Nicole began dance at the age of two, artistic gymnastics at the age of four, and competing at the age of six. She later switched to rhythmic gymnastics. By the age of fourteen she had trained at the United States Olympic Training Center and was a 4-time Texas State Champion in rhythmic gymnastics, 4-time Junior Olympian, and a member of the US Junior Olympic Academic Team. Nicole continued competing up through high school when decided to try out for her school’s number one nationally ranked competitive cheerleading squad. She cheered competitively for three years becoming a 3-time All American cheerleader and nominated for NCA Staff during that time. Following high school Nicole cheered and danced professionally for the NFL Houston Texans Cheerleaders, the NBA Houston Rockets Power Dancers, and for various dance companies.
From as early as eight years old Nicole knew she wanted to be a business owner, entrepreneur, gymnastics coach and, most importantly, she knew she wanted to help people when she grew up. Nicole’s passion and purpose in life is to help empower others on to take action toward living their strongest, healthiest, happiest lives possible. She is a proud mom to an awesome young lady, coach, RX-2-Movement coaching mentor, Rise Bar & Born Primitive sponsored athlete, best selling author, and the founder of Nicole Zapoli Fitness offering custom fitness programming with remote and private coaching for competitive athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels of fitness. Nicole is also partner and head programmer/coach at CrossFit Del Mar in Southern California. She enjoys traveling and teaching gymnastics workshops at affiliates and gyms all over! Nicole enjoys training and competing for fun in CrossFit, weightlifting, and powerlifting, as well as playing in the ocean, gymnastics, dancing, yoga, and anything outdoors that is challenging mentally and physically.
Cheerfulness & Gratitude: I believe success begins with being grateful which is the root of joy.
Trust & Integrity: Being rooted in trust and integrity leads to longevity in every sense of the word.
Growth & Resilience: I believe the best results come from overcoming obstacles and adversity.
Teamwork: I believe client and coach relationship should work together as a team matching each other's efforts.
Enjoying the journey: I believe it is about finding the joy in the process and taking pride in mastering the basics.
FOUNDER, TEXAN CHEER COMPANY
CO-FOUNDER, DYNAMIS CROSSFIT
FOUNDER, NZ FITNESS
CO-FOUNDER, KAI ATHLETICS
PARTNER/HEAD OF PROGRAMMING, CROSSFIT DEL MAR
OPEX CCP L1 TOTAL COACH
OPEX CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH
OPEX CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
OPEX ASSESSMENT & PROGRAM DESIGN
OPEX BUSINESS SYSTEMS
CrossFit LEVEL 2 TRAINER
CrossFit LEVEL 1 TRAINER
CrossFit GYMNASTICS TRAINER
CrossFit KIDS TRAINER
CrossFit FOOTBALL TRAINER
CrossFit CERTIFIED JUDGE
PHYSICAL FITNESS SPECIALIST- COOPER INSTITUTE
NUTRITION- AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NUTRITION
17 YEARS COACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TRAINING WITH TRAINING IQ, SEAN WAXMAN & WAXMAN’S GYM, E2OLYFIT, DAVID MILLER, AND THE VANQUISH PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING SEMINAR WITH HENRY ROJAS
POWERLIFTING/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TRAINING WITH WESTSIDE BARBELL COACH, JASON GUSIC, THROUGH APPLIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING POWERED BY WESTSIDE BARBELL.
#1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR
4-TIME TEXAS STATE CHAMPION- RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
4-TIME JUNIOR OLYMPIAN- RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
MEMBER OF THE JUNIOR OLYMPIC ACADEMIC TEAM
TRAINED AT THE US OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
FORMER NFL HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADER
FORMER NBA HOUSTON ROCKETS POWER DANCER
PROFESSIONAL DANCER FOR PLANET FUNK AND EDCO [PERFORMED LIVE WITH CHINGY, KELIS, DURAN DURAN, AND CLAY WALKER AND ON MANY MAJOR TELEVISION NETWORKS]
SELECTED FOR AND COMPETED ON AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-5
1ST PLACE IN MISS FITNESS TEXAS (FAP) 2006
1ST PLACE IN MISS FITNESS CALIFORNIA (FAP) 2011
USPA CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
USPA CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPION 2015 IN 48KG CLASS
USPA CALIFORNIA BENCH PRESS RECORD HOLDER IN 48KG CLASS
FITNESS MODEL [FOR OLYMPIC TRACK ATHLETE AND OLYMPIAN OF THE CENTURY – CARL LEWIS, CROSSFIT APPAREL COMPANY – EAS, ASRX, COMPEX, RX SMARTGEAR, ASICS, WODSTAR, SWEAT ANGELS, TIM TADDER PHOTOGRAPHY, SAVAGE SWIM, AND CHOSEN FOR THE COVER OF THE 2009/2010 NBA HOUSTON ROCKETS POWER DANCER SWIMSUIT CALENDAR]
RISE BAR SPONSORED ATHLETE
BORN PRIMITIVE SPONSORED ATHLETE
CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON 2009
KATY TRIATHLON AT FIRETHORN 2007
CROSSFITTER SINCE 2009
MOM SINCE 2005