- Better Body. Better Life -


“Fitness isn’t about being better than someone. It’s about being better than you used to be”
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“Since I began training with Nichole I’ve lost 22lbs, 8 dress sizes, and I’ve never felt better. It’s like the me I was in college! Only a lot smarter!”
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“Nope. Couldn’t do it. No way. Those last 10 lbs were not coming off. I had just about decided to live with them, and then I met Nichole. 10lbs gone… plus 10 more!”
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Meet Nichole Garlington

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I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
Nichole Garlington

Learn More About Nichole. (click on the tabs below)

    • History
      I grew up like a lot of people from the Memphis area; I ate foods that were great tasting and not great for me. At an early age, I knew there had to be a better way to enjoy the foods I loved and maintain a strong, healthy body. At 16 I joined my first gym and embarked on my life’s work, although I didn’t know it then.
      I began as a circuit coach at a fitness franchise when I was only 18 years old! Helping others really suited me well, so I decided to enroll in premed courses to learn more about human physiology. While in college, I began to be exposed to the emerging fitness industry and what it had to offer both me and those whom I might help. I then purchased my own fitness franchise and ran it successfully until 2014.
      In July of 2014, I realized that the cookie-cutter franchise gym model was not the best way for me to really reach and motivate people. I decided to rededicate myself to a more personal model of wellness. I went back to the classroom and obtained certifications in behavior modification, nutrition, kinesiology, and personal training. Through my passion and dedication, I am now realizing my dreams of helping my clients reach their goals so they can be their very best.
      My goal now is to teach you how to make health and wellness an integral part of your life. When I give you the tools to not only reach your goals, but to exceed them, it feeds me as a person. When I see a client succeed and adopt a new, healthy lifestyle, I know that I have succeeded. I feel great knowing that I can help clients achieve something as important as lifelong fitness! Remember, fitness isn’t about being better that someone. It’s about being better than you used to be! Now let’s get started!
    • Nutritional Philosophy

      My nutritional philosophy is about details. And being honest with yourself. I’ll have you document every single thing you put into your body through a food diary that I will personally help you develop. Once I know what your diet consists of, we will have a one-on-one meeting to determine your nutritional goals, caloric intake, and nutritional breakdown. I’ll make sure you have plenty of healthy and great tasting options to help you succeed and build the body you’ve always wanted!

    • Motivation

      I am passionate and excited to help you become the best you can be! I love challenging my clients to step out of that boring comfort zone and pushing them to break down boundaries. I understand that a lifetime of bad habits can become a personal identity. If you don’t think you can lose 50 pounds or go from a size 18 to a size 6, then let me challenge you to embrace a new you! .

    • Fitness

      My system begins with cardio. Weight loss is simple math; you’ve got to burn more calories than you take in. To get there you’re going to have to get moving! Get on the treadmill, get outside, get on the bike. Get on something and start moving! Additionally, I’ll build specific weight lifting regiments designed with your goals and your personality in mind. It doesn’t involve you spending tons of money on equipment either. All you need to succeed in my program is some dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a stability ball! We’ll use plyometrics and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to keep your heart rate elevated between weight training sets to help melt body fat and build lean muscle.

    Why Should You Train With Nichole?

    Personal Fitness Defined

    Training with Nichole is all about you. While she offers at-home training to those in the Memphis area, she also offers individualized fitness and nutritional training to anyone with an internet connection. 

    Training with Nichole includes the following:

    Detailed and individualized fitness and nutritional plans

    Access to a video library of videos shot in full HD video with Nichole explaining the secrets to proper form

    Feedback on your fitness and nutritional goals. Using your data from fitness trackers and electronic food diaries, Nichole monitors your nutritional breakdown and sets targets to make sure your body and mind are getting what they need

    Healthy recipes and nutritional tips 

    You Become What You Do! - Nichole

    Client Testimonials

    Meet some of the many successful clients that Nichole has worked with. Just click on the photos below to learn more about each person and their amazing transformations.

    Gail P

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    Gail P - on training with Nichole

    I knew I needed a personal trainer when my daughter's wedding was a year away and I was shopping for dresses that would hide my saggy arms. Now 50 years old, I have always had a tall, thin frame so I never really worried about my weight nor did I diet. I gave myself weight loss deadlines as the months crept closer to her wedding day. Bottom line – I have little self-discipline, so no body changes. I found Nichole right in my own class room as I was her daughter's preschool teacher. "Do you play basketball?" I asked, "Your arms are amazing!" "Actually," she said, "I'm a personal trainer."

    Right from the start Nichole said, "I train for results!" We look back of my first training session with laughter and amazement. All I had to do was whatever she told me to do. I always tell people that Nichole took away my excuses for exercising: first, she came to my house and second, she brought the equipment with her.

    She gave understandable nutrition guidelines and showed me how to increase my protein and reduce my sugar intake. She has the innate ability to know my limits and shatter my expectations. In three months I had lost 15 pounds and several inches off my arms and waist. By my daughter's wedding, I looked and felt better than I have in years.

    I now understand that in order to look good and feel good as I age I need to keep this lifestyle in place. I also need a personal trainer as part of that lifestyle. Both my husband and I train with Nichole now. She keeps track of our fitness regimen and challenges our body and minds to succeed

    Carmen W

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    Carmen W - On training with Nichole

    I have always been healthy and never struggled with my weight. However, after the birth of my second child, I could not get the extra weight off.  I went in for a routine check-up and learned that my cholesterol was borderline high and my BMI was in the unhealthy range. I also felt tired and stressed out most of the time. I knew it was time for a change, but I didn't really know how to get started. 

    I tried some things on my own and would see a little success, but then the weight would come right back. I knew that I had to maintain a healthy diet and exercise, so why was it not working? I decided I needed help. I met with Nichole and immediately liked her approach. She was a mom too, so she understood the pressure of being a working mother and the guilt that sometimes comes with taking time for yourself. She taught me the right combination of nutrition and exercise and most importantly gave me the accountability I needed to see results.

    The first few weeks were tough and I was so sore! But I noticed a change in my mood and energy levels almost immediately. Within six months I had lost over 30lbs and my cholesterol levels were back in the normal range. I then ran my first half-marathon and bench pressed 70lbs - WOW!. All of my pre-baby clothes fit again and I actually look better now than I did before having children. Not just thin, but healthy and fit. I am also much better at managing my stress levels and taking care of myself. This puts me in a much better position to take care of my family. My son is interested in running now and my daughter likes to stretch like mommy. It is extremely rewarding to know that not only am I healthy, but I am passing along healthy habits to my kids.

    Rob S

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    Rob S - On training with Nichole

    I started working with Nichole on 4.15.2015 at which time I weighed 185 pounds. My overall fitness level was below average, I knew that I was on a slippery slope downward being 50 years old and with limited self motivation to get in better shape and improved health.
    Many of my friends and coworkers are amazed at the change in my physical fitness level and ask me what I did to enact the transformation.

    Nichole provided me with balanced nutritional guidelines to lose the weight I desired and fitness regime to lose fat while building muscle. Daily, Nichole monitors my meal plans and suggests improvements. We work-out twice a week, concentrating on arms/upper body one day and legs/back on the second day. During the other days of the week, I do cardio and some self motivated exercises to enhance my progress.

    I am now down to 160 pounds and have improved my overall fitness level and strength. This fitness/nutritional program has been a great success for me. I feel better than I have in years, more energetic, stronger, and more motivated. I eat healthier and pay more attention to what foods I choose to keep my body happy and healthy.

    Thank-you Nichole

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