By the time Nikki was 10 years old she had 3 open heart surgeries. At a very young age she learned what was most important in life. Recently in 2018, as an adult she had another major surgery, the Whipple procedure, to remove a tumor from her pancreas. It was and still is a long and painful recovery. Learning to eat and to move all over again. She persevered in the darkest of circumstances, but realizing had she not been in the shape she was in going into the surgery she may not have survived coming out.
Nikki started CrossFit in Los Angeles, CA in 2008. She considers herself to be an old school CrossFitter. As an athlete she trained hard and learned what she could. Achieving so many things she thought not possible. Now she knows better.
She started coaching in 2011 and never looked back. Helping people discover the strength and perseverance they have inside of them is what she strives for. As a coach Nikki wants her athletes to know that they can break through any barrier standing in their way of their goals.
She is honored to be part of this amazing team at CrossFit Burke. With dedication, commitment and comroderie the CrossFit community supports the goals and aspirations of each individual.
She wouldn’t have survived her recent surgery otherwise.
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting
- CrossFit Power Lifting
- CrossFit Masters
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit Strongman
- CrossFit Mobility