Lift Like a Girl Guide Reviews & Feedback


I’m not one to toot my own horn, and I’m certainly not going to attempt to persuade or beg you to purchase the Lift Like a Girl Guide. I know it’s great, and I strongly believe every woman can benefit from this video series.

Today I’m going to share with you the most recent Lift Like a Girl Guide Reviews & Feedback. This way you don’t have to take my word for the awesomeness of The Guide (of course I love it and think it’s amazing), you can see what other people are saying. Thankfully no one (at least, not yet) has complained about having to listen to my southern drawl for the duration of the videos.   ;)

So, if you’re on the fence about the LLAG Guide, hopefully this will answer any questions you may have.


Hey Nia!

I’ve now managed to look through everything and I have to say it is absolutely AWESOME!!! I love it! Not only do you set everything out in a clear, easy to understand way, but hearing you read through it helps it all to be so easily absorbed!

Now I must admit the first time I took a look I was kind of overwhelmed with the amount of info and being the person I am I always tend to skip to the end of something without following instructions. However once I started to listen to the videos I didn’t want them to end, they flow so well from one to another and the depth of knowledge you’ve shared is in such an easy to understand way – really invaluable!!

I spent years being mis-guided by second rate trainers telling me “do more cardio to lose ‘weight’, work hard until you’re almost puking!” and on top of this no mention or advice on nutrition! I put in the effort with tons of cardio every day, ate in a way I believed was healthy (following government guidelines!!) and ended up being 280lbs (I’m 5’4″ !!).

Lift like a Girl is an invaluable guide to training and lifestyle! You covered everything in a simple common sense way!

I just LOVE it!

Best regards

Amanda :)


THE Tony Gentilcore

Nia and I have been friends for a few years now, I respect the hell out of her, love everything that she represents, and I consider her the ambassador for female training.

Like myself, Nia has long been telling women that they should focus more on training for PERFORMANCE, even if their goal is fat loss.

Even if you want to lose fat, setting achievable, measureable goals like being able to perform ten push-ups, deadlifting 1.5x your bodyweight, or working up to your first-ever unassisted chin-up, is the key.

If you want that toned (there I said it), athletic look, you need to drop the pink dumbbells and Zumba class, and lift real weights.

***And not view food as your enemy (which Nia also addresses)

The Lift Like a Girl Guide is Nia’s opus, and something I feel is going to open the floodgates for a lot of women with regards to learning HOW to train and eat the right way. Not to mention set them up for a world of confidence moving forward.

Funnily enough, Nia sent me an advance copy and as I was listening/watching her first presentation last Sunday afternoon out on the patio, Lisa was within earshot doing some food prep in the kitchen.

Repeatedly I kept hearing her belt out “AMEN!!!!!” in response to everything Nia was saying. After about 20 minutes Lisa walked out to where I was sitting and said, “this is such a wonderful message to give women.”

I think of Nia were in the room at the time, the two of them would have shared a Thelma and Louise moment for sure.

So if it’s any consolation to anyone reading, Lisa gives it a HUGE thumbs up.

The objective here is simple: to get stronger, leaner, and healthier in the shortest amount of time possible. That way there’s more time to do stuff that girls like to do. You know, stuff like watching clips of Ryan Gosling being Ryan Gosling, and talking about “feelings” and what not.

Okay, just kidding (but not really).

What’s more, not only are you going to learn how to lift like a girl, but Nia also discusses how to EAT and THINK like a girl, too.

And, to throw a cherry on top: Nia says that if anyone who follows this program gets “big and bulky,” you can go to her house and personally Sparta kick her in the kidney.

It’s really a win-win. What have you got to lose?

-Tony Gentilcore


Marianne Kane

As soon as I watched the introduction on the sales page, I knew Nia was going to deliver amazing content. The Lift Like a Girl Guide teaches you everything you need to know about getting results from your training; it leaves no stone unturned and the system is impressively organised. What I love most is that Nia doesn’t assume the readers will already know stuff; she explains everything step by step. To me this is so important in building an understanding of why these Training, Eating and Thinking methods works.

The bonus for me was, not only the easy-to-navigate video slides, but having the product as both visual and audio learning, making the information sink in better.

This is a product that I am proud to recommend. *Myomytv Stamp of Approval*

-Marianne Kane


I’ve been a fan of Nia Shanks for some time. An avid follower of strength coaches such as Cressey and Gentilcore, I recognised passionate coaching and great form from Nia immediately. Plus, I was in awe at her lean, amazing physique – she looked powerful. Sexy. Healthy. I wanted some of however she was training–pronto!

