Meet Owner Nicole
Nicole’s studio owning dreams were inspired when she began choreographing dances to Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera for her sister, cousin, and friends to perform at slumber parties. It has always been a dream of hers to share this love and passion for dance with others. Nicole danced from age 3 through high school, and then went on to dance in college. She was on the Endicott College Dance Team for two years and competed at UDA Nationals at ESPN Worldwide sports arena twice. She also completed a minor in dance taking courses in modern dance, jazz dance, choreography, dance teaching methods, ballet, dance history, world dance cultures, and more. She performed in 4 dance ensemble shows and 2 student choreography showcases during her college years.
In 2015, Nicole was one of 18 dancers selected out of a group of over 400 young women auditioning for a cheerleading position with the New England Patriots. She completed 4 seasons with the New England Patriots cheerleaders and had been a line captain for 3 of those years. As a part of the Patriots Cheerleaders, she performed at all New England Patriots home games and participated in numerous promotional appearances and special events on behalf of the organization. She traveled to the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Aruba and St. Maarten to pose for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendars as well as dance in shows for the resort and hotel guests. She was also one of 8 women to be selected to travel to Mexico City to perform in 2017 for the Patriots vs. Raiders game. Nicole had the privilege to perform at THREE Super Bowls; LI, LII and LIII. Two of her favorite moments in her life came from cheering on the sidelines of Super Bowl LI & LIII. Watching the Patriots make history in Super Bowl LI by coming back to win from the largest deficit in Super Bowl history and also being the first Super Bowl to go into overtime was indescribable. She had danced in Red, White, and Blue Confetti not once but twice! Those moments make her feel extremely grateful to have dance bring her such wonderful life experiences. It was through this professional dance position that she also found her love for fitness.
Nicole is a level 1 & 2 IBBFA Certified Barre instructor. IBBFA Barre Certification is the internationally-recognized ‘gold standard’ in barre education, and IBBFA is the only organization working to create universally-accepted standards for barre instruction certification. The IBBFA certification is accredited by more fitness associations around the world than any other barre certification out there. Nicole is a Yoga Girl 200 hr RYT Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She trained under Rachel Brathen (AKA Yoga Girl), a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and international yoga teacher living in Aruba. Nicole spent 23 days in Aruba for her 200 hour yoga teacher training. This program is very prestigious and only 50 women were accepted. Of the 50 women, the group came from 19 different countries! Nicole is one of only 250 Yoga Girl Certified Yoga Teachers across the entire world!!
Nicole wants to provide people with a community where they feel strong, and confident. She promotes self-love and body confidence in all of her classes. She works to make each of her classes a positive and fun experience every single time. She teaches Barre, Yoga, and Dance classes that are sure to make you sweat and smile!
Nicole wants to share all she has learned as a professional dancer to help you follow your dreams too! From technique, to stage presence, to fitness, she will show you the ropes and be cheering you on the whole way! Nicole offers privates lessons. Email us to book yours today!
Favorite social media?
Instagram! But I also love Pinterest. Follow me on insta @nicolemanelas
Breakfast or Lunch?
Breakfast, duh! Waffles & Avocados!! Yum!
Coffee or Tea?
SO. MUCH. COFFEE.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, To Love and Let Go by Rachel Brathen, Be Here Now by Ram Dass, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
Podcast you’re listening to?
Yoga Girl: Conversations From the Heart, The Gary Vee Audio Experience, NPR’s How I Built This, and Yoga Girl Daily
Favorite music artist?
Caamp, Matt Maeson, The Lumineers, Nirvana, Hozier, Nothing but Thieves
Favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Hike! I love to adventure and explore all this earth has to offer us!
What motivates you to workout?
That feeling I get after I finish my workout. It is simply the best, and it keeps me feeling motivated all day! Also cute new workout clothes (: