Girls Gone Strong  |  GGS-1 Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP CERTIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH WOMEN
Become the go-to health, fitness, and nutrition expert for women
Join us, go deeper, and learn what they don't teach you in school.
  • Master the art and science of coaching women
  • Feel confident and qualified to help any woman
  • CEUs from 17+ global organizations
  • ​No prerequisites required
  • ​Secure your spot early + save up to $400
Opens Nov. 8th — limited spots available.
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Girls Gone Strong | GGS-1
Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP CERTIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH WOMEN
Become the go-to health, fitness, and nutrition expert for women
Join us, go deeper, and learn what they don't teach you in school.
  • Master the art and science of coaching women
  • Feel confident and qualified to help any woman
  • CEUs from 17+ global organizations
  • ​No prerequisites required
  • ​Secure your spot early + save up to $400
Opens Nov. 8th — limited spots available.
CONSULTED AND COLLABORATED WITH, AND RECOMMENDED BY:
Why become a Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist?
Because 67–75% of all people who hire a health, fitness, or nutrition professional are women.
This Certification dives deep into often ignored but critically important women-specific topics that aren’t covered in other education, including...
  • Diet culture
  • ​Body image
  • Disordered eating
  • Restricting calories
  • ​Emotional eating
  • Menstrual cycle issues
  • Menopause
  • ​Pelvic health
  • Hormone issues
  • PCOS
  • ​Hashimoto’s
  • ​And much more
  • Diet culture
  • ​Body image
  • Disordered eating
  • ​Restricting calories
  • ​Emotional eating
  • ​Menstrual cycle issues
  • ​Menopause
  • ​Pelvic health
  • ​Hormone issues
  • ​PCOS
  • ​Hashimoto’s
  • ​And much more
…all within your scope of practice.

Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to help any woman — at any stage of life — who comes to you for help.
The world’s only comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary women’s coaching Certification

Learn from 17 trailblazing women from 12 fields of study.

Have peace of mind knowing the curriculum was developed by the world’s leading strength coaches, pelvic health physios, PhDs, OB/GYNs, RDs, university researchers, midwives, psychologists, doulas, and more. It was created by world-class, trailblazing women who brought together the latest research and evidence-based practices to develop a resource not found anywhere else in the world.

Everything you need to become the go-to expert for women—all in one place.

Feel confident and qualified to write training programs for women at any stage of life, coach women-specific nutrition habits and skills, and use women-specific behavior change psychology to empower your clients to be stronger, healthier, and more confident in their lives and bodies.

Navigate and overcome common women-specific health, fitness, and nutrition roadblocks.

Know exactly how to help women struggling with body image, disordered eating, menopause, menstrual cycle issues, self-doubt, lack of confidence, diet culture, restricting calories, fear of getting “bulky,” unrealistic expectations, shame, pelvic health, and many other common challenges women experience in 2022.

Increase your income, while serving women better.

This Certification will help you level up your knowledge, skills, and confidence, while also setting yourself apart from a crowded pack. You’ll become in-demand and indispensable — while also doing work you love that positively impacts women’s lives in ways others can’t.

Study from home at your own pace — from your computer or phone.

Work through our hybrid textbook, workbook, and mobile-friendly online platform to maximize learning at your convenience and on the go.

There’s no deadline to start or finish, so you can study at a pace that works for you and your life.

Rest easy with our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

We're so confident you'll love the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification you can try it risk-free for 60 days. 

Don’t love it? Simply return it within 60 days of purchase for a full refund.
See why top experts consider Girls Gone Strong the gold standard for coaching women
Dr. John Berardi, PhD
co-founder of Precision Nutrition, CREATOR of Change Maker Academy
“The GGS Academy is second-to-none and is an absolute must for any coach or trainer who works with women.

Molly Galbraith is one of my go-to health and fitness experts, especially when it comes to coaching women.”
Greg Nuckols, CSCS
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP SCIENCE AND RESEARCH EXPERT
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP SCIENCE
AND RESEARCH EXPERT
"If you coach women, you owe it to yourself and your clients to learn from Girls Gone Strong. 

I'm constantly impressed by everything they put out and by their commitment to following the scientific evidence over industry orthodoxy.”
Stu McMillan
LEGENDARY OLYMPIC SPEED
AND SPORT COACH
LEGENDARY OLYMPIC SPEED
AND SPORT COACH
“This Certification will help you become a better coach.