Lift Like A Girl is THE most comprehensive, useful, authentic toolbox you could get your hands on to acquire your best EVER body – be it through improved technique, self empowerment by lifting your own body weight off the floor or simply feeling wiser (and non-guilty) about your relationship towards food.

Nia gives such sound, real advice. Coaching that delivers results. Nia make you realise the truth behind the smog – that you CAN train and love it, always! Girls can train in the weights room and feel empowered–not intimidated, and she’ll teach you all the tools you need to get from where you are now, to where you want to be, I promise!

The main thing I love about Nia is that she teaches that training for performance (how athletes would train) BRINGS the by-product of results we all really want – aesthetically, from training the Lift Like A Girl way; you have a stronger, sculpted, defined and fitter body…… but also soulfully – that you reap the rewards of accomplishment and delayed gratification in the weights room for as long as you wish to earn it……

Lift Like A Girl is the best investment anyone could make, for so many reasons. To say Nia is a gifted coach is an understatement – she gives stack loads of quality content advice unreservedly. Many up and coming coaches can learn much from her.

Did I mention she can dead lift 330lbs……? Legend!!!

Lisl Croft



Ben Bruno

I think the Lift Like a Girl Guide is a great resource for women looking to delve into the world of strength training for the first time, or for those who have toiled away on their own and just haven’t gotten the results they’d hoped for. This video series gives you all the tools you need to be successful with your training and nutrition and takes the thinking out of the equation so all you have to do is put is in the work. Getting results is never easy, but Nia’s program certainly makes it a whole lot easier.

~Ben Bruno




Have now listened to them all and wanted to thank you so much for the wealth of information. I changed my diet substantially about six months ago and have also been doing a lot of interval training during this time. It’s meant my body has changed quite a lot very quickly. I’m at the point now where I’m really happy with how I look and feel amazing. Your videos have really confirmed a lot of what I have already been doing particularly in terms of nutrition, but have also challenged me to loosen up a bit with some of my mindsets in areas. They’ve also given me some great pointers in terms of weight training which I’m quite new to but really want to get into more. I love that you cover both home and gym scenarios too as I’m definitely aiming for a mixture of both.

So thanks for everything Nia, I will definitely recommend this resource to other girls I know. It’s great hearing this stuff from another woman too as I’ve had some frustrating personal training sessions with guys who just don’t understand how our minds work.

Take care,

Jo :)


JC Deen

Nia’s Lift Like a Girl Guide is just what the women’s side of the industry needs – not just from a training aspect, but from a psychological standpoint, too.

My favorite portion of the audio presentations are when Nia discusses the importance of viewing your body in a positive manner – making certain that you’re training because you love yourself, and not because you want desperately to change something.

By refocusing our thoughts and creating goals that are positive in nature, we’re able to push further than before because a positive focus lasts much longer than a negative one.

I see a ton of crazy stuff in the gym, and always get asked the same questions from women. Most go along the lines of “will strength training get me to my goal of looking slimmer, and more toned?” I’m also asked if it will make them bulky.

Most of the time I try to reason with them and explain how it all works, but I’m just a dude. What could I know about helping women with their training?

So in steps Nia, leading by example, doing everything she can to help others find the most efficient ways to a leaner, tighter body through… yes, I said it, strength training.

The Lift Like a Girl Guide is just what the ladies need and I’m glad to place on it the official JCD stamp of sexiness approval.

-JC Deen


Bret Contreras


Nia Shanks talks the talk and walks the walk. She’s incredibly strong, she has a beautiful physique, and her knowledge of effective strength training programming is world class. The Lift Like a Girl Guide is a valuable resource that will not disappoint!

-Bret Contreras





Hi Nia,

I’m about 40 minutes into ‘Lift Like a Girl’ and I’m already having some “Oh!” and “Ah-ha!” moments, and I’m not ‘new to fitness’. But I admittedly have been sucked into believing that you must do Workout A after Workout B and do Workout C in order to look good. So frustrating.

I love hearing you explain everything along with that slides. That makes it so much easier to absorb then just reading it myself. Plus, I love southern accents. :) I’m an Alaska girl, so it’s rare I get to hear it.

I wanted to let you know that the reason I did decide to purchase your program was because of multiple factors.

First, it was because of you. Because of your personality and your commitment to what you do. You’re not some phoney trying to sell the latest fad product or diet. You are straight forward and say it how it is. I love that. You’re real.

Second: The assisted chin-up/pull-up machine at my gym has a funky grip for normal chin-ups so I’ve been doing parallel grip chin-ups (started with 46lbs assisting me for 5 reps, now I only use 30lbs assisted. CHALLENGING! oof.).

