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How to Train Clients with SI Joint Pain in Pregnancy

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain can be a common experience for pregnant moms. This discomfort is felt on the back side of the pelvis. We have a sacroiliac joint on both the left and right side of the pelvis, where the hip bones (the ilium) meet the tailbone (the sacrum). These are robust joints supported by […]

How Strong Can A Woman Get, Really?

“Men are just stronger than women. It’s just a fact.” Well, is it now? This article aims to take a case with common misconceptions and facts regarding women’s ability to get strong and how strong they can get. At a young age, I learned about a glorious (and a soon-to-be frustrating thing) called “weight class.” […]

Why Stretching Something That Hurts Isn’t Always The Answer

It seems like when something hurts the most common advice you get is to stretch it. At face value, this makes sense. When something feels stiff and sore, it’s easy to assume that short muscles are to blame, and the obvious solution would be to try to lengthen them through stretching. However, research is finding […]

Jun, 18 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Janae Marie Kroc

Name:   Janae Marie Kroc (Kroczaleski) Age: 44 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s about empowering women to pursue their passions (even if goes against what society may deem appropriate for women) and deconstructing the absurd ideas that somehow strength (both physically and psychologically) and muscle are […]

Gender 101 and How to Be An Ally

At Girls Gone Strong we believe there is no wrong way to have a body and recognize that everyone who identifies as a woman is a real woman.   As someone who works with and advocates for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, I really value this particular statement from the GGS mission. GGS believes in helping […]

7 Ways Fitness Professionals Can Help Their Clients Improve Their Body Image

Personal trainers and fitness instructors have a lot of influence when it comes to matters relating to body image. As trusted authorities, they are often privy to intimate information about their clients’ bodies and experiences and have the power to lay the groundwork for meaningful conversations about body image. As a personal trainer, I can’t […]

4 Persistent Deadlift Myths That Are Holding You Back

Deadlifts are perhaps one of the best exercise you can do, not matter your age, size, or fitness level, and it pains me every time I hear someone say they don’t like to deadlift. It’s like they just said they don’t like kittens. Kittens! Admittedly, I like kittens more than I like deadlifts, but deadlifts […]

3 Band-Resistance Exercises To Challenge Your Whole Body

Band-resisted exercises don’t always garner the respect they deserve. Often considered inferior to using barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells, band-resisted exercises tend to tend to have a reputation for being only for beginners or inexperienced lifters. Even more disappointing, in some circles, resistance bands are perceived as tools used strictly for rehab or physical therapy. I […]

GGS Spotlight: Yessica Martinez

Name:   Yessica Martinez Age: 25 Location: Pittsburgh, PA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s more than just being physically strong. It’s about having a strong sense of self. This reminds me of something I read a long time ago, and it resonated with me. I’ll never forget: “Please, be proud […]

Nutritional Strategies For Better Sleep (Tonight!)

It’s not a secret: Sleeping well is incredibly important for good health, as well as recovering from any type of training regimen. It doesn’t matter how dialed-in your diet and training are, if you’re not sleeping well, your health will suffer. Unfortunately, even when we make sleep a priority by getting to bed on time, […]

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