Danielle jumped into the fitness industry while attending Boston University twelve years ago. She became certified through A.F.A.A (American Fitness Association of America) and taught a wide variety of classes for her college, ranging from inline skating on the Charles River to cardio kickboxing.
After graduating college, Danielle spent over four years working for the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, MA, where she received her NASM® (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification and became a Master level trainer. She learned how to work with many different bodies of all backgrounds and ages ranging from the seasoned athlete to the baby boomer whose goal was to chase after their grandchildren.
When Danielle moved to Rhode Island she was drawn to teach and train at a small fitness studio called Core in Providence. It was in this community environment that Danielle thrived as a trainer and group exercise teacher. She enjoyed providing students with creative and cutting-edge classes.
While developing her skills as a teacher and trainer, Danielle chose to fuse her strength training background with the flexibility of yoga and the stability of Pilates. She found that clients benefited from all three disciplines, and wanted her clients to receive a well-rounded workout. Danielle became STOTT PILATES ® certified and YogaFit-1® trained, and is looking forward to developing her skills as a mind-body focused instructor. Danielle truly enjoys motivating clients and students to achieve their personal goals through exercise. She is inspired by the power of fitness, and its ability to transform a person’s life both physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Danielle is grateful to call Bristol her home and enjoys taking in the natural beauty of the town with her husband, energetic and loving toddler, and their dog Sophie.
Originally from Quincy, Massachusetts, Nicole fell in love with Bristol as a Roger Williams student. Following graduation, Nicole taught middle school English for 5 years before leaving the classroom to start a family. She decided to pursue a career in fitness to allow for her to balance her love of teaching and love of physical fitness.
Certified in indoor cycling through Madd Dog Athletics®, TRX®, group fitness through A.F.F.A. Nicole has taught spinning, boot camps, and sculpt and tone classes. Her newest certification in Piloxing will have students combining high intensity boxing with Pilates for a total body workout. Nicole lives in Bristol with her husband and two sons.
Tara is a 200 RYT in Power Vinyasa Yoga who trained under Gregor Singleton and Claire Este McDonald with Divine Play Yoga. Seeking an alternative to off season training for Division 1 Soccer in college, Tara found herself in a heated room on a yoga mat.
The sound of OM resonated in every cell of my body from that first class. It wasn’t until the end of her collegiate athletics that she realized all the Yoga had to offer beyond strength, and stability. Through her practice she learned that there was a deep power in learning to live the life you dream instead of going through the motions. Today, Tara teaches a class rooted in alignment and experimentation. Encouraging students to do what feels good instead of what looks right.
Lauren Talbert, RD, CSO, LDN
Lauren Talbert RD, CSO, LDN is registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed by the State of Rhode Island. Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree in both dietetics and food and nutritional science from the University of Vermont. She completed her dietetic internship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Lauren is one of five board-certified specialists in oncology nutrition in Rhode Island. To become a CSO, registered dietitians must successfully meet strict requirements and pass a national exam. Lauren has been practicing for over seven years in the field of nutrition and has extensive experience in teaching and promoting wellness nutrition via personalized consulting and public presentations. Lauren offers individualized counseling based on each client’s lifestyle, food preferences and nutritional goals. As a registered dietitian, Lauren’s professional objective is to help people better the quality of their lives through nutrition.
Kristin Niessink, MS, RD, LDN
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert. Kristin Niessink is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from Boston University. As the staff nutritionist for Clement’s Marketplace, Kristin produces a cookbook, newsletters, and healthy product lists and hosts a monthly information table. She also provides nutrition counseling, teaches students, and hosts family meals and seminars at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center in Newport, RI. In the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race, Kristin was proud to be the nutritionist for the Puma Ocean Racing Team.
Whether you’re seeking overall health and wellness, looking to improve your fitness level, or wanting to lose weight, Kristin incorporates nutrition goals, genetics, and lifestyle into a program specifically designed for each client. With proper nutrition, every client will have the energy and physical well being to help him/her stay healthy now and for the rest of his/her life.
Kristin’s commitment to healthy living and her excitement for nutrition help to inspire others. Serving as both a motivator and coach, Kristin works directly with individuals to help them achieve their lifestyle and weight management goals.
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