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Are Fat Loss and Feminism Mutually Exclusive?

I identify as a feminist. That is: “A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I am unafraid of other definitions, often thrown around by folks who are directly threatened by women in power or conditioned to believe we shouldn’t have it. A common question I’m […]

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 […]

How To Train If You Have Hypothyroidism or PCOS

Training modifications for Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid If you have Hashimoto’s or thyroid trouble, chances are one or more of the following scenarios will sound familiar when it comes to your workouts: You can’t muster the energy to train at all. You can train for a few days, only to hit a wall and need several days […]

Five Unexpected Side Effects of My Love Affair With Iron

It’s been ten years since I began my love affair with iron, and I find myself looking back on our affair, reminiscing about how much I’ve grown and the lessons I’ve learned. As with all love affairs, we’ve had our ups and downs. There have been times when I hated the iron, and times when […]

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 […]

From the Ground Up: Strengthen Your Foundation and Build Better Movement

In my last article, Beyond Strength: How to Incorporate Natural Movements In Your Strength Routine I talked about natural movement and shared different get-up variations that you can be added to your current strength training routine. Today I want to take a step back and play with different natural movements that you can do while […]

My Body, My Business

I spent a sizable part of my life obsessed with the notion that something was horribly wrong with my body. Specifically, that it was too big, and I needed to be smaller. Leaner. Skinny. It felt like that message was everywhere and seemed to stand squarely between the life I wanted and me. It wasn’t […]

How Women Can Nail One-Arm Push-ups

I can’t tell you how often I hear women say they can’t do push-ups. What’s more, I continue to see trainers instructing female clients to perform “girly” push-ups, with their knees on the floor. “Girly” push-ups. This term gets me heated, ladies. For many, this modification, actually limits or delays progress and strength gains—and to […]

Oct, 11 Jen Comas Mindset

Why Your Weight Fluctuates

The last two years of my life have been a wild ride, packed full of changes, both awesome and chaotic. Two biggies started it all: the amicable end of my marriage and a cross-country move. These two changes led me to leave a company that I worked for, partly owned, and loved. I then threw […]

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. […]

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