Mar
17
2015

4 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other Women

  Remember high school? The social politics were ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t wait to be an adult!   I knew that I would grow up, and all of that “popular kids” vs “nobodies” stuff would go away.   Somehow, though, “grown-up life” ended up feeling like more of the same. […]

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Jessie Mundell
Mar
13
2015

How To Make Labor And Delivery Easier: 5 Tips

  Preparing for labor and delivery is a really interesting topic of discussion.   For first-time moms, or women who are having a vaginal birth for the first time, trying to imagine the sensations that your body will go through in labor is something that is on the top of the mind for most.   I […]

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Karen Smith
Mar
10
2015

How To Do A Kettlebell Snatch

  What is it about the Kettlebell Snatch?   We all know that every time someone says “snatch” there are chuckles around the room or gym, especially if the audience are not other kettlebell lifters.   But in all seriousness, everyone wants to rush to kettlebell snatching because it is an advanced skill and it […]

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GGS
Mar
6
2015

GGS Spotlight: Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)

  Name:Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB) Age: 37 Location: Minneapolis, MN What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, Girls Gone Strong stands for purpose and action. Yes, we derive our physical strength from our hard work in the gym but that strength has a way of bleeding into all areas of […]

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Mar
3
2015

How To Do A Bent Press

  I’m gonna be honest with you: There really aren’t too many movements that I don’t like to do in the gym with any toy I have at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It’s often reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a kettlebell swing!” […]

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Feb
24
2015

Top 5 Nutrition Myths: Busted

    Despite years of research and top-quality science, the world of nutrition is still riddled with flawed thinking.   Most people feel that because they eat, they must be experts in nutrition.   However, it’s not really their fault if their reasoning is wrong. Most people get their nutrition beliefs from the news and […]

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Feb
20
2015

Ask Ann: Why Do My Hips Pop And Snap?

  Hi Ann! Thanks for your article on cracking knees. I have a question about strange popping/snapping sensations in my hip. I have a problem that occurs occasionally with a weird feeling of a tendon or muscle rubbing over my hip joint on one side when I walk or run. It also makes a popping […]

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Feb
17
2015

How To Be A Personal Trainer

  When asked how to get started the right way to a successful, fulfilling, and profitable personal training career, my answer is not as quick as you might expect.   First, becoming a trainer is easy. Check this out: Poof! You’re a trainer.   The term is unregistered. This means that anybody can call himself […]

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GGS
Feb
15
2015

Spotlight: Amber Leonard Thome

      Name: Amber Leonard Thome     Age: 28     Location: Houghton, MI     What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a GGS means that I’ve got a strong sense of self. In my 20’s I’ve felt lost, stuck, found, and then the cycle repeats. Over time […]

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Feb
12
2015

4 Tips for Raising Confident Girls

    Finding out I was having a baby girl changed my whole life.   At first I was terrified. I knew the sort of issues she might face, the kinds of self-limiting labels so thoughtlessly handed over with “girl.”   I knew I wanted to raise a ferocious and confident kid, but also that […]

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