We are so pleased to welcome Nikee Huntington to the Coaching Internship program. Nikee has been a member of SRSC for almost two years, and her story is really exceptional. We know that she’s going to be a great inspiration to our membership, because she already is! Read about her journey here.
“My fitness journey began in 2007 when my friend (now my husband) gave me a one month membership to the YMCA as a Christmas gift. I started jogging on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Around the same time, I started eating healthier, sold my car and became a bike commuter. I added free weights to my routine and lost 100 pounds in a little over a year.
In 2011, I was obsessed with running and set the goal of running half-marathon distance before having my second child. I came up with my own endurance training program, dialed in my nutrition and was able to complete the feat within 6 months (and by the time I was 3 weeks pregnant).
I started to read more and more about weight training in 2014 and really wanted to focus on getting strong. The gym I was going to didn’t have the space, the equipment I needed or the experts to tell me what to do (since strength training/CrossFit was completely foreign to me).
I joined SRSC in September 2014 and immediately fell in love with the programming, the coaching and the atmosphere. I have learned so much and have become the athlete I didn’t even know I had deep down inside of me!
This year has been chaotic and a bit rough, but I keep getting signs that it’s time to take control, focus on me and figure out what I can do, personally, to contribute to my community. My passions are fitness and nutrition and since I have embarked on my own journey in this realm, it feels so right to become a coach/trainer so that I can help others reach their health goals.
I know what it feels like to find genuine happiness through physical fitness and I want others to experience that simple joy. Strength training and metabolic conditioning take grit and at the end of the day it is very rewarding to feel physically AND mentally stonger. I want to teach people how to move their bodies, I want to encourage people to be the best version of themselves they can be and I want to see people amaze themselves!
Everyone has a memory of that one teacher who was simply amazing. The one who made a difference for them: taught them something unforgettable, encouraged them to reach higher than they would have on their own. Whatever it was, that’s the teacher I want to be. I genuinely care about people and I want to help cultivate and nurture the seeds of health in everyone!” – Nikee Huntington
We’re so excited to bring Nikee into the coaching staff. Welcome Nikee!