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Girls Gone Strong

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Girls Gone Strong!   This week I released the 48th episode of the WOW podcast and my guest was someone who I have been hankering to get on.    My badass lady is Molly Galbraith co-founder of Girls Gone Strong.  Girls Gone Strong was started in 2011 by 7 women who wanted to change the […]

Letting Go Of Pretty To Find Strong

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  For the past 4 weeks I have been following a specific Strength Training program with my flatmate Lisa Brown from Innervate Health and Fitness. It is the first one I have stuck to in YEARS and it is only due to the amazing programming of Bret Contreras (THE Glute Guy!!) that I am sticking […]

How To Work Out Around Your Menstrual Cycle

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  (Note:  This article originally appeared on the PTDC website )   The menstrual cycle lies at the core of a female’s health and well-being, and yet, it is rarely talked about in an in-depth manner within many personal trainer–client relationships. Whether her goal is to improve strength, gain muscle, or lose fat, you can […]

The 2016 Book List For Fellow Nerds

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  I adore books and it is a dream of mine to one day have a library inside my house. The kind that boasts jam packed shelves from the floor to the ceiling on all walls. I have a pretty solid reading habit; one that was started at around 3 years of age and has […]

The Two Most Important Words PT Say – It Depends

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  Have you ever asked a burning fitness question to a personal trainer, expecting a long winded answer, only to get – “it depends”.   Questions such as ‘what are the best foods for fat loss’, or ‘what exercises should I be doing to strip fat?’.  Seems like straight forward questions to be asking. I […]

Life Lessons From TV Show Naked And Afraid

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Imagine yourself completely naked, every part of your body exposed to the elements.   You don’t even have access to a leaf to cover up any important man or lady bits – just you, your skin and the elements.   How does that make you feel? A little uncomfortable?  Or really squirmy and uncomfortable?   […]

The Wankerfication Of The Fitness Industry Pt 2: Solutions

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In the words of the esteemed Ron Burgandy Part 1 “escalated quickly”…  Fortunately no one was stabbed in the heart as a result – well, maybe there was some metaphorical stabbing going on (I did get a couple of messages from friends asking me if I thought they were a wanker – the answer was […]

Disordered Eating and The Rise Of The Competitive Fitness Model

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Sports Models. Fitness Models. Bikini Models. They’re everywhere. In the health and fitness world it seems that the fad du jour is training for a “Sports model/’enter-whatever-specific-division-name-is-appropriate” competition. I’ve lost count of how many girls I have met in recent times who are ‘dieting down’ and training hard to enter their first female fitness model […]

 

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