As the Owner & Operator of Dedicated 2 Fitness, Nicholas Smith is also Lead Trainer, specializing in strength, personal and fitness training. Since launching the Hercules, California-based training facility 5+ years ago, he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their weight loss, fitness and muscle toning goals. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Nick has been working in health & fitness for more than a decade.
With expertise in functional training, strength training, endurance training and core training, Nick has helped clients achieve even the most difficult goals. He employs innovative training and motivational techniques that result in major body transformations. With a focus on functional movements that require little to no equipment, clients are able to train just about anywhere, without having to wait in a queue for gym equipment.
In addition, Nick is committed to helping people break the cycle of a monotonous and sedentary lifestyle—showing them the tools to gain energy and increase overall well being through nutrition programs that help reduce, eradicate and prevent medical crises, while increasing energy, allowing better sleep patterns and less stress. And because he genuinely cares, he is able to help people overcome negative thought patterns and beliefs that limit them from achieving those goals. Over the years, his client base has ranged from inactive high school girls and single mothers/fathers to older, retired individuals just trying to keep active.
Nick is more than a buff body, for sure. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and certification as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also holds specialty certification as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist with NASM. Committed to ever-increasing his knowledge and staying current, he is completing his MMACS (MMA Conditioning Specialist) with plans to add CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist), WLS (Weight Loss Specialist) and WFS (Women's Fitness Specialist) under his ever growing belt.
In his own life, Nick’s commitment to physical fitness and healthy eating is fueled by his passion to remain active by playing competitive sports. Over his lifetime, he has been involved in baseball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball and football. He is also an active reader, ardent gamer and loves nothing more than a good intellectual debate.
Susie Garcia is an award-winning Dietitian supporting others and making an impact to address better food habits, healthier living, and creating a culture of empowered eaters.
Susie is an author, speaker, media resource, and nutrition expert and offers Practical Healthy Solutions that fit into YourLifestyle. She is co-author of Psyched to be Skinny: How to Stop Emotional Eating, Enjoy Healthy Weight Loss & Keep it Off for Life!
Susie owns and operates her company, Nutrition for Your Lifestyle, and works with individuals and companies throughout the country. Previously Susie taught Nutrition and Food Safety courses at the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group, Bay Area Dietetic Association. She also served as Media Representative for the California Dietetic Association and PR Chairperson for the Texas Dietetic Association.
She has been a contributing author for numerous national magazines and websites including Shape.com and Veria.com. Susie has filmed two cooking video series for eHow.com as well as a première episode on Complexion Kitchen.