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Why You Should Continue Training Through The Holidays

The holidays are a magical time. For many of us, this time of the year is full of festivities, events, and quality time spent making memories with loved ones. It’s also a time when our routines get thrown completely out of whack. Many people take time off of work, travel, or are busy hosting relatives […]

What To Do If Sex Hurts

Pain during sexual intercourse, called dyspareunia, is a common (but under-reported) experience. This pain can be due to a variety of factors, but unfortunately because of the taboo nature of the subject, many women suffer for years without getting help. They assume that there’s nothing that can be done about the pain they’re experiencing and […]

Bring Sexy Back By Redefining Your Own Beauty Standards

In the words made famous by Justin Timberlake, “I’m bringing sexy back.” Or at least, I’m really going to try! What if I told you that many things that are traditionally considered “sexy” are potentially harming your sex life? A flat stomach, tight clothes, high heels and a seductive posture aren’t just a woman’s cross […]

Should Women Take BCAAs?

Branched-chained amino acids (or BCAAs) are a popular pre- and during-workout supplement. As a woman who wants to optimize her training and nutrition to be healthy and strong and look as good as she feels, BCAAs, like creatine, could be a beneficial addition to your nutrition strategy. What are BCAAs and what do they do? […]

Nov, 20 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Steph “Iron Lioness” Dykstra

Name: Stephanie Rosemarie Dykstra A.K.A. Steph ‘Iron Lioness’ Age: 35 Location: Toronto, ON – Canada How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started? I’ve been strength training off, and on for eight years. I had always been involved in martial arts (kung fu, taekwondo, muay thai, boxing), and when I […]

Sex During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Oh, yes. We’re going there! This is such an important conversation to have about what’s normal and what’s not regarding consensual sexual intercourse in pregnancy and postpartum. Note: While we recognize that there are many ways to experience sexual pleasure, this article specifically addresses sexual intercourse involving vaginal penetration. Sex during and after pregnancy is […]

Perspective for the Woman with Wonky Hormones

It’s not easy being the girl with the wonky hormones. It’s not easy being the one whose efforts produce only a fraction of the results someone else may get. It feels unfair. It’s frustrating. I get it. It takes time and patience—and often expert advice and support—to dial in your own hormonal issues and get […]

3 Drills for Better Hip Mobility

There has been a lot of debate in recent years about what stretching actually does, and whether or not it is necessary. Current belief holds that oftentimes muscles feel “tight” because the brain is sending the message through the nervous system to stiffen muscles around a joint due to perceived weakness or lack of stability. […]

Are Fat Loss and Feminism Mutually Exclusive?

I identify as a feminist. That is: “A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I am unafraid of other definitions, often thrown around by folks who are directly threatened by women in power or conditioned to believe we shouldn’t have it. A common question I’m […]

GGS Spotlight: Betsy Collie

Name:   Betsy Middleton Collie Age: 51 Location: Durham, NC What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? For me it means being consistent with finding balance within myself and within my life. Training for a strong body and simultaneously a strong mind. When those things are in place as individuals we can give […]