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Join strength and nutrition coach Nikki Naab-Levy for conversations with industry experts that cut through the B.S. and deliver science-backed insights on strength training, nutrition, and conquering fitness with hypermobility.

Results Not Typical Nikki Naab-Levy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Join strength and nutrition coach Nikki Naab-Levy for conversations with industry experts that cut through the B.S. and deliver science-backed insights on strength training, nutrition, and conquering fitness with hypermobility.

    On Pain, Exercise, & Healthcare with Hypermobility with Dr. Melissa Koehl

    On Pain, Exercise, & Healthcare with Hypermobility with Dr. Melissa Koehl

    This episode deep dives into the world of hypermobility with physical therapist Dr. Melissa Koehl. During this episode, Nikki and Melissa discuss navigating pain, exercise, and the healthcare system as a hypermobile human.
    Topics covered:
    The complex reasons why hypermobile humans often deal with joint pain, soreness and fatigue.
    Strength versus stability and the value in cultivating both
    Strategies for physical therapy and exercise to build strength and stability with fewer pain flares.
    How to measure progress when you’re hypermobile and why "pain-free" might not be the best short-term goal.
    The importance of addressing comorbidities beyond joint pain and how to self advocate in a healthcare setting. 
    Connect with Melissa
    Visit Melissa’s website to learn more about her classes and offerings.
    Learn more about Melissa’s course Navigating Healthcare as a Hypermobile Human
    Follow Melissa on Instagram @dr.melissakoehl.pt 
    Connect with Nikki
    Grab your week of free customizable strength workouts with modifications for pain or hypermobility!
    Sign up for Nikki’s free Strength Q&A on March 10, 2024
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness 
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Scientific Claims on Social Media. Who Can You Trust? with Travis Pollen

    Scientific Claims on Social Media. Who Can You Trust? with Travis Pollen

    In this episode, Nikki chats with Travis Pollen, PhD Health & Rehabilitation Sciences about how to critically assess scientific and research claims in the social media and online space.
    They discuss:
    The limitations of research and how it doesn't always hold up when applied to real life The problem is cherry picking or only selecting a single study to site on why you are doing something rather than considering the larger body of evidence and how this can lead to misleading claims Why you can't believe everything you hear in the media or on Instagram, even when it comes from an authority  Why most health and fitness advice is really boring and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is Resources mentioned:
    Research review for health and fitness professionals and teachers: physio-network.com Resource improving communication skills between health / movement professionals and clients: The Level Up Initiative  To connect with Travis, visit travispollen.com or follow him @fitness_pollenator on Instagram.

    • 55 min
    Navigating Fitness & Flare-Ups with Hypermobilty with Robyn Scherr

    Navigating Fitness & Flare-Ups with Hypermobilty with Robyn Scherr

    In this episode, Nikki chats with crainosacral therapist Robyn Scherr about her lived and professional experience navigating fitness in a hypermobile body. 
    They discuss:
    Common misconceptions around hypermobility, exercise, and injury Why doing less when starting a new exercise program will often get you better results How stress affects exercise tolerance and recovery  Strategies that Robyn has used to get stronger with fewer flare-ups Their personal experiences navigating flare-ups and bad body days Connect with Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness
    Join Nikki's list for more hypermobility resources!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    From beginner to badass: One year of strength training with Rachel Zwass

    From beginner to badass: One year of strength training with Rachel Zwass

    In this episode of Nikki interviews her friend Rachel Zwass about her journey into strength training and some of the surprising insights Rachel has gained since she started in February of 2023. 
    They discuss:
    Rachel's initial apprehensions about starting and perceptions of strength training as boring How Rachel progressed from lighter weights to more challenging weights and exercises The physical benefits and increased functionality that Rachel experienced as a result of strength training and how it helped her recover more quickly from injury The difference between following a PDF strength program versus an app based strength program What to expect in terms of soreness when you're new to strength training Links mentioned:
    CLICK HERE or visit gettotalpackage.com to learn more about the Total Package Strength app based program and enroll. 

    • 57 min
    Compassion, Effective Behavior Change with Dr. Karin Nordin

    Compassion, Effective Behavior Change with Dr. Karin Nordin

    In this episode, Nikki chats with behavior change expert Dr. Karin Nordin about why behavior change is so challenging and what you can do to make the changes you want through a compassionate and evidence based approach. 
    They discuss:
    Where motivation comes from and what to do when you aren't feeling motivated What it means to have compassion and what the self help world often gets wrong about the idea of discipline  How to improve your relationship with rest and instill routines to reduce burnout How to use ritual and routine to improve your health, fitness, nutrition, or work habits Why it might be helpful to wait until the new year before setting goals for 2024 Links mentioned
    Follow Karin on Instagram @karinnordinphd
    Follow Body Brain Alliance on Instagram @bodybrainalliance
    Learn more about the Meaningful Mornings Course.
    Learn more about Change Academy.
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness
    Sign up for the FREE Strength Essentials Master Class.
    Learn more about the Total Package Strength App Based Program.

    • 43 min
    Can Pilates replace strength training? Exploring the differences w/ Steph Gaudreau

    Can Pilates replace strength training? Exploring the differences w/ Steph Gaudreau

    In this episode, Nikki chats with sports nutritionist and strength coach Steph Gaudreau about the benefits and differences between strength training and Pilates and why you may not want to use them interchangably.
    They discuss:
    The issues with how fitness is marketed to women and how it influences our choices What is required to build strength, muscle, and bone density and if Pilates can meet these requirements in place of strength training The primary differences between programming and resistance options in Pilates and strength training and why these things matter. The importance of strength training for women over 40 and misconceptions around low impact exercise and "safety." Connect with Steph
    Follow Steph on Instagram @steph_gaudreau.
    Visit Steph's website.
    Get on the waitlist for Strong with Steph.
    Connect with Nikki
    Follow Nikki on Instagram @naablevyfitness.
    Join Nikki's email list.
    Learn more about Nikki's beginner strength training programs Strength for Hypermobility and PUSH IT.
    References mentioned:
    The effects of Clinical Pilates Exercises on bone mineral density (BMD), physical performance and quality of life of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis
    High-Intensity Resistance and Impact Training Improve Bone Mineral Density and Physical Function in Postmenopausal Women with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: The LIFTMOR Randomized Controlled Trial
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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