All posts by Nikki

Nikki is a Yoga and Dance Fitness teacher based in Manila. She advocates a holistic approach towards overall wellness in order to sustain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A lover of movement, Nikki is always on the lookout for the best ways to break a sweat. Oh, and did I say she loves to eat? No restrictions or deprivations here, just a big fat slice of vegan chocolate cake.For collaborations, email nikki@prettydarnfit.com

5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb. This is how we eat and we think that’s healthy.

The most common diets both athletes and fitness enthusiasts are on these days consist of anything but enough Carbohydrates and Fiber. We’re made to believe that carbs make us fat and that we need ridiculous amounts of Protein. Today, even the average person with little to moderate physical activity is worried about where to get protein more than anything else. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

Women Who Dare Movement: Justine Cordero of Color Manila

We’re starting a new revolution here at Pretty Darn Fit. A movement for the strong, bold and beautiful women who’ve got their own. Women who’ve got their priorities straight and their goals locked down. Those who do not need anyone to rise above the challenges but have no problem lifting others up with them. Welcome to the WWDMvmnt.

Justine Cordero, one of the youngest and boldest entrepreneurs I know, has made running events more fun and vibrant by co-founding Color Manila.  Continue reading Women Who Dare Movement: Justine Cordero of Color Manila

Lifestyle Network Hosts FitStreet and Gets Everyone Off Their Butts for a Weekend

I got to take part in one of the biggest fitness parties held at Bonifacio High Street on April 22-23. For once, I got to enjoy a fitness event as an attendee and not the trainer up front! LOL. ( not complaining, though).

FitStreet was a collaborative effort between Lifestyle Network and Bonifacio High Street featuring activities from some of the top gyms and studios in the Metro including 360 Fitness Club, Anytime Fitness, Urban Ashram, Curves and others. Continue reading Lifestyle Network Hosts FitStreet and Gets Everyone Off Their Butts for a Weekend

Choco-Matcha Protein Pancakes [VEGAN]

I just made these pancakes for breakfast and they’re quick, easy, protein-packed and most of all, vegan.

Seriously, who’s not crazy over Matcha especially if it’s in your protein shake? I found the perfect combo of chocolate and matcha in Vibrant Health’s Pro-Matcha in Chocolate Creme. With Algal, Sacha Inchi, Yellow Pea and Spirulina, you’re sure you only get clean, sustainable and gluten-free plant protein. Learn more about it here.

Vibrant Health Pro-Matcha is available at Muscle Shack –order online and they’ll deliver straight to your doorstep. Continue reading Choco-Matcha Protein Pancakes [VEGAN]

Now You Can Float like Eleven from Stranger Things Here in Manila

If you’ve seen the series Stranger Things, you probably remember Eleven (one of the lead characters), submerge herself in an inflatable pool filled with saltwater to access a parallel dimension called the “upside down”.

Floating is a method of therapy which involves sensory deprivation–the deliberate removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Continue reading Now You Can Float like Eleven from Stranger Things Here in Manila

On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

I have just gone through what could be the most painful couple of weeks of my life to date. On February 13, I lost Madie, my 7-year old Chow Spitz. I never thought it would take me this long to grieve over her passing. I’ve lost family pets in the past and although it hurt each time, there has never been anything that has affected me as much as this. Continue reading On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

The Fitstop | A New Fitness Show Launches on Youtube

Specially tailored for the Filipino market, a new fitness show geared towards encouraging and motivating people from all walks of life and at any fitness level to better their health, has launched on Youtube. I know, because I’m on it. 😉 Continue reading The Fitstop | A New Fitness Show Launches on Youtube

Bidding the Year of Radical Self Love “Goodbye”

You sprinted, you strolled, you climbed up and tumbled down. We’ve each had our share of smooth-sailing seas and rough turbulent flows the past year and now we’re about to say goodbye–goodbye to the year of radical self love. The year you promised to make your life more purposeful and mindful, not to the point of selfishness, but to a higher level of well…self love. Continue reading Bidding the Year of Radical Self Love “Goodbye”

Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

I’m no whiz in the kitchen but since I learned the value and importance of food preparation, I learned to make at least the simplest of dishes.

And when you have no one to feed but yourself (well, in my case, Nic, who does not complain most of the time), you dare to make bold moves and experiment just a little bit. After all, you’re eating whatever you end up making! So I totally get it when you find a recipe you really like but have trouble putting all the ingredients together. Some things are either really hard to find or so expensive, they’re just impractical to purchase.  Continue reading Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize