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Mar
6
2015

GGS Spotlight: Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)

    Name:Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)     Age: 37     Location: Minneapolis, MN     What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, Girls Gone Strong stands for purpose and action. Yes, we derive our physical strength from our hard work in the gym but that strength has a […]

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Mar
3
2015

How To Do A Bent Press

  I’m gonna be honest with you: There really aren’t too many movements that I don’t like to do in the gym with any toy I have at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It’s often reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a kettlebell swing!” […]

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Feb
24
2015

Top 5 Nutrition Myths: Busted

    Despite years of research and top-quality science, the world of nutrition is still riddled with flawed thinking.   Most people feel that because they eat, they must be experts in nutrition.   However, it’s not really their fault if their reasoning is wrong. Most people get their nutrition beliefs from the news and […]

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Feb
20
2015

Ask Ann: Why Do My Hips Pop And Snap?

  Hi Ann! Thanks for your article on cracking knees. I have a question about strange popping/snapping sensations in my hip. I have a problem that occurs occasionally with a weird feeling of a tendon or muscle rubbing over my hip joint on one side when I walk or run. It also makes a popping […]

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Feb
17
2015

How To Be A Personal Trainer

  When asked how to get started the right way to a successful, fulfilling, and profitable personal training career, my answer is not as quick as you might expect.   First, becoming a trainer is easy. Check this out: Poof! You’re a trainer.   The term is unregistered. This means that anybody can call himself […]

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GGS
Feb
15
2015

Spotlight: Amber Leonard Thome

      Name: Amber Leonard Thome     Age: 28     Location: Houghton, MI     What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a GGS means that I’ve got a strong sense of self. In my 20’s I’ve felt lost, stuck, found, and then the cycle repeats. Over time […]

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Feb
12
2015

4 Tips for Raising Confident Girls

    Finding out I was having a baby girl changed my whole life.   At first I was terrified. I knew the sort of issues she might face, the kinds of self-limiting labels so thoughtlessly handed over with “girl.”   I knew I wanted to raise a ferocious and confident kid, but also that […]

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GGS
Feb
10
2015

Advisory Board Spotlight: Erin Brown

      Name:   Erin Brown   Age:  32   Location: Lawrence, KS   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means having the opportunity to be an example of the many ways girls and women can be strong. So much in the fitness industry and the general culture primarily asks […]

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Karen Smith
Feb
6
2015

How To Do A Pull-up: Everything You Need To Know

  “I CAN’T do a pull-up!”   Does this comment resonate with you? Well, you are not alone. There are three big reasons I would say most females (and some males) cannot do pull-ups:   First, you have listened to someone tell you that you CAN’T.   Second, you have convinced yourself that you CAN’T! […]

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Jessie Mundell
Feb
3
2015

Exercising During Pregnancy: Third Trimester

    A common question I get from many of the Mamas I work with is: “How long can I continue working out hard while I’m pregnant?”   And I don’t blame them.   On the one hand you have the camp that tells you to, “only walk and do yoga,” as soon as you […]

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