Nicole Golden

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden is a NASM Master Trainer, CES, BCS, FNS and AFAA-Primary Group Exercise Instructor and graduate student at Concordia University Chicago. She has been a health/fitness professional since 2014 when she left the field of education to pursue a full-time career in fitness. Nicole is the owner of FWF Wellness where she specializes in corrective exercise and weight loss coaching. She has a great deal of experience working with Bariatric patients and cancer patients/cancer survivors. She also has a special interest in coaching clients within the drug and alcohol recovery community. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and five children when she is not training clients or teaching fitness classes.

Recent Posts

strength Women's Fitness spotlight

Weight-lifting for Women: Why Women Should Lift

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Weight-lifting was historically an exercise modality that women shied away from for fear of being "too masculine" or "getting too big." Female strength sports did not become fully recognized until the 1970s and 1980s with the recognition of female ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Research Study spotlight

Research Review: Adequate Dietary Protein Has Associated Benefits for Postmenopausal Women (60-90 Years)

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Nicole Golden
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Ideal protein (PRO) intake is a topic of much debate in the fitness community as the benefits and recommended intakes can vary greatly depending on the source. Likewise, PRO needs can be considerably different depending on an individual’s baseline ...
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Research Study spotlight hypertrophy protein

Is a Calorie Surplus Necessary to Increase Skeletal Muscle Mass in Resistance Trained Female Athletes?

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Nicole Golden
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Influenced by popular media and body image expectations; female strength athletes often engage in nutrition practices that may be counterproductive to a goal of skeletal muscle growth (hypertrophy). Many female strength athletes will pursue a goal of ...
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Research Study Weight Loss obesity

Research Review: High Genetic Risk Individuals Benefit Less from Resistance Exercise Intervention

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Genetic factors play a role in response to exercise and body composition, as in most physiologic functions in the body. High levels of physical activity have been known to provide benefits beyond just weight loss, such as decreased disease risk, improved ...
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Research Study Corrective Exercise

Rotator Cuff Exercises and Muscle Activity in Workers with Shoulder Pain [Research Article Review]

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Nicole Golden
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Research Review Effects of Selected Rehabilitative Exercises on External Rotator Muscles and Trapezius Muscles of Masonry Workers Study Author Singh, G. K., Srivastava, S., Kumar, M., & Ratnakar, S. Original Citation Singh, G. K., Srivastava, S., Kumar, ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Research Study Squats

Squat Stance: Neutral, Squeeze, and Outward Squat (Article Review)

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Nicole Golden
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Squat mechanics are very highly debated amongst fitness professionals and corrective exercise experts.  Performing an internet search of “squat form” will turn up a plethora of results including focusing most on squat depth and lifting the most weight ...
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Senior Fitness Youth Fitness

Training Considerations for Older & Younger Populations

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Nicole Golden
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A skilled fitness professional should have the capacity to handle a variety of special populations. The needs and training goals of older adults and children differ greatly from those of teens or young and middle adults.
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Weight Loss

Weight Loss Surgery: Considerations for the Fitness Professional

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Nicole Golden
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Weight loss surgery is a common phenomenon, so it's important to be informed about what gastric bypass surgery - and other similar bariatiric procedures - entail for your personal training practice.
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