Mackenzie Nichols

Mackenzie Nichols



Bachelor of Kinesiology

Registered Kinesiologist (AKA)

About Coach

Growing up as a competitive figure skater, I was introduced to the many different disciplines surrounding sports rehab and athletic development. Having gone through many of my own triumphs and injury setbacks as an athlete, I spent many hours training on the ice, in the gym, in the ballet studio, and a few too many in the physio clinic. These experiences are what led me to the conclusion that after sport I would pursue an education in exercise science, and upon high school graduation I went on to complete my bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. It wasn't until my fourth year of university, I took specific classes pertaining to strength and conditioning, I absolutely fell in love with the content and the ever-evolving science of exercise. I was lucky enough to do my practicum in a gym setting where I was able to work with developmental athletes all the way up to NHL hockey players, these experiences are what molded my path to pursue a career in strength and conditioning.

Turning Point

My dream was always to work with professional athletes, isn't that every strength coach's dream? That being said I knew it would take time and I would have to put in the work to establish myself as a strength coach, especially in a male-dominated industry. I have been so lucky to have some wonderful mentors that have helped shape me into the coach I am today and it has allowed me the opportunity to work with all kinds of populations. I have been privileged to work with many talented athletes, amateur to professional, and continue to do so along with so many amazing members of the Edmonton community. Over time and experience, my goals have shifted, I strive to be a strong female leader within the strength and conditioning community, a role model for my young athletes, and to help individuals become the strongest version of themselves. Working with such a wide range of populations from rehab, and general fitness to performance, I have a greater appreciation for each individual who comes into the gym no matter where they sit in their fitness journey, helping people achieve their goals is so rewarding and big part of why I love what I do.

Motivation & Passion

As mentioned above I am very passionate about helping people achieve their goals, feel good about themselves mentally and physically, and support them through the process. I believe that the gym should be a safe and fun place for anybody, a place to find connection and community, and no matter your goals - everyone is an athlete.

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