I’m a 47-year-old soccer mom. I’d been doggedly strength training for years, but I was stuck in a sad rut of sloppy form and faulty movement patterns leading to nagging injuries and a lack of progress. Then I started working with Niki. She was able to pinpoint my mistakes quickly, brainstorm solutions creatively, and communicate corrections effectively with clear, simple cues. It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks—it just takes a … Read More
Niki is a phenomenal coach and a wonderful person. She will help you get to your goals by understanding where you are coming from and where you want to go, then make recommendations accordingly. I feel very lucky to have her as my coach and look forward to a stronger future with her on my team.
Niki is a great coach. I started the Starting Strength class unsure of what I was getting into. Niki does a fantastic job of explaining the lifts and the mechanics of the lifts. She is very knowledgeable in the lifts and also in the anatomy of the body. She really knows her stuff!! You can tell that strength is something she is really passionate about. While she is tough and wants to push you to … Read More
I’d been lifting semi-seriously for a couple years when I decided to get coaching to make sure I was doing it right. From the very first squat rep I did in my sessions with Niki, she had great and useful advice that has helped me start making good progress again after a long plateau. Niki knows her stuff and knows how to explain it. She’s also a cool and friendly person which makes the rest … Read More
Niki has been an amazing guide into the world of strength training. Since I’m a complete novice and the extents of my strength training only included my body weight and kettlebells, I really needed some help with barbell basics. She has taught me what I need to know to walk into a gym and lift weights confidently. She continues to show me the ropes in a way that’s empowering, plus she hasn’t made fun of … Read More
Niki worked with me in her Starting Strength 101 class and, soon, I will be in her 102 class. She’s a really solid trainer. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything, yet she’s really nice. She makes sure you get it right. She understands the science behind everything you’re doing and has the ability to explain it to you thoroughly. I look forward to working with Niki more in the future.
Niki is a remarkably insightful coach. In addition to her expertise in form and technique she is skillfully adept at communicating the how’s and why’s of each lift. She is tough, incredibly patient, listens intently, never judges, and most importantly is a gifted teacher. Her solid and sound coaching has me not only getting stronger but is fostering a greater confidence in my technique. I am a non-competitive but enthusiastic lifter and Niki has pushed … Read More
I came to Atlanta Barbell October 2015 wanting to lift heavier and get stronger. After participating in various outdoor bootcamps and crossfit gyms, my lifts were stagnant and my numbers hadn’t changed in over a year. Under Niki’s guidance,my squat has already gone up 60lbs, my deadlift 40lbs, and I am still working my way up. I am blown away by what I have accomplished in such a short time. Niki is an amazing coach … Read More
If you’ve learned barbell movements from your own bros, other gym bros or even another trainer who does not preach in the church of barbell, then Niki is for you. I learned some barbell movements a while back, then had my first child, so I was super rusty and nervous getting under a barbell again. But I saw the class on this website, and signed up at the last minute to get the last spot. … Read More