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5 Surprising Benefits of Strength Training

When we first think of strength training, the gains that come to mind are typically restricted to the gym: following a progressive overload program allows us to lift more from week to week, and depending on our goals, we can see more muscle on our body as well. But what if there was more to […]

5 Fun and Effective Cardio Options for When It’s Cold Outside

Ahhh, cardio… Anyone who knows me knows that it’s definitely not my favorite thing in the world. While I’d often much rather be ripping some heavy weight off the ground with a deadlift or propelling my body through the air with an empowering chin-up, I’ve found ways to make cardio much more exciting than trudging […]

Jan, 20 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Marika Hart

Name: Marika Hart Age: 42 Location: Perth, Australia What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community? I love the GGS community! Part of my role with GGS is spending time hanging out in the Facebook groups with people from all around the globe. I get to “meet” so many amazing […]

5 Foods That Help Improve Digestion

How does improving digestion affect your health and mood? There’s often a strong connection between our mood and how our gut feels. When cramping, bloating, and stomach queasiness appear, we can often feel like it’s the worst day ever. It’s also interesting to note how much our stomach plays a critical role in the direction of […]

3 Roadblocks LGBTQ Women Face in Fitness Spaces

You wouldn’t think that sexual orientation has any influence on physical activity levels, especially if you identify as heterosexual — but the unfortunate reality is that it can, and often does. Being a “sexual minority” is like belonging to an effectively invisible minority group, meaning that unless your sexual orientation is disclosed people will often […]

Jan, 10 Jen Comas Health

Are You Sacrificing Your Health for the Sake of Fitness?

I used to set several alarms each morning in order to drag myself out of bed so that I could get in a workout before I started work at 6 a.m. Prioritizing exercise before work sounds like a good idea, but in order to get in a workout and still be on time for work, […]

How to Add Resistance Training to a Routine You Already Love

Are you an avid yogi or runner? Maybe you’re really into Zumba, cycling, rowing or Barre classes. It seems like there are endless options when it comes to fitness, and chances are, you might be interested in adding resistance training to your weekly routine. Resistance training has gained a lot of traction in recent years, […]

GGS Spotlight: Heather Spears

Name: Heather Spears Age: 41 Location: Seattle, WA How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? A longtime friend of mine appeared in a GGS Spotlight that I saw on Facebook, and I was inspired by her experience with GGS coaching. I then started reading the material on the GGS website about training, nutrition […]

Why You’re Struggling to Reach Your Goals (and How to Set a Goal You’ll Reach)

“This is it!” you say to yourself. “I’m going to lose 40 pounds and get in shape. I’ll join the gym, lift weights seven days a week, and finish each session with an hour of cardio. I’m going to quit eating sugar too! I’ll throw away everything in my fridge and pantry, and I’ll only […]

What Does “Lifting Heavy” Actually Mean?

It’s been amazing to watch more and more women gain an interest in strength training in recent years, evidenced by all of the “strong is the new skinny” memes. But the truth is, strong isn’t really the new anything; strong has always been strong. It’s just finally gaining more of a female audience! Once frequently […]