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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. […]

How to Give Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Advice

Note from Molly Galbraith:  Erika was originally going to present this topic at this year’s Women’s Fitness Summit, a fitness event we have sponsored for three years. However, due to a family emergency, she couldn’t be there. We are so grateful she was willing to write an article for on her topic so that the […]

What No One Tells You About Early Post Pregnancy

The intricacies of post-pregnancy can be difficult to describe. It’s one of those life experiences you only truly “get” once you go through it. I had been working with pregnant and postpartum women for years prior to becoming pregnant myself, and consider myself extremely fortunate to have heard hundreds of stories about life with a […]

What Women Should Eat to Build Muscle

If you’re looking for information to help you build muscle, you’ve come to the right place. At Girls Gone Strong, we believe that what is “right” for you is entirely up to you, and that the ultimate way to empower you is to give you the space to make all of the decisions you want […]

How To Add Gymnastics to Your Workout Program

Gymnasts have long been darlings of the Olympics. They captivate us with the power, grace, precision, strength, awareness and body control that define their performances and their sport—making the most difficult moves look effortless, all while wearing a smile! We’re riveted by Cirque du Soleil performers and American Ninja Warrior competitors for the same reasons. These […]

Why I Put Myself First

I put myself first. On my to-do list. On my priority list. In my life. I was not taught to do this. I did not learn it in my home of origin or by watching women around me. In fact, that opposite is something we perhaps unconsciously preach to one another on a daily basis. […]

Sep, 21 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Staci Bond

Name:   Staci Bond Age: 45 Location: Cincinnati, OH How did you find out about the Girls Gone Strong community? I am an avid exerciser and was looking for some new training ideas. I found the GGS website while looking online at many different fitness sites and was intrigued by how well articulated and “real” the […]

7 Food Epiphanies That Set Me Free

Food epiphanies. Ever had one? Like, when you discover maybe you do actually like Brussel sprouts, or when you realize that mayonnaise is the best condiment of all time? (If you don’t agree, you’re wrong). Over the last three or four years I’ve had several food epiphanies that have transformed my relationship with food forever. […]

Sep, 18 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Brenda Reid

Name:   Brenda Reid Age: 47 Location: Colorado How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? A friend of mine shared it with me after finding it transformational for herself. I lurked the Facebook site for about 18 months before finally signing up for Strongest You Coaching. What do you do? I work in software […]

How To Tell If “Eating in Moderation” Is Right For You

Moderation, I kinda love you. Thank you for making nutrition and dieting sane again, we’re all oh-so-glad you’re back. But, you see, the thing is, now may not be the best time for me to get into a new relationship. I’ve got a lot going on, I’m going to be really busy and well… it’s […]

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