Anyways, rambling aside…Nia, my arms…are looking AMAZING. My biceps are starting to POP. Four weeks, Nia! ONLY four weeks and my arms are sexy! I’ve been doing normal biceps curls for EIGHT MONTHS previously and have not seen results like this. Well, I say eight months, because that is how long I’ve had my gym membership – I’ve been working out pretty regularly at home previously for about 10 years (I’m 32 now). In all that time, I did some compound movements, etc, but never really focused on them. I’m so in love with push-ups and chin-ups now, it’s insane. I feel like such a bad ass, lol. Plus, I’ve had comments from other people that my butt is starting to lift. *cries with joy* I used to describe my butt as being as saggy as a half filled water balloon. It’s still squishy, but I’ve come to terms that it is going to be the LAST thing that looks good when I’m in better shape. I’m happy with ‘lifted fat’ right now, lol.

Third: And this goes back to your philosophy of ‘simple’. I have a Beachbody coach whom I love and adore and she gave me a temporary 3 month plan to follow prior to a vacation I took. Now, while I did get smaller and lose weight (I was number obsessed) it was SO HARD to follow and I *literally* cried every night at dinner because I couldn’t face another damn salad. I do love salad, but the restrictions placed even on those were so overwhelming that at month 2 of 3, I looked fabulous but I was depressed. Then, I flipped out and ate everything in sight and promptly gained everything back, plus more.

So, to hear you say “No, it’s easy. Eat real food.” is like a breath of fresh air. I’m anxious to watch that video regarding it. I’m tired of measuring out 4oz of lean meat and 1 cup of veggies and, blah-blah-blah, if you have more then 1tbsp of peanut butter your butt will explode out of your pants type restrictions.

Okay, I’ve taken enough of your time. :) Thank you again for helping guide me in the right direction with my workouts. I’m so happy I found you.

Take care,



Hi Nia,

I have just watched all your videos and looked through the workouts. The videos are chockful of useful and sensible advice for women at all fitness levels. While listening to you on the videos I couldn’t help but think that you have basically put together an encyclopedia on working out with weights. Its all in there: training techniques, how to build your own workouts, great advice on eating right, the importance of positive thinking, useful reference materials, and more! I will definitely refer back to the videos whenever I have a question or doubt about my training. And, I can’t wait to start using your workouts…there are so many variations, I will be busy for quite a while with these!

Thanks again so much for everything!

Best wishes,



I identify with most of what you went through in the past. So, this program’s no nonsense simplicity speaks volumes to me. I kept feeling that I was “doing it wrong” since I was working out so hard and couldn’t keep up and I kept getting worn out and dreading my workout time……I’ve put so many “supposed to’s” on myself that I was just really stressed out. I dumped those supposed to’s about 3 months ago, but have been floundering with what my plan is going to be. Your program gives me a base of knowledge that I have sorely needed.

Thank you so much for this, Nia.



For anybody that wants to get in the best shape of their lives, you need to get the LLAG Guide, which up until this Sunday is only $39. Nia Shanks, one of the fabulous ladies of Girls Gone Strong, gives you the absolute BEST advice on nutrition and getting into the absolute BEST shape of your life! Follow her advice and you will achieve your goals and so much more!!!!! Nia Shanks is one of the best of the best when it comes to being a Beautiful Badass and she will absolutely change your life! She also does a better moonwalk than Michael Jackson! ;)



Hi Nia! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the LLAG program. I am now 3 weeks into the “Get Strong” program, because in the last years I have chickened out of the big compound movements. For the first time I am actually logging my progress/weights, for the first time I am honestly challenging my TRUE boundaries (not only the comfort zone) and for the first time I can go heavier or lift more reps at each and every single workout. And all this while still playing safe with racks, good form etc.

It may not sound much, but this week I had two major breakthroughs, one of them being my first deadlift heavier than bodyweight for 6 reps (145 lbs). I almost cried and was happy for days. Today I did 150 lbs for the same # of reps.

I know six months ago I calculated an 1 rep max of 105 lbs on deadlifts… and never dared to challenge it, because it sounded so damn heavy.

I still cannot do one clean pull-up, but I do pull-downs and half pull-ups and can now pull down 110 lbs for 8 reps. Which means, in theory I should soon be able to do one pull-up with a bodyweight of 135 lbs… It’s all in the mind. I know I WILL do it. Soon.

It’s addictive and is such an enormous boost for the self esteem (which hadn’t actually been low, but still…). :D

Thank you and keep up the good work! I’m really grateful and more motivated than ever!



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    I’m such an idiot. Missed the sale. Kept meaning to buy but got distracted and remembered it Monday. Everybody has been saying it’s great though!! Next time…