I’m here because I had a serious problem–I ❤ exercise–always have–but was frustrated with all the ‘exercisey’ stuff in the world. What’s best for me?? Which programs and equipment would take me to that happy place where exercise would transform my life?

I wanted someone to explain how each exercisey thing worked so I could decide if I should dive in with my time and money and give it a shot.

AND—I needed all that information from a woman’s eyes…

I never found that place so I created it…

Welcome to One Strong Southern Girl!


Because with 100% conviction I believe that exercise can make every woman’s life better. And I want to help you feel amazing and beautiful and be the best badass you that there is!!

Exercise should never feel too complicated to try (or make you want to go eat a bag of chips instead of figuring out where to start).

✔My goal is to help simplify all the nuts and bolts that make up your exercise program so that exercise is a natural fit in your day and not something you ever dread.

Keep reading to find out how I can help you!

Recent Posts

Insanity Asylum–Tons of Incredible Cardio Workouts for Women

January 10, 2019

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10 Amazing Five-Star Cathe Friedrich Workouts on Amazon

January 4, 2019

Check out these ten workouts for women that promise total body results. Discover which Cathe Friedrich workouts have the highest rating on Amazon's customer reviews. I

The 12 Best Resources for Your Home Workout Plan

December 28, 2018

The 12 Best Resources for Working Out at Home (That You Haven’t Thought of Yet) Home exercise can be a challenge. It’s all too easy to get sidetracked with life when you’re at home. I

Some of What You’ll Find at One Strong Southern Girl

  • realistic picture of what you can expect from some of the most popular exercise videos, equipment and services
  • Exercise resources, tips and information to help you shape the perfect fitness routine that fits your life
  • Motivation and encouragement to keep you excited about exercise
  • Honest reviews and information about fun events like the Tough Mudder (from a woman’s point of view)
  • Detailed information about the best places to find beautiful, high-quality workout clothes
  • Exercise video clips to help you perfect your form while giving you ideas of new moves to try out

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Popular Posts

The Best Beachbody Programs for Women...

First of all, here are the two things that make a workout (or exercise program) amazing for me: 1)Effectiveness 2)Fun.

The length of the routine, the personality of the instructor, how much equipment is required, etc. are all important to me, too.

But it’s how effective and fun a program is that keeps me going back to it. 

It’s also important to mix things up frequently.  Doing the same series or workouts over and over is not only boring but can lead to a fitness plateau (where you stop seeing results).

Variety is a vital component to an effective exercise program.

With all this in mind, here are my top picks for:  The Best Beachbody Programs for Women…Read the full post…

What No One Tells Women About Running...

10 Training Secrets Guaranteed to Make You Feel Like a Runner–So, you did it.  You signed up for a long run.  You printed out a training plan, ordered fancy running shoes, some tights with a flashy print, an industrial-strength sports bra, new ear buds and a heart rate monitor.

And then you started running…

And somewhere around mile 5 you realized something.





Read the full post…

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Fitness...

If you could go back in time what would you tell your younger (teenage) self about your body and fitness?

Do you ever hear a group of teenage girls talking about pretty much anything and think…Wow, did I ever think like that?  

Overhearing the conversations of a younger generation of girls often makes me think of my own teenage years. Read the full post…

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 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

“Thank you! I love Cathe Friedrich and love your reviews of her stuff; I use them to gauge what I should order next in my quest to have them all!…Thanks so much for your thorough and honest reviews.”–Charline

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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.






“Life is complicated. Fitness doesn’t have to be.”

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