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GGS Women’s Coaching Certification
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When you become a GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist you’ll know exactly how to help women with issues like body image and confidence struggles, menopause, amenorrhea, menstrual cycle, and hormone issues, osteoporosis, pelvic health, leaking urine during exercise, and so much more!

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OUR WOMEN’S COACHING CERTIFICATION WILL HELP YOU:
Gain knowledge and a deep understanding of women-specific topics so you can feel confident and prepared to tackle any subject your clients need help with.
No matter your profession or experience, if you work with women (or want to work with women) you can start right now. There’s no prerequisite to take this certification, other than a desire to help women.

Whether they're making negative comments about their bodies, afraid to lift for fear of getting "big and bulky," never happy with their results, struggling in their relationship with food, or leaking urine when they squat -- you'll know exactly what to say and do to help them.

GGS-1 was created by 17 world-class women’s health experts who came together to work with health and fitness professionals like you to raise the standard of coaching for women everywhere by closing the knowledge gap once and for all.

GGS-1 is the world’s first and only comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary, women-specific coaching certification ever created.

100% Self-Paced

GGS-1 is entirely self-paced, so there’s no deadline to start or finish. You can take as much or as little time as you like to complete it, and you’ll have unlimited support the entire time. Whether you’re running a business, at home with your kids, or fitting studying around your 9-5 -- GGS-1 is flexible and fits into your life.

Unlimited Support

As a GGS-1 student, you'll have unlimited access to our GGS Academy Curriculum Developers for support, guidance, advice, and wisdom. Our experts have decades of real-world experience working with women, and we’re committed to helping you positively impact your clients lives. We’re here to help and support you every step of the way.

No Hassle Required

You can take our university-level program at your convenience, from anywhere in the world, and from the comfort of your own home. No driving. No parking. No travel. No childcare needed. We use a hybrid textbook and online model to maximize learning at your convenience without unnecessary stress.

Free Shipping Anywhere in the World

We'll ship your 600-page textbook and 100+ page workbook directly to your doorstep, 100% FREE, no matter where in the world you live. (We have students and grads from over 70+ countries!)

30-Day FREE Trial Guarantee

We're so confident you'll absolutely love our Certification that you get to try it 100% FREE for 30 days. If you aren’t blown away with the quality of the materials and information, simply ship them back. There is literally no risk!

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Our 600-page textbook is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. With a community of 800,000+ women in 80+ countries around the world, GGS is uniquely positioned to provide health and fitness professionals with valuable knowledge and insight into coaching women that can't be found anywhere else -- so you always feel prepared and know exactly how to help your clients.

Free Business Listing

Once you've passed all 5 unit exams with a 75% or higher, you'll be a Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist! You'll get a FREE business listing in our Online Directory of GGS Certified Academy Professionals, so clients in your area can find and hire YOU as their coach.

Change Lives

Once you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and confidence to better understand, connect with, serve, and empower your clients like never before.

As a Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist, you’ll do meaningful work that lifts women up and truly makes a difference in their lives.
What World-Class Health and Fitness Professionals Say About GGS-1
John Berardi, Co-Founder of Precision Nutrition, Founder of Change Maker Academy
“When it comes to working with women, Molly Galbraith and the Girls Gone Strong Academy get my highest recommendation.

I recommend the GGS-1 Level 1 Certification to anyone who wants to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of how to change women’s lives."
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Head of Curriculum Development at Precision Nutrition
“As one of the co-authors of this certification, I’m excited to be part of bringing women’s coaching into the 21st century with this truly timely, progressive, and empowering approach to coaching female clients.

Before the GGS-1 Coaching Certification was created, topics like menstrual cycles, menopause, negative relationships with food and your body, and pelvic health -- these were all treated like special considerations instead of something that affects more than half the population.”
Jonathan Goodman, founder of The Personal Trainer Development Center and the Online Trainer Academy
"The Girls Gone Strong Level 1 Certification is exactly what the fitness industry needs. They’re the best in our industry when it comes to coaching and training women. If you train women or ever plan to, I recommend you learn from them.”
What You Can Expect
Once you register, you’ll get immediate access to the Academy online portal, and your certification materials are shipped to you – free of charge – anywhere in the world.
(We have thousands of students and grads in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Africa. These folks are personal trainers, strength coaches, nutrition coaches, group fitness instructors, physiotherapists, PhDs, medical doctors, and other members of a woman’s healthcare team -- and they all benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to working with women.)
Our brand-new, 600-page textbook contains the latest research in women-specific coaching, psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise, rest, recovery, programming -- all in one place.
Every unit teaches you key information and concepts, and we tie it all together with dozens of case studies so you know exactly how to implement it into your coaching practice right away.
Our companion workbook is filled with chapter questions and case studies, to enhance your understanding of the material and help you prepare for your exams.
These questions challenge your ability to put your new knowledge into practice with clients. Working through real-life scenarios in our case studies will help you hone your craft as an expert coach, and prepare you for any situation and any client that comes your way.
Our online portal is mobile- and desktop-friendly and works seamlessly with your textbook to deepen your understanding of the material and bring this knowledge to life so you can apply it immediately.
Here’s what your home page looks like. It contains lessons, accompanying videos, bonus downloadable resources for every chapter, as well as exams for each unit, and guides you through the certification so you always know what steps to take next.
Stay focused and accountable with our simple 4-step process for completing each chapter: 
Step 1: Read the chapter and mark it complete.

