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My Journey from Figure to Powerlifting

“If I don’t win my pro card, this is a sign. This is it for me. I’m done.” That’s what I told my then coach Alan Aragon, during a pre-show pep talk as we went over my game plan for the week leading up to what would, in fact, be my final show. In the […]

Important Supplements For A Healthy Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! What an exciting (and quite possibly very confusing) time! Whether it was planned or an unexpected surprise, one of your biggest priorities now is to create the healthiest and most nourishing environment for you and your growing child. With so much information out there, coming at you from so many sources, this could […]

The Greatest Gift A Single Woman Can Give Herself

At 16 years old, I fell madly in love. We were inseparable, dramatic romantics, and within a few months of our first kiss, everything I did was with this boy in mind. I was constantly coming up with new little ways to show him how much I loved him, I would try to guess what […]

Feb, 12 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Kourtney Thomas

Name:   Kourtney Thomas Age: 32 Location: St. Louis, MO What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means embracing strength in all aspects of life — even when that’s not the path of least resistance, which honestly, it rarely is. To me, being a Girl Gone Strong is about finding who you […]

5 Types of Exercise To Avoid In Pregnancy

Though you may often hear about everything you shouldn’t be doing, there are many options for safe and comfortable exercise during pregnancy. Rather than confusing you with yet another list of specific exercises you should or should not do while pregnant, I want to help you feel more confident in understanding what your body is […]

How To Bust Through A Fat Loss Plateau

Fat loss can be one of the most challenging and controversial fitness goals that a woman can set for herself. Especially women who are already relatively lean, for whom losing a little bit more fat can be particularly challenging. While the desire to achieve a certain fat loss goal isn’t necessarily unhealthy, many women turn […]

How to Perform A Barbell Clean

This is the second installment in my Olympic lifting series for Girls Gone Strong and builds on some of the information from my first article on the snatch. The clean, much like the snatch, is one of the best training options available for developing strength and power. It requires a little less speed but more […]

7 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Runners, like most athletes, are a particularly dedicated bunch who prioritize getting stronger and staying injury-free. Sure, sometimes they look at me and say, “You want me to do what?” — but they are usually up for anything in our training sessions, especially if it will help safeguard them against injury and allow them to […]

Jan, 29 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Heather Osio

Name:   Heather Osio Age: 39 Location: San Diego, CA How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? A few years ago, some of my online friends started talking about lifting weights. I was curious to see what the big deal was, so I started searching for info on strength training for women, which led […]

How Internalized Misogyny Is Holding You Back

Note: Before digging in, I want you to know that though it isn’t my intention, it’s likely that some things I say in this article might make you angry—and that’s totally normal. Know that my intent is to free you from judgment, not impose more judgment upon you. I encourage you to question your feelings and […]

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