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Jan
14
2014

A Day In The Life of a Fitness Professional

“So you just get to work out ALL day?”  “It’s easy for you because you’re in the industry.” “I don’t have time to work out.  I’m not in the gym all day like you are.”   If you’re a fitness professional, someone has probably uttered one of the above phrases to you regarding your level [...]

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Sep
9
2013

3 Unconventional Ways To Make Your Body Stronger

Note from GGS: Today we are bringing you an awesome guest post from our friend, Coach Sirena Bernal.  We hope you enjoy it! (photo source: http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/454103-23823-27.jpg)   Now that it’s become mainstream for women to lift heavier weights at the gym, it’s not hard to find blogs, videos, and meme’s educating female fitness enthusiasts to deadlift, [...]

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Aug
6
2013

Keeping Strength Fresh

“Don’t write off the importance of hard work, the guts to keep at it, a definite goal, and the ability to have fun in the process. If there’s no fun in it, something’s wrong with all you’re doing. “ – Norman Vincent Peale     Work, goals and fun are such important factors in all [...]

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Jul
23
2013

Thirty and Going Strong!

I just celebrated my 30th birthday last week and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel the end of an era coming to a close as my birthday approached. My twenties were a heck of a ride! Gosh, a third of my life and really my entire adult life. College, relocations, career shifts, [...]

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Jul
5
2013

Give Your Best, Your Very Best.

  I was in the gym yesterday morning and a coach was having his client do a controlled bear crawl. He was cuing her on the simultaneous placement of her opposite hand and foot, her hips and so forth. With a cup of coffee in hand, I observed and smiled as I was reminded of [...]

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Jun
18
2013

Acceptance

  We are all unique. We all have individual wiring, dreams, habits, quirks, opinions, schedules, make mistakes, the list goes on. Acceptance is one of the greatest gifts we can give to or receive from someone we love. When acceptance is absent, pressure or guilt may build and if left lingering too long in our [...]

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May
17
2013

GGS Spotlight: Angel Stone

  Name:  Angel Stone Age: Dirty 30’s Location: Washington, D.C. What does being a GGS mean to you? Acknowledging your fears then crushing them with your bare hands. Letting your light shine. Surrounding yourself with other shining lights. Forgiving yourself. Missing a workout or eating a giant cupcake isn’t disastrous. Negative self-talk is. Celebrating your strengths. [...]

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May
15
2013

4 Tips for Managing Your Stress Effectively

  What would you say if I told you that there are 4 simple things you can do to look better, feel better, and be healthier overall, and NONE of them have anything to do with nutrition or exercise?  Would you believe me?  What if I told you that you could have all of those [...]

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May
1
2013

Do You Really Want That Cheat Day?

Years ago, when I was a slave to frequent feeding and calorie counting, I had a regularly scheduled cheat day. Sunday-Friday I consumed 1500 calories, broken down into 6 meals, with a 1:1 protein to carb ratio. I never strayed outside those parameters. NEVER. Except on Saturday, that sweet, sweet cheat day. Aaaah Saturday. It [...]

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Apr
4
2013

Living In Strength

Opportunities to build, polish and demonstrate our strength show up everyday in our lives. Maybe it’s a quick moment in a situation where we have a choice in our action or reaction. Maybe it’s literally in the gym as we push for a new personal best, or maybe strength shows up a little each day, [...]

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