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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make When Training Female Clients

Effectively coaching and training women is about more than understanding the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women. It’s also about understanding the psychological and emotional differences, including what women are conditioned to believe and say about their bodies and how it relates to their worthiness. With a community of over 600,000 women from […]

Why Therapy Can Be Beneficial for Everyone

If you’ve ever had an issue, experienced intense feelings, or otherwise felt human at some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered, “Should I go talk to someone?” For many of us, the follow up to that initial thought is something like: “But what would talking to someone actually do?” “How is seeing a therapist […]

What Does It Mean to “Find Your Voice”?

What does it mean to “find your voice,” and more importantly, how does someone actually do that? How do you put beliefs and values into words and then take it a step further and have the courage to express them publicly? If you have ever found the concept of “finding your voice” difficult, I understand. […]

Oct, 21 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Steph Ondrusek

Name: Steph Ondrusek Age: 30 Location: Philadelphia, PA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Being a Girl Gone Strong means embracing possibility. It means knowing that each one of us has a purpose in the world, waiting for us to find it. It means showing up as you are and allowing […]

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 with people, you are working with trauma.” Khoudari provides somatic-based treatment specifically for women and […]

Step-Ups: Not As Simple As They Look

While it may sometimes be challenging to see immediately how some resistance exercises translate in real life, it certainly isn’t the case with step-ups. After all, we do some on an everyday basis simply climbing up stairs, don’t we? Yes. And no. Step-ups seem like a really simple exercise, but there are a couple of […]

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 a friendly “hello” when we see each other. Recently, I was in the locker room […]

GGS Spotlight: Dr. Meryl Alappattu

Name: Meryl Alappattu Age: 35 Location: Gainesville, FL What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community?  It means a lot to be part of an organization aimed at uplifting and encouraging women to be strong, confident, and embrace who they are, and who they want to be. As a physical […]

So You Were Asked If You’re Pregnant and You’re Not? Here’s What You Can Do Next

You may have gone through the experience of having a stranger or acquaintance comment on your non-existent pregnancy. Depending on the context and your own views, the situation may have been uncomfortable, confusing, hilarious, humiliating, or awkward. There are some specific social views of what pregnancy should look like, including the body’s physical expression, a […]

All You Need to Know About the Barbell Bench Press

In the list of exercises that can make someone feel powerful while seeming a little intimidating to those not familiar with them, the barbell bench press is certainly in one of the top positions! Do you have questions about the barbell bench press? Not sure of the benefits or of how to perform the exercise? […]

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