Interview with Nia Shanks, Beautiful Badass

Nia Shanks, Beautiful Badass

I’ve been following Nia for the last couple of years online, but only in the last couple of months have I gotten to know her better through a business group I am involved in.

What she is brings to the fitness industry is truly awesome – and not only that, she is a really cool person, too!

So I reached out to her recently to see if she would be interested in doing an interview for – and not only did she agree, she offered to put her Beautiful Badass program on sale especially for YOU – a Fitness Monster reader – for a limited time:

Click here to find out about the special offer going this week on Nia’s program (make sure to buy through this link to get the deal) ==>> Become a Beautiful Badass

So – check out the interview below to learn all about Nia’s Beautiful Badass program and how to get in the awesome deal she’s offered us while it lasts.  She’s even hooked us up with a sample workout.  Enjoy!

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1. Nia, what exactly is your main program all about?

Beautiful Badass is all about getting maximum results with minimum workout time. It’s also about doing what works for YOU and following workouts and nutrition principles that fit your lifestyle, preferences, and personality. I always encourage people to discover and do what works for them. That’s why the workouts and nutrition guidelines are flexible – so people can apply them to their life.

2. Your workouts incorporate all different forms of training. What exercise methods have you studied and how do they influence your work?

Generally I encourage my clients to center their workouts around big, compound exercises. That means exercises like squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, push-ups, pull-ups and variations of those exercises. Again, it’s about organizing a program so they can do what works for them. For example, not everyone can pull a straight bar from the floor, so then I’d recommend either a rack pull or trap bar deadlift variation. That way the individual can still deadlift, but they’re using a variation that suits them.

I also encourage women to get out of their comfort zone and use challenging weights in the 5-10 rep range. Not only does this allow them to build they body they really want, but it’s an excellent way to boost self-confidence. Once women are pulling 1.5 times their bodyweight off the floor (or performing chin-ups or some other awesome exercise), they are noticeably more confident in and out of the gym.

Click here to find out about the special offer going this week on Nia’s program (make sure to buy through this link to get the deal) ==>> Become a Beautiful Badass

3. Who exactly is your program for? As in is your program only for advanced folks? Or do you provide workout/exercise modifications for people who are still building up their overall fitness level?

Beautiful Badass is for any woman who is willing to put in the work and knows that she must be consistent with her workouts. It’s really for the woman who demands maximum results in minimum time and doesn’t want any nonsense information, gimmicks, or other overblown promises that aren’t true. With that said, beginner to advanced trainees can use Beautiful Badass because it contains 19 different workout programs that range from beginner to advanced and has programs for getting stronger, shedding body fat, and building muscle.

4. What type of results have individuals experienced with your program? Could you provide a few examples?

You can see all types of examples on my website, Facebook Page ( and sales page. Most women report enjoying their workouts because they finish feeling energized and not exhausted. They also look forward to their workouts because the main focus is on improving performance each workout. Finally, they build the body they really want (less fat, more muscle) and notice an increase in self-confidence because they become aware of their true physical potential.

5. Would you be kind enough to provide a sample workout or two for my readers to try out at home?

Absolutely! In fact, here’s an entire sample program:


More about Nia:

Nia Shanks is the leader of the Beautiful Badass and Lift Like a Girl Revolution, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, and a graduate from the University of Louisville with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Nia is an advocate of simple, no nonsense workout and nutrition principles that help others achieve their goals without unnecessary stress or frustration. She teaches how to utilize workouts based on the experience level of the trainee, available equipment and time to workout, personal preferences, and unique goals of the individual.

Beyond the wonderful world of fitness, Nia enjoys traveling, spending time with her loved ones, playing soccer with her dog, moonwalking whenever possible, and devising new and delicious ways to eat copious amounts of bacon.


Hope you enjoyed the interview … and don’t forget, the special offer on Nia’s program is only good for a few days … so hop over and check it out while you can here:

=== >> Become a Beautiful Badass

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2 Responses to Interview with Nia Shanks, Beautiful Badass

  1. Nia Shanks says:

    Thanks for having me!

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