Mens Physique

AGE: 35




  • 2015 NPC Maryland State: 4th place, men’s physique
  • 2015 NPC East Coast Classic: 4th place, men’s physique

I’ve always worked out and I wanted to try something more challenging, and decided to look into physique competition.  I found out about TEAM Warrior Within by asking around and on social media.  Nikki Johnston does my prep.

I enjoy working with Nikki, she is tough but fair, and I always feel bad if I cheat on my prep because she works so hard with me.

The hardest part of my prep was giving up my favorite foods and, toward the end, living on low carbs.  For motivation, I used pictures and videos of other competitors, as well as the thought of not wanting to let my family down.  My wife was VERY supportive during the process.

For those looking to get involved with physique competition, I would advise them to go into it seriously and don’t be embarrassed to ask for help or motivation.

During my prep, I learned that when I’m “locked in,” I can accomplish anything—and that low carbs will humble anybody lol.

I would like to thank my wife and Nikki, they both pushed me and motivated me, especially during the hard times.  Which I will need, as I’m currently prepping for my next show in June 2016.


Nikki Johnston-round maryland personal trainerThis Warrior was trained and/or coached by Nikki Johnston.  As a registered nurse with a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, a former collegiate athlete, and a competitive Women’s Physique competitor, Nikki knows how to get you where you want to be.       Nikki has worked with clients from every walk of life.  She is a loyal and understanding coach who is dedicated to achieving the goals and aspirations of each individual she works with, from controlling blood sugar levels, to losing 20 pounds for a wedding, to competition prep. Whatever the goal may be, each program is specifically designed and coordinated to achieve results as quickly and as safely as possible.  Nikki is available for in person one-on-one personal training and online coaching.