We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Kniss and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicole, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
You don’t have to hate working out!! Fitness should be fun!! Find your soulmate workout and you’ll never think of exercise the same way. Find a place that lifts you up, makes you feel confident and doesn’t play on insecurities! You can make life long friends at your favorite fitness studio.

What should our readers know about your business?
Newport Peach: we are the anti-fitness fitness studio! We pride ourselves on being the Nice girls of Fitness, on truly accepting women for who they are the moment they walk through the door. We encourage friendships and camaraderie among our Peachy students. No egos, No front row. We are one of the only Step Aerobics studios in California! Bringing back the infectious cardio workout but with a modern twist, mixing in Barre and Pilates! My business owning road has not always been smooth with Business partner drama. The hard times only made me realize my vision and purpose in this world, to lift women up and bridge the gap we put between each other and to bring back STEP AEROBICS!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I adore NEWPORT BEACH!! We would definitely have to start the day with a class at Newport Peach, Coffee at Cest Si Bon, Beach walk, Balboa ferry to get a frozen Banana on Balboa Island, a quick Fashion Island trip to say hi at Lululemon, DISNEYLAND, then finish the day with dinner at my favorite SOL GRILL! Maybe looking for Denis Rodman at Class of ‘47 haha

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Newport Beach community, and being an ambassador for Lululemon is truly the only reason I am here doing what I love. I was an educator at Lululemon as I navigated opening a business, as I went through the highs and lows – they supported me and pushed me to push my dreams even further. As an Ambassador with Lululemon I am constantly challenged to better myself as a leader and an entrepreneur. The beautiful Community of women that surrounds my business is what gets me out of bed everyday!

Website: www.newportpeach.com
Instagram: @newportpeach @peachwithnicole
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/NewportPeach/
Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/newport-peach-newport-beach
Youtube: https://youtu.be/q06KvSpb2-k
Other: At home workouts!!! www.NewportPeachTV.com

Image Credits
Kimberly Valencia

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