Nikkie Harvey

This month's team member can best be described as positive and has the most beautiful and encouraging smile. While she's relatively new to the team, she and her caring attitude have been a long-standing part of our Village and for that we are so thankful!

Hometown: Cleveland!

How long have you lived in Louisville? Almost 15 years, I moved here in 2008

Tell us about your family: My husband, Dave, is from Louisville. We've been together for 12 years, and married since 2015. We have 2 kiddos- Anna is 5 and so excited to go to kindergarten in the fall, and Noah is 3 and just living his best life every day. We also have 2 rescue dogs, Crosby and Baxter, both pitbull mixes, that are 13 and 7.

Current/Previous career: Labor and delivery nurse- truly the most rewarding job ever, even on the hard days.

What did you want to be “when you grow up”? A dancer.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? I went to France for 2 weeks with my French class in high school.

What is your favorite thing to do? Go out to breakfast or brunch. Also concerts and football games.

What is something about you that someone may not know? I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years

What is your favorite local restaurant to eat at? Comeback Inn! What is your go to order? Linguini with red clam sauce and they have the best bellinis!

What is the best thing about living in Louisville? There are so many kid friendly things to do, and I love all of the local breweries

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite song or artist? This is such a hard question! My fave song is Everlong by the Foo Fighters and fave artists are probably Ryan Adams and Saves the Day.

What TV shows are you currently watching? We need to catch up on the newest seasons of You and In the Dark, and I also just started Pieces of Her.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I hated running until I was in my 30s.

If someone had to describe you in one word, what would it be and why? Passionate. My family and friends, my job, this village- I care so deeply about the people in my life, the people I take care of at work, my goals. I give everything I have into everything I do and love hard. There is nothing I wouldn't do for my people. ❤

How did you find FIT4MOM Louisville? Brittany Littles told me how amazing it was when I was pregnant with my daughter. I went to a Fit4Baby preview class and was hooked!

How long have you worked for FIT4MOM Louisville? Just started in November.

How has FIT4MOM Louisville changed your life? I was the first of my close friends to have a baby, and while they were always there to help, none of them understood how hard and isolating the first weeks of postpartum are. I went to my first Stroller Strides class when Anna was 8 weeks old- I was a hot mess of exhaustion and emotions- and immediately felt supported. Women I had just met offered to push the stroller when Anna cried so I could have a few minutes to myself to work out and Amanda held my baby for an entire class once because she had hardly slept all night and I was barely functioning. It is so rare to find a group of women that are so accepting and non-judgmental, that immediately ask how they can help, and don't hesitate to reach out. I've met some of my closest friends because of Fit4Mom and so have my kids.

What was the first class that you attended and/or taught? First class I attended was Stroller Strides, and Strides is also the first class I taught.

What was the last class that you attended and/or taught? Last class I attended was Run Club last night, and the last class I taught was Stroller Strides at Oxmoor.

What classes do you currently attend and/or teach? I try to go to all of the different classes, and I teach Stroller Strides and Body Well.

What is your favorite workout move or class layout? Fave workout move is burpees! And I love tabata and traveling classes- give me alllll the cardio!

What workout move or class layout makes you feel strong? Squat to overhead press. It's the move I love to hate and always makes me sore!

April questions:

  • Best location for Spring Break? The last Spring Break trip I went on was to Daytona Beach in college 😂.

  • April Fool’s Day - what is the best prank you’ve either played or had played on you? I only remember one prank I played with some friends in high school. It involved those wooden deer that people always had in their yards in the 90s, and compromising positions. 😆

  • Favorite spring flower? Tulips because they come in so many pretty colors 🌷🌷

  • F4M class that you’re looking forward to being outside? All of them! But probably Stroller Strides- the kids love being outside and it's so nice to be able to let them play on the playground after class and have some time to catch up and chat with mama friends.

F4M Louisville Member Commentary - from Eleni Williams

When I found out Nikkie was going to start instructing, I was so excited! She is the embodiment of what Fit4Mom Louisville is all about! When she isn’t instructing, she’s there by your side at another class cheering you on. There is something so meaningful about going to workout with an instructor like Nikkie, that wants to be with their community. I have loved every class I’ve been to and I cannot wait for many more with Nikkie!

F4M Louisville Team Member Commentary - from Jennifer Malone

Nikkie is such a lively spirit inside and outside of class. I met Nikkie at a Stroller Strides class in 2019. I was new to instructing and she was kind and encouraging when I was so worried that I wasn't doing well. She gives great encouragement right when you need to hear it and keeps a positive spirit. Nikkie not only knows how to be an amazing instructor (for ALL the things), but she's also an incredible nurse, mama, and friend. Nikkie shows tenacity and never gives up on the task at hand. She shows dedication to her family, her friends, and her clients. She can come off sweet, but give a killer workout that will leave you dripping in sweat. Not only can Nikkie plan super fun and tough (for both mama and kiddo) Stroller Strides classes, but also heart-rate increasing, fire burning BOOST classes. Our Village loves coming to Nikkie's classes. Nikkie is the kind of person that you can rely on when times are joyful and times are tough. We are so incredibly lucky that Nikkie is a part of our Village and team!