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What is Pain and Why Do We Experience It?

When it comes to knowing pain, the science is clear: knowledge is powerful [1-7]. The more I learn about this incredibly complex topic, the more empowered and excited I am about my own body and that of all humans. One of the most rewarding things that I get to do is share information about how […]

What’s the Deal With Incontinence?

I had the most embarrassing incident two years ago when I was presenting at a fitness workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I peed my pants. Worse than that: I was photographed with other industry leaders, there was a visible a wet patch on my leggings on the published photo — a photo which was posted […]

GGS Spotlight: Kelly Bruno

Name: Kelly Bruno Age: 33 Location: San Diego, CA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  I am honored to be considered a Girl Gone Strong. I’ve spent most of my life proving to myself (and I guess to the world) that I’m no different than anyone else even if I’m missing […]

How to Talk to Our Children About Body Diversity

Whether you’re a parent or not, there’s a good chance that, if you have children in your life, whether a sibling, niece or nephew, of children of friends, you’ve likely had the “pleasure” to live a moment where a child opens their mouth to make what can be perceived as a mortifying comment about someone’s […]

Why You Need Good Wrist Mobility

The wrist is an area of the body, and yet we don’t often think about it when we’re training. However, it plays an important role in upper body function. If you’ve ever had wrist pain in a push-up or a plank, or felt like it was hard to grip the bar in a bodyweight exercise, […]

How Gratitude Helped Me Get Comfortable in the Gym

When I was younger, I hated working out with what I considered to be traditional fitness methods. Gym class, which mainly meant running laps and doing crunches, was not a class that I enjoyed. This isn’t to say that I wasn’t active: I played basketball and soccer, and those required hours of practice every week. […]

Self-Care is an Act of Survival

As women, we all serve in multiple roles during any given day day. We may serve as mom, daughter, significant other, sister, boss, co-worker, entrepreneur, activist, or friend, among others. Many of us have been programmed to believe that all those roles have to come before our own needs. Self-care, on the other hand, is […]

Nov, 19 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Karen Knowlton

Name: Karen Knowlton Age: 34 Location: San Francisco, CA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, this means that I am always pushing myself to become better, stronger. That growth is a guiding principle in my life. For me, part of that is also learning to strike the balance between […]

How to Train If You Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women worldwide with the main sign being period pain. Thriving with endometriosis can be challenging, and many women with endo may find it difficult to train and exercise in the way they love, if at all. Yet, women with endometriosis can live a healthy, productive life, and can achieve their […]

Dealing with Grief and Loss

Life is hard sometimes. Like, really, really hard. Almost everyone I know is dealing with something really hard right now: natural disaster, cancer, infant loss, systemic racism, chronic pain, caring for sick parents, divorce, depression, homophobia, transphobia, anxiety, job loss, seizures, major surgery, bankruptcy… the list could go on. All super difficult, complicated, and really […]

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