Nicola Strother joined the Sender One Climbing team 6 years ago as the fitness director of their first state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot climbing, yoga, and fitness facility in Santa Ana, CA.
In 2016, she designed the fitness area for Sender One’s second facility in Los Angeles equipping the gym with a custom made Sorinex training rig and all Precor multi-functional strength and cardiovascular equipment.
In 2018, Sender One SNA opened its’ own designated building for yoga and fitness. Nicola is currently the yoga and fitness director of this new facility which offers over 30 classes per week.
She has also been a trainer for the past 14 years at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Current certifications: Biomechanics Specialist, NESTA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach and a Pat Etcheberry Certified Trainer. This certification focuses on speed, agility, quickness and fitness for tennis players. She work with clients on strength and balance with a focus on prehabilitation exercises to prevent injuries.
She has a B.A. from UCLA, a current CPR certification and is also a Certified Nutrition Coach.
As a teenager, she was a competitive gymnast training 6 days a week, 5 hours a day. Being in peak condition was critical. She has continued along the path of strength training and cardiovascular workouts and eventually parlayed my athleticism into a successful career as a stuntwoman in Los Angeles. Being in great shape, and knowing her muscle strengths and limitations helped her succeed in another fiercely competitive field. Some of the actresses she has doubled are Jessica Biel, Amber Tamblyn, Lauren Holly and Sasha Alexander from NCIS. She has worked on movies such as MIB, Spiderman II, The Italian Job, boxed Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby and doubled Amber Tamblyn in the Oscar nominated 127 Hours.
After moving to Orange County, she transitioned from stunt work to training to help adults, kids and elite athletes attain their goals in all areas of fitness.
She offers one-on-one or group training that emphasizes strength, agility, speed, and balance. She can help you reach your goals while working in a fun and safe environment!