Kimberlin Nicks, B.S., graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, Kim has been a personal trainer and movement strength coach for over 5 years. While in Austin, Kim coached a variety of people;from weekend warriors to professional endurance athletes;new moms to grandparents;and new gym goers to seasoned gym junkies.
Kim relocated to Portland two years ago to attend Chiropractic school, where she obtained another Bachelors degree in Human Biology and fell in love with soft tissue manipulation and muscle therapy. After learning more about the benefits of soft tissue and becoming certified in Active Release Technique through A.R.T. and Performance Taping certified through Rocktape, Kim transferred to East West College where she is currently studying for her Massage Therapy License.
Kim enjoys training clients of all stages in their fitness journey, but is especially geared towards endurance athletes and hikers/backpackers. Being a seasoned Age Group Triathlete and with vast knowledge of human biomechanics, Kim analyzes movement in a way that has helped her endurance athletes and hikers/backpackers move better, race faster and also be more resilient to injury.
In between studying and working, Kim enjoys exploring the outdoors, camping, hanging out with her dogs, discovering new restaurants, coffee shops and everything else the PNW has to offer.