Nikki believes:

My name is Nikki Russell! My husband and I moved to Colorado in 2016. Finding CrossFit Thornton was a blessing to say the least! We have not only found a community but a family! While working with Brian and the rest of the RAO  team, I have found a passion for coaching.


My coaching background is actually in sales, I have been teaching sales since 2011. My crossover from sales to fitness coaching is something I’ve talked about for years. My goal is to challenge each of my clients, help with technique and help hit their personal goals. Whatever that may be!


To me it’s so important for each of my clients to know I’m here to help them have the best workout possible. I am here to encourage and learn how each individual client needs to be pushed.



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified