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6 Essential Tips to Help You Stop Binge Eating

Note from GGS: The line between disordered eating behaviors and eating disorders can be a tenuous one, and disordered eating is the greatest predictor of developing an eating disorder, such as (but not limited to) Binge Eating Disorder. If you suffer or suspect you may suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, we encourage you to seek […]

GGS Spotlight: Meg Gallagher a.k.a. Meg Squats

Name: Meg Gallagher a.k.a. Meg Squats Age: 29 What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Girl Gone Strong stands for being someone who was taught that she should be small, and conformed to those expectations until she decided she wanted to follow her heart, and her body,  on a quest to grow […]

Don’t Let the Fitness Industry Tell You What to Do

When I was five years old, my mom would play an album on the record player, put on her leotard, tights, and leg warmers, and do aerobics in our living room. I had my own little leotard and leg warmers, so I’d put mine on, too, and try to keep up with her. We always […]

How to Achieve Healthy Eating Consistency With Reverse Meal Planning

Can we just agree that eating healthy on a consistent basis can be tricky? As a matter of fact, it can feel like mission impossible. As long as life is going smoothly, it doesn’t seem to be a struggle to purchase, download or create a meal plan, and to stick to it. But, when our […]

Apr, 25 GGS GGS-1

Frequently Asked Questions: GGS-1 Coaching Certification

Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.  If you aren’t already on our pre-sale list, you still have time to sign-up. When you get on the list, you’re under no obligation to purchase. It simply means that you’ll get early access to registration and save $200 off the program! Be sure […]

How to Support Your Clients to Move From Disordered Eating Toward Lasting Health

As a personal trainer you attract clients of all sizes who are looking to make behavioral and physical changes in the pursuit of health and wellness. And, you’re committed to helping people achieve exactly that, which is why it’s so important to be aware of the warning signs of disordered eating and eating disorders. Relying […]

Apr, 21 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Reshaunda Thornton

Name: Reshaunda Thornton RD, LD, CSSD Age: 38 Location: St. Louis, MO What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  It means my strength is defined in multiple ways: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, cognitively, physiologically. How long have you been strength training, and how did you get started? I have been strength training […]

3 Situations When You Shouldn’t Push Through Pain

If you’ve read any of my work about pain, you might have a good framework on its complexity. If you haven’t read any of my work on pain, I’d encourage you to start here. Knowing when to stop pushing through pain with exercise can be complicated. Pain, for many people, is frightening after all. My […]

Guilt, Shame, and Helping Your Clients Separate Food From Morality

I’m about to share something that I’ve only ever told one other person throughout the last two decades. Ready? I used to hide in the bathroom at school and eat pizza. Before you send me a message to tell me how gross that is, I implore you to reconsider because: I know. I agonized over […]

How to Create Meaningful Connection and Build Trust With Person-Focused Coaching

As a health or fitness professional, you may be familiar with the “client-centered” approach to coaching, where the client is the authority on their own lives, and the coach works with the client to build their dignity, autonomy, self-determination, self-efficacy, and self-expertise. At Girls Gone Strong, we are of course completely on board with empowering […]