Apr
21
2015

The Objectification and Sexualization of Women in Fitness

  The objectification or “over-sexualization” of women in fitness is a hot topic lately. I get it. You see the gyrating, and it makes you mad.     But I’d like to implore us as a community to think more critically about it than what generally makes it to the comment section on videos and […]

Continue Reading
No Comments
Apr
17
2015

Seriously, What Thyroid Tests Do I Really Need?

    Before we dive into the answer to that question, please understand two things:   1. Lab Ranges Getting the tests done is the first step. Utilizing the information is the next step. Different doctors use different ranges. A general practitioner (GP) may say, “This all looks normal.” Yet, a functional medicine doctor (FM) […]

Continue Reading
3 Comments
Apr
14
2015

Ask Ann: Do Deep Squats Cause Knee Pain?

  Hi Ann, I’ve been working on squatting to full depth for a while, but my friend just told me that deep squats are bad for my knees. Can you address this issue? I don’t want to damage my knees with my training! Thanks, Lydia     Hi Lydia,   Thanks for your question! I […]

Continue Reading
5 Comments
GGS
Apr
12
2015

GGS Spotlight: The Olympic Lifting BarBelles

    Names:   Wendy, Lacey, Emilee, Jess, Kim   Ages: 32, 33, 29, 27, 41   Location: Madison, WI   Tell us a little more about your group? Are you a club? A business? A group of like-minded women? We’re a group of women who love the sport of Olympic Weightlifting almost as much as […]

Continue Reading
1 Comment
Apr
10
2015

Why Do I Have Cellulite?

  Let’s talk about cellulite.   But first, a note from GGS: Yes, this article is about cellulite, what it is, why we have it, and what (if anything) we can do about it. But before we dive into all of this information, we feel that it’s incredibly important to point out that cellulite is […]

Continue Reading
10 Comments
Apr
7
2015

My Switch to Strength: The Tale of a Former Cardio Queen

    Let’s see… two pairs of tights, two pairs of shorts, four tank tops…   I was doing a mental check-list as I packed my workout bag for the day. Yes, I was packing four changes of workout clothes for one day.   I wasn’t heading off to compete in a triathlon, or do […]

Continue Reading
32 Comments
Karen Smith
Apr
3
2015

Core Training With Kettlebells

  What is your “CORE”?   As a trainer for over 15 years, I cannot count the times I have been asked about “core” or “ab” exercises. I hear comments and questions like the following over and over.   “I want a six-pack!” “What ab exercises should I do?” “Can you help me lose my […]

Continue Reading
6 Comments
Mar
31
2015

The Fat Loss Nutrient You’re Forgetting

  You’ve probably heard about fat burning boosts from supplements like green tea extract and coleus.  And there’s been many a blog written on the metabolic bonuses from fish oils and vitamin D, but the unsexy one that doesn’t get talked about enough, (or at all, really) is oxygen.   Of course, if you are […]

Continue Reading
7 Comments
admin
Mar
27
2015

GGS Spotlight Interview: Rachel Steffens

      Name: Rachel F. Steffens, PhD   Age: 35   Location: NW Indiana near Lake Michigan   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? My GGS philosophy means being an advocate and helping others to be happier and healthier. It means fostering and celebrating strength of body, mind, and character […]

Continue Reading
1 Comment
Mar
24
2015

Girls Gone Strong Guide To Grocery Shopping On A Budget

  At GGS, we believe that a diet that emphasizes nutritious whole foods is an important part of building a healthy lifestyle. While we would love to have unlimited resources to buy only the best foods available, the reality is that most of us have a certain budget for grocery shopping. Not to mention, many […]

Continue Reading
4 Comments
123...29Next