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 Monday Motivation | Geek Girl Power!     Let me tell you about how powerful our community is, and how you can now wear it.  May 28, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Geek Girl Power!

 

Let me tell you about how powerful our community is,
and how you can now wear it.

May 28, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Lucky Number 13 (Deadpool) Playlist  This playlist is a little all over the place but would Deadpool have it any other way?  May 21, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Lucky Number 13 (Deadpool) Playlist

This playlist is a little all over the place
but would Deadpool have it any other way?

May 21, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | A Wellness Goal Check-in  Reflecting on our wellness goals is a good idea. Let's do it together on Instagram! This week I began posting Instagram story templates  @GeekGirlstrong  and they seem to be a hit. Here's the newest one:  May 14, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | A Wellness Goal Check-in

Reflecting on our wellness goals is a good idea. Let's do it together on Instagram!
This week I began posting Instagram story templates @GeekGirlstrong and they seem to be a hit.
Here's the newest one:

May 14, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | 8 Ways to Get More Steps in  Whether you are counting them or not, getting in steps is good for all of us.  May 07, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | 8 Ways to Get More Steps in

Whether you are counting them or not, getting in steps is good for all of us.

May 07, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Deadpool Style!  I know, I know, we're talking about a different movie this week ...but hear me out.  April 30, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Deadpool Style!

I know, I know, we're talking about a different movie this week
...but hear me out.

April 30, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Your Plate & MyPlate  "The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday relegated the government’s well-known food pyramid to the sands of history, unveiling a new, simpler image of a plate divided into basic food groups."  April 23, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Your Plate & MyPlate

"The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday relegated the government’s well-known food pyramid to the sands of history, unveiling a new, simpler image of a plate divided into basic food groups."

April 23, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Avengers: Infinity War Workout Playlist  We beat Thanos at  Fangirl Health Club  yesterday, here's an aid for your battle today! (Hint, it's a playlist.)  April 16, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Avengers: Infinity War Workout Playlist

We beat Thanos at Fangirl Health Club yesterday,
here's an aid for your battle today!
(Hint, it's a playlist.)

April 16, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 SUPERFIT SPONSORED TRAINER ROBYN WARREN  Superfit Hero is proud to sponsor body positive trainers and gyms from around the world. Our goal is to connect people to body positive resources near them. We interviewed Robyn Warren, founder of  Geek Girl Strong . Robyn's training, based in Brooklyn, New York, is catered to women (and some men) who want a nontraditional experience in their gym. Robyn's clients consist of people of all levels of fitness and a common interest in all things geeky!  April 04, 2018

SUPERFIT SPONSORED TRAINER ROBYN WARREN

Superfit Hero is proud to sponsor body positive trainers and gyms from around the world. Our goal is to connect people to body positive resources near them. We interviewed Robyn Warren, founder of Geek Girl Strong. Robyn's training, based in Brooklyn, New York, is catered to women (and some men) who want a nontraditional experience in their gym. Robyn's clients consist of people of all levels of fitness and a common interest in all things geeky!

April 04, 2018


 Monday Motivation | Self-Reminders  This Monday I'd like to simply share some positive affirmations or "good things to remind myself of"... as I like to think of them.  April 09, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Self-Reminders

This Monday I'd like to simply share some positive affirmations or "good things to remind myself of"... as I like to think of them.

April 09, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | 5 ways to find a work-out you actually like  The best work-out for you is the one you're actually going to do.  April 02, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | 5 ways to find a work-out you actually like

The best work-out for you is the one you're actually going to do.

April 02, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Reading Food  If you're buying food in the U.S. (or anywhere really) you probably know how hard it is to shop "healthy". It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!  March 26, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Reading Food

If you're buying food in the U.S. (or anywhere really) you probably know how hard it is to shop "healthy".
It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!

March 26, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | A Jessica Jones Workout Playlist  March's  Fangirl Health Club  was in honor of our favorite Defender, Jessica Jones.  Here's the "No Filter" playlist.   March 19, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | A Jessica Jones Workout Playlist

March's Fangirl Health Club was in honor of our favorite Defender, Jessica Jones.
Here's the "No Filter" playlist.

March 19, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Geek Girl Strong on Patreon!  Have you been wanting to dip your toes into the pool of nerdy/geeky fitness & wellness? This Monday, we have something to help with that!  March 12, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Geek Girl Strong on Patreon!

Have you been wanting to dip your toes into the pool of nerdy/geeky fitness & wellness? This Monday, we have something to help with that!

