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Feb
4
2014

The Original Girl Gone Strong: Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton

  Abbye Eville, more commonly known around the world as Pudgy Stockton, was born August 11th, 1917 in Santa Monica, California.  During her childhood she acquired the nickname, “Pudgy” and it stuck with her; little did she know it was a name soon to be known all around the world. After graduating high school, she [...]

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Jan
31
2014

GGS Spotlight: Anna Cressey

(Note from GGS:  After meeting Anna Cressey at a wedding in September, we just KNEW we had to spotlight her.  Besides being a brilliant optometrist, avid volunteer, and all-around bad-ass in the gym, Anna is also the wife of Eric Cressey of Cressey Performance.  If you aren’t familiar with Cressey Performance you should check them [...]

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Jan
29
2014

The 3 Best Upper Body Strength Training Exercises for Pregnancy

(Note from GGS:  This is an awesome article from our friend Jessie Mundell.  Jessie specializes in pre and postnatal training, and has helped dozens of women stay strong and healthy throughout their pregnancy.  The best part about this article?  It applies to ladies who are NOT expecting as well.  Yes, a strong upper back is [...]

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Jan
24
2014

Sweet or Savory: 3 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potatoes.  They are a staple in the diet of many fitness fanatics, and with good reason.  They are high in vitamins A and C, incredibly versatile, and a great carbohydrate source for refueling after tough workouts.  Plus they’re delicious.     Below are 3 of our favorite recipes using sweet potatoes.  From pancakes, to [...]

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Jan
21
2014

Detox Diets Demystified

(Note from GGS: Between overindulging during the holidays, and people clinging to their New Year’s Resolutions for dear life, many people are tempted to turn to “detox diets” as a quick-fix to shed some lbs. and feel better fast.  The problem is, these “detoxes” aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.  Thankfully, our good [...]

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Jan
17
2014

GGS Spotlight: Jeannine Trimboli

(Note from GGS:  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannine last year at a seminar in Boston and she was an absolute delight.  She was smart, humble, extremely hard working, and had the sweetest spirit.  She just seemed to glow from the inside out.  I hope you enjoy “meeting her” as much as I did. [...]

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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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Jan
10
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Inverted Row

Inverted row. Inverted pull-up. Horizontal pull-up. Fat man row. Ring row. The exercise has many names, but  honestly?  We don’t care what you’re calling it, as long as you’re doing it. So what is so great about the inverted row?  We are so glad you asked! Unfortunately many of us spend more time training the [...]

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Jan
7
2014

20 Tips For Combatting the Winter Blues

While it may not be cold, dark and wintery for everyone this time of year, it certainly is for many. So we at Girls Gone Strong wanted to offer our readers a collection of ways to stay strong, happy and low stress in mind, body and spirit during the winter months. We surveyed some of [...]

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Jan
3
2014

GGS Spotlight: Jessi Kneeland

  Name: Jessi Kneeland Age:  26 (Tho I turn 27 on January 20th!) Location:  NYC What does being a GGS mean to you?  To be a part of a movement that inspires me was my goal when I started taking my personal training career seriously. I knew I liked lifting weights, but it was the [...]

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