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.

Personally, I’ve endured and overcome some of the worst of life’s hardships to earn multiple degrees and specializations including a doctorate, get published in dozens of consumer and academic publications, and become a globally recognized wellness expert.

I’ve lived in poverty and have even been homeless. I’ve experienced food addiction and obesity. I’ve survived multiple miscarriages, anxiety and depression. In actuality though, 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.

I’m Here For You

Hundreds of clients have achieved sustained behavioral change through my personalized coaching and wellness programs. It started with a deep dive into their story. We got to the core of their relationships with food, exercise and lifestyle choices to make relevant and realistic goals.

I can do this for you too.

The wellness industry will tell you there are many other ways. But the costly and conflicting recommendations just don’t account for the human element of wellness. Typical products and programs on the market are out of touch and out of reach for most anyway.

Whether delivered onsite or online, my coaching and wellness programs make healthy lifestyle choices sustainable and scalable for wherever you are today and where you should be tomorrow.



University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

PhD in Kinesiology, Nutrition and Rehabilitation

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

MS in Movement (Exercise) Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

BS in Kinesiology

The Soma Institute

Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy


American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)

Health Coaching

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Exercise Physiology

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Group Exercise

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Clinical Massage Therapy

As Featured In

National Media Outlets

  • Ebony.com

  • Shape.com

  • BostonMagazine.com

  • OutdoorOnline.com

  • HuffPost.com

  • MedicalExpress.com

  • DailyBurn.com

  • TheGreatest.com

  • Healthyway.com

  • Livestrong.com

  • ConsumerHealthyDay.com

  • Diabetes.co.uk

  • NationalPainReport.com

Scientific Publications

  • Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Journal of Hypertension

  • Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

  • Postgraduate Medical Journal

  • Heart Failure Clinics

  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings

  • European Heart Journal

  • Frontiers in Physiology

  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health

  • Aerobic Exercise: Health Benefits, Types and Common Misconceptions

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