With 30 years of experience coaching Olympic female athletes, I know how important the work is that Molly and her team at Girls Gone Strong are doing. If you coach women, I recommend you learn from GGS.”
Who should get a Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification?
Our students and grads include:
  • Personal trainers
  • Nutrition coaches
  • Group fitness instructors
  • ​Strength & conditioning coaches
  • Health & wellness coaches
  • ​Physios & rehab professionals
  • ​CrossFit & sport coaches
  • Nurses & doctors
  • Yoga & Pilates teachers
  • Life & business coaches
  • Midwives & doulas
  • ​Parents & teachers
  • ​Even fitness enthusiasts
  • Personal trainers
  • Nutrition coaches
  • Group fitness instructors
  • ​Strength & conditioning coaches
  • Health & wellness coaches
  • ​Physios & rehab professionals
  • ​CrossFit & sport coaches
  • ​Nurses & doctors
  • ​Yoga & Pilates teachers
  • ​Life & business coaches
  • ​Midwives & doulas
  • ​Parents & teachers
  • ​Even fitness enthusiasts
We have thousands of students and grads in over 100 countries around the world, including countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Africa.

So if you check one or more of these boxes:
  • A new trainer or coach with no clients
  • A veteran who’s been working in health and fitness for years
  • Someone who’s passionate about helping women
  • Someone who wants to set yourself apart in a crowded industry
  • ​Or someone who’s considering a career change
Our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification will provide you with everything you need to become the go-to expert for women in your community and beyond.
The GGS-1 Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide, including:
Even if your organization isn’t listed above, we’ll help you petition and gain CECs / CEUs. Our students have successfully petitioned and gained CECs / CEUs from NETA, NFPT, AAPTE, IFPA, and many more.
Who created the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification?
Molly Galbraith, CSCS
GGS Woman-in-charge, creator of GGS Academy
"When I first started in the fitness industry 18 years ago, I was often the only woman in the weight room. All my teachers and mentors were men, and there was almost zero women-specific coaching and training education available. What was available was outdated, shaming, or steeped in diet culture.

Given 67–75% of all people who hire a coach or trainer are women—that’s not OK.

Women deserve better.

So GGS pulled together 17 trailblazing women from 12 fields of study to create this industry-changing Certification that teaches health, fitness, and nutrition professionals (like you) how to help women feel strong, confident, and empowered in their lives and bodies."
Developed by 17 of the industry’s most trusted women’s health, fitness, and nutrition experts
Using the latest research and the practical and clinical experience of our world-class, trailblazing female experts, we created the world’s first comprehensive, evidence-based, and interdisciplinary Women’s Coaching Certification.
Our curriculum was written, developed, and reviewed by Molly Galbraith, CSCS, and 16 other badass women’s health experts spanning 12 fields of study. That includes some of the top names in the industry, including...
Precision Nutrition* Curriculum Developers:
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Dr. Helen Kollias, and Cam DePutter
As well as industry trailblazers:
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB-GYN, Dr. Meryl Alappattu, DPT, Marika Hart, PT, and Ingrid Marcum, former National Olympic Weightlifting Champion.

We brought together experts from the U.S., Canada, UK, Mexico, and Australia to make this the most comprehensive, globally-relevant Certification in the world.
*Our collaboration with members of Precision Nutrition's curriculum development team has made the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification the perfect complement to Precision Nutrition Certifications.
Meet the 17 trailblazing women behind the GGS Women's Coaching Specialist Certification
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD
HEAD OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT PRECISION NUTRITION
toronto, canada
“As a developer of this Certification, I’m excited to be part of helping health and fitness professionals bring women’s coaching into the 21st century with this truly timely, progressive, and empowering approach.

The majority of people who hire a coach, trainer, or nutrition professional are women. Yet to date, few coaching organizations have truly met women’s diverse needs — until now.”
Dr. Helen Kollias, PhD
FORMER DIRECTORY OF RESEARCH
AT PRECISION NUTRITION
TORONTO, CANADA
“Take this Certification if you want to feel confident and prepared to help the women you work with.

You'll walk away with powerful knowledge and skills you can use immediately to get women life-changing results.”
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB-GYN
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA
“We created this Certification to help any professional — of any discipline — who works with women.

