Nolan V Ferraro
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Nolan’s Mission

Nolan Ferraro’s mission is to work with people to bring out the best in their life. "For each client," says Nolan, "we redefine fitness and wellness. That means not only a physically fit body, but designing a lifestyle that will allow that person to have and do it all."

A Passion For Wellness

Nolan has a passion for life and wellness coaching. By combining coaching and personal training, he’s developed the mind/body/spirit connection that was missing in his earlier approaches to wellness. "I help clients affect change in many parts of their lives," says Nolan. "Life coaching addresses the spiritual and mental aspects of life and is perfect for anyone struggling with focus, balance, clarity, purpose, and passion; while personal training addresses the physical and physiological wellness aspects. This holistic approach helps in creating a well rounded fully functioning person."

Finally says Nolan, "My goal is to assist each client I work with, in living on "purpose" and from a perspective of "intentionality", so that they yearn to awaken in the morning looking for ways to increase their well-being and to assist and serve the world they live in, in paying that passion forward."

Nolan Coaching Boot Camp

Personalized Wellness

Nolan has been training clients along their journey of health and wellness for 18 years now. He loves every day that he is able to assist clients in becoming who God has called them to be while they enjoy a healthier, happier existence! Nolan’s approach is to design an individualized and comprehensive plan for the specific client he is working with while addressing each aspect of their life. Nolan never presents a client with a plan designed for "one size fits all wellness."

Salire Strong

In June of 2005, just 45 days before Hurricane Katrina struck, Nolan realized a lifelong dream of opening his own wellness studio, Salire Fitness and Wellness in New Orleans. "I was always a man of deep faith," he said, "but seeing my dream under seven feet of water, while my home was also submerged in 9 feet, was a challenge for me both mentally and financially."

Nolan also began a journey led by his Faith in Christ and his vision to create a true "holistic and compassionate wellness company." His vision is to continue to develop a company that takes people of all ages and stages of life from where they currently are, and assists them in getting to where they most desire to be. He envisions a company that is shaped around his core values of faith, compassion, vision, and resiliency.


Salire Fitness has won six Gambit’s Best of New Orleans Awards in the past 5 years. Nolan alone has won Best Personal Trainer in four out of the past five years.

Best Personal Trainer
Best Personal Trainer
Best Personal Trainer
Best Fitness Boot Camp
Best Personal Trainer
Best Pilates Class
Gambit’s 40 Under Forty


Nolan has appeared all over the press hoping to spread the message of total wellness and real health. You’ll often times see him on WWL, FOX NEWS 8, WGNO, or WDSU as a featured contributor and he is currently a blogger for Where Y’at Magazine.

Featured Article in New Orleans Magazine

Featured Articles in Gambit Weekly

Special Contributor for Fox 8

Special Contributor for WDSU

Featured Article for Paw Nation

Blogger for Where Y’at Magazine


In 1994, Nolan received his certification from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America and immediately began training clients of all ages and stages of fitness throughout southeast Louisiana. He is currently a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Diabetes Association of America, Wellness Councils of America, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, AFAA, the Society of NLP, and the prestigious ICF (International Coach Federation).

Nolan is currently certified as a personal trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America and the National Academy of Sports Medicine and he has earned his Pilates certification through PhysicalMind™ Institute.

In 2007 Nolan received a certification and license as both a professional Life and wellness coach through The Coaches Training Institute®, WellCoaches®, Blue Print for Life® and Global NLP®.

Later, in 2012 Nolan earned Faculty status with the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and he is currently working as a consultant and on-site facilitator in the area of worksite wellness. He works with local corporations, churches, educational institutions and non-profits.

If you would like to book the perfect speaker, motivator or fitness facilitator, Nolan offers rates for:

• One time or ongoing media appearances

• Speaking engagements & wellness presentations for company retreats and conventions

• On-site Workout programs for staff (Organized walking & jogging tours, Boot Camps, Pilates and stretching session)

• On-site Corporate employee wellness programs

Nolan Appearing on WUPL

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