March 12, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | How to: Eat Mindfully During convention Season  Food can be a sensitive topic. Conventions don't make it any easier.  February 26, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | How to: Eat Mindfully During convention Season

Food can be a sensitive topic.
Conventions don't make it any easier.

February 26, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Another Dora Milaje Workout  ...because why not?!  Greetings, motivated friends. Another week is upon us: last week I shared a playlist for Dora Milaje training, this week I offer you an accompanying work-out!  February 19, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Another Dora Milaje Workout

...because why not?!

Greetings, motivated friends.
Another week is upon us: last week I shared a playlist for Dora Milaje training, this week I offer you an accompanying work-out!

February 19, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | A playlist for Dora Milaje in training  I don't usually put out playlist one right after the other but I got A LOT of requests to share it ASAP.  This one is for the  Adorned Ones .    February 12, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | A playlist for Dora Milaje in training

I don't usually put out playlist one right after the other but I got A LOT of requests to share it ASAP.

This one is for the Adorned Ones.
 

February 12, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Fangirl Health Club X: Agents of Self-Care Playlist!  January's  Fangirl Health Club  was all about moving with a seductive kind of power and confidence. Who better to choose as the playlist inspiration than Red Sparrow and Black Widow.  February 05, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Fangirl Health Club X: Agents of Self-Care Playlist!

January's Fangirl Health Club was all about moving with a seductive kind of power and confidence.
Who better to choose as the playlist inspiration than Red Sparrow and Black Widow.

February 05, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Super Teams, Everyone Needs 'em  "You are the company you keep."  January 29, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Super Teams, Everyone Needs 'em

"You are the company you keep."

January 29, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | 1up Wellness Challenge edition!  What if you could get motivation sent directly to your inbox?!  January 22, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | 1up Wellness Challenge edition!

What if you could get motivation sent directly to your inbox?!

January 22, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | 5 Types of Physical Activity For Angry Feels  Anger isn't always a bad thing, especially if you work it out. If the beginning of the week has already been tough on you, try these out!  January 15, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | 5 Types of Physical Activity For Angry Feels

Anger isn't always a bad thing, especially if you work it out.
If the beginning of the week has already been tough on you, try these out!

January 15, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Monday Motivation | Tina Belcher's Booty Shakin' Playlist  Get this week moving... with your butt.  This playlist starts with your biggest crush and finishes off with some cool-down slow jams.   January 08, 2018 by Robyn Warren

Monday Motivation | Tina Belcher's Booty Shakin' Playlist

Get this week moving... with your butt.
This playlist starts with your biggest crush and finishes off with some cool-down slow jams.

January 08, 2018 by Robyn Warren


 Cardio Hacks!  Hello, my name is Robyn and I hate cardio.  December 04, 2017 by Robyn Warren

Cardio Hacks!

Hello, my name is Robyn and I hate cardio.

December 04, 2017 by Robyn Warren


 11 Ways to take a time-out  Today I bring you a list of ways to get +1 on your Magic, one for every month you’ve survived this year.  November 27, 2017 by Robyn Warren

11 Ways to take a time-out

Today I bring you a list of ways to get +1 on your Magic, one for every month you’ve survived this year.

November 27, 2017 by Robyn Warren


 Level Up Your Health  by RW · FEBRUARY 16, 2017  Taking care of yourself is super important, we get this messaging all the time (think of how safety presentations on planes instruct you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else) but most of us still feel guilty when we do something for ourselves. I hope to aid in changing that by bringing some of the self-care/health focused aspects of Geek Girl Strong here to Tormalyne, because all of this is so much easier to do with friends.

Level Up Your Health

by RW · FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Taking care of yourself is super important, we get this messaging all the time (think of how safety presentations on planes instruct you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else) but most of us still feel guilty when we do something for ourselves. I hope to aid in changing that by bringing some of the self-care/health focused aspects of Geek Girl Strong here to Tormalyne, because all of this is so much easier to do with friends.


 Love yourself Playlist  by RW · FEBRUARY 14, 2017    A Valentine's playlist just for you.   Loving yourself isn't selfish, it's positively rebellious.

Love yourself Playlist

by RW · FEBRUARY 14, 2017

 A Valentine's playlist just for you.
Loving yourself isn't selfish, it's positively rebellious.


