Nola is available for one-on-one personal training (in the Chicago area), Nutritional, Training & Supplementation planning and contest preparation.

Nola holds the following certifications:

  • POLIQUIN BioSignature Practitioner
  • PARRILLLO Performance Certified Trainer
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition
  • TRX Certified
  • National Registry EMT-B (NREMT) Certified Emergency Medical Technician
  • Healthcare Provider CPR & AED

As a BioSignature Practitioner, this precise program allows me to tailor a nutrition plan specific to each of my clients’ unique needs.

BioSignature Modulation is a cutting-edge, non-invasive fat loss and wellness program developed by world renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin.

The method is based on the correlation between body fat storage and possible hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function, and more. The BioSignature method focuses on addressing these imbalances to improve body composition and overall wellbeing!

Through specific body fat measurements and client assessment, BioSignature practitioners recommend an individualized program of nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications based on your unique BioSignature. It is a safe and natural solution to losing stubborn body fat and achieving wellness – and ultimately, a higher quality of life! Whether you are a professional athlete, business executive, or a stay at home mom – BioSignature can help!

BioSignature produces real, noticeable results – and fast. It is not uncommon to see results in as little as two weeks! Unlike other methods of fat loss available today, with BioSignature you will see improvements in many other areas of your life too. Participants commonly report increased mental clarity, improved quality of sleep, higher energy levels, and better moods. You can achieve all of this WITHOUT unsafe fat loss pills, hours of aerobic work, or unhealthy diet plans! Find out how you can get started with this effective and innovative approach to a leaner and healthier you.

*Information courtesy of the Poliquin Group.



On October 14, 2013, I had an appointment to meet IFBB Physique Pro Nola Trimble to have her help me with my mandatory posing and routine design for my first physique competition. Right from that first session, I knew that Nola was going to be able to take me to the next level and help me to present my best physique yet.

Given that I came to Nola with just 4 weeks to go until my competition, she recommended I have her do weekly BioSignature assessments so that we could determine where my body was holding onto fat and what supplements my body needed. It was amazing to me that in just one month’s time my body completely changed by adding in these key supplements. My body fat started at 11.4% and by the day of competition it was under 9%.

There are so many facets that go into prepping for a competition; not to mention the day of the show, and Nola was right there for all of it. Leading up to the big day, Nola put together my training and diet plan. This plan was certainly not for the faint of heart, but it was so worth all of the hard work knowing that I was going to be presenting my best physique to date. When it was show time I didn’t have to worry about any of the details. For all of her Fitness on Fire athletes, Nola takes care of our tans, any touch-ups we may need, bikini bite and glaze. She uses Liquid Sun Rayz products, which clearly are the best products, because I had many compliments on how well my tan looked on stage. The whole day went so smoothly and I can’t imagine going to another competition without Nola right there.

Nola and I worked together for 5 sessions of posing and with each one I became more and more confident. Nola makes posing look so natural, and with such grace, inspiring me to do my best. I not only practiced every day physically but also mentally; picturing in my mind exactly how I wanted to look and I did it! On November 16, 2013, I stepped on stage at the NPC Natural Mid States Muscle Classic in Rockford, IL, and won the Physique Tall class and the Overall Women’s Physique award. It was really special to me that at the end of the day I received so many compliments on how great my physique was as well as my posing and routine; which are all a direct reflection of Nola’s coaching and her belief in me.

Competing can be a very lonely sport. When it comes to the day of the competition, although only one person may be walking on that stage, I can tell you that it takes a team of people to make it a success. For myself, and the other members of team Fitness on Fire, Nola is the key team leader in helping competitors reach their goals and dreams.

Mary Beck, Age: 39
Oak Park, Illinois
Physique Competitor


"Thanks to Nola Trimble, I pose with my best foot forward, glowing smile on my face, and bow proudly with trophies in hand.”

