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Nicky Ruszkowski

Masters of Science, Certified Health Education Specialist

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Nicky entered into professional sports at the age of 16, working as a professional show jumping rider and competing as part of the British under 21 equestrian team. She has a team gold medal and individual wins at grand prix level including: British Open Show Jumping Champion (2009), Scottish Ladies Show Jumping Champion (2007), Lowther Grand Prix winner (2005).  

Nicky spent 7 years teaching further education at Myerscough College in the UK and during this time completed her Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). She began her bachelors degree when she was 26 years old and did her first year studying Sports Coaching, quickly she realized that more benefit and growth would come by switching to Sport & Exercise Physiology. She finished top of her class.

Following the completion of her bachelors degree she moved to the US and started her masters in Health Education. The goal was to be able to blend the exercise physiology & coaching with a broader understanding of health education. Nicky completed her masters at Ithaca College in 2014.

 

Nicky has a level 1 coaching certification in swimming and basketball, a level 3 coaching certification in show jumping and cycling, and is a Les Mills body pump instructor.

 

She has completed two Ironman triathlons, 4 marathons (not including the two ironman) and is working towards Marji Gesick 100 mile mountain bike race in 2021.

Nicky is a certified birth & postpartum doula, she has attended numerous births and supported women during the initial postpartum period. She has a passion for helping women have a positive, fit and healthy pregnancy. Although not currently taking new clients for birth and postpartum support, Nicky is accepting pregnant women for wellness & sports coaching.

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Certifications: 

Master of Science in Health Education, Ithaca College

Bachelors of Sports and Exercise Science, University of Central Lancashire

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Les Mills Bodypump Instructor

Level 1 Coaching Certification in Swimming and Basketball 

Level 1 TRX Instructor

Level 3 USA Cycling Coach

Level 3 Coaching Certification in Show Jumping