Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Nick Giacara has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, ranging from Personal Trainer, Fitness Manager, Sales Manager, and Club Manager. Nick’s original inspiration came from his personal weight loss journey of losing 50 pounds. Because of the changes he made in his life, Nick wanted to share his story to help influence those around him.
Nick has worked for 24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Equinox, winning many awards for Best Customer Service, Member Change of Life, and Club of the Year. Nick has managed some of the top clubs in Los Angeles, California, Miami Beach, Florida, and now Boulder, Colorado.
Nick is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), where he also completed his Performance Enhancement Specialist certification (PES). Nick is also certified by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association) and by NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers). He is also certified with Apex’s nutritional certification.
Nick has been featured as the premier speaker and model for the “Ab Coaster” infomercial, as well as the cover model and featured article in 2010 for Frontiers Magazine—an annual LGBT-friendly health and fitness magazine. In 2011, Nick was featured on Dr. Phil for a holiday weight gain episode.
Nick has had the opportunity to train celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Benny Medina. Other celebrity clients Nick has trained include musical legend, Phil Collins, and former 2X IBF and WBA Light-Middle Weight World Champion, Fernando Vargas.
Nick is also an award-winning bodybuilder. At his first NPC show in August 2018, he placed first in both of his classes, and then went on to win the Master’s Physique Overall Award. Nick will make attempt for his pro card in the Summer of 2020.
Nick lives by the motto, “Great things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”