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Articles: GGS Spotlight

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 […]

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. […]

Sep, 21 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Staci Bond

Name:   Staci Bond Age: 45 Location: Cincinnati, OH How did you find out about the Girls Gone Strong community? I am an avid exerciser and was looking for some new training ideas. I found the GGS website while looking online at many different fitness sites and was intrigued by how well articulated and “real” the […]

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