Natalie Nichols, CPT
“Natalie, coached by her husband Chet, entered her first physique competition, The Tanji Johnson Classic, at age 42. “
At that first competition, she took 1st in her Novice Figure height class and won the Overall Novice Figure Championship, 1st in her Masters class and also won the Overall Masters Figure Championship, 1st in her Open Figure Class and in a clean sweep, also won the Overall Open Figure Championship. She competed in Bikini in all 3 of the above classes and came home with 2 Second Place Bikini awards and one 3rd Place finish. This made her Nationally Qualified in both Figure and Bikini in her first ever competition. She competed a mere 19 days later in her 2nd ever physique competition, NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals, in both Bikini and Figure. In the Bikini Division, she placed 9th out of 26 other Nationally Qualified competitors. And in the Figure Division, her first place win earned her International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Pro Card. 19 days from first time competitor to IFBB Professional Athlete.
Natalie is also a National Physique Committee (NPC) Regional Judge, National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Norvell Sunless Certified Spray Artist and owns and operates USA Physique Coaching with her husband and fellow Mecca Coach, Chet. In addition to coaching physique competitors for the stage, she also gives a killer competition spray tan. Her tans have helped competitors go on to win major Overall Championships and Pro Cards.
Natalie is a mom of 4 and lives in Meridian, ID with her husband and their two youngest children, Ben and Etta. Their oldest two boys have grown up and flown the coop.
Natalie enjoys working with physique competitors and helping shape their bodies through the eyes of an NPC Judge.