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NikkiFitness

Crunch Manhattan Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

NikkiFitness is a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, writer and publicist living in New York City. She started as a cheerleader at Syracuse University, but became certified in fitness before her beach wedding so that she could get back in shape. Laura, a graduate student, working mom, and military wife, inspired Nikki's Military Wife Workout (MWW) for all military wives. Find more articles by Nikki at her Military Fitness Center archive. Learn more at www.nikkifitness.com.

Learn more about NikkiFitness' line of fitness DVDs. including the Military Wife Workout and Booty Camp:

#Fitnessfail to #Nikkifitnessfave Trends and Seasonal Fit Fixes!

  • July 2, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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Whether they are new trends or seasonal fitness problems, you can turn these #Fitnessfails into #FitnessFaves

Sunglasses: the Over“looked” Workout Equipment!

  • June 25, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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National Sunglasses Day is Saturday, June 27!

Rock and movie stars have the right idea after all! You should be wearing your sunglasses more often, and not just after a rough night out or to hide that you didn’t have time for makeup before school drop off… they should be a critical part of your outdoor workout ensemble!

Walk Your Workout: June 19th is National Flip Flop Day!

  • June 18, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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Flip flops and Anti-Aging Walking Workout DVD

You’ve heard the saying, “Sitting is the new smoking” and that “sitting disease” can make you sick in many ways. Recent fitness studies even show that skipping a scheduled sweat session, and instead, walking and standing for most of your day (yes, without a workout), is better than making time for a tough workout and then sitting at a desk, car or couch the rest of the day.

Anti-​​Aging or Injury Recovery: Walking Workout

  • June 12, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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If the thought of workouts make you want to cry, cheer up, because walking might be all the exercise you need to combat obesity, diabetes, perimenopause, menopause, hypothyroidism, and even osteoporosis.

Spring Fitness Product Review: Work your way from winter to summer with these healthy products that are NikkiFitnessFaves!

Kiss My Face 2n1 Tropical Coconut Light Moisturizing Air Powered Spray

Dress, walk, eat, cook, and moisturize your way from winter to summer with my Spring Products that pass the #NikkiFitnessFaves review! They make you look good, feel good and are all-​​natural to put spring in your step for many years to come!

5 May Moves for Muscles Before Memorial Day

  • April 28, 2015
  • Spouse Fitness
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5 May Moves for Muscles Before Memorial Day

My 5 May Moves for getting the beach body before Memorial Day are here! Follow these steps with 5-​​10lb weights and you manage to sculpt your triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, upper back, lower back, glutes, inner thighs, calves, quads and abs!

Warriors Healing and Wellness Event

  • April 23, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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Warriors for Healing

April is National Stress Awareness Month and May is National Military Appreciation Month as well as National Meditation Month; making it the perfect time for some expert tips on ways to manage stress and the powerful benefits of meditation and yoga.

RockMyRun: Free App to Rock Your Workout World!

  • March 4, 2015
  • Fitness Equipment
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Rock My Run app

This March, you can run to the beat of your own drummer. Literally.

RockMyRun is a fantastic new app that not only blends music to a set workout-​​paced BPM (beats per minute), it also gives you the option of sensing your own beat – how fast your feet like to run, jump or do cardio in general – and pacing the music to your very own speed! (See below for a free offer!)

NikkiFitness Two-​​Week Resolution Kick-​​start Plan!

  • January 2, 2015
  • Military Workouts
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It’s here. 2015. To make sure you can accomplish your strength, cardio, toning and weight loss goals (not to mention those awesome, feel-​​good endorphins), follow my plan.

NikkiFitness Faves: Winter Workout Holiday Gift Guide 2014

  • December 8, 2014
  • Military Workouts
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Nano Foot Roller

Kick off fitness resolutions with holiday gifts from head to toe and hydration!

Fitness Instructor Goes Boutique Bouncing in NYC

  • November 3, 2014
  • Military Workouts
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NikkiFitness Faves: NYC Boutique Class Review –4 in one week!

I work in fitness, and I love it so much, that sampling the city’s hottest boutique classes has become a hobby. Often, instead of going to restaurants, museums and Broadway plays, I multitask workouts and hang with friends at the newest fitness club or studio. I started thinking fitness should be fun at an early age as a college cheerleader at Syracuse University. After graduation, I became a fitness instructor to build my schedule with classes that mimic “practices with my best friends” — sweat sessions that didn’t feel like work even though they completely worked your body. Even while traveling, sampling the local workout is a must.

