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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
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
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 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
Last night, my son and I were sitting on the sofa reading a story. I was in my PJs–T-shirt older than Isaac and flannel shorts, because that’s how I roll. And, since I had my legs crossed, the full glory of my massive, muscular legs was highlighted. Isaac looks...Read more
This morning, as I was about to hop into the shower, I just so happened to glance in the mirror. I’m not sure why or what drew my attention, but my eyes were drawn to my breasts, and I suddenly noticed something I hadn’t seen before–stretch marks. Stretch marks...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
I vividly remember the first time I performed an unassisted pull-up. It was early 2008, and I was (unfortunately) awaiting knee surgery for an old, nagging sports injury. The extent of said injury kept me from being able to train my lower body, except for some minimal lying band work and straight leg...Read more
Meathead yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is better than nothing. It’s for women who love to lift, love to sweat, want to be in touch with their bodies and hearts, and crave...Read more
I used to work with this uber rigid, oppressive coach. In that gym, every single thing had to be exactly exact–to the letter. Training sessions in general were 2 hours or more from start to finish and if you couldn’t do the program exactly as is, you might as...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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