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Are You Prioritizing Your Own Pleasure?

One of the most common quotes about the path to success is, “fake it till you make it.” While it’s not bad advice when you are thinking about general life principles, it is the actual definition of nonsense when it comes to sexual pleasure. For women, the concept of sexual pleasure is radical, and for […]

4 Ways to Increase the Intensity of Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight training offers a fantastic methodology of training that can be used to improve strength, endurance and really any performance-based results you seek! It helps to fine tune your kinesthetic awareness (i.e., how you move your body through space), allows you to explore and challenge your coordination, and learn to move through different planes of […]

Jun, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Katie Prendergast

Name: Katie Prendergast Age: 29 Location: Denver, CO What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  It means becoming my strongest self and focusing on what I can do better each day in the gym, in business, and to enhance my experience of life. How long have you been strength training, and how […]

Is Your Fitness Practice As Inclusive As You Think It Is?

Many of us see fitness as a luxury, and as something that may or may not be affordable to most. As a Black woman, I saw it for a long time as something that only white people could afford. All of the gyms and studios that I knew of had a large majority of white […]

4 Ways to Boost Your Client’s Confidence

We want our clients to approach their workouts full of confidence and trust in their capabilities. We know they can learn to master everything we program for them, and we want them to realize that for themselves. We understand that every rep won’t be perfect, and some days will be easier than others, but progress […]

The Do’s, Don’ts, Why’s and How’s of Cutting Weight for Strength Sports

The process of cutting weight can be confusing, overwhelming, and discomforting if done improperly. It can come with negative health effects and adversely affect your strength. But cutting weight is a big component to the strategy of strength sports and when done properly can be very advantageous, and an otherwise seamless and pleasant process. Weight […]

Why Playground Workouts Can Be a Parent’s Best Fitness Friend

Initially, working out in the playground came from necessity. I was balancing work, parenting, marriage, the grind of daily life, side projects, and my own training. With so many commitments, I was having trouble fitting in my own workouts, and didn’t want to spend another hour at the gym, especially when that meant cutting into […]

GGS Spotlight: Claire Thomson

Name: Claire Thomson Age: 25 Location: Nashville, TN What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means knowing who you are, what you offer the world and living that out. While the world may be interested in shrinking women physically and emotionally, a Girl Gone Strong knows her […]

Why Pilates and Lifting Weights Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

As a Pilates teacher, my clients are often surprised when I tell them that in addition to having a dedicated Pilates practice, I regularly lift weights. “Pilates can make you stronger, so why would you want to do both?” they ask me. While it’s true that both Pilates and lifting weights can improve overall strength, […]

5 Strategies to Cultivate Body Respect in a Thin-Privileged World

As a nutrition coach, I often hear things like: “I just can’t accept my body at this size.” “I need to lose weight so that I can feel more confident.” “I will [start dating, apply for that new job, try that new class, etc.] after I reach my goal weight.” The trouble with these statements […]

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