Mar
3
2016

How To Structure A No-BS Workout Plan That Works

  There’s no end to the amount of ridiculousness we hear regarding what the best workout program really is: From “you must perform two hours of cardio six days per week” and “don’t eat any more than 1,200 calories each day” to “you should totally wear sweat bands on your belly and spend an hour […]

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Mar
1
2016

Find Your Flow: How to Get Started with Yoga

  Yoga. After reading just that one little word, I bet you’re probably thinking of a person dressed in spandex and tangled up in a pretzel-like posture. Or a woman sitting cross-legged on a mat, chanting. Maybe you picture an Instagram post of someone doing a handstand on a mountaintop, looking all calm and blissful. […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Feb
28
2016

GGS Spotlight: Ivonne Ward

Meet Ivonne!    Name:   Ivonne “Bon Bon” Ward Age: 40 Location: Seattle, WA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? A Girl Gone Strong is a woman who has not only “gone strong” physically by embracing strength training, she has also developed a strong sense of self, a strong mind, a […]

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Feb
25
2016

The Yolk’s on You: 2 Eggs Myths You Need to Bust for Better Health

  We previously debunked 5 common nutrition myths, but when it comes to nutrition, there is never a shortage of confusing (or just plain bad) information going around. Our goal is to help you navigate this vast sea of nutrition information with strength and confidence.   Some persistent egg misconceptions definitely need to be laid […]

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Feb
23
2016

30% of Women in the GGS Community Have Likely Experienced Domestic Abuse

Note from GGS: The topics we most often cover on our website tend to relate to strength training, nutrition, mindset, and women’s health. Domestic abuse, which definitely falls under the category of women’s health, is an important topic we feel doesn’t get discussed enough, though statistics say that three out of 10 women in the […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Feb
21
2016

GGS Spotlight: Bea Rodriguez

  Meet Bea! Photo credit: Mary Carol Photography   Name:   Bea Rodriguez Age: 36 Location: Chicago, IL   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s a source of pride for me, and succinctly represents my journey, values, and mission in life.   How long have you been training? I played basketball […]

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Jessie Mundell
Feb
18
2016

The 4 Biggest Myths About Core Training During Pregnancy

Every woman wants a strong, powerful core. And that shouldn’t change with pregnancy.   Core training is actually one of the most important things you can do for your health during pregnancy. Consistently training your core can help relieve back and pelvic pain, help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, and even improve your chances […]

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Feb
16
2016

Should You Have Your Thyroid Tested?

  Sometimes you just know that something is off. You can call it women’s intuition — or chalk it up to the fact that when your hair falls out, you’re too tired to get to the gym, and, when you do manage to get in workouts, you can’t seem to drop a pound — it’s […]

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Karen Smith
Feb
11
2016

5 Most Efficient Kettlebell Exercises For Fat Loss

  If you’re interested in fat loss, it’s normal to hope that there really is a “magic pill” for fat loss. But seriously, come on now—we know better!   There are zero magic pills. When it comes down to it, our body shapes and figures are a result of our genetics, the exercises we perform, […]

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Feb
9
2016

Why I Love Being Big

  I’ve spent most of my life obsessed with my size. For a long time, I wanted to get rid of all of it. It felt disgusting and wrong to be big. It felt like I was failing at being beautiful. I wanted to be tiny and adorable. I had this image in my head […]

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