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Back in 2014 I shared my “reverse progress” photo. At the time, it was the scariest, most vulnerable thing I had ever done. I was a fitness professional who had long clung to the idea that I needed to have a perfect body in order to be successful...Read more
It happened during a Strongman training session, in which there were very heavy sandbags involved. The task was, pick up a sandbag from the ground and carry it 100 feet, working up to your heaviest possible bag. I love this kind of stuff, and I loved the newness and the challenge of the task. And it...Read more
I myself am still a work in progress, as i think we all are (especially women). my problem is that I am still comparing my current body to a body I once had. the different is that body, although thin, was unhealthy. Now I try and look at my...Read more
Over the weekend I was relaxing at the pool with a Bloody Mary and a good book, and I overheard a group of girls talking about another girl. YES I was at the pool. It’s Southern California, what can I say? Some days in “Autumn” it’s 80 degrees and sunny,...Read more
What if we obsessed over the things we love about our bodies, instead of the things we so desperately want to change? What would happen? Would it be so terrible and unrealistic to shift our focus away from our perceived flaws, and onto the fact that we are all completely...Read more
When we walk the Earth awake and aware, rooted in our intuition, we find that the Universe has a keen way of giving us lessons in instant feedback. I was privy to one such lesson just a few weeks ago as I was rushing to a Crossfit class at...Read more
I’m nursing a photoshoot hangover this morning. Typically I would spend weeks getting ready for a shoot, and the prep is never fun (think SUPER restricted diet and 2x/day workouts). The day of the shoot itself is a hectic, exhausting flurry. Hair, makeup, more hair, more makeup, outfits strewn about. Sometimes you’re...Read more
Over the weekend, my husband John and I went to a West LA movie theater to see Amy Shumer’s new comedy, Trainwreck. John loves the movies, and he loves Amy Shumer; he’s got a thing for funny women. But we didn’t go to just any old movie theater–we went to...Read more
Last night, while sitting with a book at my son’s BJJ class, I came across one of my favorite quotes from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things. If you haven’t read any of Rothfuss’ work (start with The Name of the Wind) you absolutely MUST. His storytelling is...Read more
I have a confession to make that might get me into some trouble. Alas, in the name of female empowerment, and in the interest of transparency, here goes… I’m not particularly fond of my legs. For as long as I can remember, these gams have had a gargantuan nickname....Read more
Fitness & lifestyle coach, writer, veteran, and mom, Neghar Fonooni is passionate about empowering women through strength.
A Los Angeles native with 16 years experience in the fitness industry, Neghar's mission is to help women worldwide recognize their worth, own their power, prioritize self-care, and live their bliss. She uses movement as a gateway to encourage women to get in touch with their bodies, and mindset practice as a means to get in touch with their hearts.
An unabashed scifi and fantasy nerd, Neghar snorts when she laughs and loves lifting weights, yoga, red wine, dark chocolate, travel, fashion, and reading and collecting books. She resides in Venice, California with her son, Isaac, and her two silly Bulldogs.
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