Movement Specialist/Owner of Dragon Fitness
FMS LEVEL 2, SFG 1, FRCM.S.
10 YEARS EXPERIENCE
I started in the fitness field in 2009, working mostly in corporate fitness, and have fallen in love with the rewarding nature of the industry. My passion comes from seeing the success of my clients and the individuals that they effect and inspire. Over the years my training style has developed into a very moderate and movement oriented approach to exercise.
My clients focus on training exercises as skills to improve instead of pounds to lose, which helps them see that long term success with health and fitness is deeper than the scale. Using a skill based program keeps the focus on real, tangible goals that the client can see and feel every day. With this approach I find that my clients see more physical changes than a weight based system.
I have multiple movement oriented certifications that help me correct and enhance my client’s physical capabilities. I use Kettlebells as the main source of my strength and conditioning programs. I also have coaching experience in powerlifting, bodyweight movement and mobility.
“I have always been motivated to be physically fit but did not really enjoy lifting weights. I knew I had to take my fitness routine to a higher level in order to reach my fitness goals. My goals were simple; to maintain a high level of cardiovascular fitness, and to increase my strength. I had been thinking about personal training when I met Nick Jackson at a boot camp class he was teaching. I liked his energy and the way he encouraged me to push myself. I knew I had met the trainer I wanted to work with. I have been training with Nick for 3 years and can’t imagine not having him as a part of my fitness routine. I find that he motivates and pushes me in a very positive way with great results. As a 55 year old woman I am in better shape than most women my age, and those much younger. My training sessions are challenging, yet fun. Nick has helped me realize that I am capable of way more than I ever thought possible. I recommend him highly for anyone interested in reaching their physical potential. Even though I am 55, I feel 25!”
“I was 25 lbs overweight and having problems loosing weight on my own. I met with Nick Jackson to discuss my fitness and weight goals. He came up with an exercise plan that required working out 6 days a week with 3 days of those being Nick providing one-on-one training and the other three workouts that I could do on my own. He started me out at a slower pace and as my muscles got stronger increased the intensity of the workouts. He also gave me a diet plan that would help me build muscle, which in turn would help me burn fat and increase my metabolism. He pushed hard and took no excuses when I had difficulty doing some of the exercises which helped me accomplish my goals sooner. If I had issues or concerns he adjusted my exercises to address the concerns. When I would reach a plateau, he would change the exercises to try to get me past the hump. I have lost 20 lbs in the last 6 months as well as 2 clothes sizes. I have the strength and stamina that I did not have before I started. Thanks you so much Nick for keeping me motivated and on track when I felt like quitting and giving up. I feel much better and I know I am much healthier because of it.”
“Nick’s been my personal trainer for 4 years, and I wouldn’t trade him for anything! During this time, he has not only helped develop me physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well. He challenges and motivates me to go beyond my perceived limits, while being open to adjusting my workouts accordingly. Nick is also extremely personable and has an unlimited amount of energy, which makes him a true pleasure to work with! Having worked with other personal trainers, I can definitely say that he is one of the best!”