Nikki Giacara is a former reality television star, turned fitness enthusiast. She pursued her passion for fitness immediately following her graduation with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and Management from the University of Colorado (Denver). Being an athlete all her life, Nikki knew she had to find a career that followed her passion—helping those around her to live better and healthier lives.
In 2011, Nikki moved from Denver, Colorado to Los Angeles, California, and became a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT) and National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT). While working as a personal trainer for Gold’s Gym Los Angeles, Nikki was promoted to Fitness Manager, after receiving “Trainer of the Month” the first three months of her employment with Gold’s Gym. It was here that Nikki met her boyfriend-turned-husband, Nick—and the rest, is history!
After a record-breaking streak at Gold’s Gym Los Angeles, Nikki left for an opportunity to grand open the Equinox Fitness in Downtown Los Angeles. It was soon thereafter that Nikki urged Nick to join her. Within the first three months at Equinox, The Nicks were competing for the top spot, where she and he regularly would place first and second amongst the staff of thirty trainers.
In 2014, Nikki and Nicki relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, while still working under the Equinox brand. Shortly after their departure, The Nicks took their personal training expertise to a more private, personalized setting and founded FiT2NiK™.
Nikki has over 14 (active) personal training certifications, which originally included The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. Her resume then grew to include Fit for Birth Pre & Post-Natal, TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebell, PowerPlate, and The Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
Nikki is also a NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 Nutrition Coach. Nikki is also Peak Pilates and Low Pressure Fitness certified. Knowledge is power, and Nikki continues to acquire a minimum of one new certification a year, to help enhance her clients’ lives, in addition to her own!
When not servicing her clients, Nikki competes in bodybuilding competitions. She began this journey in 2017, competing as an NPC Bikini competitor. After an incredible improvement season, Nikki decided to switch classes and begin competing as an NPC Figure competitor. At her first (and only) show of 2018, Nikki took second in both of her classes, thus giving her the national qualification she needed in order to compete at the national level. Immediately after her Figure qualification, Nikki began her preparation for the upcoming Wellness Division, which finally debuted in the NPC in January 2020.
Nikki competed in the FIRST ever wellness competition in Los Angeles, California, in January 2020, taking first in her class. Six weeks later, Nikki then competed in the FIRST ever Wellness competition in the sate of Colorado, also taking first in her class. Currently, Nikki is preparing for her national debut in the Wellness Division in the summer of 2020, where she will be fighting for her IFBB Pro Card.
Nikki lives by the motto “It’s not about having the time, it’s about making the time,” and continues to remind her clients that life has no offseason!