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What Is Obsessing About Your Body Helping You Avoid?

In the last decade or so, our culture has maintained its decades-long obsession with weight, but added obsessions with health, fitness, wellness, anti-aging, and nutrition as well. We started valuing bodies that were strong and lean over bodies that were thin and waif-like, introduced fitness as a mandatory hobby and lifestyle, and saw juice cleanses […]

How Do You Speak About Fitness?

Have you ever read one of the list articles about all the hidden meaning in logos? After you do, you’ll never not see the arrow in the FedEx logo. Marketing doesn’t happen spontaneously. Companies create messaging campaigns around a brand or product and use specific words and imagery that evoke the feelings the company brand […]

May, 19 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Pat Pope

Name: Pat Pope Age:  53 Location: Ohio How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started? I seriously started strength training March of 2017. Before that, like 30 years ago, I used to work out with my brother who was into bodybuilding at the time, but I didn’t stick with it. […]

6 More Tips to Help You Put a Stop to Binge Eating

Note from GGS: The line between disordered eating behaviors and eating disorders can be a tenuous one, and disordered eating is the greatest predictor of developing an eating disorder, such as (but not limited to) Binge Eating Disorder. If you suffer or suspect you may suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, we encourage you to seek […]

When Should You Use a Weightlifting Belt?

“Weightlifting belts are for the weak!” That’s the purist and opinionated view I had developed over my four-year powerlifting journey. My first coach, Ryan, a colleague personal trainer, taught me powerlifting when I was a 43-year old newbie (I am now 47). Now, Ryan didn’t tell me that belts were for the weak — he […]

How Gestational Diabetes Can Affect Your Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common medical complication of pregnancy when your body cannot cope with the extra demand for insulin production. The resultant is persistent levels of high blood glucose levels (BGL) in the body. Although elevated BGL associated with GDM usually resolves itself naturally postpartum, there is increased risk of many acute […]

6 Essential Tips to Help You Stop Binge Eating

Note from GGS: The line between disordered eating behaviors and eating disorders can be a tenuous one, and disordered eating is the greatest predictor of developing an eating disorder, such as (but not limited to) Binge Eating Disorder. If you suffer or suspect you may suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, we encourage you to seek […]

GGS Spotlight: Meg Gallagher a.k.a. Meg Squats

Name: Meg Gallagher a.k.a. Meg Squats Age: 29 What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Girl Gone Strong stands for being someone who was taught that she should be small, and conformed to those expectations until she decided she wanted to follow her heart, and her body,  on a quest to grow […]

Don’t Let the Fitness Industry Tell You What to Do

When I was five years old, my mom would play an album on the record player, put on her leotard, tights, and leg warmers, and do aerobics in our living room. I had my own little leotard and leg warmers, so I’d put mine on, too, and try to keep up with her. We always […]

How to Achieve Healthy Eating Consistency With Reverse Meal Planning

Can we just agree that eating healthy on a consistent basis can be tricky? As a matter of fact, it can feel like mission impossible. As long as life is going smoothly, it doesn’t seem to be a struggle to purchase, download or create a meal plan, and to stick to it. But, when our […]

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