Nikita Toope
  Hi, my name is Nakita Toope and I am proud to be part of the amazing team at Heavyweights Training Center. Gymnastics has always been my main passion in my life, ever since I have been a little girl. I trained as an elite gymnast here in Newfoundland, and then went on to coach. Since retiring from the sport, I have felt like a part of me was missing.  That is, until I joined Heavyweights. I signed up for Built in September 2012, thinking that I would complete the 42-day program and then move on. This was not the case.  I became addicted!  I felt like Heavyweights was a part of my life, and I did not want that empty spot to come back again. I have committed myself to each and every program ever since. However, this has not always been easy to do. I currently work as a licensed practical nurse, and am almost to the end of my bachelor of nursing program.  I am also a full-time Mom, and that comes with many twists and turns.  Still, I manage to go to the gym every day.  I am happy to say that time has never been an excuse for me. I have become increasingly stronger since I joined Heavyweights and I have found a great improvement in my energy as well as my working ability as a nurse. Heavyweights is not like any other gym. Everyone works together as a team; encouraging, motivating and cheering each other on to get up and keep going even when you feel like you are at your lowest point and can’t do it anymore. Each and every member gives you the inspiration to give it your all and complete each program to the best of your ability. When I am having a bad day, I know that it will all be much better once I enter the gym. I always remind myself that you only live once and make sure you live your life with no regrets. Set your goals that you want to achieve and don't let anyone or anything hold you back. Believing in yourself is the strongest tool you have.  Keep believing, and you can accomplish your goals!