Jul
10
2015

3 Steps to Making Your Self-Care A Priority—And Feeling Good About It!

  “It’s just so hard to make time for myself. I always end up feeling guilty or ashamed for putting myself before my career, family, and other responsibilities. How can I get over that feeling?”   Can you relate?     In fact, it’s common among intelligent, action-oriented, go-getter women to feel this way. We […]

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Jul
7
2015

Grace Under (Food) Pressure: 5 Effective Strategies for Handling Food Pushers

  “Have some! Just a little bit. C’monnnn. Loosen up! A few bites won’t hurt!”     Sound familiar? We’ve all probably dealt with comments like this at some point from someone at a party or social gathering where food is present. I lovingly refer to these people as “Food Pushers.” Even though they may […]

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Jul
3
2015

15-Minute (Or Less!) Bodyweight HIIT Workout

  Being a full-time mom and business owner is unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling. I get to do what I love with and for the people I love, and I also get to travel often. This also means that I’m often short on time and/or in a place where my fitness equipment is limited.   I […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Jun
30
2015

Advisory Board Spotlight: Neghar Fonooni

    Name:   Neghar Fonooni Age: 33 Location: Santa Monica, CA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? There was a time in my life when I allowed myself to be a victim. I allowed my physique to define my worth, I allowed other people’s opinions to poison me, and I […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Jun
28
2015

GGS Spotlight: Sheila Viers

    Name:   Sheila Viers Age: 33 Location: Santa Monica, CA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, being a Girl Gone Strong means being a woman who owns her power. She is physically strong and nourishes her body with food and movement that help her feel fit, energetic, and fierce. She […]

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Karen Smith
Jun
26
2015

Are You Ready for Overhead Pressing?

  Most people are mentally ready, and love the feeling of hoisting something heavy over their head. However, some are not yet physically ready.     It’s no secret that most people don’t move as much as they should. Extended periods of time sitting in front of a computer, hunching over a smartphone screen, or […]

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Jun
23
2015

Is Your Diet Doing You More Harm Than Good?

  When we place fitness and health high on our lifestyle priority list, being more conscious and intentional about our food choices just comes with the territory. We’re aware of the macronutrient content and caloric value of food, and a little more in tune with how much food is necessary to nourish our body and […]

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Jun
18
2015

Why Fat Shaming Doesn’t Promote Health And What You Can Do Instead

  Your body is your home, with scars, triumphs, tragedies and countless stories.  Fit bodies don’t necessarily tell the story of a healthy person, nor do overweight bodies tell the story of a lazy person.  You can’t know everything about a person’s behavior or life by simply looking at her body.     When I […]

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Jun
16
2015

The Guide To Managing Menopausal Symptoms

  Menopause, aka “the change” (BTW: who thought of calling it that, anyway?!), brings up a host of new symptoms for women like hot flashes, the return of some old ones like pimples, and a whole new fat loss challenge: the dreaded middle fluff.     This “change” can be a graceful end to a […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Jun
14
2015

GGS Spotlight: Cara Turnquist

  Name: Cara Turnquist   Age: 36   Location: Salem, OR     What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means I am strong inside and out. I means that getting strong has bled into all aspects of my life. It means that I love my body for what it can […]

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