actually possible to still focus on you and thrive on this wild journey too.
You can take back your body AND your life and even enjoy the ride.
I've done it. And I'd love to help you do that too.
Ways To Get Started
Fitness for women over 40 shouldn't be so confusing or hard. My goal is to make it accessible, enjoyable and actually doable through this crazy time through midlife, menopause and beyond. Choose your own fitness adventure...
More About Me
A Few More Fun Facts
I'm a multi-passionate Canadian-Antiguan whose life has been mainly split between these two wildly different countries, along with seven years living in Thailand, which is wonderfully surreal and like no other place on earth.
A graduate of Barry University, Miami (Bachelor of Fine Art, Class of '97 - Go Bucs!), I'm also Certified as an AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer, NASM Nutrition Coach, CCF Certified Life Coach Practitioner and Life Purpose Coach. So yes, I am reasonably qualified to do the stuff I love to do.
I sometimes call myself a late bloomer. Then I look back on all this and realize I've seen, done, accomplished and frankly, survived kind of a lot. Not to mention having a uniquely developed (um, warped?) sense of humour and outlook on life as a result.
In 2018 I married the guy who had been my high-school prom date 30 years before. Someone with whom I'd had zero contact for over 25 years and who later in life apparently turned out to be my soulmate. Who knew? You really can't make this sh*t up. As we like to say, on the day we got married we had been dating for 30 years with a 27 year break. I now also have three very cool grown-up step-kids who grace us with their presence every now and then.
Together, my honey Mitch and I go on adventures camping and exploring our world with me on the back of the motorcycle. Things I never in a million years could have imagined myself doing, let alone thoroughly enjoying. EVER.
In fact, if you had a crystal ball and had told me when I was turning 40 that my life would look like this today, I would have said you were out of your f-ing mind. Now? I'm really grateful you were right. ;-)
As it turns out, mid-life does not actually suck!
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