Nola is ‘The Posing Coach’ you want to hire when you need a coach for competition posing and anything in the world of this sport. Not only is she an excellent coach, she is a great friend and mentor. I was referred to Nola by IFBB Pro Gail Auerbach. (Thanks Gail!). I knew of Nola from previous physique competitions, so after Gail mentioned her name to me, I immediately reached out to her. I was quite impressed with her accomplishments and style in the physique category. Because of this, I knew in my heart she would be a strong role model and mentor to reach my goal …To WIN!

The feedback that was given to me at my last show was to brush up on my posing and relax a bit as I appeared to be stiff and nervous. Even though I took 3rd place at that show, I knew I could have done better if I were more relaxed and confident during prejudging. I knew what I needed to work on in order for me to move up to the top. The answer was Nola Trimble!

Within the first 5 minutes of meeting Nola, I felt as though I had known her for years. That’s how comfortable she makes you feel. "She is a sincere & genuine coach who really cares about her clients’ success". I swear her smile is contagious and never leaves her face! I knew I was in good hands and felt our coaching sessions would be exactly what I needed to really make a difference in my upcoming shows.

I had less than two months until my next show…The 2013 NPC Wisconsin Badger State Championship. Nola and I went through all the mandatory poses continuously; taking pictures and videos, which were extremely beneficial. I felt confident and relaxed more and more each time. Nola gave me suggestions and techniques for posing, since some things work better for certain physiques than others. She has such a positive, professional, and warm personality. Nola demonstrates the loyalty and love of her job on how patient and sincere she is when she is coaching. With each coaching session, we both recognized my confidence and posing had greatly improved.

The day had come…it was show time! Thanks to Nola, I placed 1st in my class, won the Masters class, and took the Overall win as well. What a huge accomplishment and excited, proud feeling that I carry around; even to this day! Woot Woot! A round of applause and big standing ovation to Nola; who helped me on the 3 wins that I took home that night. I knew in my heart that Nola would make a difference in my life by coaching me and it definitely improved 100%. She Rocks like no other!

This was only the beginning of my success story. Just 2 weeks after the Wisconsin competition, I competed in the 2013 NPC Iron Man. Again, working with Nola helped build my confidence and zero in on perfecting my posing as well as my routine. The plan was to win again. Nola was right there by my side every step of the way; being my shadow and boosting my confidence throughout the day. I was feeling on top of the world. Besides my family and friends sitting in the crowd cheering me on, my mentor Nola was there waiting for another win. I placed 2nd in my class; ONLY 1 point away from 1st. Not bad at! Practice makes perfect and that is what I always aim for. Nola is a winner all the way around in my books!

As any competitor of this sport knows, posing is like a full body workout. Besides perfect posing, confidence is key. Nola knows exactly what the judges are looking for and works diligently to bring those attributes out of each person she coaches. She exudes full confidence, enthusiasm, and class. Nola made a huge difference in my life. I am proud to say she is my coach, great friend, and mentor.

Nola, Thanks a million for all you have done to help me get to this point. I am looking VERY forward to working with you and being part of the Fitness on Fire team for future competitions!!! GO TEAM! Your dedication and passion to your clients and business are outstanding. I want you to know how much I appreciate working with you!

Next up is the 2014 Junior Nationals…Working hard for another WIN!

Karen Kartesky, Age: 49
Schaumburg, Illinois
Physique Competitor



Nola and I started working together 3 months before my first NPC Figure Competition. Before deciding to work with Nola, I had consultations with a number of potential trainers, but Nola was by far the most knowledgeable and experienced choice.

Over my 3 month preparation Nola helped me transform my body through diet and exercise. She designed a comprehensive diet and supplement schedule specific to my needs and continued to update them as my body progressed. Training with Nola always challenges me and is fun at the same time. She helps me to push myself harder and harder and to reach new levels of success each week.

Throughout my contest preparation, Nola was always available to encourage me and help guide me through the process. In addition to training and diet, she coached me through every aspect of contest preparation. Nola used the comprehensive BioSignature system to determine my body fat percentages each week so that she could make appropriate adjustments to my training and diet to keep me on track for success.

