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3 Situations When You Shouldn’t Push Through Pain

If you’ve read any of my work about pain, you might have a good framework on its complexity. If you haven’t read any of my work on pain, I’d encourage you to start here. Knowing when to stop pushing through pain with exercise can be complicated. Pain, for many people, is frightening after all. My […]

Guilt, Shame, and Helping Your Clients Separate Food From Morality

I’m about to share something that I’ve only ever told one other person throughout the last two decades. Ready? I used to hide in the bathroom at school and eat pizza. Before you send me a message to tell me how gross that is, I implore you to reconsider because: I know. I agonized over […]

How to Create Meaningful Connection and Build Trust With Person-Focused Coaching

As a health or fitness professional, you may be familiar with the “client-centered” approach to coaching, where the client is the authority on their own lives, and the coach works with the client to build their dignity, autonomy, self-determination, self-efficacy, and self-expertise. At Girls Gone Strong, we are of course completely on board with empowering […]

Signs Your Client May Be Suffering From an Eating Disorder

In my early 20s, I hired my first personal trainer to lose weight. At the time, I was suffering from binge eating disorder, and had been for a period of two years. As I began to lose weight, this binge eating disorder shifted to bulimia. And that first trainer was followed by a handful of […]

GGS Spotlight: Diane Flores

Name: Diane Marie Flores Age: 39 Location: Modesto, CA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Being a Girl Gone Strong means breaking preconceived notions that women are meant to do only specific things and behave certain ways. I feel just as strong while slinking around in eight-inch stilettos on a stripper […]

A Better Understanding of Shoulder Health

The shoulder is amazing, it really is! It is so complex and so interesting. (I know, as an orthopedic surgeon, I am expected to say uncool things like that, but it’s true.) If you have ever experienced shoulder pain when trying to lift weights, practice yoga, box, swim, surf, or simply brush your hair, you […]

The Generational Side of Body Image

How many times do you find yourself in a conversation with other women and the only topic of discussion is what their clothes look like, how their body sizes up, and how they wish they could change or alter their appearance in some way? When you keep your eyes (and ears) open for it, it’s […]

Ramp Up Your Workouts With Rowing

Indoor rowing is all the rage: rowing machines — also referred to as ergs — are making cameo appearances in commercials for all sorts of products, from fitness trackers to pharmaceuticals. Professional and Olympic athletes are touting rowing’s benefits for cross training and general fitness. Meanwhile, rowing classes are popping up in gyms, boutique studios […]

How Genital Body Image Impacts Our Sex Life

No one really tells us how to be sexual beings. Most of us learn through our poorly informed friends, uncomfortable parents, porn, or through a highly scientific sex ed class that conveniently skips over the pelvic floor and concepts of pleasure and consent. Our instincts, body expectations, and sexual scripts have been shaped and imprinted […]

Mar, 24 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Dorothea Tsang

Name: Dorothea Tsang Age: 28 Location: Allentown, PA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  It means that I am unapologetically strong, mentally and emotionally. I am comfortable with, and proud to be, who I am. I don’t feel the need and refuse to be any less for anyone’s comfort or to […]

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