Here is what clients are saying about working with Nikki:
"Working with Nikki was an amazing experience. I reached out to her following some scary lab results, an out of the blue back injury and an unexplained weight gain. My doctor had suggested some exercise to reduce inflammation and to assist with my growing hormonal imbalance. As someone who is not naturally athletic (and who still has nightmares about failing Gym 8), I was looking for a special kind of personal trainer. I needed someone who was kind, supportive and knowledgeable, and I found that with Nikki. She created custom sessions and worked to build my strength and my confidence. At no time, did I ever feel uncomfortable because I was so weak and out of shape. She is a wonderful cheerleader. I highly recommend working with Nikki whether you are a seasoned athlete or a seasoned couch potato. Thanks, Nikki!"
-Maggie Williams, Squamish
"I work out with Nikki and really enjoy her services. She's a pleasure to work with every week, very professional. No work out is ever the same. I'm really feeling stronger each week and I'm glad I've invested in my health. Nikki also does an online program called Precision Nutrition, which really helps me on my off days. Definitely check her out - I don't think you'll be disappointed. Thanks a lot Nikki!!"
- Cory Byron, Abbotsford
"Nikki's an awesome trainer and I fully recommend her! I started with her having not been into a gym in years, but needing to build core strength. After working with her I am excited that I see changes in myself, and have the ability to do things I would not have had the strength to do before. She listens and observes, and has created programs for me that have tons of challenge and variety. She also goes beyond physical training and provides advice on nutrition and lifestyle. She is a positive, encouraging, and dedicated trainer."
- Tanja Alsfasser, Burnaby
"I hadn’t really considered seeing a personal trainer before I talked to Nikki. The cost was a major barrier—I just didn’t see how it could possibly be worth it. That said, I also knew that I really needed a jump start to get my rear in gear. Nikki made the first steps seem completely accessible. She was warm and friendly, and understood that what I needed at that moment was a gentle nudge, a set of goals, and a few words of encouragement. There was no sense of pressure, which allowed me to feel comfortable in my decision to commit to a short term plan.
I quickly learned that I was in even worse shape than I’d feared, but Nikki helped me through that as well, shaping and shifting my exercise routine so that it was tailored to me. She always took a moment to check in with me, ask how I was feeling before and during our workout, and what my plan was for the week.
While the first few weeks were challenging, I recognized almost immediately that training with Nikki was precisely what I needed. I’ve been with Nikki for over 8 months now, and my body has completely transformed—I’ve trimmed down and had some fantastic strength gains. What’s more, training has given me the determination to get back in to old activities—such as yoga and running—and the confidence to try new ones.
Nikki is an inspiring and effective trainer. She works hard to come up with exercises and plans that will work for you, and really listens to what you need. She encourages holistic healthy living and having respect and love for your body. She leads by example in her own life, and always has a story to tell about her latest adventures in paddle boarding, hiking, or skiing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nikki to anyone looking to take their exercise routine to the next level--I have seen the changes it has made in my life, and couldn’t be happier that I made the decision to invest in myself."
- Melanie Ewan, North Vancouver
"On the fourth of January I began my fitness journey (again) this time with the help of the fabulous Nikki Johnston Beaudoin. I'm happy to say that I have made some real progress! While I haven't quite reached all of my fitness goals yet, I am definitely moving forward with momentum. One of the things I said that I would like to achieve is doing a 10 k run and today I did that! I feel stronger and leaner and I have more confidence! I can't wait to reach even more of my fitness goals and look forward having your knowledge and guidance..... I didn't mean any of those things I said while doing squats!"
- Lily Tourond, North Vancouver
"Nikki is awesome! I have been training with her for a couple of months now and she makes working out interesting and fun! She is full of knowledge and is super supportive. I look forward to my sessions each week."
- Tara Crone, North Vancouver
"We've had Nikki as our corporate trainer for a few months. She leads both our morning "workout of the day"-type sessions as well as yoga sessions once a week.
I am not a morning person, but the thought of starting the day with a workout with Nikki gets me out of bed. As I'm working on improving strength and conditioning, I worry about workouts which are too taxing for me. The routines she designs for us are perfect for me in my, erm, middle-age, with variations for different levels. She motivates us with just enough cheer-leading without the feeling of a drill-sergeant in our face. :)
When I found out she is also a SUP Yoga (!!) Instructor, I was a bit nervous about whether or not the yoga would be too difficult for me, (I'm still new to practicing). My concerns were alleviated quickly. Nikki leads by example, tailors the session to suit us, and corrects my poses in a very encouraging and supportive manner without any judgement. She adds a light spiritual element to the practice which I really appreciate.
Finally, as I'm the type of person who wants to do things the "right" way, am inquisitive in general, and still learning on both the workout and yoga fronts, Nikki encourages questions and happily obliges me.
Nikki is awesomesauce and I always look forward to both the workout of the day and the yoga sessions with her. Highly recommended!"
- Sherman Woo, Vancouver
" I have had Nikki as a private Yoga Instructor. Being a complete newbie at this, I preferred to learn the basics through private classes. I felt more confident to attend group classes afterwards. Nikki was very professional, attentive to my needs, answered all my questions and was very flexible with scheduling classes. I highly recommend her!"