Check out all of the home exercise resources by One Strong Southern Girl

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What My Readers Are Saying…

“Mickie, I am new to your blog, and I love reading your articles and workout reviews!!… Reading your 20 Smart Things to do to Make a Home Exercise Program Last are GREAT tips!  I think I do every one of them, so I guess you are on to something!!!  Keep up the great work on your blog and articles.” –Cherie

“I’m in love with your website! I stopped going to a gym a few years because I got so frustrated with how crowded it was all the time. I started working out at home but was still worried that I’d done the wrong thing and needed to go back to the gym.  Then I found your website and it’s made all the difference!  I feel SO GOOD about working out at home now! THANK YOU!! ” –Sharon

“I just discovered your blog today, and am enjoying your Cathe reviews. I am a die hard Cathe (Friedrich) fan and always interested to see what others think, and I appreciate your encouraging comments and funny observations. Thanks for writing these up!”–Carrie

Who is One Strong Southern Girl?

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Hi there! I’m Mickie, the founder and owner of One Strong Southern Girl.

I’m a 20-year licensed and board certified Physician Assistant, former personal trainer, lifelong tomboy as well as a wife, mom, sister and small town girl from Tennessee.

Over the last 20 years I’ve used home exercise exclusively to train and complete 2 Tough Mudders and a Spartan Sprint as well as other obstacle races and running events.

I believe we all have special gifts that can serve others in this world and I’m on an adventure to try and fulfill that mission by helping other women live their best lives fit and happy.

I’m so excited to be a part of your fitness routine! I truly believe that exercise can make every woman’s life better.




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Because your exercise program is like your life–always changingI'll help make it easy to stay on top of your (fitness) game.

Life is complicated.Fitness doesn't have to be.


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