Coaching and Training

Let's Talk About Black Female Representation in Fitness
I have been in the fitness profession for more than six years as a Pilates instructor extraordinaire who also cross-trains across a lot of different modalities. I am a Black woman with two adult children who are both athletes. Over...
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How to Train Clients with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change and growth, both for baby and mom. A woman’s body undergoes many structural adaptations to accommodate the growing baby and prepare for birth, and she may develop any of several painful conditions as...
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Creating Welcoming Gym Environments for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Athletes
It’s no secret that working out and strength training can have positive effects on our mental health. Exercise can reduce anxiety and depression. 1,2 It can also contribute to increased self-confidence and help us feel more at-home in our bodies....
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Harassment on the Street and at the Gym
Note: Not everyone can relate to experiencing harassment or violence. However, it is a well-known reality that, globally, 1 in 3 women will experience serious assault or rape during her lifetime. Please keep this in mind as you read the...
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How to Train Clients with SI Joint Pain in Pregnancy
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain can be a common experience for pregnant moms. This discomfort is felt on the back side of the pelvis. We have a sacroiliac joint on both the left and right side of the pelvis, where the...
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Gender 101 and How to Be An Ally
At Girls Gone Strong we believe there is no wrong way to have a body and recognize that everyone who identifies as a woman is a real woman.   As someone who works with and advocates for transgender and gender nonconforming...
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7 Ways Fitness Professionals Can Help Their Clients Improve Their Body Image
Personal trainers and fitness instructors have a lot of influence when it comes to matters relating to body image. As trusted authorities, they are often privy to intimate information about their clients’ bodies and experiences and have the power to...
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5 Mistakes Trainers Make When Coaching Postnatal Clients
Exercise is incredibly beneficial after pregnancy, though your client’s workouts will look quite different from what she might have been used to doing before the baby’s arrival. Coaching postnatal fitness clients, when done well, supports all the transitions happening in...
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Who Gets to Be Fit? Working Out the Intersections of Fitness
As you’ve scoured the Internet throughout the course of your fitness journey, have you ever used the Google image search engine? I know I have. I’ve used it to find pictures of specific muscles and proper lifting form, and even...
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