Clear Lake, Houston, Brickhouse Fitness

Welcome to Brickhouse Fitness!

My name is Nicole Stilwell. Always being interested in the human body and overall fitness, I began personal training my senior year in high school. I graduated from Clear Lake High School and went on to the University of North Texas. I continued personal training and teaching group exercise classes through college. In 2004, I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, and a minor in health promotion and nutrition. Within a month of graduating college I moved back to Houston and began training at a one on one studio in the area. I continued working at this studio for 4 years, until it was totaled and closed down permanently with Hurricane Ike. Coincidentally, the week of Ike, I delivered my first child. After my 8 week maternity leave I realized I needed to find a new gym to train out of. With amazing support of my clients I decided to take this opportunity, instead, to purchase commercial gym equipment, and begin training out of my home.

There are several different session options to choose from- hour long individual session, half hour sessions, couples sessions, or group/boot-camp sessions. These workouts will be unique to your body type, fitness level, and goals. Every session will be different, so you can expect a full-body cardio, strength, and endurance workout that is challenging, yet creative and fun! There are no contracts, I just ask for a 24 hour cancellation notice as a respect of my time. In addition to working out I offer nutritional consultations and a meal making "party", to help clients with the dietary side of weight management.

I truly believe anyone can make incredible, positive physical improvements with proper education, motivation, encouragement and support. No two people are alike, and with that knowledge, I will design a program that will help your body transform. I will be with you every step of the way, and am confident you will feel better than you have felt in a long time. We will incorporate strength, endurance, core, plyometric, and balance exercises. I will individualize your plan to suit you perfectly according to your physical and fitness goals.

My clients are an extension to my family. They have become friends, and are a huge support system to one another. We share recipes, cardio sessions, encouragement and sore muscles. Come join our fitness family!

My Credentials

Nicole Stilwell - Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor

  • B.S. Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Nutrition Minor
  • Personal Training Certifications through: P.F.I.T., I.S.S.A, I.F.P.A and A.A.F.A
  • Certified Lifestyle Educator

Specialized in:

  • Weight-loss and Weight Management
  • Core and Circuit Training
  • Pre/Post Natal Workouts
  • Boot-camp and Group Exercise Programs
  • Youth and Senior Workout Programs
  • Balance and Flexibility
  • Healthy Food Prep

Contact Me

Boot-camp

The outdoor and indoor boot-camp classes offer a mix of traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval and strength training to help burn calories and boost your metabolism. These workouts include sprints, push-ups, agility drills, abs, skipping, stepping, and various plyometric drills with little rest between exercises, so you can get a great cardio and strength workout in one! No workout is ever the same! I will switch the style and arrangement each time, to confuse the muscles and prevent the body from getting too comfortable with anything - minimizing plateaus. My boot-camp is for everyone. I will make sure you work hard, but not beyond your body's natural limitations. Modifications to all exercises will be provided for beginner, intermediate and advanced physical fitness. Though you may feel pushed to your body's fatigue levels at times, this is a natural part of exercise and will ultimately help you achieve the results you yearn for. Boot-camp is an amazing workout, at a lowered rate, to allow everyone a means to get the incredible results and a fantastic support system! I guarantee my boot-camp will be the most affordable, efficient, and effective workout session your body has ever experienced. In addition to the awesome results you will experience, you will make workout buddy friends. We will all be there to pull you when you are lagging, encourage you from the beginning, and sweat with you along the way!

Nutrition and Dinner Making Parties

A healthy lifestyle is not just about working out. I will also help manage your daily nutrition habits. With so many diet fads out there, it can be quite confusing to decipher the truth about our bodies' nutritional needs. Balance is the key to a healthy weight, body, and mind. A nutritional consultation will teach you how to balance your nutrients, and stay within your daily caloric range. We will work together to design a program you will easily stick to, without feeling deprived.

Periodically, I offer what I call a "dinner making party". At this party we assemble, label and freeze meals that are made to feed 4-6 people. In prepping for this, I send out a menu for the month containing 5-7 dinner options, to all my clients. I get a tally of who wants what, and how many of each they would like. Once I know how much of each meal we will be making I buy all the ingredients and containers. I chop the veggies, sauté the onions and mushrooms, brown the meat, cook and dice the chicken, cook the pasta or rice, and whatever other prep can be completed prior to the party. When the clients arrive we assemble the meals in freezer safe containers. They then take them home, freeze them, and have them ready to take out and cook in a convenient form. For those who chose not to come to the "assembly" they can pay a fee to simply come get the prepared, frozen meals.

Advocare

ADVOCARE provides proper supplementation including:

  • Weight loss
  • Energy boost
  • Daily vitamins
  • Mental focus drinks, with or without caffeine
  • Muscle recovery and retention
  • Meal replacement shakes or bars
  • Fiber drinks
  • Probiotics
  • Herbal Cleanse options
  • Stress relief
  • Pediatric vitamins
  • Thermogenics
  • Calcium
  • Joint support
  • Prostate Support
  • Sleep aid
  • Omega Fatty Acids

Many of my clients begin or re-boost their program with what Advocare calls our 24 Day Challenge. The 24 Day Challenge has proved to be an amazing starting point or re-boost. Everyone hits a plateau at some point. With this "challenge" we are re-boosting the metabolism by starting with a mild cleanse, and adding extremely important vitamins into our system. On average, my clients have lost around 5 pounds within the first ten days! Their weight continues to drop as they finish out the entire 24 Day Challenge. Most reported feeling "like a million bucks", more energy than they had ever imagined", able to lose weight they have dried to lose for years". Our body has a filter, and much like the filter in a dryer, it needs to be cleaned out periodically to work as efficiently as possible. Let me help you get the amazing results my clients are feeling!

