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Girls Gone Strong, it’s a Movement and a MINDSET


Last Friday night, Girls Gone Strong hit the 10,000 mark on our Facebook page. That was a pretty monumental point for us considering we’re still a very young movement. I was so inspired last Friday night by the reception of GGS, I wanted to know what being a Girl Gone Strong meant to those who are connecting in.

It’s because of the GGS community that our message is spreading. It’s time for the community to share their individual voices and how they embody being a GGS. I also opened the opportunity to the men incase they wanted to highlight a GGS in their life.

I started receiving emails and read everything from conquering addictions, to setting PR’s in the weight room to raising children. We had feedback from all over the United States, plus London, Australia, Amsterdam, Singapore, Canada and many more locations. Girls Gone Strong is global.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to those who took a moment to share yourself and contribute to the power of this blog post. I can’t find the words to express the satisfaction I felt and countless smiles I had while reading each entry.

Last but not least, with the recent passing of Whitney Houston, they’ve been highlighting many of her songs. I was listening to “Greatest Love of All” and my goodness, does she get it right… Her lyrics couldn’t be more fitting for a GGS:

“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity. Because the greatest love of all, is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all, inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve. Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all…” – Whitney Houston

Now, without further adieu…

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Thank You GGS Community

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The True Measure Of Our Thanksgiving

“Not what we SAY about our blessings, but how we USE them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”-W.T. Purkiser

I hope everyone (who celebrated) had a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. As I mentioned a few days ago, I am not sure I can quantify how thankful I am for the path I’m on and the people who continue to be a part of it.

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Wow it’s been a long time since my last post! Time to brush the dust off!!

First things first…Today, I may have had a lesson in “failure.” It’s not often I don’t “succeed” and it’s a tough pill to swallow.

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Strong Is Both Beautiful & Badass!

My goodness, it’s already been two weeks since the first meeting of the Beautiful Badass Women. Where does the time go?   

Nia, Jen, Julia, Alli, Sarah, Marianne, Molly

 A Quick Recap: The Evolution of the Beautiful Badass Weekend

Things started to evolve with a group of us female trainers / lifters when Bret Contreras compiled a list of his 13 Beautiful Badasses. Bret’s blog post was an extension of Nia Shanks idea that women can be both strong and feminine – hence the term, Beautiful Badass was born. Before this, I had not been exposed to some of these incredible women. Fortunately, the stars aligned and one thing lead to the next…

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