Beautiful Badass

 “I absolutely love your no nonsense simple approach to fitness and nutrition and I’m not exaggerating when I say it has changed my life.” -Kerry

You’ve Tried Everything Else to Build a Better Body.

Now Do What Works. Become a Beautiful Badass.

Let’s begin by defining the term Beautiful Badass.

Beautiful Badass – [byoo-tuh-fuhl bad-ass] an awesome lady who builds and maintains the body she wants, the sane and simple way. She achieves maximum results in minimum time and doesn’t revolve her life around the gym or a strict eating schedule. She does things differently.

A Beautiful Badass does not diet, follow OCD eating habits, or get overwhelmed with the surplus of conflicting information. She applies simple, flexible nutrition guidelines that allow her to improve her physique and health, all while maintaining her sanity.

Finally, being a Beautiful Badass means more than just building an incredible body. It’s about forging an unwavering sense of self-confidence. About being proud of who you are and what you can DO.  

But before we go further we must address the question . . . 

Will Weight Lifting Make Me Big ‘n Bulky?

This is the biggest myth in the world of female strength training. Practically every female client I’ve had was hesitant to start lifting heavy weights because she was terrified she’d end up huge and overly muscle bound. Unfortunately, that myth is still alive and kickin’.

Allow me to show you something.

That’s me, Nia Shanks. On the left I’m deadlifting 330 pounds. That is 2.64 times my bodyweight. And as you can see, you wouldn’t use the term “big ‘n bulky” to describe me.

I’ve been lifting weights for over 10 years now. And the only thing that happened as I added more and more weight to the bar over the years was my body changing for the better. I lost body fat. I built some sexy muscle. My self-confidence sky-rocketed. In short, working out like a Beautiful Badass allowed me to build the body I truly wanted, and I was having a blast doing so because the workouts were so motivating.

The only side-effects you’ll experience from Beautiful Badass are looking absolutely awesome and building the body you truly want, having fun with your workouts, saying “good-bye” to dieting forever, and boosting your self-confidence.

See what others are saying about Beautiful Badass:

I just wanted to thank YOU for all that you do! I read everything you write and own all of your training programs and realized that I have never properly thanked you!  I absolutely love your no nonsense simple approach to fitness and nutrition and I’m not exaggerating when I say it has changed my life. In the past I have also been obsessed with my eating habits and wanting to lose fat, and really overdid it with my workouts as well.  I just couldn’t understand how I could be working so hard and not seeing the results I wanted.  Well, the last couple years I have really been on journey for the better. I have stopped obsessing about nutrition and I have learned to stop trying to be perfect and just be happy with myself.  I have been doing your training programs for the last 1.5 + years and have seen more progress in that time than any other. In fact, just this morning, I finally hit 10 straight chin ups with neutral grip!!!  That has been a goal of mine for a very long time.  I have now come to love doing your minimalist programs and realized I don’t have to end up in a puddle of sweat to make progress or do 20 exercises.  I wear my Beautiful Baddass sweatshirt and necklace as inspirations and with pride to be part of the BB community. So anyway, thank so much for all you do!!  And please keep up the great work and great training programs!!  Also, thank you for making them so affordable, it almost feels like I’m ripping you off!

Nia, I wanted to tell you that you probably saved my life! Well, not literally, but really… Since I started your Simple Strength Program (in Beautiful Badass), changed my approach to lifting and eating, and focused more and more on my health and performance, I feel sanity and happiness coming back to my personal life and my life in the gym. Thank you for the great work you are doing! Keep it up.


Build the Physique You Want, Love Your Workouts, & Never Diet Again

No. Seriously. That’s not some marketing hype BS.

Simply put, The Beautiful Badass Guide is for the woman who demands real results from her workouts. She demands simple, no nonsense, stress-free information she can apply to her workouts, nutrition and life. It’s also for the woman who wants a wide variety of training programs.

  • Only the information you NEED to build a better body. Follow the information and you will be, as Tony Gentilcore puts it – “a beautiful, sexy, feminine badass”. Beautiful Badass is all about being strong AND feminine – you absolutely will not get “big ‘n bulky” or anything similar
  • The Sane and Simple way to workout and eat. This is not a quick fix – it is simple information you can apply for a lifetime
  • Beautiful Badass supplies a large variety of unique programs that can easily fit into your lifestyle and your body composition and strength training goals. You will not have to revolve your life around eating and training; the programs are very flexible so you can adjust them to fit your life
  • Beautiful Badass is all about having positive goals and being driven by positive motivators.Even if your only concern is losing body fat, you will discover a better, more motivating way to achieve that goal. In the Beautiful Badass programs, fat loss is a wonderful side effect from training; it’s not the primary goal with most programs
  • NO dieting. Instead you’ll be supplied with simple, stress-free nutrition information that you can apply for a lifetime. Beautiful Badasses do not diet – they apply simple nutrition principles that allow them to build a leaner, healthier, and stronger body

Bret ContrerasNia Shanks is a rare gem in our profession. She has an excellent understanding of strength training concepts, strength training biomechanics, program design, and practical nutrition guidelines. In a field swarming with males, it’s nice to have a female amidst the masses as Nia is able to pay special attention to the needs of women – something that men are often not very good at. Beautiful Badass is a great program that will help you achieve the results you desire. I give the program two thumbs up!

