Nikki Gomez is in love with movement, health and wellness! She enjoys learning from and educating others. She is a mother, physical therapist assistant (PTA), fitness instructor, dancer and wholesale account manager for Artemis Brands LLC. She was certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in 2005 through NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association) and went on to study physical therapy at Baker College. She holds certifications in LSVT’s BIG program that is designed to treat Parkinson’s disease, Pilates, and Drums Alive, a cardio drumming program. She has taught classes at University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center, Curves, Soul Oasis Spa and multiple senior centers across Genesee County.
Nikki took dance classes during her childhood and began studying various styles of World Dance in 1998. She fell head over heels for styles of the African diaspora. She was blessed to study drum and dance abroad in Guinea West Africa in 2006 and 2008. In 2001 while living in Sarasota, Florida, she took her first Classic Middle Eastern dance class, later inspiring her to seek out Belly Dance Fusion. She has performed across the Mid-West at music festivals, art festivals, and special events as a solo artist and as a member of professional troops Like Water Drum and Dance, Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society and Tableau Cadre Movement Ensemble. She also worked at Ms. Bridget’s School of Dance in Fenton, MI for 15 years. She taught children, teen and adult dance classes as well as created multiple award winning choreographies for their competition team.
As a PTA, Nikki treats patient’s with many different orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions, thus possessing an understanding of kinesiology and the neuromuscular system. Combining her education in therapy with her love and experience of dance, she is able to design each fitness class to produce a full body workout, so participants will receive the most benefit from each session.
“Movement is medicine, let’s go!”Nikki