PRLog - Aug. 9, 2009 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Last fall, personal trainer and National TV Fitness Personality, Nicole Gauthier ( "Niki G")moved back to her hometown of Brentwood, TN and got to work immediately to her bringing her Fitness Formula for Success to TN by running fitness boot camps at area parks. Her Boot Camps allow her to work with small groups of people in a motivating setting. “I wanted to create a group fitness atmosphere that was not only effective and challenging, but welcoming and always positive”. So, not only do Boot Campers get to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and the wide open spaces the parks have to offer, participants of her Boot Camps receive encouragement to push themselves, workout safely and incorporate what they have learned in her Brentwood Boot Camps outside of camp.
“Niki is always very encouraging, keeps us motivated and pushes us to the next level. She is our cheerleader and her positive outlook and energy is very addictive,” says Alisa of Brentwood, now going into her third month of Camp at River Park next to the Brentwood Library and YMCA. Niki has much reason to be proud of her Boot Camper’s achievements. Some have lost up to 10lbs in only a month, lost inches, increased their energy and even adopted a realistic fitness lifestyle. Gauthier says, “I recently found out that one of my Boot Campers who was on vacation ran two times in just the first couple of days into her trip, and she was NOT an exerciser before starting my camp! This is extremely satisfying since my purpose is helping others find ways to get fit. ”
During her two years as a fitness expert on The Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg FL, for equipment manufacturer ProForm Fitness, Niki discovered her passion of positively motivating groups of people. She found that her excitement and passion for fitness could cause others to take action and that people really just want a friend in fitness, not someone that looks down at them or barks orders at them. Niki herself lost over 50lbs after each of her pregnancies, so in many ways she can relate to her clients. At her studio in Clearwater FL, she began developing her Fitness Formula which includes cardio exercise, weight training, stretching and has now expanded to include an accountability and support system- a complete and exclusive recipe for success that Niki claims gives anyone the tools to succeed if they follow it.
Niki, who began her career 13 years ago as a private, in-home personal trainer now keeps in touch with all her Boot Camper via email, texts and her online fitness tracking system so each Boot Camper gets plenty of personal attention. Cynthia, a first time Boot Camper from Nashville says “Niki treats each of us like she is our personal trainer not just a participant. She takes the time to observe each of our fitness levels and helps us push ourselves in a safe way”. Blair, from Nashville, TN had this to say about Niki “She gives me the drive to show up to class each morning. She learned our names within the first day of class. In class she pushes each person to their limit. She keeps a positive attitude and helps each participant to reflect the attitude back.”
Niki’s Boot Camps are really catching on and her style must be working. What started as one Boot Camp in April and 4 classes a week has now grown to three Boot Camps with a total of 9 classes a week in less than 3 months at both Granny White Park and River Park. A fourth camp and an additional 3 classes a week are schedule for the fall at 9am. For more information about Niki G’s Fitness Boot Camp, see www.nikigfitness.com or call 615.638.9990