Feminism

5 Surprising Reasons Your Female Clients Don't Do What You Ask Them to Do
Does this situation sound familiar? A client comes to you, pumped up and excited about getting back into a training program. You develop a fantastic program to help her get the exact results she’s looking for. She loves it and...
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3 Roadblocks LGBTQ+ Women Face in Fitness Spaces
You wouldn’t think that sexual orientation has any influence on physical activity levels, especially if you identify as heterosexual — but the unfortunate reality is that it can, and often does. Being a “sexual minority” is like belonging to an...
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Our Top 10 GGS Articles of 2018
At Girls Gone Strong, we are committed to bringing you insightful and relevant articles touching on all aspects of women’s health, from fitness and nutrition to mental and sexual health, pregnancy, mindset and much more, all from a feminist and...
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What You Can Do to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence
While we as a culture work to confront the crisis of sexual violence, we have witnessed waves of survivor disclosures via movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #NotOkay. For the health, safety, and emotional wellbeing of survivors of sexual violence, it...
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Why Believing Sexual Violence Survivors Is Evidence-Based (and Important!)
Note: for the sake of this article, the terms “victim” and “survivor” will be used interchangeably, as individuals who experience sexual violence often feel a connection to one or both of these terms. Sexual violence — defined as any sexual...
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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...
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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...
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Creating a Safe Training Environment for Clients Who Are Survivors
Are you working with clients who are survivors — of trauma, of negative experiences, of stress? If your clients are human, then you likely are. Laura Khoudari, a Manhattan based trauma-informed personal trainer puts it best, “If you are working...
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Should You Compliment Others on Weight Loss?
“You’ve lost so much weight! Tell me your secret!” There is a woman — we will call her Cindy — that I’ve seen at the gym for the last eight years. I don’t know her well; only enough to exchange...
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