151: Stop Retreating from Resistance and Use It to Expand Your Life w/ Nikki Naab-Levy

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Resistance is how we fortify our muscle, our bone, and even our brain tissue. Learning how to embrace resistance is also how we learn to expand our lives. Resistance, both emotional and physical, can literally forge us into more capable and resilient human beings IF we are willing to lean into it rather than making a habit of retreating from it.

In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing strength coach and fellow podcaster Nikki Naab-Levy and we discuss all things “resistance”, including:

  • How she shows up for herself despite resistance being present.
  • How resistance training improved her life.
  • How to approach resistance training safely.
  • How to trust your body again after you have been injured.

And so much more!

More about today’s guest:

Nikki Naab-Levy PMA®-CPT is a Pilates teacher and certified functional strength coach with over a decade of experience helping clients build strength and overcome injury.

She holds B.S. in Exercise Science and B.S. Journalism from Ohio University and was second place in the 2018 Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Competition. Her fitness wisdom has been featured in Girls Gone Strong, The Seattle Times, and Men’s Fitness. She is a Master Trainer for the Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System.

When she’s not teaching a sneaky hard Pilates class, you can find her hiking in the Pacific Northwest with her corgi Charlie, read trashy vampire novels, and chain-drinking Americanos. To learn more about Nikki, visit her website, NaabLevy.com or say hello on Instagram.

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