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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.”