After all the hard work in the gym is done, it is vital to present yourself well on stage with proper posing, a good posing suit, and a beautiful tan. We started posing practices at the beginning my 3 month preparation and by the time I stepped on stage I felt very confident with my posing. Having someone as experienced as Nola helping me to learn how to pose was really comforting. Nola also assisted with selecting the perfect posing suit that would allow me to show off my hard work on stage. It was actually her very own suit that she won her pro card in. The perfect tan can be really tricky but extremely important to a competitor’s overall look. Thankfully Nola airbrushed my tan herself and the result was a beautiful color and application that resulted in a lot of compliments. The best part about Nola's continuous support and coach was having her there to make sure everything went smoothly on competition day.

Jessy, Age: 29
Chicago, Illinois



I competed in my first bodybuilding competition when I was in my late twenties. While I did well and wanted to enter another competition, my career and personal life took center stage. I decided to shelve my bodybuilding aspirations but promised myself that I would compete once again before I turned 40.

As 40 was quickly approaching, I began thinking about hiring a personal trainer and coach to help me work toward my bodybuilding goals. While I was well acquainted with a number of trainers, none really inspired me. Then, one day in 2012, I noticed that Nola began working as a personal trainer at my gym. While I was immediately impressed by her professionalism, I decided to observe her for a period of time. In a matter of just a couple of months, I noticed that Nola’s clients were making tremendous progress, effecting positive changes in their physiques. I decided to work with Nola and try to achieve what others had with her guidance.

Working with Nola was one of the best things I ever did for my physique. While I was no amateur in the gym, Nola had me doing things I had never done before. She pushed me beyond what I thought were my upper-limits, motivating me to train harder and achieve new heights. Not only did she help me greatly improve my workouts, she also helped me with my diet. She provided me with a diet plan that she had designed which was tailored to my specific needs. She continually monitored my progress and made changes to my diet as necessary. In a short time, I began to notice real changes in my physique.

After working with Nola for a few months, I decided it was time to work on perennial goal and begin preparing for a contest. Nola took me through the entire process from start to finish. She provided me with a pre-contest workout plan and a pre-contest diet. Nola continually amended these based on my progress. Additionally, Nola encouraged me at each step of the way. When everything felt overwhelming, Nola was there to get me back on track. With her guidance and support, I created a competition-ready physique.

I competed in three contests over a period of two months. My first show was the Mid-Illinois Bodybuilding Championships in Ottawa, IL. I won my novice class, the novice overall, my master’s class, and the master’s overall. I also placed second in the heavyweight open. My second competition was the Illinois Sate Bodybuilding Championships in Chicago, IL. In this contest, I won my master’s class, the master’s overall, and placed second in the light-heavyweight open. My third competition was the Grand Rapids Bodybuilding Championships in Grand Rapids, MI. In this contest, I won my master’s class and placed second in the light-heavyweight open. With these placements, I am now qualified for nationals and am presently looking forward to competing in a national show later this year.

I am profoundly grateful to Nola for everything that she has done to help me achieve my goals. She is an amazing trainer and coach who went way above and beyond in order to help me accomplish my goals. She is very knowledgeable about exercise and nutrition and she knows the fitness industry inside and out. But even more than this, Nola is a phenomenal person who radiates positive energy. I am deeply indebted to her for all that she has done. I look forward to continuing my work with her to achieve even greater things!

Bill, Age: 40
Chicago, Illinois



In the summer of 2012 I started my journey to live a healthier lifestyle and to better myself both mentally and physically. My motivation for eating healthy and exercising was lacking and I didn’t know which route to take. Then I met Nola. Training with her has been a great learning experience. As I saw my body changing dramatically, it gave me the motivation to compete. Nola is an expert when it comes to fitness competitions. She’s your go to girl because she’s had many years of competing herself and can relate and understand the requirements of a competitor. I was very astounded and pleased with her service as my trainer. When I thought I was working hard at the gym, I realized that, in fact, that only happens when Nola is training you. She is very knowledgeable in her field and gave me great results. She understands the needs of her clients and makes sure that her clients are taken care of. I would definitely recommend Nola as guidance for anyone who is seeking to compete or wants live a better and a healthier lifestyle.

