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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
Last week, during a fitness photoshoot, I intimated to my photographer and my assistant that I was the “heaviest” I’d ever been outside of my pregnancy. I put heaviest in quotations because I don’t actually weigh myself, and I think it’s just a placeholder for a variety of descriptions identifying an...Read more
You know what’s gross? Racism is gross. Homophobia, xenophobia, sexism—gross. Oppression and discrimination are gross. Telling people what they should and shouldn’t do with their bodies? Gross. Convincing people there is something inherently wrong with them in order to turn a profit? Gross. Ketchup is gross. (Don’t argue.) But you?...Read more
Recently I stepped on a scale for the first time in several months. As someone who used to weigh myself every single day—and allow the number to determine my mood—weighing myself only every few months is tremendous progress. I did, in fact, “break up” with my scale long ago,...Read more
Come get bendy with me! Think you don’t have time for yoga? Think again! This #meatheadyoga yoga flow is only 12 minutes long–which means in just a few minutes you can work on getting bendy and connecting to your breath. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or an experienced yogi,...Read more
Come sweat with me! All you need for this quickie is one kettlebell (or dumbbell, if you don’t a KB), a sturdy step or box, and an interval timer (or an app on your phone). This workout will only take you between 4-25 minutes depending on how many rounds...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
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
This quickie is super fun and effective, but it is slightly detail oriented–so you’ll need to read through/listen to the instructions with a bit of extra focus. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll LOVE what this quickie can do for your chin-up strength while simultaneously promoting fat...Read more
One of my best friends is currently staying in my guest room. Let’s call her Becky. Becky is in between apartments, fresh out of a long term relationship, and I was adamant about offering up my guest room. We’ve been friends for almost 15 years, and I was excited about the opportunity...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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