Susan Oasheim

Susan's PhotoI first started training with Nick five years ago, and I thought all I wanted to do was maintain the weight loss that I had just achieved—maybe drop a few more pounds. After 10 training sessions I’d lost an additional 21 pounds and 14.2% of my body fat! I felt amazing and wanted to engage in more challenging workouts. So, we started exploring Powerlifting. He’s all about proper form and technique-demonstrating what I need to do, coaching me while I am doing it, and providing information on why I’m performing certain exercises. He also keeps our training sessions fun with his great sense of humor.

I appreciate Nick’s unique ability to push me beyond what I think I am capable of doing. I’m surprised by the amount of weight I am able to lift. He has also inspired me to get outside to hike, bike, and run. I completed my first duathlon
(bike, run, bike,) and finished first in my age group. I have never felt stronger than I do now.

Nick was (and still is) a huge influence on me in transitioning to a new lifestyle that includes a focus on overall strength, flexibility, fitness, and nutrition. He’s helped me change my eating habits and make better food choices. These changes, in addition to my weekly training sessions, allowed me to eliminate my blood pressure and cholesterol medications.

Nick has changed my life—I now thrive on being physically active. I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about making the physical and mental changes necessary to reach peak performance in their lives or sport.

–Susan Oasheim, Director-Project Management Office, BVSD