Mandy, Age: 24
Chicago, Illinois



It was at the end of July 2012 when I decided I wanted to compete. I was almost done with an online diploma, the diner’s boat parties where I had been working and crazy summer had taken its toll so I had lost all discipline to work out on my own.

A friend from work mentioned she knew someone that had just started training for a figure competition. I just had to know more about who was helping her and where.

Finally, I got a hold of the trainer: Nola Trimble, and set everything up. I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but I was excited for the journey.

I tried to always be prepared and plan my schedule so I could fit everything in each day without losing my mind. I had always liked lifting and the workouts with Nola were always great and she helped me to stay motivated and positive.

The hardest part was all the cardio I had to do while keeping myself motivated when everyone around me in my personal life thought I was crazy for doing this. Eventually they got used to me eating the way I was eating and not going out and then they all started to get excited for me by seeing my transformation day by day.

I participated in 2 competitions…the first one on Nov. 3, 2012, and the second on Nov. 17. I placed top 5 in both and I couldn't believe it. My main goal was that I just wanted to look like I belonged there and placing top 5 was just such an amazing feeling. I was so proud of myself and grateful for having the opportunity to do it.

For the first show, I participated with two other girls that trained with Nola as well and she was there the whole time helping us and making sure we were prepared, looked great and we all felt so comfortable to go up on stage.

This process took me 3 months and I would so do it all over again. There is a quote that says “at first, they’ll ask you why you are doing it. Later, they’ll ask you how you did it”. And that’s exactly what happened and keeps happening.

Lina, Age: 27
Chicago, Illinois



I met Nola while training for a figure competition that was a few weeks away. For that particular show I had originally only hired Nola for posing practice. I felt that I was doing just fine on my own with training and dieting. The posing went great, but when I ended up placing last in my competition I knew something had to change. I had another competition in three weeks and decided I needed professional help. Nola was the first and only person I thought of. For me, the proof of a great competition coach is in their personal record and results. I knew that she was a successful IFBB Professional Physique competitor and always looked amazing in the gym, so I knew she would be able to help me.

For those three weeks I followed Nola's training and strict diet plan along with her continued help with posing and all those little extras I never thought of before; such as changing up my supplements. In that short period of time I went from last place to fourth place.

Nola has the knowledge, experience and training to help anyone reach their goals and nothing is left to chance. I will definitely be working with Nola for my next competition.

Sarah, Age: 30
Chicago, Illinois


Joes Before Picture
Joe Before Photos: Jan 1, 2010

Joes Before Picture
Joe After Photos: May 1, 2010

While working in Iraq, I have had the opportunity of a lifetime by working with Nola Trimble. When she arrived to my base working as a firefighter, I had heard that she was also a personal trainer, a national-level figure competitor/bodybuilder & fitness model. I decided to take advantage of Nola's knowledge and experience and approached her about making me a nutrition plan.

I have always been a healthy eater and worked out on a regular basis. I was always interested in fitness modeling, but was never able to attain the physique that I wanted to confidently get in front of the camera. With Nola's guidance, she provided me with the tools to gain my best physique ever in only 16 weeks and even with the limited choices of food we have in the dining facility! Nola takes the guess work out of dieting by providing what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. She provided me with weekly updates for my nutrition plan based upon my progress. Most importantly she provided me motivation to not give up my goals. I recommend Nola for anyone that is really serious about wanting to change their physique. My experience with Nola not only left me with my best physique ever, but I also gained fitness and nutrition knowledge that I can use for the rest of my life.

I have recently just completed my first photoshoot and my new physique was selected as the "Abs of the Month" winner on

Joe Haywood, Age: 29
Government Contractor, Buffalo, New York


Chiquitas before and after picture
Chiquita From August 31st, 2010 to November 10th, 2010 (11 weeks)

Chiquita at the show
Chiquita rocked the stage.

