Welcome to the internet-home of Nia Shanks, where you’ll find health and fitness information that doesn’t suck. There’s no shortage of fad diets that are more obsessive and miserable than sane and sustainable. Workout programs that leave you exhausted instead of making you better, stronger, and more confident. Resources declaring you can finally love your body once you “look like me!” and fix your flaws.
All of that is bullshit, and you won’t see it here.
Want to finally build (and maintain) a fit, strong, confident body without obsessive eating habits or long, grueling workouts that leave you exhausted? Want to actually feel great about yourself today and not “someday”?
Damn right you do. Welcome.
Let’s first cover what you WON’T find on this website: How to trick yourself into eating less; how to diet harder; how to burn off those cookies you just ate; workouts that leave you on the brink of vomiting. None of that nonsense is here.
Popular resources tell women that we must constantly diet. That we must always strive to look better and “fix our flaws,” and that how we look is the most important thing about us. But that is nonsense.
If you’re like most readers of this website then you know all too well what it’s like following obsessive diets and punishing yourself with grueling workouts. Heck, you’ve probably even tried numerous diets, cleanses, and workout programs too.
I’ve been there and done that: tried dozens of diets and avoided a long list of foods, and it left me with disordered eating habits. I’ve punished myself with workouts and focused on nothing but “fixing my flaws” and hating how my body looked. Thankfully, I got off that roller-coaster of guilt, shame, and obsession and chose to use health and fitness as a tool to live a better life, and become the best version of myself.
It was this journey that ignited my passion as a personal trainer to help my clients choose the empowering approach to health and fitness. No diets, guilt, shame, or grueling, time-consuming workouts required.
How you eat and move your body should be enjoyable, and make your life less stressful. It should make you feel better about yourself and make you appreciate your body not just for how it looks, but for what it can do. It should be part of your life, and shouldn’t dominate it.
That’s what this website is all about: Arming you with bullshit-free information so you can achieve the results you want, feel great about yourself, and enjoy how you eat and move your body. It’s an empowering lifestyle, not a temporary fad.
What Should You Read First?
There are hundreds of articles here, so let’s get you started with the most popular ones.
Definitely begin there, and then move on to some great goal-specific articles below.
What Do You Need Help With?
Most new readers want to lose fat, get stronger, or simply develop a health and fitness lifestyle that doesn’t dominate their life. Many want to escape the obsessive habits they’ve developed from prior fad diets and workout regimens.
To get you going, check out these most popular articles for specific goals:
Strength Training Workouts
First, discover the many benefits strength training has to offer women (and it’s WAY MORE than just changing how your body looks). You’ll also get some sample workouts.
“How to” Articles and Videos
Want to know how to properly and safely perform some of the best exercises? Here you go.
How to Deadlift (coming soon)
How to Bench Press (coming soon)
Beginner Strength Training 101
Are you new to strength training and don’t know where to start? Now you do.
Simple Fat Loss
If sane, simple, sustainable fat loss is what you’re after, start here.
Bodyweight Workouts and Exercises
Want workouts you can do at home, or want to start with bodyweight-only workouts? Here you go.
There’s more than workouts and other health and fitness information here. Find some of the most popular lifestyle articles here:
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Remember, it’s about becoming the best version of yourself and using health and fitness as a tool to live a more awesome life. This course will show you how.