64 episodes

A podcast on the intersection of Pilates, fitness, and culture. Hosted by Pilates teacher and fitness professional Nikki Naab-Levy.

Results Not Typical Nikki Naab-Levy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

A podcast on the intersection of Pilates, fitness, and culture. Hosted by Pilates teacher and fitness professional Nikki Naab-Levy.

    Everything we got wrong on alignment, hip thrusts, and running | Jenn Pilotti

    Everything we got wrong on alignment, hip thrusts, and running | Jenn Pilotti

    In this episode, Nikki and Jenn talk about some of the biggest myths circling the internet in the fitness, yoga, and Pilates spaces and why Jenn hates hip thrusts. 
    They discuss:
    What the research says about hip thrusts and why it's not the penultimate exercise for building bigger glutes or performing better. The misconception that certain alignments will prevent or promote injury. Why overpronation may not be a problem for runners and what the current research suggests about the "best" way to run. The value of sensory input and why posture "correction" may not be an effective method of pain management or prevention for hypermobile people. Why fear mongering makes for effective marketing and poor outcomes. Join our list to get hypermobility specific resources!
    To connect with Jenn and learn more about her work:
    Visit her website jennpilotti.com Buy her book BodyMindMovement Sign up for a free online course with Jenn Connect with Nikki + other links mention in the episode:
    Join her list for free workouts and fitness tips at naablevy.com/newsletter Follow her on instagram @naablevy Join the Total Package Membership site at gettotalpackage.com Take class with Jenn in the Total Package On Demand Library (Note: You must be a Total Package member and logged into your account to take the classes on this page!) Finally, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page to leave a rating and review for the podcast on the Apple Podcast App.
    You can also support the podcast, but sharing it with your friends or on social media.
    This helps other people find the podcast! 

    • 38 min
    Strength Training for Beginners & Progressive Overload | Meghan Ramos

    Strength Training for Beginners & Progressive Overload | Meghan Ramos

    In this episode, Nikki chats with strength coach and physical therapy assistant Meghan Ramos about how to get started with strength training, what to do if you have pain or are coming back from an injury, and what is required to achieve progressive overload.
    They discuss:
    Where to start and how to pick your weights if you are brand new to strength training Considerations for strength training if you have pain or are coming back from an injury The role of strength training in avoided re-injury and returning to activities better than before Why progressive overload is important for building or maintain bone and muscle, what it is, and how to use it in a strength program To purchase PUSH IT visit https://naablevy.com/push-it-real-good-official2/
    Follow Meghan on Instagram @strongerwithmeghan
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevy

    • 30 min
    Navigating Yoga with Hypermobility & Pain | Adrienne Johnson

    Navigating Yoga with Hypermobility & Pain | Adrienne Johnson

    In this episode, Nikki chats with yoga teacher Adrienne Johnson about considerations for practicing yoga when you have hypermobility or pain.
    They discuss:
    Adrienne's personal experiencing starting yoga not realizing that she was hypermobile and how she changed her practice to account for her hypermobility and be able to practice without pain. The importance of strength training to cross train for yoga - especially if you are hypermobile. Why the largest range of motion may not be the best option for you even if you're able to go there Active versus passive stretching. How props can help you feel where you are in the poses, increase proprioceptive input / body awareness, and decrease the experience of pain. Connect with Adrienne
    Adrienne's website + the sign up link for her Strong n' Mobile Hips Free Challenge: thelionesstouch.com 
    Follow Adrienne on Instagram @thelionesstouch
    Connect with Nikki
    Sign up for free strength for hypermobility resources: strengthforhypermobility.com
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevy
    If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes.
    You can also support the podcast by sharing it with your friends or on social media.

    • 58 min
    Strength Training and Nutrition for Menopause | Amanda Thebe

    Strength Training and Nutrition for Menopause | Amanda Thebe

    Nikki chats with Amanda Thebe about how to approach strength and nutrition during peri-menopause and menopause.  They dig into: 
    Fitness and nutrition myths The importance of strength training and how to get started The benefits of a moderate approach to strength and nutrition
    ...and more.
    Connect with Amanda Thebe
    Website: AmandaThebe.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/amanda.thebe
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amandathebex
    Podcast: www.amandathebe.com
    BOOK: Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too!
    www.amandathebe.com/books
    Connect with Nikki Naab-Levy
    Nikki’s IG: @naablevy 
    Access Nikki’s FREE What You Should Know About Protein Webinar + Protein Guide

    • 51 min
    Defining Functional Fitness | Meredith Mack & Jennifer Schwartz

    Defining Functional Fitness | Meredith Mack & Jennifer Schwartz

    Nikki chats with Meredith Mack and Jennifer Schwartz about what functional fitness actually means and how marketing has influenced our perception of “functional.” They also discuss how functional is relative to the individual and not a universal way of training and how it often involves exercises or applications that you wouldn’t necessarily assume you need.  Subscribe and listen to the Think Fit Be Fit Podcast Network, including Peach Pit Fitness with Jenn and Meredith. (thinkfitbefitpodcast.com)
    Episodes of the Think Fit Be Fit Podcast that Nikki has been or contributed to include:
    Ep 137: Context Matters | Fitness Influencers with Nikki Naab-Levy 
    Ep 138: Nikki Naab-Levy on Exercise Safety Cues That Don’t Work
    Connect with Jennifer Simone Schwartz
    Jenn’s IG: @Jennifer_Simone_Schwartz 
    Jenn’s Website
     
    Connect with Meredith Mack
    Merdith’s IG: @Meredith_Mack
     
    Connect with Nikki Naab-Levy
    Nikki’s IG: @naablevy 
    Join Nikki’s Email List

    • 52 min
    What does it mean to listen to your body? | Trisha Durham

    What does it mean to listen to your body? | Trisha Durham

    In this episode, Nikki chats with yoga teacher and educator Trisha Durham about the idea of listening to your body and why without context, it often isn't very helpful. They discuss:
    How this has become an overused statement in many yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes and alternative cues that may be less confusing for students Why there is no one size fits all approach to yoga or fitness The value of personal agency and how you can invite more of it into your classes or movement practice Why you don't have to suffer for something to be effective Connect with Trisha
    Instagram: @ohtrisha Website: Trisha.yoga Buy Trisha's book Movement Snacks Read Trisha's article Listen to Your Body. No Not Like That! Connect with Nikki
    Sign up for Nikki & Isabelle's FREE neurodynamics class with the replay! Learn more about Total Package Instagram: @naablevy Purchase Results Not Typical Podcast Merch
    If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes.
    You can also support the podcast by sharing it with your friends or on social media.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jennimpact ,

Refreshing authenticity

Nikki has excellent guests and out of the fitness pop box conversations. I appreciate her boldness and transparency.

marisolco ,

Taking us out of our comfort zone

Nikki gets real and opens that communication for those of us that are needing the voice of advocacy in the Pilates industry. I listened to episode 35 today because I saw the guest, Beth! I respect Beth’s teachings in Pilates and her workshop, Trauma Informed Pilates. Finally, opening our eyes to looking inside of ourselves as instructors to re-evaluate our approach in teaching.

trpollen ,

I love "Results Not Typical"!

Nikki isn't afraid to challenge dogma and call B.S. She brings fantastic guests on the podcast always asks insightful and thought-provoking questions. I love this podcast!

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Scicomm Media
Jay Shetty
Peter Attia, MD
Dr. Emily Morse
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Lewis Howes

You Might Also Like