"I became interested in the health and fitness industry at a pretty young age. At the age of 12, I was admitted into the hospital for pancreatitis. Besides genetics, this inflammation can be caused by a diet high in fats and sugars. Before this, I never knew my diet could have this big of an impact on my life. After meeting with doctors, trainers, and dieticians I knew I wanted to help people prevent these types of illness before they have to ever experience that type of pain.
Starting high school, I was very healthy. I had lost my "baby fat", my diet was far better than most kids my age, and I was active in every sport. However, once I started college I gained the Freshman 15+, was partying, wasn't working out, wasn't sleeping much, and I got sick with pancreatitis once again.
Knowing that I could go years without pancreatitis simply due to my healthy lifestyle, I was determined to find a balance in college. I began weightlifting, teaching fitness classes, making my own food, and cutting out alcohol. I lost the Freshman 15 plus some. At this point, I joined CrossFit and started the paleo diet.
Shortly after joining CrossFit, the high impact workouts plus teaching multiple fitness classes a day, I overdid it and caused a back injury. I had to stop all working out which led to me gaining some weight back. A few weeks later I graduated college and moved back home.
Moving back home caused me to get out of my routine. I was eating whatever I wanted, was frequently skipping the gym, didn't have a social life, and was only working a few hours a week. I didn't know what to do with my time and I became very lazy. This laziness and lack of motivation caused me to go into a deep depression with high levels of anxiety.
Having depression, I began to sleep over 15 hours a day. I would wake up, maybe workout, eat a meal or two, and go back to sleep. The more this occurred, the more depressed and guilty I felt. This caused me to miss meals, workouts, and life in general. I gained 50+ pounds. After hitting the 50 pounds mark and experiences multiple episodes of pancreatitis, I knew I didn't want to live that way. Since then I have become a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. I am now on the journey of losing those extra pounds.
I believe, 100%, diet and exercise can impact your mood, your weight, your goals in life, and so much more. I know a healthy lifestyle can be time consuming, expensive, and very hard. I created GreaterU to give you resources that are easily accessible and affordable. I have taken the time and spent the money doing hours and hours of research, experiments, and have my own personal experience to help you reach your goals and change your life.
Now what are you waiting for? Let's get started!"
-Nicole Scott, Owner
Exercise Science, B.S.
NASM Personal Trainer Certified
PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach
ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition Certified
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor