Oct
30
2014

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly – Part 1

      No woman likes to be bloated – it’s uncomfortable, embarrassing, and no fun for anyone. And, often what accompanies the bloat is a scent we’re not too proud of.   You know what I’m talking about: Breaking wind Cutting the cheese Being a Tooty pants (my daughter’s favorite…ha!)   Regardless of what [...]

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Oct
28
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Autoimmune Illness

Hi Ann, I have been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, and muscle soreness since my diagnosis with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis last year. I know that you have personal experience with this – can you give me any tips for trying to exercise without causing a flare of my symptoms?   As someone who has struggled with [...]

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Oct
24
2014

GGS Spotlight: Krystal Cantu

    Name:   Krystal Cantu   Age:   25   Location:   San Antonio, Texas   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?   Girl gone strong, to me, is a woman who finally realized that she was wonder woman all along. A woman who looked past what she read in magazines or saw on [...]

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Jesse Mundell
Oct
21
2014

How To Do A Kegel The Right Way

“Do your kegels!”   WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?   If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely been told to do your kegels. But, how are you supposed to actually do your kegels?   It can be a bit tough to wrap your brain, and your body, around what a kegel is [...]

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Oct
17
2014

Secrets To Mastering The Deadlift: Part 2

  If you’ve read Part 1 of our Mastering The Deadlift series, you already know the importance of including Deadlifts in your training program. They are a staple exercise regardless of whether your goal is to get stronger, leaner, more muscular, more athletic, or simply improve your overall health.     That said, learning how [...]

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Karen Smith
Oct
13
2014

Kettlebell Training: Handle with Care

    The Kettlebell is a tremendous training tool, but must be handled with particular care.   You may be asking, “Wait what? Why?” but just stay with me for a moment.   If you learn to handle the Kettlebell with proper form and technique from pick up to set down, for each exercise, then [...]

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Fitness Polly
Oct
11
2014

Dealing With Bulimia – Polly’s Story – Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed a bit about my personal battle with bulimia.  In Part 2, I’m going to be discussing the do’s and don’ts of communicating with someone with an eating disorder.     What NOT to do     Although some of the following may sound obvious, I [...]

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Fitness Polly
Oct
10
2014

Dealing With Bulimia: Polly’s Story – Part 1

  These days it seems like almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by eating disorders in one way or another.   Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a client. The reality is, whoever it is, it can be a tough topic to approach. For both parties.   But, what [...]

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Oct
7
2014

The 6-Step Process To Changing Any Habit

  If you’re interested in learning how to truly change a habit, we highly recommend reading through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series from Dr. Brooke, here and here.   If you’re not satisfied with your weight and your body, I’d be willing to bet that you are pretty excited when a new diet [...]

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GGS
Oct
3
2014

GGS Spotlight: Amy Harski

    Name:   Amy Harski   Age:  29 (30 by the time this goes up!)   Location:  San Diego   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  To me, being a Girl Gone Strong means that I don’t live my life by anyone else’s standards. I choose what I do because I [...]

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