Erica MilSpouse Travel Writer and Nikki Fitness

June 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

Show Date: 16 Jun 09, 9pm CT

Join us for the start of our 60 days of Love Summer. MilSpouse Travel Writer Erica stops in to share her travel tips for this week. We’re talking Disney and options for that long weekend. Nikki Fitness visits to help keep us on track with our fitness goals If you haven’t checked out her video Military Wife Workout, it’s a must! You’ll have twice the workout in half the time!

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Meet Erica Pena-West – Military Spouse Travel Writer

As a public relations professional in the travel industry for many years, Erica offers an insiders look at travel and tourism. Knowing the ins and outs of the industry, she shares with you her expertise in finding travel discounts and deals. Erica has had a regular column called “Sweet Land of Liberty” in various military newspapers throughout the country for over four years. She is also avid traveler, a Navy wife and the mother of two sons.
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More about Nikki:


It took a lot of hard work for Nikki to get from small town Pennsylvania to making fitness videos in New York City and Mexico.

Nikki got interested in fitness at Sayre Public High School, where she ran track and made the cheerleading squad. She got scholarships to attend Syracuse University and made the cheering squad, which allowed her to go to the games and travel. She spent hours every day practicing and learned about choreography.

When she got engaged, Nikki knew she had to get back into shape and planned a small destination wedding and honeymoon. That is when she started the first of many fitness certifications.

She realized that there was no instruction manual or video that was tailored for destination wedding brides. She started teaching exercise classes. She figured if other people were depending on her to show up and get them in shape, that would get her back in shape too.

She went on to write wedding planning articles for wedding magazines. (See NikkiBeach press page.)

Nikki’s group fitness focus is cardio-kickboxing, step aerobics interval training, muscle sculpting, exercising “on the ball”, “bandcamp” (exercise bands), arms and abs drills, and “bootycamp” (for your backside). She’s worked in fitness centers across the Northeast, and for a non-profit organization called, which helps needy women get exercise.

She now works at Crunch Fitness in Manhattan as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, and in April 2008 will be taping a fitness video called NikkiBeachBride, so she can help brides plan their dream weddings from the inside out.

Nikki has also provided fitness advice in Military Spouse Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, and USA Today.


Always consult your physician before starting or modifying a fitness program.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fitness Weights  |  October 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    My wife actually just ran across this name the other day. As usual, she told me to order it and just did a quick search. After reading this article, I got kind of interested. Hopefully she will stick to it, as she enjoys getting out and exercising. Either way, thanks for the read.

  • 2. need a workout schedule  |  November 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Yeah I think I am going to have to be like nikki and get in shape for my future nuptuails


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