Inclusion & Community

Why Not Having Children is a Valid and Healthy Choice
Women are constantly questioned about our reproductive choices: How many kids are you going to have, and when? Are you going to breastfeed? Do you use birth control or support reproductive rights? Are you, as a pregnant woman, really going...
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Creating Welcoming Gym Environments for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Athletes
It’s no secret that working out and strength training can have positive effects on our mental health. Exercise can reduce anxiety and depression. 1,2 It can also contribute to increased self-confidence and help us feel more at-home in our bodies....
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Harassment on the Street and at the Gym
Note: Not everyone can relate to experiencing harassment or violence. However, it is a well-known reality that, globally, 1 in 3 women will experience serious assault or rape during her lifetime. Please keep this in mind as you read the...
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Gender 101 and How to Be An Ally
At Girls Gone Strong we believe there is no wrong way to have a body and recognize that everyone who identifies as a woman is a real woman.   As someone who works with and advocates for transgender and gender nonconforming...
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Who Gets to Be Fit? Working Out the Intersections of Fitness
As you’ve scoured the Internet throughout the course of your fitness journey, have you ever used the Google image search engine? I know I have. I’ve used it to find pictures of specific muscles and proper lifting form, and even...
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Spreading the Word: How to Recruit More Girls Gone Strong
If you’re reading articles on our website, you probably don’t need much convincing that strength training (read: lifting heavy friggin' weights!) is not only a sure fire way to get leaner and stronger, it's also super fun and empowering. In...
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