 My Life since NYCC 2016   by  Stormy  · November 24, 2016  Well, this piece is coming to you way later than intended. Life has been so different since I was laying in my bed contemplating not wearing my Misty Knight cosplay out of general fear and anxiety.  Would people hate it? Say it looked lazy and sloppy? Would I get harassed as I have heard happens to so many women at conventions? Would I feel good about how I looked no matter what others thought and like I was representing my health coaching business well?  Now, I wake up to anxiety over the state of the country I was born and live in. The state of the world. Every day feels like I am waking up the day after a bad break-up, when I have that stomach turning moment of “Oh, that’s right. It’s all really happening.” My Misty Knight anxiety seems so… silly.

My Life since NYCC 2016

by Stormy · November 24, 2016

Well, this piece is coming to you way later than intended. Life has been so different since I was laying in my bed contemplating not wearing my Misty Knight cosplay out of general fear and anxiety.

Would people hate it? Say it looked lazy and sloppy? Would I get harassed as I have heard happens to so many women at conventions? Would I feel good about how I looked no matter what others thought and like I was representing my health coaching business well?

Now, I wake up to anxiety over the state of the country I was born and live in. The state of the world. Every day feels like I am waking up the day after a bad break-up, when I have that stomach turning moment of “Oh, that’s right. It’s all really happening.” My Misty Knight anxiety seems so… silly.


 Super Cool people doing Super cool Things That I Like Right Now: Geek girl Strong  October 16, 2016  If you've been hanging out with us for a while, you've heard me sing the praises of Robyn at  Geek Girl Strong . She's a wonderful, positive, uplifting spirit who knows a hell of a lot about getting healthy (she also makes a  really cute model  if I do say so myself). I've been following the Geek Girl Strong online challenges and working out one-on-one with Robyn for the second half of this year, and I'm making serious improvements to my health + fitness. Come meet Robyn and  join the Geek Girl strong fanclub !

Super Cool people doing Super cool Things That I Like Right Now: Geek girl Strong

October 16, 2016

If you've been hanging out with us for a while, you've heard me sing the praises of Robyn at Geek Girl Strong. She's a wonderful, positive, uplifting spirit who knows a hell of a lot about getting healthy (she also makes a really cute model if I do say so myself). I've been following the Geek Girl Strong online challenges and working out one-on-one with Robyn for the second half of this year, and I'm making serious improvements to my health + fitness. Come meet Robyn and join the Geek Girl strong fanclub!


 Geek Girl Of The Month - Robyn Of Geek Girl Strong   By  Sandra Gisi  - Aug 1, 2016   Here at Geek Girl Brunch we are proud of our many accomplished members and officers. That’s why we decided to start a new blog series called “Geek Girl of the Month”. Each month we will highlight an amazing member of our community with a special post.  This month, we have chosen  Robyn  from GGB NYC! Robyn was nominated by GGB co-founder Jamila.

Geek Girl Of The Month - Robyn Of Geek Girl Strong 

By Sandra Gisi -Aug 1, 2016

Here at Geek Girl Brunch we are proud of our many accomplished members and officers. That’s why we decided to start a new blog series called “Geek Girl of the Month”. Each month we will highlight an amazing member of our community with a special post.

This month, we have chosen Robyn from GGB NYC! Robyn was nominated by GGB co-founder Jamila.


 Stew Peas (with Beef): A Hearty Jamaican Recipe   AUTHOR    Robyn     DATE   March 30, 2016    I decided to make a recipe that my grandmother has been making for our family my entire life and before. She no longer knows how much of each ingredient goes in, she eyes all of it. So making this actually made me feel closer to her, as the many women before us passed down recipes like this just by observation and practice.

Stew Peas (with Beef): A Hearty Jamaican Recipe

AUTHOR Robyn DATE March 30, 2016

I decided to make a recipe that my grandmother has been making for our family my entire life and before. She no longer knows how much of each ingredient goes in, she eyes all of it. So making this actually made me feel closer to her, as the many women before us passed down recipes like this just by observation and practice.


 I will look like that... eventually.   October 23, 2015   I think it is fairly common for most kids to think that eventually, they will look like the adults they see most often.  For a kid today, the adults they see the most often are the ones they do not even know personally. Even once we grow up it seems that we are forever aiming to look like those we see before us.  Whether that is Scarlett Johansson, Lara Croft or maybe Ororo Monroe, we believe that there must be something we can do to achieve a look we thought we would grow into.

I will look like that... eventually.

October 23, 2015

I think it is fairly common for most kids to think that eventually, they will look like the adults they see most often.

For a kid today, the adults they see the most often are the ones they do not even know personally. Even once we grow up it seems that we are forever aiming to look like those we see before us.

Whether that is Scarlett Johansson, Lara Croft or maybe Ororo Monroe, we believe that there must be something we can do to achieve a look we thought we would grow into.


 Nerd v. jock   July 29, 2015   I’m a teacher and although I may not always be one in a classroom, I know that I will always be an educator. I am one of those people who believes that my best work really happens outside of the classroom, when I can speak more frankly with students, many times in a smaller setting than the classroom allows.  Now that I am on summer vacation, I cannot count the number of times I’ve had one of those real teachable moments with students during the school year. This article will be an extension of one of the topics I speak about the most, “You know… you can be pretty, athletic AND smart… right?” Usually the girl stares at the floor with a smirk on her face. Maybe thinking about how I just don’t understand, so I tell them that I do get it, I totally get it.

Nerd v. jock

July 29, 2015

I’m a teacher and although I may not always be one in a classroom, I know that I will always be an educator. I am one of those people who believes that my best work really happens outside of the classroom, when I can speak more frankly with students, many times in a smaller setting than the classroom allows.

Now that I am on summer vacation, I cannot count the number of times I’ve had one of those real teachable moments with students during the school year. This article will be an extension of one of the topics I speak about the most, “You know… you can be pretty, athletic AND smart… right?” Usually the girl stares at the floor with a smirk on her face. Maybe thinking about how I just don’t understand, so I tell them that I do get it, I totally get it.


 My Oh My, BMI   BY   STORMY   · July 16, 2015    The skin fold test   In 2010 I weighed 10-15lbs less than I do now. As I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree in physical education I was required to take a physical conditioning class. In the class we went through physical conditioning for the entire semester. We learned terminology, how to use equipment, how to train others and how to assess them. While learning about assessment, we got to the part where students would have their body fat percentage calculated, otherwise known as the body composition test. This time… it was time for the skin fold test.

My Oh My, BMI

BY STORMY · July 16, 2015

The skin fold test

In 2010 I weighed 10-15lbs less than I do now. As I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree in physical education I was required to take a physical conditioning class. In the class we went through physical conditioning for the entire semester. We learned terminology, how to use equipment, how to train others and how to assess them. While learning about assessment, we got to the part where students would have their body fat percentage calculated, otherwise known as the body composition test. This time… it was time for the skin fold test.


 Iggle Fitness: A History Of Pole Dancing   BY   STORMY   · MAY 20, 2015     “So, what do you do to work out?”   “Well, I uh… I um… I’m a physical education/dance teacher and I do Crossfit.”    These are my “safe” answers, and they usually surprise my audience. You see, I don’t look like what most people picture in their heads when they think of a P.E. teacher. I’m under 5’5 and a woman of color; I don’t think I have to explain how that does not fit the prototypic mold. If the conversation continues from here and stays on the topic of my exercise or dieting habits, we get to the “What else do you do?” questions or, “When you’re not at Crossfit or work, how do you spend your time?” (Dating made these questions arise even more frequently.)  That’s the reason for the stutter in my response, because what I’m really thinking is: How can I say this? I’m terrible at feeling out people in regards to how they’re going to respond to this… should I tell them? Where will the conversation go?  “ I pole dance. ” The responses have been extremely varied, from potential romantic partners to family members, I still honestly never know what I’m going to get. It usually starts with, “You what?” and I say, a little more confidently this time, “I pole dance.”

Iggle Fitness: A History Of Pole Dancing

BY STORMY · MAY 20, 2015

“So, what do you do to work out?”
“Well, I uh… I um… I’m a physical education/dance teacher and I do Crossfit.”

These are my “safe” answers, and they usually surprise my audience. You see, I don’t look like what most people picture in their heads when they think of a P.E. teacher. I’m under 5’5 and a woman of color; I don’t think I have to explain how that does not fit the prototypic mold. If the conversation continues from here and stays on the topic of my exercise or dieting habits, we get to the “What else do you do?” questions or, “When you’re not at Crossfit or work, how do you spend your time?” (Dating made these questions arise even more frequently.)

That’s the reason for the stutter in my response, because what I’m really thinking is: How can I say this? I’m terrible at feeling out people in regards to how they’re going to respond to this… should I tell them? Where will the conversation go? I pole dance.The responses have been extremely varied, from potential romantic partners to family members, I still honestly never know what I’m going to get. It usually starts with, “You what?” and I say, a little more confidently this time, “I pole dance.”