Nika Eshetu, a Pilates Trainer, Sports Fitness Specialist and Patient Empowerment Advocate, applies the principles and teachings of Pilates to all areas of fitness and health while her own experience battling kidney issues, leading to an eventual transplant, and vast knowledge makes her uniquely positioned to help patients take control of their own treatment decisions.
Benefiting from the advances in modern medicine, she has diligently pursued natural solutions to health issues with exercise, diet control and stress reduction that have enabled to her pare down the use of pharmaceutical meds prescribed before and after the kidney transplant. After all, these powerful medications have side effects, some rather severe, that must be dealt with alongside the primary condition. Pilates proved the key which unlocked a world of renewed energy, mobility and good health, thus inspiring Nika Eshetu to help others get empowered about their own health, through the fitness principles which saved her, by becoming training a Certified Pilates Instructor.
Always searching for the latest information and educational tools, she became a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Instructor as well as a Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA). Additional certifications include: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional, K-Vest Certified, as well as Functional Movement Taping (FMT) 1 and 2.
Founder/Owner of Atomic Pilates and Fitness in North Hollywood, California, Nika has established a state-of-the-art fitness studio which provides traditional Pilates classes along with Bodhi Suspension Training, and a specialized Golf Fitness Program using TPI's assessment screen and K-Vest's 3D biofeedback and analysis. Students flock to Atomic Pilates & Fitness for the Pilates Mat, Reformer, and unique Bodhi Suspension System classes to strengthen and tone under the watchful eye of Nika and her team of caring trainers. The Golf Fitness Program is for players of all levels who want to be more competitive, improve their body's movement patterns (which helps their swing), and prevent injury so they can play longer. Another specialization at the studio is a fitness program for the active aging who need support to regain optimal balance and strength through barefoot training and Pilates.
Nika spreads her fitness expertise beyond SoCal and has become a sought after fitness trainer and frequent guest instructor on Crystal Cruises. Always looking to provide her students with a welcoming space, Nika just remodeled, adding exposed beam ceilings and natural light to her NoHo studio.