Nick McNaught

Nick McNaught

There is only one word for this man, and that is beautiful. But it isn’t because he has graced the cover of Inside Fitness magazine or claimed the title of Ultimate Fitness’ Pro North American Champion. No, his beauty is on the inside.

If you only see his exterior, it might surprise you to hear that it wasn’t always this way. Nick was bullied through much of school and struggled to find his voice in the world. A self-professed uber-nerd in the gifted program at school, as a young man he didn’t feel the bravery needed to accept himself fully, nor the courage to acknowledge and work through his own fears. While fitness helped to change that for Nick, his loving family and times of reflection at the family cottage gave him a regular practice to self-reflect, to find resilience, and to evolve into the incredible man he is today.

Nick’s heart still lies in the near-studious exploration of the things around him - nature, travel, science, the human body - and most important, the human condition. It’s the latter that feeds his ability to see the good in people and create meaningful connections and love with those around him.

It’s those qualities that led Nick at the age of just 26, to create the wildly successful meal-delivery service Fuel Foods which expanded across Canada. His entrepreneurial spirit ignited, combined with his ability to positively impact people’s lives, make Novel Evenings  a natural extension of who Nick truly is - a steward of change, shared purpose, and community. For Nick, it’s a platform to share stories that need to be told so that others know they aren’t alone. It’s giving people a voice, a way to be heard, and to have a safe environment to connect - because life after all, is beautiful.