testimonials

I started to workout with Nicole two to three times a week about 1 year ago. I originally hired her for shaping up and weight training. One day, I told her that my neck lost full mobility due to excessive weight training 13 years ago. She started to do body work on my neck as a part of my personal training session, and amazingly I gained my neck mobility back!. I've done physical therapy on my neck in the past but it didn't improve my mobility much and I gave up. I came too the conclusion that I would live with my neck problem for the rest of my life. With Nicole's help, my neck is improving now, and I hope to get full mobility back. Her work is great! On top of that, she is truly a happy person and it's very nice to spend a couple of days a week working out with he.
Kathy M, Del Mar CA

I want to thank you so much for your healing work.Last month I came to you with pain in my lower back and left calf. You instructed me with strengthening exercises with the ball. Your deep massage work in the muscles and re-aligning my spine helped me alleviate the pain. As a result of my weekly visits your work has eliminated my pain. I am very grateful and will continue weekly visits to become even stronger.

Veronica Carroll

Nicole is the 'gold standard for personal training, in that she is back a graduated Physical Therapist and a Certified Personal Trainer, thus her clients have a person who can evaluate, and treat muscular skeletal problems, in addition to guidance on to increase muscle tone, flexibility, balance and improved cardiovascular performance.
I presented with bilateral frozen shoulders, and in less than 3 months treatment with mobilization by Nicole, I have greatly improved mobility. This is a far better alternative than the surgical approach, but it can also be done by a trained rehab therapist.
I like her approach to fitness training in the gym-I am not on any machines, but rather she is very creative in the use of exercises with the ball, bands, the bar, platform etc...-pushing you on to achieve improvements in balance, posture and flexibility.
I regard Nicole as one of the best, and feel fortunate to have her as my trainer.

Rita M., Rancho Santa Fe

'Reffered to Nicole when I joined The Gym in Del Mar three years ago, I had not exercised regularly in quite awhile so I was apprehensive about working out with a trainer.
Nicole addressed my concerns about injury and developed workouts that not only included weights but emphasised exercises that focused on improving my posture.
The one hours sessions are challenging and fun ( be prepared to be sore !). Workouts have been done in the gym or outside if the weather is nice. Nicole is always encouraging you to improve your form.The excercises have increased my energy, upper body strength and flexibility.My friends and family have noticed the positive changes in my body shape. I would recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a trainer at any fitness level.'

Adam Zivot

'I started training with Nicole as I turned 40, I was already living an active life style,regular Yoga, surfing, soccer and the occasional weekly run or bike ride. I can honestly say I wish I'd have known her as a trainer years prior. I had a very clear intention of what I wanted to achieve, something that I just couldn't achieve on my own. I wanted a higher level of Cardio fitness, to be a little faster and have better definition to my upper body. Nicole motivated and supported me to achieving the results I wanted. The attention to correct posture during exercise has been very beneficial to my daily routine, it has helped me achieve better results than I was able to achieve on my own. Training with Nicole is fun, challenging, and never "Gym Dull" the variety of the exercise routines she puts me through is just one of the reasons Ikeep coming back. I continue to use Nicole on a regular basis, and I have no intention of stopping. Thanks Nicole.'

Colin Rawson

'I have been working with Nicole for several years now. She helped me though several debilitating surgeries and illnesses.
Through her patience and encouragement, I have regained my core strength and balance.
I can't say enough about her. She is compassionate, understanding and extremely patient. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicole at any level of fitness!'

Corinne Simondes

'I have worked with professional trainers all my adult life. Last year I had to have a full knee replacement. After months of therapy and very little progress, I heard about Nicole and how she had been helping a relative of mine. Since working with her, I have slowly regained strength in that leg, added muscle tone throughout my body, and most importantly, learned the correct way to exercise and move my body through every day living.
Nicole is very precise about how I should maintain proper movements to protect the knee and get the most out of each exercise. Because of her years as a physical therapist, she brings a much broader discipline to training that I have ever experienced. I feel very fortunate to benefit from her skills and know that she will guide me back to a full and active lifestyle in the near future.'

Lin Constans

'I have been training with Nicole for the past few years. Her experience as a physical trainer combined with her knowledge of physical therapy set her apart from other physical trainers.

