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Nick C.

Takoma Park, DC (2 locations)

16 Verified Sessions |
(5 reviews)
  • Years Training: 2
  • Trains:
  • Kids, Adults, Seniors
Sessions Starting at $83/hr
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About Me

Hello! My name is Nick and I am D.C. area martial artist and personal trainer. I've worked in the fitness industry for the past 3 years, originally starting out as a head instructor at Midshore-martial arts, a self-defense and fitness studio in Easton MD. I had aspirations of taking my career further, and began my own at home and apartment gym training business once I completed my NASM certification. Once I moved to D.C. I expanded my at home business, and started working with Washington Sports clubs across the D.C. metro area.

I have experience with a wide variety of clientele. Ive worked with many young proffesionals, older executives, and retirees, but the majority of My clients are age 30-49. My strength and conditioning routines are custom to you, so whether you are interested in improving mobility, gaining muscle tone, or hitting a new PR on your favorite lift Ive got you covered.

In addition to strength training I do private self-defense and MMA lessons. I specialize in boxing, muay thai, Taekwon do, and Brazilian Jiu jitsu. Credential wise I currently hold a second degree black belt in tae kwon do, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu. I have over a decade of experience and martial arts is my passion above all else, and I love to teach.

With my experience and expertise I can guaruntee strong results, and a routine that is effective, safe, and intelligently designed. Please consider booking me for a session!

Specialties

  • Athletic Performance
  • Boxing
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Core
  • Functional Training
  • High Intensity
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Kettlebell
  • Kickboxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Muay Thai
  • Personal Training
  • Plyometric
  • Powerlifting
  • Resistance
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Suspension Training
  • Taekwon Do
  • TRX
  • Wrestling

I Can Help You Accomplish:

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Body Building
  • Nutrition
  • Pre/Post Natal

What to Expect

You can expect a full hour session designed just for you. I'll come by 5-10 minutes before the session and most clients will start up with static stretching and a metabolic warm up. The majority of the session (45-50 mins) will be the core workout, which could be a 6 exercise circuit, or something different depending on your goals. After thats done I'd give you a quick cool down and we would figure out the time for the next session. In the meantime I'd give you exercises and things to do for when we arent working out together, and i'm always on call for advice on exercise/diet/nutrition.

Client Success Story

When I first started working with Lindsey was unable to do a pushup. She was very athletic in her past, but after having 3 kids she was not quite where she was in her 20s. The great thing about Lindsey is that she is driven, and responds great to instruction. Within a few months pushups on her knees became easy and she was able to upgrade to doing them elevated on a bench. a bit after that standard pushup's became the norm, and today she is doing push-ups suspsended on TRX. She's dropped 15 lbs, and can handle almost anything I throw at her whether it be Romanian Deadlifts, battle ropes, or burpees. She's currently preparing for the Cherry blossom 10k this Spring in D.C.!

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Capital Mma
  • 6836 New Hampshire Ave
  • Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Highstyle Bjj
  • Adams Morgan
  • Washington D.C., WA 20009
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Client Feedback

Nick is great at motivational training, and he is always willing to go at your own pace. He does not keep it boring. I would recommend him for any level of training experience.

I have definitely gotten stronger an increased my stamina since I started my sessions.

Michael D. - July 2, 2018

Nick is an excellent trainer who understands exactly how to work with clients to improve strength and balance using a variety of exercises that make the workout fun.

Beverly J. - June 2, 2018

I’ve been training with Nick for nearly six months now and couldn’t be happier with my results and the process.

Nick listened to my training goals and tailored my workout plans to match. Each session starts with a time-efficient yet effective warm up to calibrate the body. Then the main show.

Nick takes care to carefully structure each workout around your goals, and adapt them as your progress or goals change. Working with Nick, I have been able to add lean muscle mass, improve power/strength, and cut body fat through a variety of heavy weight training, creative and challenging circuits, and cardio exercises. Nick incorporates new variations or althogher new exercises to keep workouts exciting and challenging, including mace workouts!

Perhaps most importantly, aside from my fitness progress since working out with Nick, is that this progress achieved injury-free! Nick’s strict diligence to correct form and working with your body not against it allows you to push yourself without hurting yourself and setting you back from recovering. Nick is knowledgeable about sports injuries and is able to subsitute or modify certain exercises as necessary, while working to still improve or strengthen that problem area or muscle group.

All that to say, I would highly recommend Nick to anyone looking to achieve real progress on their fitness goals. Whether those goals are improving body composition (more muscle, less fat), better agility, added strength, or just want to learn new exercises like using a steel mace in your at-home routine, Nick can help you make it happen.

Richard C. - June 1, 2018

Great enthusiasm - always makes himself available for advice - encouraging and pushes me. Keeps our workouts varied and exciting

Lindsey D. - March 5, 2018

Great trainer! Awesome energy, listens to clients goals and works with them

Jennifer K. - March 7, 2018