Nick began his fitness career in 1979 as a part-time fitness instructor at Bally's Fitness (then Jack Lalanne's) in Yonkers, New York, while
attending Iona College.
By 1984, he climbed the ranks to full-time floor manager in Riverdale, New York and introduced BODYSHAPING and CORE fitness classes to the
In 1990, he developed a series of new personal training systems that swept the tri-state area and were popular with "mega-health chains." As Nick quoted in the September, 1992
edition of The Trainer magazine, "Our clients rarely miss workouts, avoid injuries, and reach their goals with our systems."
In 1995, Nick founded his personal training company, Tates Training, servicing Hoboken Health & Fitness Center and the Newport Swim & Fitness Center in New Jersey.
He employed dozens of trainers and helped thousands of people maintain effective fitness and nutrition programs. His expertise was then recruited by New York's largest residential
building, London Terrace until November, 1998, when he was recruited to help Crunch-LA in Los Angeles.
Within six months of relocating to Crunch-LA, Nick's gift of teaching cutting-edge fitness programs was praised by two fitness periodicals, and he was touted as one of LA's best fitness
trainers. His reputation earned him Crunch-LA's Top-Producing Trainer Award for the fourth quarter of 1999, thus becoming one of the most successful and requested fitness
specialists at Crunch-LA until Spring, 2000. Shortly thereafter, Nick became the Regional Fitness and Nutrition Director for three Gold's Gyms in Los Angeles.
On January 30, 2005, he was seen around the world in a contract role on A&E's two-hour movie of the week called
"See Arnold Run" as three-time Mr. Olympia, Frank Zane. Nick lost 10 lbs. in 10 days for the film!
As he recently stated on Mike Torchia's "Shape Up America" fitness show, which airs Mondays 5-6 PM on NBC's news radio KCAA 1050 AM,
"Service, commitment, and results are my motivators."
In the last few years, Nick's focus includes a wide range of one-on-one training from select high-profile entertainment execs to "special needs" clients, including the disabled.
He excels in motivating extremely obese and/or diabetic women and "buddy sessions" up to six people. The concepts behind Nick's training are to Teach, Motivate, Achieve, and Laugh.
Prefaced by a thorough fitness assessment, "incorporating humor in our workouts brings a positive energy that makes exercise an enjoyable lifestyle mainstay, thus revealing the secret of longevity,"
Nick quoted on Access Hollywood.
Today, Nick entertains clients at The Fitness Factory in West Hollywood, home and condo gyms in Brentwood, Bel Air, Westwood, Hollywood, West LA and assorted outdoor and beach locations. "I'm here to help."
Contact Nick today to get started on YOUR road to great health, fitness, and overall well-being!
Eric Roberts and Nick on the set of "Graves End."
Nick flexing his biceps on the set of "See Arnold Run."