Name: Nick Adams
Hometown: Born in Dallas, Texas. Grew up in Alton, Illinois.
When and why did you come to Austin?
February of 2020! I needed to make a drastic life change and chose Austin!
What is your background? How did you get into personal training?
I’ve been seriously lifting and competing in powerlifting and now strongman for over 13 years. Friends and then strangers kept asking me questions about workouts and programming throughout the years and I realized that with my education and continuing my education I could turn my passion into my career. I’ve been training as a career for almost 6 years.
Tell us about your current fitness goals and training.
My current fitness goals are to continue building my strength, dive back into competing in strongman, and get back down to the weight I was when I played baseball in college.
What is the most common fitness myth that you work through with your clients?
Women believing the myth of getting bulking or looking ‘manly’ if they lift weights and men believing they have to be sore for it to count as a good training session.
What do you want your clients to take away from each training session with you?
My goal is to have them leave each session stronger than they were at the beginning of it. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll be exhausted, but I want everyone to walk out feeling great about themselves and strong in every sense of that word.
What sets you apart from other fitness professionals?
My adaptability and the fact that I never give up or lose faith in a client. Even if you’re down and don’t believe in yourself in that moment or period of time, I do. I will, and I’ll be pushing you the entire time while you reach your goals.
What is your favorite thing about Austin Simply Fit?
The team of trainers. I wouldn’t have moved to Austin from Illinois and given up owning my own gym if I didn’t know that my now fellow trainers weren’t all caring, professional, and just as committed to helping others as I am. It truly feels like a family and that only drives us all to be better inside and outside of the gym.
Favorite quote and who said it?
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain