Welcome to One Strong Southern Girl!

My goal is to simplify your exercise routine because I believe every woman’s life can be enhanced through fitness!

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Popular workout programs I've picked apart for you

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My favorite fitness tools

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My favorite exercise resources

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Fitness tips and information to motivate you on your fitness journey

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Recent Posts

Ten Incredible Gift Ideas for the Woman who Loves Exercise

October 17, 2018

10 Amazing Fitness Gift Ideas for Women So, it's that time again.  Someone somewhere is sitting back waiting to be gifted. And sadly, it's your turn to

Your Definitive Guide to Shift Shop by Beachbody

October 17, 2018

Shift Shop--Everything You Need to Know (Before you try It) “What makes the Shift Shop different is that it’s a ramp-up rapid-build program for 3 weeks.  Each week the

What is Body Groove? (And Is It the Right Workout for You?)

October 16, 2018

Is Body Groove for You? (A Body Groove Review) I’ve been pretty excited to review the Body Groove program. Why?  Because Body Groove is about as far outside my comfort zone and

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.





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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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