10 DAY HERBAL CLEANSE

In addition to thoroughly cleansing your kidneys, liver, colon and intestinal system, this cleanse provides powerful anti-inflammatory effects that should reduce aches and pains. During the cleanse phase, you must limit your supplementation to: ADVOCARE HERBAL CLEANSE, SPARK, CATALYST, MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES OR BARS, AND OMEGA PLEX.

There are very specific dietary suggestions during the cleanse. You want to pay attention to what you are eating, as to not disrupt your system with foods that hinder digestion and increase inflammation; this will limit progress and decrease your results.

  1. NO Fried foods, refined sugar, corn, white starches or bread
  2. NO Wheat
  3. NO Dairy (cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.)
  4. NO Coffee or soda (may drink SPARK)
  5. EAT VEGGIES, FRUIT, LEAN PROTEIN, HEALTHY FATS, CLEAN CARBS

(FULL EATING PLAN WILL BE PROVIDED UPON SIGN-UP, AND INITIAL SET-UP)

Upon completing your 10 DAY CLEANSE, your energy will be high and your waistline more slim, then you will begin the 14 DAY MAX-PACK fat burning and toning regimen.

MAX PACK

  • Add energy
  • Control appetite
  • Lose weight
  • Fuel up with core nutrition MNS MAX 3- Our top selling nutritional supplement that does it all! Each strip pack includes probiotics, appetite control, energy, core nutrition, omega 3's, and more.

MNS MAX 3 - maximizes the results of a healthy nutrition and fitness regimen. I will individualize one for you!

CATALYST - Branch chained amino acids, which have a rapid "toning" effect. Designed to pull water and nutrients out of the fat and into the muscles, preserving lean muscle during times of weight loss and exercise.

SPARK - A mental focus, energy drink that features a high nutrition, low-sugar profile. Contains neuroactives, amino acids, vitamins and herbs to allow for peak mental and physical performance. Great replacement for coffee and soda. (available in fruit punch, orange, cherry, grape, citrus and pink lemonade)

MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES OR BARS - The high protein, nutrient and fiber content of these shakes or bars makes the perfect breakfast that allows you to begin your day by fueling your muscles and brain, while starving your fat.

Testimonials

Nicole has a contagious energy and spirit. Her enthusiasm helped me to believe in myself and KNOW that I could complete the challenge put before me. I have tremendous respect for her knowledge of fitness and nutrition. Her positive attitude and sweet disposition make her a person I'm proud to also call my friend.
– Betsey Ennis, Editor SCENE Magazine

I started working out with Nicole in 2007 and in the first 6 weeks, I lost over 10% body fat and went from a size 8 to a size 4. I felt so much better about myself and everyone noticed the changes. Nicole is always so positive that I even began to LIKE working out! The pre-made meals are a great time saver and the whole family likes them, especially my 2 year old.
- Dr. Jennifer Hermstein

I have not trained with Nicole in several years, but she still continues to motivate me to focus on exercise and wise food choices. She is a positive, friendly, AND strict trainer who practices what she preaches. I have gone on to lose an additional 15 lbs on my own following the guidelines Nicole educated me on. Now I feel good inside and out! Thank you!
- Mary Jo Loverdi

I’m honored to write this testimonial on behalf of Nicole Stillwell. Nicole has been my trainer twice now. I started training with Nicole a few years ago, reached my fitness goal and thought I could continue on my own. I was wrong. Within two years I was at my heaviest weight, lacking energy and motivation. One Sunday morning I ran into Nicole at church and recruited her to start training me again. Nicole did much more than train me; she helped me gain my self-esteem and self-worth back. I realized that I had been so caught up in my kids’ accomplishments and helping them reach their life goals, that I had lost myself in the process. Now that my kids are grown and don’t need me as much – I had time to focus on myself. During the last two years, Nicole has helped me reach my goal of running two half marathons and lose over 50 pounds. She has been there for me every step of the way. Her encouragement, advice and just believing in me has been priceless. It has been an amazing experience to have my kids and husband on the sidelines cheering me on. To have my kids tell me, “Mom, I can’t believe you just ran a half marathon. You’re awesome!” is all the motivation I need to move forward in my next venture – the Chevron Houston Full Marathon in January 2012. Nicole is my rock and “boot camp for my soul.” I am forever grateful to Nicole for transforming my life.
- Michelle Reeves, League City, Texas

I loved doing the Advocare 21 day challenge with Nicole! It was so helpful to have support from the other people doing it at the same time and recipe ideas. At the end of 21 days I looked better than I have in 15 years, lost my last vanity pounds, and felt great!!! The meal preps with Nicole are so helpful. I love having healthy meals in the freezer ready to go. They have all been very tasty. The evenings that we get together and prep is also lots of fun! My only complaint is we haven't done one in a really long time :)
- Dr. Jennifer Butler

Nicole, I believe you are not only a wonderful, friendly young woman, but you are heartily enthusiastic in your support of your clients......no matter what their skill level....or age. Love you!
- Mrs. Ann Ryskoski, Friendswood, Texas

Over the last several years, I have had about seven personal trainers. Nicole by far has surpassed in her knowledge, enthusiasm, and individual concern for your efforts to meet your training goals. Know she will do the same for you and more. She is ALWAYS a delight to brighten your day at each workout.
- Dr. C. Lynn Davis, D.D.S.

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