Her ability to diagnose areas I want to focus on, target workouts to the issues I want resolved, and achieve successful results immediately is what really makes her stand out in my mind. I highly recommend her'.

Richard Van Steenberg

'A few years ago, after undergoing various healthcare modalities to aid in the rehabilitation of a hip/groin injury sustained about 12 years ago, while playing tennis, I was referred to Nicole by another trainer. Prior to my injury I had been a fitness instructor, runner and personal trainer. After the injury, I could hardly walk my dogs! Chronic pain negatively affected my family relationships, my sleep pattern, and I gained about 25 lbs (with the help of menopause), I was miserable!

I had been unsuccessfully 'treated' by three Chiropractors, two sports medicine doctors, had two rounds of physical therapy and been prescribed vicodin for pain management. My active, fun, healthy lifestyle turned bleak. Although, I was nervous about working with yet another trainer and possibly making my injury worse, I went ahead and scheduled an appointment with Nicole.

Nicole surprised me because she actually listened to what I was saying, about the injury, the inflammation, the nerve pain, etc. She watched every repetition of every movement I did during our appointments and always made sure I was working to strengthen the muscles surrounding the injured area as well as working on my core. Working with Nicole gave me hope again and within a few months, the inflammation in my hip dramatically decreased and I could walk, most days, without pain.

Now, two years later. I am running again (the word miracle doesn't express how grateful I feel about that)! I have become a licensed Zumba instructor and am happy to say my outlook on life is rosy, once again. I have a great respect and admiration for Nicole and would recommend her to anyone seeking to increase their physical vitality'.

Joanne Price, CSA, CQA, CLCC

'Nicole has been my personal trainer since 2010. Back then I was on a local elite women's racing team and had many problems related to overuse of certain muscles. I also suffered from frequent and quite debilitating migraines.

Having worked with many different therapists am before, Nicole was the first who looked at the problem in a holistic way and was able to identify the source and treat it in a way that I not only experienced immediate reduction of the pain but also was she able to identify the underlying cause of the issue and treat it through a combination of deep tissue massage, kinesiology, chiropractic, and exercise to strengthen weak muscle groups.

Her ability to listen carefully and identify root cause of the problem is truly amazing.

In addition to helping me to prevent further sports injuries she has been instrumental in helping me in the rehabilitation process after I went through two major lung surgeries that left me with severe muscle spasms that nobody else was able to resolve.

I highly recommend her to anyone who has unresolved physical issues or wants to improve and better balance their physical strength'.

Patricia Ortiz

'Nicole Hansult is a technically knowledgeable and professional personal trainer. Every workout is different and effective. She keeps it fresh & fun. She doesn’t do shortcuts with exercises as she stresses doing each exercise correctly and safely. Nicole pushes you hard, but at a good pace; I always feel that I am making progress with each workout. My core strength and balance have improved significantly. She is engaging, personable and fun. I look forward to every session.'

Michael Militello

I've been training with Nicole nearly a year now, twice a week; she is the
best trainer I've had in the past 10 years, she is prompt, shows up ready to
train every week.

She has complete knowledge of how to work all parts of your muscles, she is
sensitive on how much she can push you, the workout includes mainly core,
some cardio and some weights. During the past year, I've toned my body,
reduced fat, plus now I am wearing smaller sized pants and shirts.

If you take your work out seriously, I strongly recommend her, but be ready
for 60 minutes of hard work.

John A

It is my sincere pleasure to write this testimonial for my good friend and extremely proficient and knowledgeable trainer. I have known Nicole Hansult for 5 years and now been training with her for over two. I previously was training with the well-known trainer to professional athletes Paul Hiniker and participated in the Surf Exercises video with Taylor Knox. I was in excellent physical shape and was engaging in many sports including running, skiing, surfing, swimming and diving. I was forced to stop training after suffering a neck and nerve injury. After a long recovery, I did not have any desire to return to training for fear that I would suffer the injury again. Nicole was my saving grace. She made training fun for me once again. She took care in assessing my specific needs for my body and tailored my workouts according to those needs. I have gained muscle mass, strength and stability from her diverse and exciting methods of exercise. I highly recommend Nicole as your personal trainer,

Melinda J. Helbock
Attorney at Law