Coaching and Training

Why Is Everything Such a Shameful Secret?
When the occasional (poorly informed) person tries to tell me that sexism doesn’t exist anymore, I sometimes ask in response: So you think women can talk just as freely about bodily functions as men? Typically, the response I get is...
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Me Too: Molly Galbraith's Personal Stories Of Sexual Harassment & Assault
As women, it’s sadly unsurprising to learn that another woman we know has experienced sexual harassment, assault or violence — after all, most of us have. Sharing our stories can be as comforting as it is horrifying: while it helps...
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Why Not Having Children is a Valid and Healthy Choice
Women are constantly questioned about our reproductive choices: How many kids are you going to have, and when? Are you going to breastfeed? Do you use birth control or support reproductive rights? Are you, as a pregnant woman, really going...
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A Travel Strength Circuit (For When You Have No Space At All)
If your holidays look anything like mine, you’re visiting family or friends, the house where you’re staying is full of people, and while you might be lucky enough to snag a bed in which to sleep, that’s basically all the...
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Why You Need Good Wrist Mobility
The wrist is an area of the body, and yet we don’t often think about it when we’re training. However, it plays an important role in upper body function. If you’ve ever had wrist pain in a push-up or a...
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Black Girl Pilates: My Catalyst for Strength
Fitness has always been important to me. I am the middle child and only girl between two boys who were competitive athletes. Growing up, I was very athletic, although I never competed in any sports until much later in life....
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5 Exercises to Help Your Clients Reduce Their Pregnancy Aches and Pains
If you’re working with pregnant clients — or have experienced pregnancy yourself — you’re aware that pregnancy usually comes with its fair share of aches and pains. The hips, lower back, upper back and neck are all common locations for...
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Life as a Plus-Size Trainer
I’ve been a personal trainer for seven years now. I consider myself a bit of a “sneaky” trainer, because to look at me you would have no idea. I look nothing like a trainer you would see on TV. I...
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6 Tips For Trainers Working With Older Clients
When I hear a trainer ask a question about training older clients, I ask how old is older. As a 46-year-old, I chuckle a bit when the answer is over 40. I still smiled a bit when Girls Gone Strong...
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