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4 Core Exercises You Haven’t Tried

When most people think of the core, the first thing they automatically think of are the superficially located ‘’six-pack’’ muscles. After all, infomercials, magazine covers, many social media fitness “pros” and other media sources absolutely glorify the six-pack. If you’re not looking beyond six-pack abs, I have news for you: there’s a lot more to […]

Why (and How) You Should Start Exercising In Pregnancy

Strength training is my favorite mode of exercise to recommend in pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy you’re in. It can also help prepare your body to be […]

You Don’t Need Permission To Be Yourself

Last year I signed up for an eight-week Strong(wo)man course at the gym, during which I was introduced to many odd objects and ways of moving them. On one particular day, the athletes were tasked with picking up a sandbag from the ground and carrying it 100 feet, working up to our heaviest possible bag. I really get a […]

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, […]

Overcoming Fear After An Injury

Like many people, from lifelong avid athletes to those whose pursuit of fitness is more casual, I’ve experienced my share of injuries and pain while living an active lifestyle. These injuries have run the gamut—overuse injuries (fractured vertebrae, tendonitis), acute injuries (multiple ACL tears, sprains, strains), chronic conditions (arthritis). Despite these experiences, I’m a firm […]

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 […]

Is Perfectionism Your Greatest Motivator or Your Biggest Enemy?

Are you a Perfectionist? Perfectionism is simply defined as the “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” This characteristic is often used to describe fitness enthusiasts and self-improvers. Is this a quality that has been ascribed to you? Have friends, family, teachers, coaches, or coworkers noticed your drive to succeed? Your need to excel? […]

These 10 Women Proclaim Their Bodies Are Flawless — SHOCKING!

On New Year’s Day I posted a very raw and vulnerable picture of myself in just a tank top and underwear on my professional Facebook page with a message that is very close to my heart.   I felt compelled to post this photo because as women, starting at a very early age we are […]

Training Doesn’t Have To (And Shouldn’t) Be Miserable

Fact: I haven’t been to the gym in four weeks. I simply haven’t felt like it. Sometimes the gym really appeals to me, and other times it doesn’t. However, just because I haven’t been to the gym doesn’t mean I’ve stopped exercising; far from it. I understand and value the importance of exercise and resistance […]


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