About Nicki


Nicki Violetti has a long history of competitive athletics and is the only trainer at NorCal Strength and Conditioning who has competed at the collegiate level, not in one sport, but three: volleyball, swimming, and track & field. Nicki is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds Level III CrossFit trainer and USAW Level I Olympic Weightlifting Coach certifications. Nicki brings her understanding of teamwork, motivation and goal setting/completion to her coaching with remarkable results. She will help you delineate your goals and provide you with the support, knowledge and focus to achieve your fitness potential. In addition to Nicki’s fitness background, she has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and speaks Italian, Spanish and a fair amount of Russian. She is also co-publisher of The Performance Menu.

Posts by Nicki

Now Find our Class Schedule on Facebook!

Just a quick FYI:  You can now find our class schedule on our NorCal Strength & Conditioning Facebook Page!  Just under our logo you’ll see a link to “class schedule”. When you click that it will take you to our Schedule page!    ...

The Oil Guide

Being a paleo food blogger, I am often asked what types of healthy fats are safe to cook with, so I went on a search to find out.  What I always assumed is that olive oil is the end all and be all of healthy oils, and I have cooked with it relentlessly for...