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How Strong Can A Woman Get, Really?

“Men are just stronger than women. It’s just a fact.” Well, is it now? This article aims to take a case with common misconceptions and facts regarding women’s ability to get strong and how strong they can get. At a young age, I learned about a glorious (and a soon-to-be frustrating thing) called “weight class.” […]

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Next Steps: Should You Be Hitting 15,000 a Day?

New research shines a light on the benefits of taking more than 10,000 steps a day. Here’s how to know whether you’re ready to step up your daily activity.

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8 Steps to a Safe—And Super Fun!—Summer at the Beach

Sidestep potential health and safety pitfalls with these surefire strategies from beach pro Gabby Reece.

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Why Stretching Something That Hurts Isn’t Always The Answer

It seems like when something hurts the most common advice you get is to stretch it. At face value, this makes sense. When something feels stiff and sore, it’s easy to assume that short muscles are to blame, and the obvious solution would be to try to lengthen them through stretching. However, research is finding […]

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GGS Spotlight: Janae Marie Kroc

Name:   Janae Marie Kroc (Kroczaleski) Age: 44 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It’s about empowering women to pursue their passions (even if goes against what society may deem appropriate for women) and deconstructing the absurd ideas that somehow strength (both physically and psychologically) and muscle are […]

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Exercise Moves You Can Do Anywhere—Even a Packed Gym

Don’t let crowds kill your motivation. This gym workout will help you make the most of small spaces.

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Gender 101 and How to Be An Ally

At Girls Gone Strong we believe there is no wrong way to have a body and recognize that everyone who identifies as a woman is a “real woman.”   As someone who works with and advocates for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, I really value this particular statement from the GGS mission. GGS believes in helping […]

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The Pre-Race Workout That Primes You to Perform

Head into your goal race, calm, rested, and feeling fast with this pre-race workout.

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7 Ways Fitness Professionals Can Help Their Clients Improve Their Body Image

Personal trainers and fitness instructors have a lot of influence when it comes to matters relating to body image. As trusted authorities, they are often privy to intimate information about their clients’ bodies and experiences and have the power to lay the groundwork for meaningful conversations about body image. As a personal trainer, I can’t […]

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You’re Never Too Old for Intervals. Here’s How to Take Advantage

The best exercise for aging muscles? Surprise! It just might be a high-intensity workout. Here’s how to ease into HIIT.

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