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What Is Behavior-Based Goal Setting? (And How Can It Help You Get Where You Want?)

How many times have you “set a goal,” only to not reach it and then feel disappointed in yourself? This has happened to most of us, and the problem with goal achievement isn’t usually that we “failed” or “didn’t work hard enough” — it’s that our goals weren’t clear and descriptive enough to offer us […]

GGS Spotlight: Roc

Name: Roc Age: 30 Location: Tampa, FL What does it mean to be part of the GGS Community?  Being a person gone strong for me means being on a journey of self-mastery of one’s mind and body connection. How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started? I’ve been strength training […]

How to Be a Size-Friendly Coach (Regardless of Your Own Size)

“Body positivity” has become a buzzword concept of late. Even though the idea may be new to many, the movement grew out of the fat-acceptance movement of the late 60s. Today, influencers and brands are jumping on the body-positive bandwagon in hopes of capitalizing on the trend. The core message of body positivity is that […]

What Are the Components of a Great Warm-Up?

The basic goals of a warm-up are to prepare the body for exercise and to decrease the chance of injury during training. But on top of that, it’s also great time to start to shift your focus away from everything else in life, and to instead mentally prepare for your upcoming workout. A well-designed warm-up […]

Are You Prioritizing Your Own Pleasure?

One of the most common quotes about the path to success is, “fake it till you make it.” While it’s not bad advice when you are thinking about general life principles, it is the actual definition of nonsense when it comes to sexual pleasure. For women, the concept of sexual pleasure is radical, and for […]

4 Ways to Increase the Intensity of Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight training offers a fantastic methodology of training that can be used to improve strength, endurance and really any performance-based results you seek! It helps to fine tune your kinesthetic awareness (i.e., how you move your body through space), allows you to explore and challenge your coordination, and learn to move through different planes of […]

Jun, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Katie Prendergast

Name: Katie Prendergast Age: 29 Location: Denver, CO What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  It means becoming my strongest self and focusing on what I can do better each day in the gym, in business, and to enhance my experience of life. How long have you been strength training, and how […]

Is Your Fitness Practice As Inclusive As You Think It Is?

Many of us see fitness as a luxury, and as something that may or may not be affordable to most. As a Black woman, I saw it for a long time as something that only white people could afford. All of the gyms and studios that I knew of had a large majority of white […]

4 Ways to Boost Your Client’s Confidence

We want our clients to approach their workouts full of confidence and trust in their capabilities. We know they can learn to master everything we program for them, and we want them to realize that for themselves. We understand that every rep won’t be perfect, and some days will be easier than others, but progress […]

The Do’s, Don’ts, Why’s and How’s of Cutting Weight for Strength Sports

The process of cutting weight can be confusing, overwhelming, and discomforting if done improperly. It can come with negative health effects and adversely affect your strength. But cutting weight is a big component to the strategy of strength sports and when done properly can be very advantageous, and an otherwise seamless and pleasant process. Weight […]

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