Jason and Nicole moved to Coral Springs three years ago with their twins, son Brody and daughter Cooper, now 10.
Nicole is a dynamic Registered Dietitian and the founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition, CrossFit HSN, and HSN Mentoring. She believes something as fundamental as nutrition shouldn’t be complicated, which is why they focus on a simple, habit-based approach. Jason is the co-founder of CrossFit HSN. He is a retired captain from the Pompano Beach Fire Department and now spends his days encouraging and empowering others to become the healthiest versions of themselves through fitness and nutrition.
Brody and Cooper are active in the gym; working out with Mom & Dad every chance they get! They also play golf with John Nelson at Coral Springs Country Club. Brody plays baseball and basketball for I-9 league in Coral Springs/Parkland.
Nicole & Jason are an active couple and love sports! Nicole was a cheerleader for the University of Florida, and Jason played professional beach volleyball, then transitioned to coaching. Both of them are trainers and nutrition coaches at their business. Jason volunteers to help coach Brody’s I-9 baseball team, and enjoys golfing in his spare time.
The Aucoins are involved with Coastal Community Church in Parkland, and participated in the Thanksgiving food drive. They also host an annual fundraiser at their gym in memory of Nicole’s mom, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002.
The family loves being outside together, going on bike rides at Lox park, or walks in the neighborhood. In the evening, you will find them playing pool, where Brody is the star player in the house! They also love cooking together and trying new healthy recipes.
As we move into February, the kids look forward to making Valentine’s cards for their class. Nicole & Cooper have a tradition where they get their nails done with matching colors for the holiday.
Brody and Cooper go to Country Hills Elementary and are in the 4th grade. Brody’s favorite subject is math.
Cooper’s favorite subject is writing. Her favorite thing to write about is cooking and creating new healthy recipes!
“Since moving to Coral Springs, we have connected with some amazing families through the CrossFit gym, the church, and I-9 league,” Nicole tells us. “We love the local parks and, of course, the Parkland Farmer’s Market when it’s in season.”
“The first positive thing that came out of the pandemic was spending more time together,” Jason shares. “During that time, Nicole, Brody, and Cooper wrote a kids cookbook in hopes to inspire other kids to eat healthy! It was released on their 10th birthday, the first week of November.” Jason continues, “The pandemic forced us to slow down and finish the cookbook project which had been in the works for a while, and the kids learned about business through that experience.”
The holiday season was tough for so many local families so the Aucoins decided to donate all of the money from the first 1,000 copies sold to feed local families through the Coastal Community Church Thanksgiving Food Drive. Since then, Jason and Nicole have received countless messages and pictures of kids in the kitchen trying new healthy recipes from the cookbook.