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Nov, 24 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Lysanne Richard

Name: Lysanne Richard Age: 37 Location: Montreal, Canada What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community?  I’m happy to see that women’s image is evolving, and that having self-confidence and surpassing ourselves is valued now more than ever. I’m proud to see all the diversity that’s highlighted, and that each […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is common. In the United States, for example, the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that more than 86 percent of people 18 and older have drank alcohol at least once in their lifetime, and over 50 percent reported they drank some in the last month.1 Many people can […]

What Is Kettlebell Sport?

Did you know you can compete in Kettlebell Sport aka Girevoy Sport (GS)? Whether you want to lift for fun or to become a top kettlebell athlete, there is a place for you in the growing kettlebell sport community. Kettlebell lifters develop a tremendous amount of coordination, static muscular strength, muscle endurance, power endurance, anaerobic […]

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 […]

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