Hi, I’m Nina Cherie Franklin!

I’m a wife, working mom and healthy living coach who, like you, has a story that’s shaped my relationship with wellness. Learn more about me and how I can help you.


About Me

Before you explore the site, let me be the first to tell you a little about myself. Professionally, I offer personalized healthy living coaching and wellness programs for individuals and groups. I hold a doctorate in kinesiology, nutrition and rehabilitation, I have multiple certifications, and I’m a globally recognized wellness expert.

I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones, as my passion and purpose are intertwined in the work I do. But it didn’t start off that way. In fact, my relationship with wellness wasn’t always a good one.

Personally, I’ve endured and overcome some of the worst of life’s hardships to get to where I am today. In actuality, I’m no different than you. Your experiences – your childhood, your finances, your career, your family, your friends – have shaped your relationship with wellness. The same is true for me.

While my professional accolades earn me a seat at the wellness table, it’s my personal experiences that make people feel comfortable enough to sit with me and bring me into their world.

I’ve overcome adversity to achieve a healthy, well-balanced life. And you will too.

The multi-trillion-dollar wellness industry makes too many unkept promises. It is unfit to help people really, truly change. Despite an abundance of resources, poor lifestyle choices continuously sabotage our physical and mental well-being.


of illnesses and diseases are preventable


of heart disease deaths are due to physical inactivity


of illnesses and diseases are linked to stress


of all cancer-related deaths are tied to poor diet


of the diabetes burden is linked to excess weight

Work with Nina

Empathy-Led Healthy Living Coaching

Nina creates a non-judgmental environment where people can explore who they are, what they like, and the things they want out of life, in order to establish realistic wellness goals and action plans based on what resonates most with them.

Evidence-Based Wellness Resources

By simplifying scientific concepts, Nina offers relevant, reliable resources that help people sift through the wellness noise, gain a better understanding of how their bodies work, and use this understanding to make better lifestyle choices.

Equity-Driven Healthy Living Programs

Combining scientific knowledge with real-world wisdom, Nina levels the playing field and breaks down barriers to wellness for ordinary, everyday people through engaging hands-on learning experiences, offered both onsite and online.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Wellness Reimagined

The wellness industry as we know it is overrun by costly and conflicting recommendations, advice and approaches that are out of touch and out of reach for too many. Even if there was a medical breakthrough, miracle weight-loss pill, or yoga class that could pull a person’s whole life into a healthy, happy place, only a small percentage of people would benefit.

As a healthy living coach, Nina understands the gap between wellness worries and wellness wants. She challenges the industry through her contributions to scientific journals and national media publications while leveraging her academic background and extensive experience in health, wellness and fitness to empower people to make lasting change.

Nina’s healthy living coaching, wellness programs and other services are empathy led, evidence based, equity driven, and fully customized with each person’s well-being in mind. She makes healthy lifestyle choices sustainable and scalable for wherever a person is today and wherever they want to be tomorrow.

What Nina’s Clients Are Saying

“I visited my Doctor for a yearly check-up and learned that my cholesterol and blood pressure levels were abnormal. I didn’t know or understand what any of the numbers meant. My Doctor told me to watch the starchy foods and lose weight. That’s it! Hysterical about all that was going on I reached out to Nina for some virtual coaching. Her coaching style immediately put me at ease. It was like a conversation with a knowledgeable friend. In just a few sessions she brought clarity to everything and helped me make very simple lifestyle changes without disrupting my routine. My numbers are now normal, and I’m still losing weight.”

“I used to say, ‘I work out to eat’ and my body reflected that mantra. I worked out 6 days a week and ran almost daily training for half marathons. My body was in shape, but my weight was stagnant. I was never able to reach my goal weight and I was always bloated. I started one of Nina’s 28-day programs in January 2019 at a weight of 152 pounds. By the end of the program, I’d not only lost 12 pounds, but I felt great! My body had leaned out, I was no longer bloated, and my skin brightened. It’s been over a year and I continue to follow everything I learned from Nina. And, I’m happy to say that I’ve remained at my goal weight.”

“On multiple occasions, I consulted with Nina about my high blood pressure. She taught me exactly what my blood pressure numbers meant, explained how each number was connected to my lifestyle behaviors, and counseled me on my lifestyle choices. Nina helped me make slow and gradual changes to my eating habits and created a customized exercise plan for me. By following her advice and coaching I was able to normalize my blood pressure within a few months. Shortly thereafter my Doctor took me off of blood pressure medication and I’ve been feeling great. Nina truly saved my life.”

“I would absolutely recommend Nina to anyone who’s ready for the ultimate learning experience. I grew up reading Encyclopedias and I feel like, from A-Z including the reference manuals, Nina is one. From my physical health, sleep habits and even emotional issues, I’ve never had a question that I didn’t get answered in full details that I could easily understand. I’m able to hear and physically feel the details Nina provides in real time. So, if you want a pool of information and advice for taking control of your health, she is your person. Nina is caring, concerned, and proven. Without her, I absolutely wouldn’t be where I am.”

“Back in 2013, I started a diet and managed to drop 70 pounds. After seeing my results, my husband decided to start the same diet for his weight loss and for support. Five years later, we both hit a weight loss plateau that we couldn’t get out of. Frustrated, I decided to reach out to Nina for help. With her guidance, I’ve changed ‘how I eat’ versus just ‘what I eat’ and it’s made a world of difference. My husband has again followed my lead and changed ‘how’ he eats. He recently expressed that doing so has relieved his back pain. As a truck driver he sits for 80% of his job so that’s saying a lot about the effects of ‘how we eat’ on our joints. We can’t thank Nina enough for putting us on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.”

“I highly recommend Nina as a coach. I initially sought out her services back in 2011 as a total newbie to exercise and healthy living in general. She’s completely changed my life for the better. Nina has not only coached me through all the ins and outs of exercising, but she’s also given me the skills and knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For that, I am forever grateful. I continue to learn from her, as she has a real knack for breaking down very complex information about how the body works and responds to food and exercise. Nina is my go-to source for everything healthy and working with her has been a wonderful experience.”

Get In Touch

Are you ready to be well? I bring empathy, evidence and equity to wellness. Let me empower you, your group or your company to make sustainable change.

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