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Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely

In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent will have C-sections. And the percentage of women who have C-sections continues to increase, both in the United States and around […]

How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti

As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all my education and experience, my first reaction was fear. Because the conventional wisdom for so […]

5 Fitness Myths That Are Ruining Your Results

I’ll level with you… I’ve probably made every mistake in the book when it comes to my own training. And I don’t mind admitting it. When I first became interested in exercise, I joined a gym and fell in love with group fitness classes. In fact, I loved them so much I decided to become […]

How to Create a Safe and Effective Strength Training Program for Pregnant Clients

Have you ever been in one of these situations? Situation #1: A client you’ve been training gets pregnant. She asks you what this means for her strength training program. What do you say? Situation #2: A new client wants to start strength training with you… but she’s pregnant. What do you do? If you’ve ever found yourself […]

Am I Fit Enough to Be a Trainer?

If we work in the health and fitness industry, that means we’ve got it all together, right? We look good, feel good, move well, and love our bodies too? Ummm… Nope. Whether we’re coaches, trainers, or other specialists, most of us have our own struggles and challenges when it comes to body image. Here’s the […]

Coaching Cheat Sheet: How to Handle Unrealistic Expectations

If you’re a health, fitness, or nutrition professional, I bet at least one of these scenarios will sound familiar to you. (Maybe both). Scenario A: A new client walks in and tells you exactly what she wants to “transform” into. The bad news is that she’s showing you a picture on her phone of a […]

6 Important Tips to Help You Get Started With Hiking (and Enjoy It!)

I love hiking and yet I haven’t always. I grew up watching TV and eating microwave meals. I was raised by a single mom who worked long hours just to make sure I could have warm clothes to wear and our heat would turn on in the winter months. Little did I know, we lived […]

5 Tools to Help You Ditch Diet Culture for Good

Diet culture is all around us. It influences how we speak and exercise, what we eat and wear, and even how we feel about and talk to ourselves. We are living and breathing diet culture every day, yet most people don’t even know it exists. That’s because it is so deeply embedded into our lives […]

6 Restorative Exercises to Relieve Stress and Help You Slow Down

Living in today’s world can feel very overwhelming with our daily to-do list that never seems to end. You cross one thing off only to add two more tasks to complete. As a single working mother, I know how hard it can be to take a breath between all the busyness. “Self-care” is a popular […]

Mar, 17 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Hilary Milsome

Name: Hilary Milsome Age: 60 Location: Melbourne, Australia What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community? It’s wonderful to have a safe place to ask questions, share successes, or even vent. These women are wonderfully supportive, and my idea of what “strong” looks like has changed radically since being introduced […]