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Jul, 29 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Jaya Dixit

Name: Jaya Dixit Age: 35 Location: Calgary, AB (Treaty 7 Indigenous territory) What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community?  I want to be part of a movement — a collective of powerful and change-seeking women who want a better world, and who embrace strength training as a metaphor for […]

4 Ways to Support Your Trans Clients Pre- and Post-Op

Our clients come from diverse communities with varying needs and rich backgrounds. We may not always know how best to support them in their journey to wellness. In this article, I hope to specifically address the ways in which you can support your trans and gender nonconforming clients. Educating yourself on working with trans and […]

How Habit-Based Training Can Help You Spend More Time Outdoors

Since I wrote an article for GGS about the benefits of spending more time outdoors, many women have asked the question, “What can I do outside instead of going to the gym?” Today, I want to share my favorite outdoor training tips that can support your fitness goals and expand your movement boundaries with “out […]

The Importance of Community in Fitness

While your fitness pursuits can certainly be a solo affair, there’s one aspect that can be a determining factor when it comes to the consistency with which you move your body, and the longevity of your endeavors: finding a sense of community. Beyond fitness goals, community allows us to find a sense of belonging. It’s […]

Why Different Set and Rep Ranges Are Key to Achieving Your Goals

Are you interested in lifting to achieve a specific goal, but you’re not sure how many reps or sets to do or how much weight you should lift to move you toward your goals? In this article, we’ll discuss some key differences in training for the following goals: Increasing maximum strength Gaining muscle size (hypertrophy) […]

Jul, 15 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Stacy Hobson

Name: Stacy Hobson Age: 38 Location:  Springfield, Ohio What does being a part of the Girls Gone Strong community mean to you?  To me it means standing in our power and just being who we are unapologetically; loving ourselves and all the awesomeness and messiness that makes up our authentic selves. By living our life […]

How to Get Back in the Gym After a Long Hiatus

You’re going to the gym and working hard on your fitness. You’ve got your workout schedule thoroughly organized, you’re in a good groove and feeling great when all of a sudden, something comes up and causes you to start missing workout sessions. Maybe it’s a vacation, holiday, illness, injury, work deadline, or simply a busier-than-usual […]

Strength Training for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re new to training, welcome! We think that getting started with any type of fitness training is awesome (even though you might be feeling a little nervous). Being a beginner at something is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills, figure out which activities you really enjoy, and to create an active lifestyle that […]

Why Maintenance Phases Are Important for Fat Loss

“Months.” “Years.”  “What feels like forever.” These are the most common responses that I receive when I ask new clients who are seeking fat loss how long they have been working towards that goal. Countless women have shared with me that they have been working towards fat loss for what feels like an eternity. They […]

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 […]