-Bret Contreras MA, CSCS

Please Do NOT Get Beautiful Badass if . . .

Now that you know who should get Beautiful Badass, let’s take a look at who should not get Beautiful Badass:

  • The woman who wants the latest and greatest fashionable diet that provides strict, complex rules
  • The woman who just wants to mess around on workout machines and doesn’t want to put in true effort
  • The woman who loves doing endless hours of long, slow, boring cardio
  • People who demand “unique” and “innovative” exercises and do not like working hard on the basics
  • Someone who is in search of the “holy grail” of training programs that will make all of their wildest dreams come true over night

I just want to thank you for being so down-to-earth and refreshing. I got so obsessed with training for almost an entire year after I gained 6kg (13lbs). I went hard to try and lose those 6kgs – I used to weigh myself every single day, and after I never saw the scales move, it was so dis-heartening, but I kept training and training and only taking one day off a week.

I’m not a big girl…I weigh around 134Ibs – at least that’s what I weighed before when I would weigh myself every day! I now really enjoy my workouts after purchasing Beautiful Badass. I can be in and out of the gym in about 45 mins (including shower) as opposed to an hour and a half before. I haven’t weighed myself since I started your program about a month ago, and I’m really happy with how my body looks now. I don’t obsess about those scales anymore!! Eating clean and getting a solid workout in most mornings is so much more satisfying than blowing out on the weekends with crap food (like you, I love to bake!), because you deprive yourself of them during the week.

Anyways, I just wanted to thank you for keeping it real and expressing that it’s not worth obsessing about what one should or shouldn’t eat, and also listening to your body and feeding it when it tells you to! I only eat when my body tells me to eat now, and I don’t let my body trick me into thinking it’s hungry when I just need some water!

Keep it up and I hope more and more woman see the light that you shine!


It’s been said that frailty isn’t synonymous with femininity – and I couldn’t agree more.  Far too often, though, with regards to women and lifting anything heavier than a pink dumbbell, the mass media does a fantastic job at perpetuating every myth, fallacy, and idiocracy in existence:

“Women shouldn’t lift weights, because it leads to bulkiness”
“Perform endless hours of cardio in order to lose fat”
“Yoga cures Cancer”
“You need to lengthen and tone your muscles”

Thankfully, there are people like Nia Shanks out there to weed through all the BS.   Beautiful Badass is hands-down one of the most comprehensive programs I have ever come across that’s targeted specifically towards women.  Simply put, it shows women what they NEED to do, and not necessarily what they want to do.  Even more importantly, it does so in a concise, intelligent, and practical manner.  Without any hesitation, I’d say that anyone who gives this program an honest run, will undoubtedly transform their body to exactly what the program suggests:  a beautiful, sexy, feminine, badass.

-Tony Gentilcore – CSCS, co-founder of Cressey Performance,

Anyone Can Become a Beautiful Badass

Nia Shanks didn’t just author a workout guide. She designed a lifestyle that anyone can, and more importantly SHOULD, follow. This book transforms the way women train and nourish their bodies.

Nia offers a simple, yet effect guide for nutrition that doesn’t force a set of strict rules to follow. It takes away all of the confusion with dieting, so women can actually find success in eating without feeling like a failure.

The variety of programs offered in BB is like nothing I’ve seen in any other book. As the reader, you decide how often you want to train and what program you want to follow.
 These unique workouts fit anyone’s lifestyle and Nia offers suggestions so you can mold your training to your life, rather than living your life around training.

Not only does Nia offer tons of effective strength training and fat loss programs, but she also provides a separate section for women over 40. These sections address the needs of women as they age and understands how their bodies change over time.

I love that Nia takes us back to the basics. You don’t need complicated equipment or tons of space to train. And you don’t have to stand around waiting to get on popular machines at your gym. You just get in there, train with compound movements, and get on your way.

Everything in this book speaks to the way I train, eat, and live. I wish that all women can see how effective simplicity is when it comes to diet and exercise. I suggest anyone woman looking for real change and lasting results to try the Beautiful Badass program.

