226_Changing Your Identity Through Nutrition and Fitness with Nick Hardwick

by | Jan 16, 2024

Not many people can walk onto a college football team having never played a down of high school football and end up in the NFL. But my next guest on the Smart Nutrition Made Simple Show did just that.

Today I chop it up with Nick Hardwick. Nick is a former NFL center for the San Diego Chargers turned 1 on 1 fitness and nutrition coach. He is the owner of HardwickLIFE, a health and wellness company that focuses on helping individuals reclaim their health and their lives. Nick also serves as a certified NFL transition coach to help former NFL players successfully navigate the oftentimes difficult process of transition out of the highest level of professional athletics.

In today’s discussion, we talk a lot about Nick’s experience in high school, collegiate, and professional sports, the nutritional protocols he was using to gain and maintain weight in the NFL, and the injury that ended his 11-year NFL career.


We talk about his transition from professional athlete to everyday life, the struggles he encountered figuring out his new identity, and the unique nutritional protocol he used to shed a massive amount of weight post-NFL.


Finally, we talk about his biggest frustrations as a fitness and nutrition coach, why we all deserve to be healthy and make ourselves a priority, and how he shows up as a father and sets an example for his kids.


Connect with Nick:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickhardwick/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.hardwick.3

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardwicklife

Website: https://hardwicklife.com/


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