Power Pumpkin Workout

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Here’s a fun way to save your body from looking scary this Halloween: before you decorate the jack-​​o-​​lanterns with your family and friends, grab a heavy gourd and use to tone your trouble spots! My new video, the Slimnastics Stability Ball Workout (www​.nikkifitness​.com) was the inspiration for these moves, because you typically use a medicine ball or stability ball to perform them. My 4 year old is the reason we bought the pumpkin in the first place.

NikkiFitness “Back To Shape” Fall Fitness Faves Product Review

  • August 21, 2014
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Athleta Fast Track Jacket

Fall is around the corner, and while kids are going back to school, our barely-​​clothed beach jogging turns to bundled up runs, indoor gym classes and DVDs indoors again. My newest NikkiFItness Faves include tech gear that bends like a yogi, fitness clothes that look as good as they work, healthy fruit to keep summer sunshine in your veins, and tools to help everything from cracked, calloused feet to sore muscles.

Women Fight Fire with Fitness

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Former Marine Instructs Program That Aims to Move Number of Women in FDNY from Worst to Best in the Nation

While most New York Sports Club (NYSC) members are training to lose weight and look better, a group of brave women are hitting the gym with a bigger goal: to save lives and hopefully join the elite Fire Department of New York City (FDNY). NYSC is partnering with the United Women Firefighters Association by offering free training classes three times a week to women who are preparing their bodies for the FDNY Academy’s grueling physical exam.

3 Moves for Endurance Training

  • June 5, 2014
  • Spouse Fitness
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Endurance training with Nikki Fitness

Take a trip to Summer Camp with these no-​​equipment strength-​​training moves that will get you in hiking, biking and swimming shape in no time!

Creator of the Military Wife Workout Releases New Video and App!

  • May 16, 2014
  • Spouse Fitness
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The Slimnastics Stability Ball Workout with NikkiFitness is Available Now

Big Ball, Little Belly…

If you want to really work your entire body this summer, while your mind gets a mini vacation, gazing at a Caribbean beach, this is for you.

The Slimnastics Stability Ball workout with NikkiFitness provides a way to challenge your abs while working your arms, legs, chest, glutes and back. The key is instability! A stability ball will put you off balance to add an extra level of core toning to each full-​​range-​​of-​​motion Slimnastics move. With a mat and free weights, you work biceps and abs, triceps with abs, booty with the belly, and so much more. Summer beach bodies are made in the winter, so this is the perfect way to start a resolution and get the beach body you crave, quick.

NikkiFitness Faves Spring 2014

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Workout in Warm Weather on Land or Water with These Spring Trainer Tested and Approved Products! See these NikkiFitness Faves in action on her recent Fox & Friends segment.

Family Fitness Fun with Workout Bingo

  • April 22, 2014
  • Spouse Fitness
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Family Fitness Fun with Workout Bingo

No need for word apps! Create your own witha fun game of Bingo!

One of the most common problems that people who make the commitment to begin exercising regularly have is how monotonous and boring workouts can become, especially if you’re working out at home, or alone. When most people start out with their workout routines for the first time, they’re excited and perform the exercises with ease, but over time, workouts can get repetitive and boring. At the same time, families are engaged in their own screens — TV, iPad, iPhone, laptops, and don’t spend as much time interacting with each other, or moving and playing, as they used to. I propose to get together and get fit as a family with a good old-​​fashion twist!

Four Free, Quick, Fit Videos For Office, Average (GI) Joes, Moms-​​to-​​Be, and Yogis!

  • April 15, 2014
  • Spouse Fitness
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I’ve been busy — putting together lots of free and quick (and fun) workout videos for you and your whole family. Click on these free, super-​​quick workout videos I did for KnowMore​.TV for the best exercises to work your triceps, biceps, shoulders, upper back, lower back, pecs, glutes, thighs, low abs, obliques, quads and calves and stretch it all out. Some you can even do at your desk with exercise bands or tubing!

Improve The Move — Treadmill Edition

  • March 10, 2014
  • Spouse Fitness
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Sometimes winter is just too cold to workout outside, so instead of skipping it, sweat in the warmth– inside on the treadmill!

Too boring, you say? I have the antidode: “Improve the Move” with action on the machine. Print out this “running map,” and follow along. The bonus: changing it up makes the time fly and the calories fly away!