Nelly was born and raised in Cameroon, central Africa. She graduated from University Laval in Quebec, Canada, with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. Coming from a family of active people, she played basketball in high school, but her real passion for fitness and helping others started in 2004.


She is a wife and a mother of two little girls. She has lived in three different countries, and she moved to Wisconsin five years ago. She enjoys reading, watching movies, outdoor sports, dancing and cooking.