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Your Purpose in Life is Not Fat Loss

For years, I put my life on hold: all I did was grind away, working towards fat loss. When I say it was all I did, I’m not exaggerating: I didn’t have any hobbies and I avoided doing almost everything that wasn’t centered around fat loss, because I was so nervous that it would interfere […]

Dec, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Larissa Mercado-López

Name: Larissa M. Mercado-López Age: 35 Location: Fresno, CA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? There is a word in Spanish that I try to embody — chingona, or badass. The word is powerful for me because it comes from my identity as a Chicana, a woman of Mexican descent, and can […]

Why Not Having Children is a Valid and Healthy Choice

Women are constantly questioned about our reproductive choices: How many kids are you going to have, and when? Are you going to breastfeed? Do you use birth control or support reproductive rights? Are you, as a pregnant woman, really going to eat that food or lift that weight? It’s impossible to answer these questions in […]

A Travel Strength Circuit (For When You Have No Space At All)

If your holidays look anything like mine, you’re visiting family or friends, the house where you’re staying is full of people, and while you might be lucky enough to snag a bed in which to sleep, that’s basically all the space you have to yourself. You may also have great intentions about exercising regularly during […]

What is Pain and Why Do We Experience It?

When it comes to knowing pain, the science is clear: knowledge is powerful [1-7]. The more I learn about this incredibly complex topic, the more empowered and excited I am about my own body and that of all humans. One of the most rewarding things that I get to do is share information about how […]

What’s the Deal With Incontinence?

I had the most embarrassing incident two years ago when I was presenting at a fitness workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I peed my pants. Worse than that: I was photographed with other industry leaders, there was a visible a wet patch on my leggings on the published photo — a photo which was posted […]

GGS Spotlight: Kelly Bruno

Name: Kelly Bruno Age: 33 Location: San Diego, CA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  I am honored to be considered a Girl Gone Strong. I’ve spent most of my life proving to myself (and I guess to the world) that I’m no different than anyone else even if I’m missing […]

How to Talk to Our Children About Body Diversity

Whether you’re a parent or not, there’s a good chance that, if you have children in your life, whether a sibling, niece or nephew, of children of friends, you’ve likely had the “pleasure” to live a moment where a child opens their mouth to make what can be perceived as a mortifying comment about someone’s […]

Why You Need Good Wrist Mobility

The wrist is an area of the body, and yet we don’t often think about it when we’re training. However, it plays an important role in upper body function. If you’ve ever had wrist pain in a push-up or a plank, or felt like it was hard to grip the bar in a bodyweight exercise, […]

How Gratitude Helped Me Get Comfortable in the Gym

When I was younger, I hated working out with what I considered to be traditional fitness methods. Gym class, which mainly meant running laps and doing crunches, was not a class that I enjoyed. This isn’t to say that I wasn’t active: I played basketball and soccer, and those required hours of practice every week. […]

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