Nicole Ann Hitchcock

WNBF Bikini Pro

Student Acupuncturist

 

CAREER GOALS

Currently I am still very fresh into my competitive bodybuilding career with one extremely successful first season under my belt, in which not only did I astonish myself by placing top 3 with multiple first places in over 5 competitions, but I also won my WNBF Bikini Pro card and had the privilege of representing Australia in Boston, MASS for the WNBF World Championships.

My goals are to have a solid off season in which I am able to go back and represent Australia again internationally as a Pro Bikini Athlete and not only tackle WNBF Worlds in the US, but also compete in other countries alongside some other amazing professional natural athletes.

TOP PERSONAL / SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 11 Top 3 placings Season B 2017
  • WNBF Pro Card awarded in first competitive season in 2017
  • Pro Debut WNBF World Championships Boston, MASS November 2017

Interview

What is your Biggest career influence?

This is a selfish one, but an important influence none the less, and that is my stubborn and determined personality. You can only do so much with a good Coach, the right training program and nutrition, but if you don’t have the drive and determination than you won’t succeed. It’s you that pushes against the odds and gets you to meeting your goals, no one else. It’s taken a long time for to realise that that trait can be made into a positive and I’ve capitalised on that to get me where I am today and where I want to be in the future. In saying that, I am extremely thankful to have as a part of my team the support and guidance of an amazing Coach who recognised my potential before I even saw it myself. Surround yourself with people that support you is such a huge part of success.

Hobbies outside of training & competition?

I am currently finishing my Bachelors in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, in which upon graduating I aim to treat athletes like myself and others in targeting musculoskeletal issues and conditions that hinder their training performance.

If (and when) I do get spare time outside of training, work and study I love being active, spending time outside whether that is at the beach or elsewhere and enjoying the company of my friends and family.

What are 2 training tips you would give to aspiring Athletes?

  1. Discipline – Don’t just rely on motivation to achieve your goals. This is something that I stand for. Set a routine and be disciplined that regardless of what factors are in place and might stand in your way that you still get to the gym, you still train hard and you still work towards your goals. Motivation is a great tool, but it will only get you so far on those days when you just don’t have it. If you put in place a routine and be disciplined with yourself you’ll achieve those goals no matter what.
  2. Don’t give up on yourself – nothing you need to work for is ever easy, and that means you should never go easy on yourself. Push yourself that one last rep, try something new or harder than you normally would do, why not just go for something and see if you can make it. If the worst thing is that you failed, well no one can ever take back the fact that you tried and it doesn’t mean that you will never achieve that one thing at a later date.

Tell us something we don't know about you?

I’ve always been active since a child and enjoyed an array of different sports growing up, from swimming, running and martial arts. As a young teenager I attained my first-degree black belt in Kempo Karate, and was the youngest girl in my region to become a black belt. Although something I no longer practice, that drive has never gone away.

What are your favorite Balance Products?

  • Plant protein
  • Amino Complex
  • Performance Greens
 
 

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