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about us

Serving the Buffalo community in the heart of the West Side. Guiding members to a journey to their happier and healthier self.

our Vision

Our mission is to build an inclusive community of strong, humble, and passionate individuals who are focused on enhancing their lives through fitness, education, nutrition, and mindset.

OUR MISSION:

TO PROVIDE

positive & challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well being & community

About us

Located in the heart of the West Side & Allentown, Nickel City Athletics is here to provide everyone who walks through our doors with a path to fitness.

We are built on the ideals of inclusion, community, knowledge, integrity, and gratitude. Combine all of these values and you get the culture of Nickel City Athletics.

We pride ourselves on having a clean & organized facility that offers a wide array of options for you to pursue your fitness goals. We provide expert coaching to keep you safe and having fun. When you walk through our doors, expect an all-inclusive fitness community that trains hard together, all while supporting each other through the process!

OUR PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT

OUR TEAM

Becca witkin

Owner / Coach

Erika hawley

Coach

Steve Terry

Coach

Jason cwiklinski

Coach

dR. SAM HELFER

Coach

Andrew Koons

Coach

ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP?

getting started is easy!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with a coach about your goals and learn how we can get you to your best self.

2. START YOUR TRAINING

You have defined your goals and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you strong by taking you through the fundamentals of training and sound habits putting you on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down you’ll book classes easily on our app, enjoy the workouts with awesome people and reach your goals in no time!

Nickel City Athletics

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Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE No-Sweat intro Consultation on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session.

We are excited to meet you!

BECCA WITKIN​

OWNER / COACH

Becca has been working in the fitness space for almost a decade. She is a CF Level 2 , Certified Personal Trainer, and fitness enthusiast.  She specializes in functional strength, mindset, women’s health, and goal-specific training. Becca loves to lift weights, run races, road cycle, ski,  and climb mountains. 

Becca strives to create an inclusive and welcoming space where anyone can come pursue their fitness goals. 

“I deeply believe that fitness should be accessible for everyone and that “being fit” is far deeper than aesthetics.” -Becca

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 2 Certification

ERIKA HAWLEY​

COACH

Erika is a CF-L1 coach + Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner + entrepreneur + cat mom + change maker + extrovert. 

“Not that long ago, I was a completely different person- 100+ pounds heavier with ZERO athletic or nutrition background. Getting CURIOUS about my body changed my life and I’m committed to helping others do the same. In my work, I take a WHOLE PERSON approach to support & challenge you to actively choose being in the driver’s seat of your health and your life.” -Erika

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

STEVE TERRY​

COACH

Steve is our resident weightlifting enthusiast and will always remind you to make fitness fun. A USAW certified coach as well as having his CrossFit level 1 certification, you can count on Steve to be your barbell movement guru. Currently pursuing a degree in nursing, Steve is always looking for the best way to make sure you’re moving well and feeling well. Aside from helping you be the best version of you that can be, Steve loves bad jokes, dogs, and pursuing the perfect cup of coffee. If you see Steve be sure to say hello and tell him your best joke. 

“3! 2! Don’t forget to have fun!” -Coach Steve

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

JASON CWIKLINSKI​

COACH

As a former collegiate athlete in basketball and baseball I found CrossFit while looking for a change in my exercise routine as I turned 40. I’m always looking for ways to improve my own health and fitness as I have a passion for helping others do the same. 

I want to help members learn the why behind what we do not just complete the workouts. 

Outside of the gym you’ll find me enjoying time with my wife and 2 children being outdoors, swimming & traveling to Disney.  I also coach girls basketball.

“Ask me about my extensive sock collection.” -Jason

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

DR. SAM HELFER​

COACH

Sam Helfer is a practicing doctor of physical therapy who has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a fitness and wellness coach. Sam is passionate about moving well and customizing each workout to help people feel good and achieve their Goals! 

Sam graduated from the University at Buffalo with his Master’s in Exercise Science in 2013 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 with Academic Honors! 

Sam’s passion for coaching, biomechanics and holistic health is evident in every class he coaches and every session he has with his 1 on 1 physical therapy and skilled training clients.

Sam continues to strive for excellence in all area’s with continued education and reflection of every interaction.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Andrew Koons

COACH

Andrew is certified CF Level 1 trainer with a passion for weightlifting, rowing, and gymnastics.
 
A lifelong baseball player and snowboarder, Andrew was always drawn to team sports and the challenge of learning new athletic skills. He found functional fitness in his late 20’s and never looked back. The constant pursuit of increasing skill level and technique is what fuels his love for fitness and sharing his passion with others. As a taller and leaner athlete, gaining strength has not been the easiest road. Inspired by his own strength journey, Andrew is extremely excited to help the NCA community pursue their strength & fitness goals.
 
By day Andrew is a Geologist. Outside of the gym, Andrew loves to hike, camp, bike, and spend time with his dog in his self-converted van. You will also find him as the resident (and self-titled) “Equipment Manager & Maintenance Man” at NCA.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

MEMBERSHIP HOLD REQUEST

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247 Virginia St, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA

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