Meet Our Team

Athena's mission is to redefine female-focused fitness and build community through education about what it means to love our bodies and live our best lives. Our team is essential to that mission, bringing passion, and individual experience to every moment.

Nikky Castillo

Nikky is from a  small town you might know, Lacey, WA!  She attended school locally until 2016 when she decided to move to Ellensburg. For two short years she attended the University of Central Washington and received her B.S. in Social Services in 2018.  This was a special moment because she is the first in her family to graduate from college in the U.S. Her parents immigrated from Panama so growing up she listened to a lot of salsa music, ate pretty much only Panamanian cuisine and became fluent in Spanish!  Fun Fact, she didn’t try veggies until her roommates forced her to in college and turns out they aren’t too bad!  Nikky grew up playing volleyball and still plays recreationally to this day with a small group of friends.  When she isn’t at Athena you can find her walking her dog (probably for the 5th time that day), reading a mystery novel, spending time with friends/family, or enjoying some ice cream at Humble Cow. 

She is passionate about impacting people everyday even if that just means giving a smile.

She is wildly happy whe she travels somewhere new and when the sun is out. 

She feels most confident when surrounded by a genuine and authentic community.

She is terrified of anything that crawls, flies, or is slimy (no matter how slow it is).

She never grows old of M & Ms and the cozy feeling of the holiday season.

She is inspired by Elyse Myers and her 8th grade Social Studies teacher, Mr. Garrett.


-Bachelor of Science in Social Studies

-Paralegal Pro-Certification

-Certified Les Mills GRIT and Bodypump Instructor


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