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Articles: GGS Spotlight

Feb, 12 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Kourtney Thomas

Name:   Kourtney Thomas Age: 32 Location: St. Louis, MO What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means embracing strength in all aspects of life — even when that’s not the path of least resistance, which honestly, it rarely is. To me, being a Girl Gone Strong is about finding who you […]

Jan, 29 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Heather Osio

Name:   Heather Osio Age: 39 Location: San Diego, CA How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? A few years ago, some of my online friends started talking about lifting weights. I was curious to see what the big deal was, so I started searching for info on strength training for women, which led […]

Jan, 15 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Stephanie Fowler

Name:   Stephanie Fowler Age: 33 Location: Oklahoma City, OK What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, a Girl Gone Strong is a woman that embodies strength in the gym in addition to all other areas of her life, too. Strength (in fitness and in real life) is an intentional act, […]

Jan, 10 GGS GGS Spotlight

Advisory Board Spotlight: Elisabeth Akinwale

Name: Elisabeth Akinwale Age: 38 Location: Chicago, IL Photo credits: Alison Gamble Photography What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means living my life intentionally and in pursuit of my best self. Deciding where I want to go, and having the courage to continually take steps in […]

GGS Spotlight: Heather Griffiths

Name:  Heather Griffiths Age: 44 Location: Caledon, Ontario, Canada How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? I was lucky to be following a few of the founding members just as they were forming Girls Gone Strong. It’s been pretty cool to see the momentum build from its infancy! What does being a Girl […]

GGS Spotlight: Melissa Thiessen

Name: Melissa Thiessen Age: 33 Location: Tofield, Alberta, Canada How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? I stumbled upon it while doing some research, around the time I was introduced to strength training. What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong to me means living a […]

GGS Spotlight: Erika Kendall

Name: Erika Nicole Kendall Age: 32 Location: New York City What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, it means realizing that thinness isn’t the most important thing a girl can achieve. Going “strong” is about being capable, being able, being self-sufficient, being strong. I love that I have this as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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