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mod·er·a·tion [mod-uh–rey-shuhn] noun: the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance. This is the story about how I went from crazy to crazier and ended up just a little crazy. I call that progress. I have lived my entire life in a toxic, self loathing relationship with my body. I grew up chubby, with a...Read more
“I don’t know how you do it all.” I hear this a lot. It usually comes from friends and colleagues, and sometimes even readers, in reference to the plethora of responsibilities and obligations on my plate (work, school, kid, training, writing, etc.). How do I juggle so many tasks?...Read more
I’ve been out all week with a wicked stomach flu. Now, before you start feeling sorry for me I’ve already decided on my positive spin for this awful illness: Being home sick and virtually unable to move is a lot of time spent reflecting, and what better time to reflect...Read more
I’ll never forget the overwhelming exhilaration I felt when I performed my first unassisted pullup. I hopped down from the bar and looked around the crowded gym thinking, “Did anyone see that?!”. Never in my life had I thought that I would be able to do a pullup; in fact...Read more
A little over two years ago, I made a decision that honestly scared the hell out of me-I decided to start this blog. Although I felt I had very little substance to add to an already rich online fitness community, I had a strong desire to write, more like...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
progressn [ˈprəʊgrɛs] 1. movement forward, esp. towards a place or objective 2. satisfactory development, growth, or advance 3. advance towards completion, maturity, or perfection In the first year or two of training, you’ll make amazing gains. I remember a few years ago, going from front squatting basically zero, to...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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