The NIKA Athletics blog

Self-Compassion

Are you making your own life harder by adding unneccesary stress? Unsure? Ask yourself these two questions:1. Do you expect a lot from yourself?2. Do…

Bad training days?

Have you ever had an absolutely terrible day of training? The answer is yes – everybody has! Have you had days where you felt stronger…

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

Have you ever noticed that some holiday recipes are loaded with ingredients that add unwanted calories? What if we could have our same favorite recipes,…

You’re never too young, old, or in the middle to start

“I am 29 and I’ve never worked out. Will I be able to get a good physique and muscle mass even if I start at…

Over 50 and want to start Crossfit? Start here…

Next up on the “Ask a Coach” series is Coach Nikki answering, “Does weightlifting affect your joints above age 50?” Let’s discuss the over 50…

Afraid of bulking up, read this!

Coach Sarah answers, “What is the best plan to start working out at the gym again? To lose fat and not bulk up?” in our…

Best workout for daily routine

Coach Kelly tackles the next question in our “Ask a Coach” series, “What workout routine is the best for your core muscles on a daily…

Most underrated fitness tips

In this episode of, “Ask a Coach,” Coach Tameka answers, “What are your most underrated fitness tips?” Sleep! Proper sleep is important for our health…

Hacks for building muscle?

Next up in our, “Ask a Coach” series, What are some fitness and nutrition hacks to build muscle fast? -Schedule your workouts at the beginning…

Nutrient-Dense VS Calorie-Dense

Do you know the difference? Nutrient-Dense foods provide us with vitamins and minerals essential to life. These foods give us the things we need for…

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