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Confession: Sometimes I skip workouts. I love lifting and getting sweaty just as much as the next lady meathead, but sometimes I just really, really, really don’t want to go to the gym. We’ve all been there; even those among us who identify as gym-junkies and fitness fanatics have...Read more
I have a meathead confession to make: Contrary to popular opinion in the strength world, I actually LOVE cardio. I know it’s really en vogue to hate on cardio in favor of lifting weights, but I just don’t care. I like to sweat. I like to feel my lungs...Read more
I’ll never forget a parenting moment I witnessed last year after finishing a morning of paddleboarding in the Marina. As I was walking up to wash off my board, a woman walks up with her young daughter. She looked a bit younger than Isaac’s (8-ish) and was visibly full of enthusiasm...Read more
To Cardio or Not to Cardio…that is the question. (At least in the fat loss world, anyway.) Professionally, my opinion is that cardio can be a great addition to a balanced exercise regimen, if it’s something that you thoroughly enjoy. It’s not by any means useless or ineffective, as...Read more
Get ready to get sweaty! This Tabata (20 sec on/10 sec off) workout incorporates two upper body movements–which means it’s the perfect post-leg-day sweat sesh or perhaps when you’re nursing (and resting) a lower body injury. While your upper body will be the primary mover, you’re entire body will be involved,...Read more
A day doesn’t go by where I’m not asked advice on something fitness or nutrition related, and I happily oblige because I am passionate about empowering women through strength. Women everywhere want to invest more in themselves, improve their physiques, and create sustainable eating and exercise habits. Essentially, they want to...Read more
I sort of hate cardio. I don’t hate many things (except for ketchup and people blowing their noses at the table), so to sort of hate cardio is saying a lot. But you guys know this already. Lifting heavy stuff is my thang. To be honest, I prefer lifting...Read more
For the first time in 6 years I’ve made the cross country pilgrimage to California to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. Eight hours of travel with a precocious 5 year old proved to be surprisingly peaceful, despite the obvious. The thought of coming home, to the land...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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