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About Me

Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach based in Newton Abbot, Devon

Hi I’m Nicola!

My love affair with weight training started when I stepped into my first gym at 16. From there I got into body building until I discovered I had a talent for powerlifting at 24. I have been National Champion numerous times and represented GB on the European and World stage. While doing this I worked as a PE teacher until I qualified as a personal trainer in 2014. I then extended my professional qualifications by becoming a Level 4 strength and conditioning coach and gained my tutor/assessor award.

Weight trainer. Newton Abbot

About Inspired Coaching

Where Every Body Fits

I provide a highly bespoke coaching service to all clients. My qualifications and expertise extend further than just personal training. I am a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning coach, I plan and deliver expert weight training programmes for my client's. Whether you are just starting out on your strength training journey or are a seasoned weightlifter Inspired Coaching enables women, athletes and juniors in Newton Abbot, Teignbridge and Torbay reach their goals through concrete gym based training methodologies. Although I am a strength trainer I also support my client's towards body acceptance and improved well-being by helping them enjoy exercise and learning in the gym which transends into everyday life. I am a gym coach who works with athletes to improve their sporting performance. A very science and data driven pathway. However, I also work with people who want to enjoy moving and find body confidence. A very intrinsic and holistic pathway. I love watching both types of client grow and succeed, they are both rewarding in different ways.

Strength training. Newton Abbot

About Inspired Coaching

My Business Philosophy Pillars

My values are important to me and underpin the service I provide.

  • Strength – in body and mind.

  • Knowledgeable – always working on being a better coach so my client’s get the elite service they deserve.

  • Inclusive – coaching that has no judgement, discrimination or prejudice. My business celebrates  individuality and all that makes us unique.

  • Ethical – people come before profit. My morals and principles are upheld always.

  • Sustainable – offering a service that provides a better outlook for client’s long term health and wellbeing.

  • Humour – because smiling and laughing is healthy too.

Nicola Poole. Strength and Conditioning

About Inspired Coaching

My Qualifications, Specialisms and Interests

Main Qualifications

  • BA Honours Degree in PE with QTS

  • Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Level 3 Persoanl Training Diploma


  • Strength training

  • Powerlifting

  • Gym training to support body acceptance

  • Sport specific training for individuals and teams

  • Junior athlete's

  • Mobility and prehab

  • Older adults


  • Anti diet and anti fitness culture

  • Body acceptance and intuitive eating movements

  • Veganism and animal rights

  • Walking and treking

  • Crafts

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