68 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.

    How not to f*ck up your body pole dancing | Dr. Emily Rausch

    How not to f*ck up your body pole dancing | Dr. Emily Rausch

    In this episode, Nikki chats with sports medicine chiropractor Dr. Emily Rausch about how to mitigate the risk of injury when practicing pole or aerial and what the rehabilitation process may look like after any injury.
    They discuss:
    Common causes of injury in pole and aerial The importance of rest and recovery during class and in between practice sessions Why strength training is a valuable cross training tool to prepare your body for pole and aerial work  The role of strength and mobility training in the rehabilitation process Different strategies to improve flexibility that tend to be more effective than passive stretching How to set reasonable expectations for yourself if you are returning to pole after an injury Connect with Emily
    Instagram: @dr.emilyrausch
    Visit Emily's website: empoweredmvmtchiro.com
    Connect with Nikki
    Instagram: @naablevy
    Learn about custom strength programming
    Learn about 1:1 virtual privates and consults
    Learn about nutrition coaching and save $50 off your first month if you book your intro call by Sept 30, 2022!
    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.
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    • 52 min
    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 3: The Problem with Science Influencers | Trisha Durham

    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 3: The Problem with Science Influencers | Trisha Durham

    In the final installment of this 3 part yoga series on wellness, mental health, and anti-depressants, Nikki chats with yoga teacher and movement educator Trisha Durham about the process that they went through to get a prescription for antidepressants and how social media influences our choices and perceptions of medication and mental health.
    They discuss:
    The different classes of antidepressants and how they figured out which one worked for them Their process of getting a prescription from their doctor The problem with science influencers or people who have large followings on social media who incorrectly represent research to sell you something (aka the Huberman effect) Why citing a research paper doesn't mean that the claim pertains to your situation or is factually accurate Links Mentioned:
    Sign up for Nikki + Trisha's Exploration of Asymmetry & Balance 4 Week Online Class Series!
    To connect with Trisha and learn more about her work:
    Visit her website trisha.yoga Follow her on Instagram @ohtrisha 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 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.
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    • 38 min
    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 2: Problematic Behavior in the Industry | Trisha Durham

    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 2: Problematic Behavior in the Industry | Trisha Durham

    In part 2 of this 3 part yoga series on wellness, mental health, and anti-depressants, Nikki chats with yoga teacher and movement educator Trisha Durham unpack the stigma that exists around getting support for mental health challenges in the yoga, fitness. and Pilates space. 
    They discuss:
    Why "big wellness" also equals big money and is no more altruistic that the pharmaceutical industry  The problem with the lack of regulations around supplements and health claims made by people in wellness spaces How you can't diet, exercise, or meditate away mental health challenges and why it's harmful to claim these things The problems that are caused by personal trainers, yoga instructors, and Pilates teachers going outside of their scope of practice and telling people that they alone can "fix" someone's mental heath challenges with their methods How wellness modalities can support mental health, but why "natural" interventions aren't always the most effective or right option for someone How their own experiences working in the industry stopped them from taking medication sooner when it really could have benefited them Links Mentioned:
    Sign up for Nikki + Trisha's Exploration of Asymmetry & Balance 4 Week Online Class Series!
    To connect with Trisha and learn more about her work:
    Visit her website trisha.yoga Follow her on Instagram @ohtrisha 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 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.
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    • 58 min
    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 1: Firsthand experiences with medication | Trisha Durham

    Wellness Land and Anti-Depressants, Part 1: Firsthand experiences with medication | Trisha Durham

    In part 1 of this 3 part yoga series on wellness, mental health, and anti-depressants, Nikki chats with yoga teacher and movement educator Trisha Durham about their mental health histories and experiences with anti-depressants.
    They discuss:
    What caused them to try anti-depressants and how it made their lives better How yoga, fitness, and wellness culture initially influenced them not to see this form of help for mental health Their experience in the medical system when requesting anti-depressants and how they navigated dosage and side effects Where anti-depressants might fit when considering what tools will best help you support your mental health Links Mentioned:
    Sign up for Nikki + Trisha's Exploration of Asymmetry & Balance 4 Week Online Class Series!
    To connect with Trisha and learn more about her work:
    Visit her website trisha.yoga Follow her on Instagram @ohtrisha 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.
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    • 51 min
    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

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!

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