Kellie Davis
Natural Figure Competitor
Owner and author of
Head Content Developer and Marketing Coordinator for Ignite Naturals

Here are just a few of the chapters in Beautiful Badass:

  • The Beautiful Badass Exercises – the exercises every Beautiful Badass should do, and the only ones she can use exclusively and get amazing results. These exercises will allow you to build sexy legs and a shapely butt, along with every other body part you want to improve. All you need is a barbell and your bodyweight
  • Detailed Demonstration Videos for all exercises — you’ll get detailed demo videos for ALL exercises
  • Get Out of the Fatigue Mindset – most women workout with one goal in mind: getting completely exhausted. You’ll find out why doing so will do nothing but keep you from achieving your goals. In fact, you should NOT train until you are exhausted; you should finish each training session feelingmore energized than when you started. Again, this is completely opposite of what most people do, but this produces positive results.This is probably one of the most important chapters every woman should read
  • Workout Schedule Options – you can train 2, 3, or 4 days per week. It all depends on your schedule and what fits into your life. You do not revolve your life around training. You make the training schedule fit your life
  • Let’s Talk about Nutrition, Baby – the Beautiful Badass does NOT diet. This chapter shows you how to eat like a Beautiful Badass and provides simple, stress-free, no nonsense information that you can apply today. This is by far the easiest way to eat for improved health and body composition
  • When Fat Loss is Your Main Goal – in  this chapter you discover the best and fastest way to shed body fat
  • Tips for Beautiful Badasses Over 40 – more mature Beautiful Badasses must train differently, and this chapter explains why and how
  • Exercise Subtitutions - get the best exercise substitions for the exercises used in the Beautiful Badass Training Programs along with exercise demonstration videos
  • And many more chapters with crucial information for the Beautiful Badass who wants to build a better body

I’m sure you’re wondering about the training programs included in Beautiful Badass.

Beautiful Badass-ification: The Workout Programs

This is where the fun really begins.

Beautiful Badass is packed with 19 Workout Programs. You will be able to train for years without repeating the same workout program twice.

I included all of my favorite and most effective workout programs in Beautiful Badass. I guarantee most of them are unlike anything you have ever seen or tried.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the most popular Beautiful Badass Programs:

  • Beginner Program (The perfect workout if you’re brand new to strength training)
  • Simple Strength (Want to get strong? This is for you!)
  • The A.D.D. Program (If you get bored easily, this is the workout you’re looking for)
  • Fat Loss (For simple fat loss you can maintain long-term)
  • 6-3-9-3 Program (Another excellent program for building strength)
  • Singles Program
  • Time Crunch Workouts (Perfect for when you’re short on time but still want to get amazing results quickly)
  • The True Minimalist Program (This is the epitome of maximum results in minimum time)
  • The True Minimalist Program with Dumbbells
  • Plus several more

With 19 workout programs, you can go for years without repeating the same program twice.

It doesn’t matter what your goal is – get stronger, lose body fat, sculpt muscle – there are programs in Beautiful Badass that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Become a Beautiful Badass!

Beautiful Badass includes everything you need to be a Beautiful Badass. Here’s another look at everything you’ll get.

The Beautiful Badass Guide –  This manual contains everything you need to know to become a Beautiful Badass. You’ll discover how to become the best YOU possible, how to eat stress-free with simple, flexible, no non-sense eating principles, how to set realistic and achievable goals, and everything previously mentioned above, and much more.

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Exercise Demonstration Video Series – The Beautiful Badass Video Series demonstrates and explains how to safely and properly perform every exercise in the Beautiful Badass training programs.

Knowing how to properly perform every exercise ensures that you will get the best results possible from each and every exercise. Too many women don’t know how to properly perform most exercises, and therefore they don’t get results.

This video guide will show and explain how to get the most from every exercise. These aren’t five second clips of me performing each exercise; it’s a detailed demonstration with complete explanation of how to properly and safely perform every exercise.

Also included in the video series is a demonstration video that shows and explains how to make bodyweight exercises easier and more difficult. (Please note – the videos are embedded within the eBook so you won’t have to waste storage space on your computer).

19 Unique Beautiful Badass Workout Programs -  No matter what your primary goal may be or how many days per week you can train; you will find numerous training programs to choose from. Whether you want fat loss or improved strength on the main barbell lifts, there are numerous programs to choose from. You can even train two, three, or four days per week. It’s entirely up to you and your schedule.

It’s Time – Become a Beautiful Badass

I want YOU to achieve your goals. I want you to build the physique you want and to have simple, no nonsense workouts and nutrition information you can apply long-term. I want you to be rid of stressful diets and workouts that take too long and leave you exhausted and worn out. 

In order for that to happen, you must receive an offer you simply can’t refuse.

