Founder, Positive Choice
As the winner of the Skills Active’s Manakura Award in 2021, Nikki has spent the past five years, building on 30+years in the exercise industry, to become the best mentor and coach she can. This allows her the privilege, and the experience and expertise, to support new and existing trainers in the industry.
Nikki has been teaching movement of some kind since 1987 and even now is a very active group exercise instructor, personal trainer, life coach and mentor/assessor, as well as a member of the Exercise NZ team. Now 11 years old, Nikki’s business, Positive Choice, offers her clients, and mentees, a safe space to step outside their current comfort zone and make it their new normal.
Moving from the UK in 2007, Nikki built a number of well-established contracts, with the likes of Next Generation and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, alongside running her own business. During this time, Nikki spent 5 successful years as co-distributor for Power Music New Zealand and was a finalist in The Group Exercise Instructor of the Year – Own Choreography.
Since starting with Exercise NZ in 2019, Nikki has continued to grow her business, added Skills Active Assessor to her skill set and has become Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) Global Ambassador for New Zealand, increasing her impact on the industry.
Nikki’s mission is to create a safe space for people become their best selves, and working aligned to her values and this mission, means she can support you in meeting your own potential.