Your C-Section Scar: A User’s Guide

Birth is this amazing, complex journey that might have brought along a few souvenirs after nine months. When I talk my kids about their births, we briefly highlight a couple of things that catch their attention, one being the lovely C-section scar as evidence of their entry into this world. I admit, it’s a much […]
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When to Refer Your Pregnant or Postpartum Client to Another Professional

When working with pregnant and postpartum clients, remember that you are just one member of their healthcare team. Your clients will be working with several health professionals throughout their pre- and postnatal experience including some or all of the following: General practitioner Obstetrician-Gynecologist Midwife Pelvic health physiotherapist Doula Registered dietitian Mental health professional Chiropractor Massage […]
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What Coaches Need to Know About Childbirth

It’s important for coaches working with pregnant and postpartum women to understand the birthing process and the implications it may have on a client’s body and her return to exercise, as well as the emotional and psychological impact of the experience. In this article, you will learn about the technical details of the birthing process, […]
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GGS Spotlight: Jaya Dixit

Name: Jaya Dixit Age: 35 Location: Calgary, AB (Treaty 7 Indigenous territory) What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community?  I want to be part of a movement — a collective of powerful and change-seeking women who want a better world, and who embrace strength training as a metaphor for […]
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The Importance of Community in Fitness

While your fitness pursuits can certainly be a solo affair, there’s one aspect that can be a determining factor when it comes to the consistency with which you move your body, and the longevity of your endeavors: finding a sense of community. Beyond fitness goals, community allows us to find a sense of belonging. It’s […]
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GGS Spotlight: Stacy Hobson

Name: Stacy Hobson Age: 38 Location:  Springfield, Ohio What does being a part of the Girls Gone Strong community mean to you?  To me it means standing in our power and just being who we are unapologetically; loving ourselves and all the awesomeness and messiness that makes up our authentic selves. By living our life […]
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How to Get Back in the Gym After a Long Hiatus

You’re going to the gym and working hard on your fitness. You’ve got your workout schedule thoroughly organized, you’re in a good groove and feeling great when all of a sudden, something comes up and causes you to start missing workout sessions. Maybe it’s a vacation, holiday, illness, injury, work deadline, or simply a busier-than-usual […]
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