Natalie Nichols entered her first physique competition as Bikini and Figure competitor at The Tanji Johnson Classic National Qualifier at age 42. She walked away with six 1st Places finishes, three Overall Finishes including the Figure Open Overall Champion. This made her an Nationally Qualified in both Figure and Bikini in her first ever competition.
Natalie won her IFBB Pro card just 17 days later at the NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters National competition when she competed 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.
To this date, that 19 days is the NPC/IFBB record as the fasted female competitor to go from 1st show to IFBB Pro Card.
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 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.
She enjoys working with Bikini, Wellness, Figure, Men’s Physique, and Classic Physique competitors using a Science Based and Physique Readiness approach to ensure victory thru Strategic Coaching.