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Nov, 14 Jen Comas Mindset

What Exactly Is Self-Care?

Self-care has become a popular buzzword over the last couple of years. If you look up the #selfcare hashtag on social media you’ll find almost 10 million posts, showing pictures ranging from pedicures, massages and vacations, to pizza and bottles of wine. For someone who is trying to get clear on what self-care looks like […]

Beyond the Intake Form: Why Coaches Must Do the Work to Know Their Clients

If you’ve been following and writing for Girls Gone Strong these past few years, you’ve noticed an exciting shift in the GGS community’s conversations. Now more than ever before, trainers and enthusiasts are recognizing that women are more than just bodies, and that a truly inclusive approach to fitness means understanding how race, sexuality, sex, […]

Nov, 11 GGS GGS Spotlight

Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Diana Edgell

Name: Diana Edgell Age: 33 Location: Springfield, VA What was your first thought when you learned about the Coaching & Training Women Academy and the GGS-1 Certification? I feel very passionately about the importance of strengthening women. All women, in all ways. I was excited for the opportunity to be a part of a growing […]

How to Have Difficult Conversations With Your Clients

Firing a client. Ending a romantic relationship. Addressing staff behavior problems. Challenging the racist relative at family dinner. Talking about finances and debt. The above are but a few examples of difficult conversations we face in life. For the purpose of this article, we will focus only on difficult conversations from the client-coach perspective and […]

How to Help a Client Who Struggles With Consistency

It was 2009. My husband and I were running our fitness boot camps and had just had our first child. I knew I didn’t want to travel anymore to speak with a new baby at home, and decided to focus on online training and coaching instead. I loved helping clients effect change in their lives […]

Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Lori Brodie

Name: Lori Brodie Age: 46 Location: Amelia Island, Florida What was your first thought when you learned about the Coaching & Training Women Academy and the GGS-1 Certification? My first thought was YES!!! I have been following GGS for a long time and have the Modern Woman’s Guide to Strength Training. I knew the GGS […]

259 Things Women Do Daily to Avoid Being Assaulted

With sexual harassment and assault all over the headlines in Hollywood, sports, politics, and fitness, I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic and having lots of conversations about it lately. In a recent Instagram story, I asked women in my community what things they do daily in an attempt to stay safe, and avoid […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make When Training Female Clients

Effectively coaching and training women is about more than understanding the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women. It’s also about understanding the psychological and emotional differences, including what women are conditioned to believe and say about their bodies and how it relates to their worthiness. With a community of over 600,000 women from […]

Why Therapy Can Be Beneficial for Everyone

If you’ve ever had an issue, experienced intense feelings, or otherwise felt human at some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered, “Should I go talk to someone?” For many of us, the follow up to that initial thought is something like: “But what would talking to someone actually do?” “How is seeing a therapist […]

What Does It Mean to “Find Your Voice”?

What does it mean to “find your voice,” and more importantly, how does someone actually do that? How do you put beliefs and values into words and then take it a step further and have the courage to express them publicly? If you have ever found the concept of “finding your voice” difficult, I understand. […]

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