Meet Dr. Erin Nitschke - Your Ate Coach

Dr. Erin Nitschke

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Hello Ate Readers! My name is Dr. Erin Nitschke and I’m an ACE Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. I’ve been in the health and fitness industry since 2003. I have practical experience as a personal trainer and health coach, exercise physiologist, NIH grant manager, and exercise science college professor. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been driven by my mission to help others live their best life — whatever that might mean to everyone I coach, train, or teach. Get to know me and learn a bit about my approach to working with clients.

A Snapshot of My Day

I get up around 5:30 a.m. each day, get my workout in, fuel up with a power breakfast, get the kids ready for the day, and head to work. Each day in my work life is different — it can range from teaching a class, to running a meeting, to taking client calls, writing workout programs, filming reels or videos, writing an article, or outlining a presentation for my next public speaking event. I love my job because each day presents variety and an opportunity to help someone — I can’t think of a better way to live life.

Fun Facts

  1. Far more introverted than extroverted
  2. An avid reader of various genres
  3. A true “science nerd” to my core
  4. Love to try new recipes and make fun meals with my kids
  5. I love writing articles related to health, physical activity, and nutrition
  6. My favorite drink is English Breakfast Tea
  7. I love to look for beauty in unexpected places
  8. I believe in sinking deeply into the unapologetic realness of who we are
  9. I have four dogs and always wish for more
  10. I grew up in Wyoming
  11. If I could live in any other country, I’d choose Italy or Switzerland
  12. I love a cabin escape
  13. I enjoy public speaking at national events in health and exercise
  14. I have a goal to start a podcast and pursue a second master’s in Nutrition
  15. I have a deep passion for listening to others and their stories

My Philosophy

I believe in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. Living an active and balanced lifestyle is not defined or limited by physical stamina, muscle size, or outward appearance; it means finding an equilibrium between all dimensions of wellness. It’s not simply about “hitting the gym”; it’s about discovering inner strength, harnessing personal potential, and exercising the courage to pursue a meaningful goal. It’s not about perfection; it’s about progress.

Some of My Top Favorite Lifestyle Reads

How to Connect with Me

Find me on Instagram at @nitschkeerin. I hope to hear from you! Always feel free to connect!

Dr. Erin Nitschke is a professor of exercise science at Laramie County Community College. She holds certifications and positions including:


American Council on Exercise Scientific Advisory Panel Member

American Council on Exercise Brand Ambassador

Erin is an editorial author for IDEA, NFPT, where she writes regularly on topics related to personal training and health coach skill building, behavior change, and career success.

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