Nikki EngelsOwner/Fitness Coach
BUTTS AND GUTTS & KICKBOXING:
Nikki is co-owner of Leadership Academy and currently holds a 1st Dan Black Black in Tae Kwon Do and a Blue Belt in Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu. She also is the founder of the Women’s Fitness Programs at Leadership Academy. She helps motivate and teaches women how to have fun with their workouts while making sure that correct technique is used while performing the exercise. Nikki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management as well as degrees in Human Resources and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Her love for fitness started when she battled weight gain throughout high school and educated herself through various programs throughout college. It wasn’t until she joined Leadership Academy that her knowledge and skills in weight loss would be put to use. She has motivated and taught multiple women how to lose weight through their workouts and how to stick to a lifestyle change. She teaches a women’s fitness class called Butts and Gutts and a Kickboxing class to help women become excited about their workouts. Currently, she has also been training in our Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu program and was awarded her blue belt on 9/7/16 directly from Royce Gracie.
Nikki also will be seen working on the mats and around the school to keep things running smoothly throughout all the programs offered. She is dedicated to not only teaching women to reach their goals but also helping young kids see their potential in becoming a good citizen.