Girls Gone Strong
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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Girls Gone Strong
Feb
10
2015

Advisory Board Spotlight: Erin Brown

      Name:   Erin Brown   Age:  32   Location: Lawrence, KS   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means having the opportunity to be an example of the many ways girls and women can be strong. So much in the fitness industry and the general culture primarily asks […]

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Karen Smith
Feb
6
2015

How To Do A Pull-up: Everything You Need To Know

  “I CAN’T do a pull-up!”   Does this comment resonate with you? Well, you are not alone. There are three big reasons I would say most females (and some males) cannot do pull-ups:   First, you have listened to someone tell you that you CAN’T.   Second, you have convinced yourself that you CAN’T! […]

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Jessie Mundell
Feb
3
2015

Exercising During Pregnancy: Third Trimester

    A common question I get from many of the Mamas I work with is: “How long can I continue working out hard while I’m pregnant?”   And I don’t blame them.   On the one hand you have the camp that tells you to, “only walk and do yoga,” as soon as you […]

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Jan
30
2015

GGS Spotlight: Dr. Alison Chen, ND

      Name: Dr. Alison Chen, Naturopathic Doctor   Age: 30 – I’m turning 31 on Feb 15th.   Location: I’m currently travelling through Uruguay, but I’m originally from Toronto, Canada.   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means having the strength and courage to know myself […]

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Jan
27
2015

Ask Ann: Why Do I Pee When I Work Out?

  “Hi Ann, I have an embarrassing issue that I’ve never discussed with anyone except my girlfriends. When I do box jumps or double unders, I pee a little bit in my pants. I’ve talked to all of my girlfriends who have had kids, and they all say that it’s normal to leak urine after […]

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Jan
23
2015

What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

    (Note from GGS: We get a lot of questions at Girls Gone Strong regarding exercise addiction and dependence. “How do I know if I’m addicted to exercise?” “Why do I feel so guilty if I miss a training session?” “I HATE rest days! Do I have to take them?”   This is a […]

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Jonathon Mummert
Jan
20
2015

Menstrual Matters (Part 3) – Training With Your Menstrual Cycle

  I quickly covered some of the basics of program design in Menstrual Matters (Part 2) – Personalizing A Program Based on Your Schedule and will expound upon that in more detail here.   In this article we will cover why having a well thought out training program is important and things to consider when designing […]

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Jan
16
2015

GGS Spotlight: Artemis Scantalides

      Name: Artemis Scantalides (NASM-CPT, Certified Kettlebell Instructor: SFG II, RKC II, Black Belt: Kung Fu)   Age: I just turned 39 on January 11, 2015.   Location: I live in Boston, MA, and co-own Iron Body Studios with my boyfriend Eric Gahan in Needham, MA, a suburb just 8 miles west of Boston. […]

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