Nikole Gessler – Owner/Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Strongman Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course/CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
USA Weightlifting Local Weightlifting Committee Referee
Certified Outlaw Barbell Coach
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

After months of trying to avoid it, in October 2011 Nikole took her first CrossFit intro class. She had recently seen the games on ESPN, heard some friends talk about it and morbid curiosity finally got the best of her.

Over the previous year she had lost 35 pounds, had taken kickboxing classes, began running, weight lifted at the gym, finished a Tough Mudder and thought she was in pretty decent shape. She was in decent shape, but nothing like CrossFit shape. CrossFit is all around fitness, from head to toe, every aspect of what being fit is all about.

The desire to know more and do more was what prompted her to get her CrossFit Level 1 Coaching Certificate in August 2012 and her USA Weightlifting Level One Sport Performance Coach Certification in September 2013.

90DaysRingRowNikole has done 4 Tough Mudders since starting CrossFit. The first was with a group shortly after tearing her hamstring (not a CrossFit related injury), the second was in the bitter cold of Indiana at Thanksgiving (shivering for 3 hours after she was done), the third she did 7 days after breaking her collar bone (again, not a CrossFit related injury – but a really fun story if you ever want to hear it), and the fourth for fun because mud and electricity never get old. She is currently training for the GoRuck Challenge. (Anyone want to join her?)

Nikole enjoys helping athletes of all levels be their best. She has struggled with weight, had to start over after physical therapy and had to scale for injuries but keeps on CrossFitting. Her goal is to teach her three children by example how to be leaders, how to take care of themselves by eating well and working out and how to appreciate and care for the body they have.

And yes, burpees suck. A lot. But wall balls and box jumps are a breeze when you’re 6’ tall.

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