Daniel Lucas, co-founder of Nimble Fitness, believes life’s challenges are an opportunity for personal growth. Experiencing the untimely death of his father, due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, would set in motion Daniel’s life mission: to inspire others to live vibrant and healthy lives.
He believes that to fulfill one’s life purpose, fitness and well-being are the foundation. Daniel lives this principle and shares it with each one of his clients.
Guided by his holistic personal training and coaching sessions, clients learn to look at the various aspects of health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social) as an essential part of their whole human experience.
Since opening Nimble in 2009, Daniel has developed his own unique approach to structural integration, strength training and holistic lifestyle coaching. Holding a B.A. in Physical Education, he is a constant learner with numerous accreditations from highly respected institutions including The National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), The American College of Sports Medicine, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and the CHEK Institute, where he achieved his titles as a C.H.E.K. Level 3 Holistic Lifestyle Coach and a certified Metabolic Nutrition Advisor. Daniel is also a student of functional medicine training with Functional Health Solutions under Dr. Perry Nickelston and Stewart Gillespie to better understand the root causes of inflammation and how to better assist clients with their overall health.
Other certifications and educations include: 200hrs of Structural Integration and Advanced Anatomy with author Thomas Myers (Anatomy Trains), Precision Nutrition coach, MELT instructor; Barefoot Training Specialist, Rehab Trainer, MET with Dr. Leon Chiatow, Level 3 Touch for Health practitioner.
Daniel has also taken a deep dive in the world of breath function, obtaining the Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor and Advanced Oxygen Advantage Certifications. This practice has proven extremely valuable when coaching a wide range of clients including those diagnosed with long haul Covid-19, asthma and high performance athletes. It’s also proven to be effective with helping clients improve mindfulness, lower brain fog and elevate overall function.
Acting as CEO for Nimble Fitness, Daniel has spearheaded the launch of the Nimble Institute in early 2018. TheNimble Institute hosts original, professional training courses for Personal Trainers and welcomes guest presenters from around the world.
As an industry leader, Daniel is a highly sought-after business consultant, educator, and keynote speaker on topics related to health and personal growth and coaches other health and fitness entrepreneurs to grow their business.
Today, Daniel coaches clients in Nimble’s New York City studio and throughout the world, working virtually with everyone from high profile clients, CEO’s, hedge fund leaders and entrepreneurs to athletes preparing for sport. He presents to corporations on topics related to taking a holistic approach to health and fitness that elevates energy, mindfulness and overall performance at work and in life.
“There is no separation between our lifestyle habits and life, they are one. Strength of mind, body and spirit allows us to adapt to life’s experiences authentically in the present moment.”