Nia Shanks


Nia is a personal trainer and health writer dedicated to showing women how to build a better body and become a stronger, more awesome version of themselves by following a sane and simple approach to nutrition and strength training. For more information please visit




  • Hating Your Body Doesn't Have To Be "Part Of Being A Woman"

    In a society that makes unattainable standards the norm, self-doubt can be pervasive. Stand above it, and learn how to love yourself regardless of your body type.

  • The One Lift Every Woman Should Do

    Each woman has her own reasons for working out. But, no matter your goal, you need to be doing this essential exercise!

  • Women's Strength Training: Your Guide To A Sexy & Fit Body!

    Since you know that lifting pink dumbbells isn't going to get you a lean, sexy and fit body, let's discuss what you should be doing in the gym.

  • 4 Fat-Loss Habits You Need This Year

    Tired of the stale New Year's goal-setting advice? Stop focusing on the end goal, and devote your attention to building these behaviors that make fitness resolutions into reality!

  • How To Build The Perfect 15-Minute Workout

    Even if life throws a wrench in your training plans, there's always time to squeeze in a workout. Here's how to make the most out of 15 minutes!

  • Your Simple Guide To Awesome Non-Gym Workouts

    The best ingredients for a no- or limited-equipment workout are simplicity and balance. Do one today!

  • Get Lean By Getting Strong

    Kick those long sessions of cardio to the curb and burn fat faster by first building muscle! Here's the plan you need to get fit for summer, no mandatory cardio required.

  • Why You Should Ditch The Scale In The New Year!

    Many of us measure progress in our fitness transformations with measuring tape, scales, and calipers. But if those numbers induce stress instead of motivation, then it's time to find a better way!

  • How To Stop Binge Eating

    If you struggle or have struggled with binge eating, you know how difficult it is to break the cycle. Here are 4 ways to break free and rediscover a healthy relationship with food!

  • The New Rules Of Building A Super Body

    Tired of the scale, dieting, and 5-pound dumbbells, ladies? Here's how you can lead the way for a more positive approach to female fitness.

  • 4 Awesome Reasons Women Should Train For Strength

    Feeling unhappy with your current physique-based workout plan? Drop the baby dumbbells for compound lifts and heavier weight.

  • 5 Steps To Supercharge Your Weight Loss!

    Have you tried every fat loss trick in the book to only find failure waiting on the other side? Here are 5 powerful weight loss tips that work! Learn more.