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Fact: A woman’s primary purpose in life is not to have an “ideal” body. A woman’s primary purpose is likely not primary at all, but an amalgamation of the myriad things that make her unique and valuable—but her body, and how the world views and judges it, is not at the forefront. Or at...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
2016 was a year of extreme and unexpected growth for me, which, as many of us know all too well, is just a nice way of saying that I went through a lot of shit and came out alive. Sometimes I doubted my ability to do so, if I’m...Read more
I can’t become a warrior until I let go of being a victim. I’m wholly unashamed to admit that although I’ve been dealt this lesson over and over again during the past 3 years, I wasn’t able to fully grasp it until just recently. The thing about the Universe is...Read more
Every Memorial Day, Crossfit gyms around the country honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Athletes come together to perform what’s called a “Hero WOD”–a workout in honor of a military or law enforcement hero who gave his or her life...Read more
I have cellulite and I still love my body. Can you imagine?! Loving your body despite it’s very common and normal imperfections? Giving yourself grace instead of giving yourself shit? Speaking to yourself with kindness and compassion rather than disgust and disappointment? Thankfully for me, this is a reality....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
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
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
Most of you know that I recently joined a Crossfit box–Deuce Garage in Venice Beach, to be exact. I actually have my own garage gym at home, complete with all the toys I need and want. And of course, I write training programs for a living, with 15 years...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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