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Sep, 28 Jen Comas Mindset

Managing Your Expectations: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Several years ago, I was following a pretty strict meal plan in hopes of losing some body fat. I could only white-knuckle my way through the meal plan for so long before I started sneaking in extras, usually in the form of nuts and nut butter. I’d toss back a heaping spoonful of almond butter […]

Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?

Asking whether or not being really lean is really worth it — in the fitness industry, no less — might seem like an odd thing to consider, particularly to people for whom “fitness” and “leanness” are almost interchangeable. At the very least, the quest to be “more fit” is often synonymous with “getting leaner,” and in […]

Sep, 23 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Lucy Liang

Name: Lucy Liang Age: 27 Location: Seattle, WA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Acknowledging ownership of what you can control today. Finding peace with what you cannot just yet. Making choices authentic to you, not what you think others want. Understanding that progress is action over inaction. And embracing “strength” […]

How to Combat Stress Eating

Disclaimer: the intent of this article is to give proactive suggestions to women to help prevent seeking self-comfort from food during occasional increases in chronic stress. For a list of behaviors that may indicate the need to consult with a professional regarding emotional eating, please see the bottom of this article. Cookies and wine are […]

Strongest You Coaching F.A.Q.

What is Strongest You Coaching (SYC)? Strongest You Coaching is a nine-month online group coaching program that addresses nutrition, training, mindset and self-care. SYC gives you the knowledge and skills to reach your goals in a sustainable way that enhances your life. In this program you will learn habits and skills to eat and move […]

Beyond Mastery: Kettlebell Flow Workout

Kettlebells are beginning to become more of a household name. They are popping up in more and more gyms and local stores, and of course they really can’t be missed on the internet and social media these days. We see the GOOD, the BAD, and all too often the absolutely UGLY movements. Mastery of the […]

5 Life-Changing Nutrition Tips for New Moms

Nothing has tested my relationship with food like pregnancy and the early postpartum months did! There are a couple main nutrition challenges that new moms commonly face: First, it can be incredibly difficult at times to simply remember to eat, or to eat enough, when you’re caring for a tiny human that demands the majority […]

Debunking Nutrition Myths for the Vegan Strength Athlete

I’ve been a vegan for 17 years now, and in that time, I’ve seen the movement grow and change significantly. The great news is that vegan “cheese” no longer tastes like rubber, and most meat analogs aren’t like munching salty plastic anymore (huzzah!) Most restaurants, particularly in large cities, easily accommodate a vegan lifestyle these […]

Sep, 11 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Carolina Belmares

Name:  Carolina Belmares Age:  35 Location:  Barrie, Ontario. Canada What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Being you, in your own terms. And the world can keep on rolling! How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started? I’ve been strength training for six years, and first got […]

3 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Client

As a fitness professional, it is likely that women represent a considerable percentage of your training population. And, chances are, at least some of these women will at some point go through pregnancy and childbirth. Exciting! There are many ways in which you as a coach, can help your pregnant clients. One simple way to […]

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