112. NIKKIEY STOTT ON THE DARK SIDE OF BODYBUILDING, HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE & HACKS FOR GYM DISCIPLINE

112. NIKKIEY STOTT ON THE DARK SIDE OF BODYBUILDING, HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE & HACKS FOR GYM DISCIPLINE

Nikkiey Stott, the dynamic founder of WarriorBabe, Certified Personal Trainer, BSN and host of The Macro Hour podcast is here to share her journey from bodybuilder to online fitness coach on a mission to empower women to transform their lives both mentally and physically.

Nikkiey’s journey into the fitness industry began in 2015, leading her to become a celebrated figure in the bodybuilding world. She achieved professional status in two federations and was named the Top Women’s Physique Athlete with the OCB Federation in 2018.

Her transition from nursing to founding WarriorBabe in 2018 allowed her to create a community that fosters purpose, discipline, and support for women.

In this episode, we delve into Nikkiey’s fascinating story, including how a breakup led her to a bodybuilding career, and the mental and physical toll that it took on her – even ending up in the hospital twice. We shine a bright light on the unhealthy side of bodybuilding many people don’t see, and how it can lead to harmful habits.

We also discuss the rise of Ozempic use in the fitness industry and how it leads to unrealistic expectations and pressure – a cultural issue, one can worry, has only just begun.

Understanding how important it is to be strong as we get older, Nikkiey shares her secrets to building (and keeping) muscle, her current workout regimen, and practical tips for creating sustainable fitness habits.

Tune in to hear Nikkiey's insights on balancing discipline, self-awareness and fitness goals to be your most authentic, healthy self!

(00:03:16) Nikkiey’s Bodybuilding Career Journey

  • The Macro Hour: The Journey of Getting Fit & Mentally Strong with Karena Dawn
  • Nikkiey’s challenging relationship with her mom growing up
  • How a breakup led Nikkiey to bodybuilding
  • How bodybuilding helped her get back to her authentic self
  • Karena’s experience in bodybuilding
  • Learning through the process of bodybuilding

(00:13:23) The Harsh Reality of Bodybuilding No One Talks About

  • How she ended up in a hospital the same year she went pro
  • Why Nikkiey left the bodybuilding world
  • How bodybuilding impacted her mental health and relationship with food
  • The post-show weight gain process that no one talks about

(00:19:48) WarriorBabe: The Path to Creating an Authentic Fitness Brand Online

  • The redirection moment she had in nursing school that led to WarriorBabe
  • Evolution of building a fitness brand online and lessons learned
  • Purpose Nikkiey found in building WarriorBabe
  • Thoughts on how the industry has changed since 2019
  • Rise of Ozermpic use in the fitness industry and how it impacts diet culture

(00:29:50) Nikkiey’s Guide to Protein & Building Sustainable Habits

  • The importance of strength training as we get older
  • Secrets to building muscle
  • What Nikkiey eats in a day
  • What type of workouts she does now
  • Is it important to use the scale to measure your fitness?
  • How to be disciplined and hacks to get you to the gym

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