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My name is Nick Kotwica (My last name means anchor in Polish). I’ve been involved in the fitness industry, in some form or another, for the last 30 years.

Personal training coach Nick Kotwica

The first 15 years were in the form of martial arts, with an Eastern perspective on health and wellness. In 2006 I diverged from that path, and became a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. During those first 15 years I studied a bit of Eastern philosophy, which shuns pursuit of material wealth, fame and notoriety. Trying to find that balance between being a successful coach and not putting myself out there has been challenging.

I’ve mostly worked in big box gyms, trying to fly under the radar as much as possible. For the most part, I’ve done well for myself. With a turn of events, both globally and personally, I’ve realized that it’s time for me to do my own thing, step away from the corporate big box and find my own path.

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach

  • The Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • Champion Certified Performance Specialist

  • Pre/Post Natal Certified

  • USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • C.H.E.C.K. Institute Advanced Program Design

  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1

  • IKFF Certified Kettlebell Teacher Level 1

  • American Kettlebell Alliance National Championships – Gold Medal 2017

  • International Union of Kettlebell Lifters World Championships – 4th Place 2017

  • Instructor of Tai Chi, Boxing and Kickboxing

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Through the combination of Eastern mindfulness practices and current scientific understanding, I believe everyone can find balance between performance, resilience, longevity, and fulfillment.

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