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

CES

Overuse Injuries and How to Correct Them

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Do you or your clients complain of bothersome pain in the shoulder, knee, hip, foot? Perhaps you or your client do not remember any sudden injury leading to the pain? It may be described as a pain that moves around and waxes and wanes.
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Sports Performance

Sports Injuries: Their Prevention & Treatment

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is nothing quite like the disappointment of excitedly starting an exercise program, preparing for a new season of your favorite sport, or attempting a personal record (PR) only to find yourself injured and on the sidelines. It can also be very ...
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wellness spotlight

How to Lower Cortisol: 8 Ways to Regulate Cortisol

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Metabolic syndrome, hair loss, insomnia, frequent colds and flu, missed menstrual periods, ulcers, and orthopedic pain are just some of the health problems blamed on excessive stress.
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Senior Fitness spotlight

Why Become a Senior Fitness Trainer? Career Outlook, Salary, and More

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
"The gym is mostly for grandma; she belongs there more than the rest of us do. We are doing this for recreation, she is doing this to sustain her independent way of life." (Isratel, 2021)
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wellness spotlight

Reasons Why You Should Become a Wellness Coach

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
It is somewhat shocking to look at statistics on death and chronic illnesses in the United States only to realize that many of these diseases are entirely preventable by lifestyle choices. Metabolic disorders (i.e., dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes), ...
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Senior Fitness Core Training

Core Exercises for Seniors: Why Training The Core is Essential for Older Populations

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Core stability and strength, while an important component of any person's fitness profile, is critical for the health and well-being of older adults. Conditions such as balance and coordination deficits, back pain, poor muscle endurance overall can be ...
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Core Training

No Love for Those Love Handles: Dispelling Myths About Body Fat Reduction

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Spare tire, breadbasket, muffin top, Jello pudding pack, and love handles are all terms synonymous with abdominal (belly) fat.
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CPT

Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Fringe Training Method or Effective Practice?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training was initially developed in Japan in the 1960s and is also referred to as Kaatsu training. At first glance, BFR may appear to be an experimental and perhaps fringe training practice, yet it has received a lot of ...
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Weight Loss Cardio

Walking for Weight Loss: Burn Calories at Your Own Pace

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Sedentary behavior as defined as sitting or laying down (either at a desk, computer, television, or video game console) has been on the rise and has continued to increase after the COVID pandemic with the increasing prevalence of virtual/remote work, ...
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Women's Fitness Workout Plans

Squats for Pregnant Women: Prenatal Fitness Tips

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Co-authored by Nicole Golden and Jennifer Rought, Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist. Exercise during pregnancy can be quite beneficial though there are many myths and concerns surrounding safe exercise practices during this time.
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