Chiquita with her trophy
Chiquita won 3 titles and qualified to compete at the National level.

While being stationed overseas, I had the opportunity to compete in my first Military Bodybuilding Competition where I placed 1st in my category. I was so excited and I knew that once I got back to the states I wanted to pursue it more. I relocated to Colorado and met with a few trainers at the local gyms and felt like they were giving me the run around so I decided to put competing on hold.

One day while working out at the fitness center located in my apartment complex, I saw a flyer for a trainer by the name of Nola Trimble. I went online to her website, read her bio and her personal training services and decided to give her a call. After our first meeting I was so excited! I felt as though I finally found someone who understood and accepted my goal and would work with me 100% to achieve that goal. Nola trained me for 11 weeks in preparation for my first NPC Figure Competition and it was by far one of the most challenging experiences of my life (both physically and mentally). Whenever I was having a bad day she would tell me to picture myself on stage in the #1 spot and that’s what kept me motivated. That and the fact that I knew my competitors were working hard as well so I had to push myself each and every day. What made it really difficult is the fact that I work as an Enlisted Aide and it is my job to prepare meals for functions and special events. During those 11 weeks I made a variety of meals and desserts that I could not have (talk about being tempted!). That truly tested my will power and I knew that if I could make it through this, I could make it through anything! (because I am a junk food junkie! ;) Well, almost anything….I did cheat and partake in 6 Almond m&m’s. After the fact, I told Nola because I could not keep it to myself and I felt terrible about cheating on my diet. She quickly scolded me and said, “The other girls aren’t cheating this close to competition, do you really want the #1 spot?” After that, I made sure not to make eye contact with the m&m bowl even though it was calling my name ;)

I recently competed in my first NPC Figure Competition, The METRX Rocky Mountain Championships in Denver, CO. Nola was by my side each and every step of the way. I placed 1st in both of my categories (Novice Figure Class C and Open Figure Class E). I also won the Overall Novice category and qualified for Nationals! This has truly been a great experience and I have gained valuable information that I can continue to use throughout my life and my career thanks to Nola.

Chiquita, Age: 28

Tim's Almost 40 Transformation

Before: Summer 2010After: March 2011

In 2007 I quit smoking. I knew that if I did not do some sort of fitness I would start gaining weight. At 5’11” 220 lbs I did not want to get to be overweight so I started working out and was making muscle gains and some conditioning gains but other than getting bigger arms and a bigger chest, nothing was changing. Mind you, when I went to the gym I thought I was giving 110%. In 2009 I did a fitness test through a professional company and did that same test in 2010 and nothing changed in the results. I felt I worked out harder than I ever had before. I knew I had to make a change but I also realized I could not do it on my own. That is when I reached out to Nola for help.

I knew Nola from working with her in Iraq and knew that her work ethic in the gym was second to none. Nola and I agreed on a 12 week program where she set up my work outs and my diet. I had my doubts after looking at the plan as it was all new to me but I swore I was going to stick with it. Though it was the holiday season when I started, I lost 7 pounds in the first week and I knew it was not water weight as I drink 1-2 gallons of water a day. This was true weight loss and was the first time in 10 years I was less than 220lbs. I stuck with the program even while deployed to Iraq for my work where food selection was quite limited.

Since Nola was familiar with what was available in Iraq, she was able to set up my diet that worked with what food was offered. In the end I went from 220lbs to 197lbs, 23% body fat to 9% body fat and 50.5% of my body weight was lean muscle. I was amazed by the results and never expected it, but with Nola’s knowledge and support and her pushing me to my limits I more than exceeded my goals at the end of the 12 weeks. I learned so much about myself throughout the program but I also learned that even though I thought I was a healthy eater before the program I was not. Nola was such an inspiration that I have now decided to pursue my Personal Trainer Certification so that I may also help others exceed their goals and live long and healthy lives.

Tim H, Age: 40
Frankfurt, Germany

*** Nola trains very hard for her physique and models for many photo shoots, sometimes for no pay. Please do not reproduce. ***