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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
“I have to work off all the food I ate yesterday at Thanksgiving dinner!” (Please, no.) Indulging around the holidays is quite common, and while I do encourage intelligent and mindful indulgences, we don’t always stay aligned with those intentions, do we? Sometimes, we overindulge. Sometimes we feel (gasp!) guilty over what we’ve...Read more
This might sound absolutely crazy, but…it’s totally possible to eat pizza and still like yourself afterwards. And still love your body. And still feel like a human free of shame and worthy of love and belonging. Pizza just so happens to be of my favorite things in the whole...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
Labor Day Weekend in Cali was hot as a mofo. It appears that Summer is finally making an appearance, and no one in the beach cities has air conditioning…so, the ocean it is. We will brave the chilly Pacific waters because we are so damn hot we just...Read more
I joined a CrossFit gym last week. Yes, I do love training in my garage and I actually enjoy training alone most of the time, but the truth is…I’m sort of lonely. Over the past two years (since moving to Santa Monica) I’m noticing that I have a huge...Read more
Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, warm in January or cool in June–the beach is where you’ll find me. I go to walk my dogs and I go to meditate and clear my head. Sunrise, sunset, and everything in between–the beach is my favorite place to be. Of course, warm,...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
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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