Imagine what you would attempt to do if you knew you could not fail.
As a classically trained dancer,
vocalist, and actor, NK has dabbled in many facets of the entertainment world. She’s played Joanne in the hit musical RENT, graced the pages of Kohl’s, and her work has been
featured on HBO Latino and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her mentors inspired her to write and create in between gigs, and she did just that!
About a year after finishing a writing course, she attended the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where Ava Duvernay became the first
African-American woman to win Best Director. It was in that weekend that not only the idea for TLNY was born, but more importantly, the audacity to dream bigger was ignited in NK’s being.
Since finishing TLNY, NK has made her directorial debut with music video, One by One, and is currently working on her first foreign language feature, Las Palabras.
NK’s personal fitness journey began in 2002 when her 16 years of classical dance training came to an end. She soon found herself nearly 100 pounds overweight and in a physical, mental, and emotional rut.
Knowing she needed a catalyst for change she decided to turn to the world of pageantry for external motivation. Intense training for the competition led to a complete emotional and physical makeover. Throughout her pageant career, NK not only won several state and national titles, she discovered her passion for fitness.
Her professional career in fitness began in 2009 when she became a FitStart Coach at her local gym. She took the job to help guide and inspire others who felt the need to make a positive life change, but had no idea how to begin their
Today, NK uses her life experiences, coupled with her
Baccalaureate of Arts degree in
Psychology, to help her clients break through mental barriers that prevent them from reaching their physical goals.
NK is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Group Fitness Instructor, an NCSF (National Council of Sports and Fitness) certified Personal Trainer, as well as a certified ZUMBA, Pilates Pro, Bender Barre Method, Barre Pro, and Yoga instructor.