Nicole Golden

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden has been a health/fitness professional since 2014 when she left the field of education to pursue a full-time career in fitness. Nicole holds a Master of Science degree from Concordia University Chicago in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition. She is a NASM Master Trainer, CES, FNS, BCS, CSCS (NSCA) and AFAA certified group fitness instructor. Nicole is a sports nutritionist (CISSN) certified through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. She is the owner of FWF Wellness where she specializes in corrective exercise, nutrition coaching, and training special populations. She has a great deal of experience working with a wide variety of clients including female athletes, cancer survivors, older adults with medical comorbidities, and clients who have undergone bariatric surgery. She also has a special interest in coaching clients in recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and five children when she is not training clients or teaching fitness classes. Follow her on LinkedIn!

Recent Posts

Weight Loss spotlight

How To Start Working Out & Stay Consistent

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Every New Year’s, many of us decide it is time to make a change to our lifestyle. Oftentimes, this inkling towards lifestyle change involves developing healthier habits, such as cleaner eating or beginning an exercise program. Each year, we begin this ...
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spotlight Cardio

What is Steady-State Cardio?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
We are approaching the end of another year and many of us are thinking about adopting a healthier lifestyle as we approach the new year. Are you in this group looking to improve your health as we approach 2023? Perhaps you feel somewhat intimidated and ...
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CPT

How Hardgainers Can Add Size and Weight

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is little doubt that human bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Although all humans can stimulate muscle hypertrophy, genetic predisposition most certainly plays a role in how fast an individual gains muscle, how strong they can become, and ...
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Weight Loss

Maintaining a Healthy Weight in your 30s

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
The 30s are the decade of life that has its pros. Likely, you are beginning to feel established in a career, are looking at purchasing a home, and enjoy a more comfortable life. However, you have likely noticed that you may feel a little stiffer in the ...
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Recovery

Recovery-Based Products for Injury Prevention

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness can hamper performance in sports and training. Speeding up the rate of recovery can mean better performance and bigger gains in the long-term. Good nutrition, rest, and optimal hydration are the staples of ...
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wellness Nutrition

The Connection Between Diet and Mental Health

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
As coaches and fitness enthusiasts, we often think of nutrition as a variable to manipulate to achieve weight loss, strength gain, a specific body composition, or to enhance performance in sports and recreational activities. However, the thought of ...
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stretching

The Benefits of Flexibility: Why You Should Stretch More!

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Flexibility refers to the range of motion of the muscles and connective tissues at a joint (Page, 2012). Flexibility can differ from joint to joint and often decreases with advancing age.
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Weight Loss

Normal Weight Obesity: How to Manage a 'Skinny Fat' Body Composition

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Many of us (and our clients) have a fixation on the weight scale. We judge our fitness, progress, and unfortunately, at times, self-worth, based on that number that appears on the scale when we step on it first thing in the morning.
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Weight Loss Nutrition

To Cheat Meal or Not to Cheat Meal: The Great Dieting Question

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
One of the most common questions I am asked as a nutrition specialist is my feelings on cheat meals and whether I encourage clients to take them. Cheat meals are, by definition, a meal that does not follow the prescribed nutrition plan.
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Nutrition

Refeeding 101: Should We Periodize Energy Restriction?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Dieting, or rather, caloric restriction is a practice used by the general population to achieve weight (hopefully fat loss) and many types of athletes including but certainly not limited to professional bodybuilders (i.e., physique athletes).
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