Oct, 23 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Margaret “Margie” Anne

Name:   Margaret “Margie” Anne Age: 71 Location: Austin, TX What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? For me, it’s (belatedly) admitting that I’m an athlete. I always thought that athletes were “other people.” To qualify as an athlete you had to be ripped, or compete, or wear a uniform, or be called […]

From the Ground Up: Strengthen Your Foundation and Build Better Movement

In my last article, Beyond Strength: How to Incorporate Natural Movements In Your Strength Routine I talked about natural movement and shared different get-up variations that you can be added to your current strength training routine. Today I want to take a step back and play with different natural movements that you can do while […]

My Body, My Business

I spent a sizable part of my life obsessed with the notion that something was horribly wrong with my body. Specifically, that it was too big, and I needed to be smaller. Leaner. Skinny. It felt like that message was everywhere and seemed to stand squarely between the life I wanted and me. It wasn’t […]

How Women Can Nail One-Arm Push-ups

I can’t tell you how often I hear women say they can’t do push-ups. What’s more, I continue to see trainers instructing female clients to perform “girly” push-ups, with their knees on the floor. “Girly” push-ups. This term gets me heated, ladies. For many, this modification, actually limits or delays progress and strength gains—and to […]

Oct, 11 Jen Comas Mindset

Why Your Weight Fluctuates

The last two years of my life have been a wild ride, packed full of changes, both awesome and chaotic. Two biggies started it all: the amicable end of my marriage and a cross-country move. These two changes led me to leave a company that I worked for, partly owned, and loved. I then threw […]

GGS Spotlight: Cathy McDonald

Name:   Cathy MacDonald Age: 35 Location: Living in Ithaca, New York. Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Kicking butt! It means taking control, being strong mentally and physically and chasing your goals whether they are to lose weight, be more focused, get stronger or be healthier. […]

How to Give Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Advice

Note from Molly Galbraith:  Erika was originally going to present this topic at this year’s Women’s Fitness Summit, a fitness event we have sponsored for three years. However, due to a family emergency, she couldn’t be there. We are so grateful she was willing to write an article for on her topic so that the […]

What No One Tells You About Early Post Pregnancy

The intricacies of post-pregnancy can be difficult to describe. It’s one of those life experiences you only truly “get” once you go through it. I had been working with pregnant and postpartum women for years prior to becoming pregnant myself, and consider myself extremely fortunate to have heard hundreds of stories about life with a […]

What Women Should Eat to Build Muscle

If you’re looking for information to help you build muscle, you’ve come to the right place. At Girls Gone Strong, we believe that what is “right” for you is entirely up to you, and that the ultimate way to empower you is to give you the space to make all of the decisions you want […]

How To Add Gymnastics to Your Workout Program

Gymnasts have long been darlings of the Olympics. They captivate us with the power, grace, precision, strength, awareness and body control that define their performances and their sport—making the most difficult moves look effortless, all while wearing a smile! We’re riveted by Cirque du Soleil performers and American Ninja Warrior competitors for the same reasons. These […]