Nicola Porto


Nicola has been around Harbor Athletic Club since 2014 as a member and joined the staff team in 2019. Her journey in group exercise started with Barre and Bodypump which changed her focus from looking slim to gaining strength. Beyond group exercise, Nicola’s background is in dance specifically jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical and kick.
In High School she discovered show choir and fell in love. As a result, Nicola attended UW-Madison to perform with the Wisconsin Singers and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (2012). Nicola choreographed the DeForest High School show choir from 2014-2017 with her husband David (Wisconsin Singer alum) and an original musical for kids called “The Greatest Story Ever Told” in 2018. She loves dance and truly finds joy moving with others to pursue health.
Nicola received her certification as a barre instructor through BootyBarre. She is pursuing her Group Fitness Instructor certification through AFAA. In her free time, you’ll find Nicola enjoying craft coffee, exploring cafes with friends, and hiking with her husband.