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Meet Nicole Kniss

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Kniss.

Nicole, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I opened Newport Peach with the idea of a place for women to come and not only feel supported by other women but also find a deeper level of Self Love. Women tend to be hardest on themselves and not feel supported by other women. I also felt in the fitness communities that self-doubt feeling could easily be amplified.

At Newport Peach, we make sure that everyone knows your name, that we take time to find positive affirmations during class and cheer each other on as much as possible. The difference is drastic – people feel the supportive environmental right away! No egos – No bad self-talk – All Women Supporting Women!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has been definitely curvy and a little bumpy along the way but all leading to better opportunities! Being in the fitness world, I have seen it all, as a teacher, a manager, an owner, and an entrepreneur. People are very competitive, and women can be very destructive to each other.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned from it all is: Trust yourself. Never change who you are. I have had my life turned upside down, and it was the darkest times, but it led to growth and a future that is much brighter than I ever thought possible.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Besides our core values of Women Supporting Women – we are also revolutionizing Step Aerobics! Our signature “PeachStep” class is a combination of Cardio Step on the classic High Step – Ballet Barre work, ankle weights, bands, and mat Pilates. In every class, you will achieve one of the best cardio-vascular exercises out there!

Improving coordination, agility, heart and lung function. Not to mention the serious calories burn. All while cultivating fun, friendships, confidence, and community.

We are also one of the only studios in all of Southern California to Offer BUTI YOGA. A woman focused yoga practice that taps into primal movement and connection to our true selves and the women around us. This workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement.

What were you like growing up?
I was a very energetic kid – still a very energetic woman. I was loud and loved performing! All of these traits have made me into the workout instructor I am now.

I have an outlet for all that crazy energy now! I have always loved being a leader and found it rewarding to train and manage people in odd jobs.

My family is all from Newport Beach, my grandparents met at Newport High, and my parents met in Costa Mesa. My grandfather built a lot of Newport Bay, and I still run into people who knew him.

When I was 3, we moved to Northern California, and after spending all of the childhood coming back here for vacations, I knew this is where I wanted to end up. I have lived in Back in Newport for four years now and couldn’t be happier. This is my forever home!


  • $120 New Client Month
  • $200 Ten Classes
  • $170 Month Unlimited

Contact Info:

  • Address: 410 West Coast Highway suite H
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Website:
  • Phone: 949-706-4823
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @newportpeach
  • Facebook: Newport Peach
  • Yelp: Newport Peach
  • Other: @butiyoganewportpeach


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