(born October 3, 1984), also known as “Peety”, is a personal trainer, reality show personality, television host, and entrepreneur from Tampa, Florida. Peterson is best known for his appearance on ABC’s The Bachelorette Season 7. More recently Peterson has appeared on NBC’s Daytime as both a host and a guest, and several nationally televised commercials.
Peterson started his business, Peety’s Training, in Tampa, Florida in 2010 and still operates at a private studio. His training is geared toward weight loss through resistance training and cardiovascular exercise combined. He holds a certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Prior to becoming a certified personal trainer, Peterson played professional baseball in the minor leagues with the New York Yankees and in the independent leagues in Canada and Washington, Pa.
ABC’s The Bachelorette featured Nick during their seventh season with Ashley Herbet, airing in 2011. Nick failed to win over Ashley’s heart as he was eliminated at the fifth rose ceremony in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Peterson has also been a guest on morning talk shows such as NBC’s Daytime and Studio10, and has guest hosted NBC’s Daytime. He’s appeared on the cover of the Tampa Bay Business Journal and has been featured in the TBT.
Peterson was born and raised in a Christian household in Tampa, Florida. He attended Appalachian State University for two years and then transferred on to the University of Tampa where he received a degree in Entrepreneurship.
He enjoys being active in charitable events with The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Give Kids The World, and Bacchus Charity.