Even if you've been working with women for years, you'll gain a ton of new, important knowledge and skills.”
Marika Hart, MS, PT
WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Heba Shaheed, PHPT, CN
PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Dr. Larissa M. Mercado-López
ASSISTANT PROF - FRESNO STATE
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Dr. Lisa Lewis, EdD, CADC-II
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
Reshaunda Thornton, RD, LD
REGISTERED DIETITIAN,
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA
Ingrid Marcum
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING
NATIONAL CHAMPION, USA
What makes this Certification different from every other Certification in the industry? 
It's the world's first and only comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary Certification focused on coaching women.
  • Our Experts - This Cert was developed by 17 world-leading women’s health experts from 5 countries (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and UK) and 12 fields of study including strength coaches, physios, Registered Dietitians, PhDs in psychology, exercise science, and gender studies, OB/GYNs, and more. (In fact, the three female co-authors of the PN Certification helped develop this Cert making it the perfect complement to PN Level 1.) 
  • Our Curriculum - This comprehensive Certification will help you master the art and science of women-specific coaching and psychology, nutrition, exercise, anatomy and physiology, rest, and recovery through an interdisciplinary, globally relevant lens. You’ll learn to help women with issues related to body image, disordered eating, emotional eating, pelvic health, menopause, menstrual cycle, and hormonal issues (all within your scope of practice).
  • Our Evidence-Based Approach - You’ll get all the latest women-specific research (there are 1000+ references in our 600-page textbook!), integrated with the practical and clinical experience of our world-class experts. 
  • Our Reputation - Our experts have worked with organizations like Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, Precision Nutrition, and Yale, and our Certification is recommended by industry legends like Dr. John Berardi, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, and renowned Olympic Sprint Coach Stu McMillan. Organizations like NSCA, Perform Better, Goodlife Fitness, and IDEA Fit trust our experts to educate their coaches and trainers on working with women.
  • Our Focus on Psychology - This Certification dives deep into women-specific behavior-change psychology and often-ignored topics that affect a woman’s health including: body image struggles, feelings of shame, guilt, and self-judgment, lack of confidence, the comparison trap, unrealistic expectations, and diet culture.
Learn how to safely and successfully coach women — at every stage of life.
Our 593-page textbook has the latest research in women-specific psychology, coaching, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise, rest, recovery, rehabilitation, and programming.

Plus, you’ll get dozens of case studies, exercise templates, downloadable forms and questionnaires, and assessment tools that save you time and can be used with your clients right away.
Develop the skills to troubleshoot any coaching or training problem.
Our 100+ page companion workbook will enhance your understanding of the material and help you practice what you’ve learned, so you can use your newfound knowledge and skills with your clients right away. 

Working through real-life scenarios will give you confidence and prepare you to recall information on the spot when your clients, friends, family (or whoever!) come to you for help.
Lifetime access to the newest research and answers at your fingertips 24/7.
With your coaching textbook, workbook, online platform, and unlimited access to GGS Academy Curriculum Developers, you’ll get answers to your questions and your clients’ questions, too!

No more digging online, wading through incomplete info, not knowing who to trust.
Raise the standard of care for women everywhere while building a business you love.
Finally… everything you need to help women live a stronger, healthier, and more confident life and grow a thriving business — all in one place.

You’ll get the education you crave on your own self-paced schedule.

BONUS: Our grads have gone on to speak at conferences, develop workshops and products, become industry leaders, build engaged online and in-person communities—and even work for Girls Gone Strong.
Get new clients with a listing on Girls Gone Strong’s website.
When you become a GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist, you’ll not only have the real-world skills and confidence to help women…

… you’ll become part of our exclusive Online Directory connecting you to thousands of women looking for professionals like you.
Get new clients with a listing on Girls Gone Strong’s website.
When you become a GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist, you’ll not only have the real-world skills and confidence to help women…

… you’ll become part of our exclusive Online Directory connecting you to thousands of women looking for professionals like you.
Take a peek at what our Certification grads have accomplished
Trista Eason, 34
GYM OWNER AND PERSONAL TRAINER
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, USA
Trista raised the standard of coaching women and became a leader in her community.
“The knowledge I’ve gained has helped us set the bar for our gym and for our coaching program much higher than our ‘competitors.'

By leveling up our coaching, our entire community of gyms and trainers have noticed and it’s pushed them to get better, too.”
Dale Hill, 58
PERSONAL TRAINER, NUTRITION COACH
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Dale is now the go-to coach for women in his gym.
“Once I became a Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist, the front desk staff and even other trainers at my gym started recommending my services to potential clients. 

I recommend putting women-specific coaching knowledge in your coaching toolbox.”
Hilary Milsome, 61
PERSONAL TRAINER, 
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Hilary is living her dream after
switching careers later in life.
“Starting a new career at 58 was pretty scary for me, especially because I don't look like a conventional personal trainer.

But this Certification gave me everything I need to empower women to be strong and confident, and I absolutely love what I get to do for a living now!”
Dr. Neha Rao, 40
SURGEON AND NUTRITION COACH
HARYANA, INDIA
Neha is changing women’s lives with her newfound knowledge and skills.
“Understanding the psychological aspects of coaching women is a game-changer for any professional who works with women.

Every time I read a section of the Certification I’m able to immediately use it to help my clients.”
Grace Chika Eke, 27
PERSONAL TRAINER, NUTRITION COACH
SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Grace gets to follow her passion by helping other women be strong and confident.
“I’m Nigerian and grew up being taunted for being skinny. Since enrolling, I’ve been able to use what I’ve learned to empower myself and other women like me on a daily basis. 

