Pumps & Iron - Nicole Perry

Nicole is the blogger behind Pumps & Iron, a healthy lifestyle blog that shares workouts, recipes, fitness tips and more. After graduating from UNC: Chapel Hill with a degree in English, she decided to combine her love of writing with her deep passion for health. It started as a hobby, but soon Pumps & Iron turned into a career and she left behind the nine-to-five life for good. Nicole is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and teaches Lagree Fitness classes at a studio in Boston.



Tofu Recipes from Nicole Perry


Articles by Nicole Perry


Reducing your meat consumption not only benefits your wallet and the environment, but, perhaps most importantly, your health. Animal protein is much more difficult for the... more

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party, casual get-together, or just want some handy finger foods around the house to tide you over until dinner, appetizers and small bites are a must. And to keep... more

Your aunt is vegan. Your cousin doesn’t eat gluten. Grandma is lactose-intolerant. Your sister doesn’t eat meat. Dad invited Michael Pollan to dinner. Welcome to the modern-day holiday meal—it’s... more

New books, teachers, sports seasons, dance classes—it’s all right around the corner. When the kids head back to school, it means a whole new routine. And while some parents might be breathing a... more

The benefits of swapping out meat in favor of tofu, even if just once a week, go beyond your health and the environment—it can save you some serious money! At my local grocery store, a 14-oz pack... more