Meet the Trainers
Alexa is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with nearly 10 years of experience. She holds specialized certifications in RRCA Run Coaching and prenatal/postpartum fitness. Her goal is to educate clients to help them achieve their fitness and running goals. Outside of her huge passion for running, sports, and all things sweat-inducing, Alexa enjoys spending time with her two sweet children and equally sporty husband.
“Alexa is beyond amazing at everything she does. It’s clear that she loves her job and has a gift to motivate and encourage others to work out, be healthier and happier. While I have tried a few different things to work out in the past, it’s never been part of my lifestyle and I’ve never stuck with it for more than a few weeks. It’s different with Alexa’s run training. I’m excited before, love it during and feel happy afterwards. I joined Alexa’s run training when she the first offered it a few years ago and have been signing up ever since. I’ve also been excited to follow her training plans outside of the training sessions and join her and others from the group for races including three half marathons, Hood to Coast and several smaller races and relays. I signed up for my first marathon in April and I am super excited to be joining Alexa’s run training for this. My pace has improved since I’ve been training with Alexa and I even won or placed in a couple of smaller races. Besides the training, I made several friends that I would not want to miss. I am so thankful for Alexa, the community she has created and the workout she offers! I encourage everyone to at least try her training. Trust me, you’ll love it! ” –Steffi Kautz
“Alexa is amazing! I had run for years before her run training with only minimal improvement in my speed and endurance. In the one year I’ve participated in her training, my speed has improved dramatically (shaved 2 minutes off my mile time and PR’d in a half), my endurance has increased, and my recovery time is the best its ever been.” –Katie Newcomb
Many trainers will tell you that they have always been athletic and liked to exercise, but Nikki is not one of those trainers. Nikki spent most of her 20’s as an overweight couch potato, but decided to change her life and get off the couch in 2005. She lost 80 lbs by hiring a personal trainer and eating better. Nikki found a love for running and ran her first marathon in 2006. She has since run 4 more, as well as dozens of half marathons, relays, and various other distances. She continued to work out with various trainers and gyms until 2015, when she joined Baby Boot Camp in an effort to regain some of what she’d lost after having two kids. It was then that Nikki decided she wanted to inspire others then way she’d been inspired and to pass on some of the things she’d learned in her fitness journey. In 2016, Nikki received her Certification from the AFAA to be a group exercise instructor, and she has a true passion for helping people realize their strength and reach their goals through exercise.
Running is still Nikki’s biggest passion, and she is pursuing her RRCA certification to be a running coach this summer. In addition to this, she looks forward to working one on one with clients to help them reach whatever their fitness goals may be, as well as continuing to work with two or more people in a group exercise setting. In addition to having over a decade of experience on “the other side,” she has prenatal and postnatal exercise training, is CPR/AED certified, and of course has plenty of experience planning and teaching group exercise. In addition to being an exercise instructor, Nikki is a mother to two young boys, is an active blogger on the “Run Oregon” blog, and is on the board at her youngest son’s preschool. She loves to write, draw, and paint in her spare time, which is never.
“Nikki is one of the most positive and motivating instructors I’ve had. While she is gentle and encouraging by nature, her workouts are rigorous and challenging. Nikki has high-expectations for herself and those she instructs and her vast knowledge and personal experience guide her instruction.” –Eve Posen
“There are few people that can motivate you to do and be better like Nikki. Her calm demeanor has the ability to subtly nudge you to be your best self. I have had the pleasure to take bootcamp classes, track workouts, and nutrition courses led by Nikki. In all of these settings, her passions for all things health clearly shines through and is truly contagious. She effortlessly brings her own past and experiences to all classes she teaches, making her a partner in your journey. She is such a special woman and her inherent kindness, passion, and strong sense of self makes it easy to follow her willingly into your goals and optimum health!” -Robyn Evans
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