It feels amazing to do work I’m passionate about that helps women be strong and confident!”
Here’s what you’ll get
Immediate access to the Online Learning Platform and your Certification materials shipped to you — free of charge — anywhere in the world.
Printed Materials:
  • GGS-1 Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification textbook (593 pages)
  • Companion workbook (100+ pages)
  • ​Official Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist Certificate (upon graduation)
Online Resources:
  • Online learning platform (mobile-friendly)
  • ​Demonstration and coaching videos to deepen your understanding
  • ​Unlimited support from GGS Academy Experts
  • ​FREE listing in our Online Directory of Certified GGS Professionals
Time-Saving Bonuses:
  • Client assessment tools
  • Exercise program design templates
  • Downloadable forms and questionnaires
Extra Money-Saving Bonuses:
  • FREE worldwide shipping
  • 100% tax deductible
  • ​CEUs from 16+ global organizations
  • ​Lifetime access to the materials
Pricing
Get university-level training at a fraction of the cost, no prerequisites required.
Save $400 when you join the pre-sale list.
The general public price of our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification is $1200 USD.

Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and generally sells out fast.

When you join the free, no-obligation pre-sale list today, you’ll get the chance to enroll 24 hours early for only $79.99 USD per month for 13 months or a one-time payment of $799.99 USD (up to 33% savings).

The Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification only opens twice a year

Spots are limited to maintain quality student support and because, as a small business, controlling textbook inventory is tricky (especially while still dealing with pandemic supply chain issues). We expect to sell out quickly when we open public enrollment.
Opens Nov. 8th—limited spots available.
60-Day No-Risk, Money-Back Guarantee
Here’s our promise: try our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification for 60 days at no risk.

If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbook and materials, and we’ll give you your money back. 

With thousands of happy students and grads in over 100 countries around the world—GGS has a proven track record you can trust.

If you’re not satisfied for any reason let us know, and we’ll make it right. Guaranteed.
A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau
Here’s what happens after you enroll...
  • You’ll receive a printed textbook and workbook (shipped FREE to you anywhere in the world) and immediate access to a mobile-friendly online learning platform.
  • Start studying whenever it works best for you and your life. Because our Certification is 100% self-paced, there’s no deadline to start or finish — so you can study stress-free on your own schedule.
  • Put what you’re learning into practice right away with dozens of time-saving, done-for-you, women-specific forms, questionnaires, assessments, and tools.
  • ​Have questions along the way? You’ll get amazing support from our Client Care Team and unlimited access to our GGS Academy Curriculum Developers.
  • ​You’ll take 4 unit exams over the course of your Certification, each one consisting of both multiple choice and true/false questions. Exams are open book and untimed, and they’re available in your online learning platform whenever you’re ready.
  • ​A unit exam grade of 75% or higher is required to pass, and you’re given three opportunities to take each exam.
  • Once you pass your final unit exam, you’re officially a GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist!
As a new graduate, you’ll be listed in our Online Directory of Certified GGS Academy Professionals. 

We’ll also send you a beautiful hard copy certificate you can frame, hang on your wall, and share on your social channels — letting everyone know you’re the go-to expert for working with women.

Now that you’re a GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to effectively coach and train women at every stage of life.
Important Note
Next enrollment for the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification opens to an exclusive group on November 8th.
We’ve always limited spots to maintain quality student support—but things have gotten even trickier with pandemic supply chain issues and controlling inventory. So if you’re interested in possibly enrolling, we recommend you join our free, no-obligation pre-sale list today.

When you join the pre-sale list, you’ll get more information about the Certification, plus you’ll have the chance to enroll 48 hours before we open to the general public.

And you’ll save up to $400 off the general public price.
Only opens twice a year. Spots sell out quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Final Note
Women make up 67–75% of all people who hire a health, fitness, or nutrition professional.

And yet, women-specific health, fitness, and nutrition topics are rarely covered in certifications and courses—which means most professionals aren’t qualified to give women the coaching and care they deserve.

That’s where you come in. 

We created our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification to equip you with women-specific exercise and nutrition education, plus the knowledge and skills to support women across a range of often ignored (yet critical) topics. 

FACT: There’s not another group of professionals who have a bigger opportunity to positively impact women’s lives.

When you become a Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist you’ll get everything you need to become the go-to expert for women in your community and beyond.

By the time you graduate, you’ll know exactly how to coach and train women at every stage of life, and you’ll use women-specific behavior change psychology to empower women to be stronger, healthier, and more confident in their lives and bodies.

As the world leader in evidence-based, interdisciplinary women-specific coaching & training education, we’re so excited to have you join us in our mission of raising the standard of coaching and care for women everywhere.
Only opens twice a year. Spots sell out quickly.
As a small business, controlling inventory is tricky (especially in a pandemic with supply chain issues!) so our textbook and workbook inventory is limited, and we expect to sell out quickly when enrollment opens. That’s why we recommend you joining our free, no-obligation pre-sale list today.