Nicci Grabs, CPT-NASM, is a certified Personal Trainer through NASM, The National Academy of Sports Medicine. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. She has been a personal trainer for the past 15 years and has over 20 years of fitness/sport experience. In her fitness career, she has worked in the physical therapy field as well as managed the fitness department of a large scale health club.  Nicci has specialized training in working with older adults and extensive experience working in the physical therapy field enabling her to offer valuable rehabilitation & injury prevention techniques to her personal training clients. As a result of Nicci's physical therapy background, her personal training sessions can also be tailored towards injury prevention & post-rehabilitation therapy. With the ever rising cost of healthcare, Nicci is able to offers an affordable option to post-rehab therapy by working directly with your doctor and physical therapist to create a safe, effective workout that you can do at home under the guidance of an experienced certified personal trainer.

Within her personal training sessions Nicci offers an expertise in:

  • Injury prevention/management of injuries in the shoulders, back, knees, etc.
  • Pre-/post-rehabilitation
  • Functional training using all modalities
  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight loss/management
  • Sport-specific training

Nicci approaches personal training with the same type of enthusiasm she has for life. She feels that this outlook with her training methods help her clients achieve the results that they are looking for through exercise while still having fun.   Her personal training foundation is based upon assessing individual structural imbalances & using corrective exercises that will help create balance in the muscles of the body.   If these imbalances are not corrected when an individual is starting a new exercise program, the body becomes more susceptible to injury which can prevent personal goals from being reached. Nicci trains clients in Lake, McHenry and Cook County. Specifically the towns of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Inverness, Crystal Lake, Cary, Algonquin and McHenry.