Exercise

How Much Do You Really Know About Coaching Women? Test Your Skills Here!

When it comes to coaching, the learning never stops. Even if you’re well-educated and certified, you might notice that there are some questions you don’t know how to answer, or client challenges you d...[Read More]

“I Don’t Want to Get Big & Bulky!”

“I don’t want to get big and bulky.” That’s what the prospective client told me. She wanted to get stronger, lose body fat, and feel more confident, but she was afraid of getting “too big.” According ...[Read More]

Training Clients Post-Hysterectomy: What You Need to Know

Did you know that by age 60, more than one-third of women will have had a hysterectomy, and about 11.7% of women ages 40–44 will have had the procedure?1 In other words, if you primarily work with wom...[Read More]

6 Restorative Exercises to Relieve Stress and Help You Slow Down

Living in today’s world can feel very overwhelming with our daily to-do list that never seems to end. You cross one thing off only to add two more tasks to complete. As a single working mother, I know...[Read More]

GGS Spotlight: Hilary Milsome

Name: Hilary MilsomeAge: 60Location: Melbourne, Australia What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community? It’s wonderful to have a safe place to ask questions, share successes, or even vent....[Read More]

Coaching Cheat Sheet: How to Handle Unrealistic Expectations

If you’re a health, fitness, or nutrition professional, I bet at least one of these scenarios will sound familiar to you. (Maybe both). Scenario A: A new client walks in and tells you exactly what she...[Read More]

6 Important Tips to Help You Get Started With Hiking (and Enjoy It!)

I love hiking and yet I haven’t always. I grew up watching TV and eating microwave meals. I was raised by a single mom who worked long hours just to make sure I could have warm clothes to wear and our...[Read More]

5 Tools to Help You Ditch Diet Culture for Good

Diet culture is all around us. It influences how we speak and exercise, what we eat and wear, and even how we feel about and talk to ourselves. We are living and breathing diet culture every day, yet ...[Read More]

5 Fitness Myths That Are Ruining Your Results

I’ll level with you… I’ve probably made every mistake in the book when it comes to my own training. And I don’t mind admitting it. When I first became interested in exercise, I joined a gym and fell i...[Read More]

How to Create a Safe and Effective Strength Training Program for Pregnant Clients

Have you ever been in one of these situations? Situation #1: A client you’ve been training gets pregnant. She asks you what this means for her strength training program. What do you say? Situation #2:...[Read More]

Am I Fit Enough to Be a Trainer?

If we work in the health and fitness industry, that means we’ve got it all together, right? We look good, feel good, move well, and love our bodies too? Ummm… Nope. Whether we’re coaches, trainers, or...[Read More]

Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely

In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent wil...[Read More]

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