Best Female Personal Trainer in South Austin

Because Strong is Just the Beginning

My personal training philosophy is built upon the principles of strength training combined with metabolic conditioning. My role as your trainer is to first understand your goals. Then, after a session or two, I will gain an understanding of your current fitness level and limits.

We then slowly begin to push you past those limits and out of your comfort zone. I take great pride in my ability to gauge each of my client's thresholds and capacity for work on any specific day. Sessions are intense but scaled to your energy levels and ability.

I train male and female clients of all ages and backgrounds using a variety of training methods including complex barbell movements, free/machine weights,  power lifting and metabolic conditioning circuits using a number of implements from sleds to kettlebells.

Get To Know your Trainer

Nicole "Nikki Gunz" Gonzalez is one of the top female personal trainers in Austin, Texas. She is an ISSA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, a 2x national and 1x world raw powerlifting champion, and currently ranked #3 in the world in two weight classes, the 132lbs and 148lbs. Her current best competition lifts include a 435lb squat, 242lb bench press and a 491lb deadlift.

"The confidence and empowerment you feel when seeing yourself becoming stronger is an amazing thing. I truly believe that building a stronger, better version of yourself through hard work is a path to overcoming many of  life's struggles." - Nikki Gunz

Nikki has been training clients in the Austin area since 2012. In addition to training everyday clients, Nikki also offers in-person and remote coaching for power lifting clients.

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Custom Tailored Fitness Programs To Help You Achieve Your Goals

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Pre-Designed Programs

From basic strength and muscle building to more advanced "peaking" routines for power lifting, the Programs Library has something for everyone available as an immediate download in the store.

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Custom Programs

An individualized program based on your specific strengths, weaknesses & available equipment. Purchasable online, your custom program will be delivered to you via email in 3-5 business days.


Events & Seminars

Stay up-to-date on the latest classes I'm hosting and seminars I'm speaking at. I cover many topics throughout the year including strength training basics, accessory work, diet and meet prep.

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Get a Free Personal Training Session & Consult

Whether you're looking to lose weight, add muscle, prepare for a powerlifting meet or just live a healthier lifestyle, I have the experience, knowledge, and motivation to get you there.

Click the button and fill out the contact form on the next page or give me a call and we can discuss setting up your consult. We'll review your goals and abilities and then I'll put you through a free 30 minute session so you can get an idea of my training style.

Client Success Stories

client hannah"Nikki is such an amazing and caring powerlifting and overall fitness coach! I have been working with her for a little over a year and have made such significant strides thanks to her dedication and coaching skills! She's also a super fun person to be around and a great friend! Love this girl!"

- Hannah H.

client jeffrey"Nicole has been my powerlifting coach for 10 months. I train with her for an hour a day 3 times a week. During our time training she has never been late and frequently stays past the allotted time to work with me. She is readily available to answer questions off-hours. Since taking over as my coach I have won 2 National Championships, a World Championship, and added more than 160lbs to my powerlifting total while competing at 148lbs. Great experience and great results."

- Jeffrey W.

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"I've been seeing Nikki for over a year. I've grown so much stronger over the course of her training. I didn't start training for powerlifting at the beginning, but my curiosity was piqued after learning about Nikki's own accomplishments, plus it's really cool to train for something. And she's been by my side for 2 meets. Her coaching is top-notch. She's super knowledgeable and really goes all in. She's a great encourager, even when I doubt myself. She's really taught me just to go for the weight. Training with her is one of the highlights of my week!"

- Dominique T.

client allie"I've been working with Nikki for about a year. This extremely impressive woman trains me with no ego or attitude. Among Nikki's many strengths is a deep intuition around dialing in the right exercise or weight. She moves at my pace, is never lacking for alternatives. Every session leaves me feeling accomplished and successful, but never burned out. It's so effective. That's why I've been able to stick with it!"

- Allie H.

client violet"Nikki is great at what she does! I've trained on and off with her for over a year and I have really seen results when I train with her expertise. She really takes an interest in helping her clients accomplish their goals and is very approachable. She has a very encouraging tone and I've never felt uncomfortable or intimidated by her, which is rare with personal trainers. Love her!"

-Violet R.