By: Rachel Mangold Edited by: Bridget Salice I hear about it all the time and have experienced it myself. Some guy interrupts your workout to comment on your physique, your lifting form, or to blatantly hit on you. It’s uncomfortable, annoying, and even scary at times. I’ve ended my workout early and simply left the… Read More Don’t let that weird guy at the gym deter you from working out…
By: Rachel Mangold Edited by: Miya Stewart This article contains some sensitive material about self-harm, please read at your own discretion. If you or anyone you know is considering self-harm, please reach out. National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Franklin County Hotline: 614-221-5445 Last year, on the one-year anniversary of my suicide attempt (February 19th, 2017), I… Read More My Recovery Update
By: Rachel Mangold Edited by: Zachary Sparks I never used to be one to get injured. I’ve never broken a bone and, other than the common case of shin splints during high school cross country, I’ve always been physically healthy. However, this past year I’ve thrown out my lower back, strained my bicep, and injured… Read More How to Get back into the Gym After Injury
By: Rachel Mangold Edited by: Zachary Sparks Right now, it’s pretty trendy to see online fitness influencers selling programs and workout regimens. However, how do we know if they’re really qualified? In some cases, they are. More often than not, unfortunately, they aren’t. As a certified personal trainer, I understand the requirements and values it… Read More You want to hire a personal trainer? Great, here’s what you should look for!
If you’ve ever seen that viral video of a woman smashing a watermelon between her legs, then you know of Kortney Olson. Kortney is a badass woman who has created a business built to inspire, encourage, and uplift women across the world. But she didn’t create a kick-ass fitness apparel company without hardship. I’ve had… Read More Who is Kortney Olson and what is she doing for GRRRLs?
Adopt, don’t shop. We see this slogan everywhere; splashed all over social media. It is an amazing movement that I fully support. However, this past February I walked into my neighborhood Petland with a heavy heart and walked out with my first dog and a significantly lighter wallet. His name is Drogo, after a Game… Read More I bought a $4,000 Dog at Petland