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I absolutely love your no nonsense simple approach to fitness and nutrition and I’m not exaggerating when I say it has changed my life.” -Kerry

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PS – I’m Here to Help You

Don’t think this a typical “you get my money and that’s it” kinda thing. If at anytime you have questions about the information in Beautiful Badass or with the training programs, please contact me. Making sure you get the results you want and deserve is my main goal. I’ll do everything I can to answer your questions and help you. So, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. We’re in this together. 

You Have ZERO Risk-60 Day Money Back Guarantee

You’ve got 60 days to test out Beautiful Badass. If you don’t like the Sane and Simple way to build a better body, or you think I’m a total fraud, then you get a full refund. Simple as that.

If you fully apply the simple, no nonsense information in Beautiful Badass, you will get results. However, if you put in half-ass effort, you can expect half-ass results. (No one likes half an ass.)

PLEASE NOTE - Beautiful Badass is an electronic product in PDF format. No physical products are shipped. As soon as your payment is approved you will be given immediate access to download the product.

Beautiful Badass, Nia Shanks’ latest guide to strength and wellness, is one of the more refreshing training books I have read in a long time. It comprehensively covers all the fundamental aspects of training and nutrition, and gives you a very well-rounded perspective on strength training.

One of my favorite things about Nia’s style is her incorporation of the K.I.S.S. principle (Keep It Simple Stupid). This dispels the common misconception that you need an overly complicated routine or diet to achieve maximum results. It reminds you that often times, the most basic plans of attack can bring forth the greatest outcome.

Well, when it comes down to it, Beautiful Badass is NOT a quick-fix diet plan, or weight loss program. There are no specific calories assigned or diet plans written up. There is no reassurance of X amount of weight being lost for the time you follow the plan. It is simply a guide to proper strength training and solid nutrition that provides you with the information you need to change your body for the better.

Nia has a detailed, but wonderfully straight-forward approach in the way she writes. She explains what needs to be done, without drawing things out too long or having so much information flowing that it leaves the reader overwhelmed. Nia explains to you the importance of strength training and maps out a large variety of different training programs toward the end of the guide to suit your needs, goals, and experience level.

Nia breaks down different exercises which she deems the best to get you the MOST results in the least amount of time. She calls this, “Getting the bang for your training buck”. These are the principal exercises that should be included in just about any good training program.

Nia also provides you with the simplest nutrition advice you will probably ever hear. Most dieters can get very caught up in all the different methods for fat loss and muscle gain, until they have numbers and digits coming out of their ears, and they are throwing around money for all the most expensive supplements and foods. It is very refreshing to see someone with such a concise and balanced outlook on eating. She focuses on being strong and healthy rather than obsessive and disordered with eating habits.  The best part? It works. You are happy, sane, healthy, and balanced, without all the stressing over everything you eat. I like that.

Beautiful Badass provides you with all the knowledge needed to transform your body. All that’s left now is committing to it. Are you ready for results?

-Christine Beauchamp,

It’s so refreshing to find a resource on women’s training that is purely focused on strength work as opposed to the high-rep hoopla you find in most of the fitness resources for sculpting the female figure. Nia’s message is great and to the point, while the programs are easy to follow. I approve.

-JC Deen

It’s Time for the Cold, Hard Truth

  • Tomorrow is going to come
  • Next week is going to come
  • Next month is going to come
  • Next year is going to come

What you need to ask yourself is, “Where am I going to be one week, one month, and one year from now? How am I going to look?”

Are you going to finally build the body you have always wanted?

The time is going to pass, and it’s completely your decision what you do with that time. Tomorrow will come. Next month will come. How you look and feel next month is completely up to you.

Build the body you want, the Sane and Simple way. Act now.

P.S. - Wow, you’re still reading this? I’m thoroughly impressed! OK, here’s the quick summary: Beautiful Badass is a steal for only $34. You’ll finally build the body you want without the unnecessary stress and frustration of all the other things you’ve tried. Remember, Beautiful Badass is WAY more than a workout program. It’s a lifestyle and a mindset, as you’ll soon discover in the Manual.

P.S.S. – Oh yeah . . . Beautiful Badass is fully guaranteed for 60 days or your money back. What the heck are you waiting on? Become a Beautiful Badass NOW!

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I have been doing your training programs for the last 1.5 + years and have seen more progress in that time than any other.”


Due to FTC rules I must state that the results expressed by others on this page are not typical and it does not guarantee you’ll get the same results. Most people never take action, and that’s why they don’t get results. Most people put in a half-ass effort, if they put in any effort at all. THAT is why results aren’t typical. Furthermore, the information is not medical advice and you should always discuss any changes you want to make to your nutrition and workout regimen with your primary physician before doing anything.