NICOLE HOPKINS

FOUNDER

I grew up just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have called Searcy my home for 10 years now. God began leading me on my walk into Health and Fitness in 2012. What I thought was me finding something that allowed me to have a moment to myself turned into a journey and love I never knew I had. This was the beginning of me finding my love for fitness. From there I not only wanted to know everything about the exercise part, but wanted to see the whole picture fitness + nutrition. This began the researching and studying of nutrition. I spent countless hours reading and researching all the latest “fads” until I concluded what true health means mentally and physically. This is what has turned my passion into a lifestyle.

I never fathomed all God would show me along this journey in my life. I am so thankful for each step forward and backwards that have led me to nooma. Karen Salmansohn wrote, “Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” I believe this to be true which is why my goal as a teacher is that through me my students are inspired by my passion and they begin to make the mind body connection within themselves. I want everyone to learn to respect and love the body they were given. I want to be known for getting my students out of their heads and into their bodies, to prove to themselves how amazing and strong they really are. Centered on the natural beauty He gave us which we all hold deep inside, but unfortunately bound by societal pressures to fit. Tirelessly, fighting to resist freeing their true emotional connection and experiencing their rational spirit…their nooma.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family which consists of being a wife and a mother of two active boys. I am inspired by reading, researching, and traveling to other fitness studios. I believe the more you put yourself out there and get out of your box the more He grows you and creates self-awareness of your unique rational spirit, your nooma…the Gift spreads…Namaste.

Nicole is a RYT-200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified PiYo Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified in both Primary and Advanced Pilates Instruction.