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Fitness & Fishnets

Jun 14, 2019

In this episode, Nikki chats with Aesha Ash, retired professional ballet dancer about representation in ballet, the power of images, and her work through the Swan Dreams Project to challenge and change the stereotype of how African American women are perceived by society.

They also discuss:

- Her shift in perception of...


Jun 7, 2019

In this episode, Nikki chats with Seattle based Pilates teacher Ellen Nixon about their fitness memories from growing up in the 90's and how it's shaped their perspective of movement now.

They discuss:

- The Presidential Fitness Test and the structure of gym class and why they found it problematic for inspiring kids to...


Jun 2, 2019

In this episode, Nikki chats with entrepreneur, speaker and actor Jess Vann about body positivity and vulnerability in the online space.

They discuss:

- What it means to be vulnerable and body positive online

- How the culture and trends around fitness have shifted since the 80's and 90's

- Why representation matters...


May 17, 2019

In this episode, Nikki chats with Peter Baker about his thoughts on functional training and how it applies to the individual.

They also discuss:

- What it means to train for hypertrophy and why muscle growth can be more challenging than it sounds

- The difference between fat loss strategies for the general public versus...


May 3, 2019

In this episode, Nikki chats with Courtney Townley about how to break out of the cycle of unsustainable fitness practices and self-sabotage.

They discuss:

- How failing leads to learning and ultimately success

- Why it's important to be a generalist in movement vs. specializing in one modality 

- Courtney's journey from...