Step 2: Watch any accompanying videos, and read and download all bonus resources provided in your online portal.

Step 3: Answer the practice questions and case study for that corresponding chapter in the companion workbook.

Step 4: If you’re at the end of a unit, take the unit exam. If not, move on to the next chapter.
Become a GGS Certified Women's Coaching Specialist and Join GGS in Changing Women’s Lives.
Score at least 75% to pass each of the 4 unit exams and you’ll earn your GGS-1 credentials, and receive an official certificate after you pass.

Most students pass on the first try. But in case you don’t, you’ll have the chance to try again. And of course, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Get recommended on Girls Gone Strong’s website as a certified coach.
Once you’re certified, you'll be listed in our Online Directory of GGS Certified Academy Professionals. This helps folks interested in hiring a GGS Certified Coach find you quickly and easily.
Get recommended on Girls Gone Strong’s website as a certified coach.
Once you’re certified, you'll be listed in our Online Directory of GGS Certified Academy Professionals. This helps folks interested in hiring a GGS Certified Coach find you quickly and easily.
The Girls Gone Strong Level 1 Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide, including:
Even if your certification isn’t listed above, GGS-1 has never been turned down for CECs or CEUs from any organization. Our students have successfully petitioned and gained CECs / CEUs from ACE, NETA, NFPT, AAPTE, IFPA, and many more.
Hear From GGS-1 Students & Graduates
Trista Eason, NASM-CPT, PN-1
Gym Owner - Flex Appeal
Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
Wichita Falls, TX
“Because of GGS-1, I’m able to more confidently and comfortably talk to my clients about topics like body image so they feel empowered and better about themselves.

The knowledge I’ve gained from GGS-1 has helped us set the bar for the gym I own and for our coaching program much higher than our ‘competitors'. Our clients regularly tell us how much they love working with us.

And it’s catching on! By leveling up our coaching, our entire community of gyms and trainers have noticed and it’s pushed them to get better, too.”
Quentin Green, PN-1, USAW,
CES, ISSA
Certified Master Trainer
Active Duty Marine Corps
Master Gunnery Sergeant / E-9
Oceanside, California
“As an active duty Marine for 23 years, I’ve seen firsthand the physical stress and negative impact Marine Corps training has placed on our female Marines.

The current state of Marine Corps fitness and physical training doesn’t take into account the physiological and psychological differences between male and female Marines.

I’m committed to changing that before I retire in 2 years.

I’m currently putting together one of the most comprehensive tactical strength and conditioning programs geared toward female Marines for Headquarters Marine Corps, and I’m trusting Girls Gone Strong and GGS-1 to educate me and help shape the program I’m creating.”
Hilary Milsome, CPT
Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
Melbourne, Australia
“I was nervous about becoming a trainer later in life.

I'd worked in a different industry for nearly 40 years and starting a new career at 58 was pretty scary for me, especially because I don't look like a conventional personal trainer.

But GGS-1 has not only prepared me to be the best trainer I can be, it's helped me make a difference in so many women's lives.

What's more, it's helped me realize there's a huge group of people who will identify with me and my situation, and find that I'm the right trainer for them because of it, and GGS-1 has given me the knowledge and tools I need to feel really confident helping them.

Now I get to empower and help women like me for a living, and I absolutely love what I do!

GGS helped me realize it's never too late to follow your passion.”
Grace Chika Eke, CPT, PN-1
Personal Trainer
Nutrition Coach
Saskatchewan, Canada
“Since enrolling in GGS-1, I’ve been able to use what I’ve learned to empower myself and other women like me on a daily basis.

I’m in the process of collaborating with other health professionals (registered dietitians, physiotherapists, mental health professionals, OB/GYNs, and more) to create a wellness hub to provide women with the resources they need to live a healthy, balanced life.

It feels amazing to do work I’m passionate about that’s also changing women’s lives!

I’m Nigerian and grew up being constantly taunted for being skinny. In 2012 I discovered fitness was an incredible outlet for me not to feel so powerless.

I became a trainer in 2017, and while on maternity leave I realized that I want to focus more on helping women, so I enrolled in GGS-1, and I’m so glad I did!”
Dale Hill, NASM-CPT, PN-2,
CPPC, OTA
Personal Trainer
Nutrition Coach
Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coach
Retired Air Force
Ramona, California
"It's important to me to be prepared to help whoever is in front of me and be able to recall the information I need right on the spot.

I had a client who hated doing jumping jacks. She didn't initially share why and I thought it was because of knee pain, but later she told me she was peeing a little when she jumped.

I realized I didn't know anything about that issue and didn't like having that gap in my knowledge, so I told her I'd look into it. While providing modifications dealt with her symptoms, I was able to offer specific pelvic floor exercises to help her address the root cause and become more confident in the gym.

Since 85-90% of my clients are women, I knew having the GGS-1 certification would help me coach them better and fill the gaps in my knowledge.

Now that I’ve added these tools to my toolkit, I'm 'that guy' everyone at the gym sends potential clients to when they need help, including the front desk staff and even other trainers"
Dr. Neha Rao, MDS, PN-1
Oral Surgeon
Health Coach
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
“The knowledge I gained from GGS-1 about the psychological aspects of coaching women are 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 make a difference in my clients’ lives, and it really pumps me up!

As a doctor and surgeon who graduated with a double diploma from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 graduate, I have a strong background in health information, but this course has given me so many new insights about my approach to my coaching clients and patients.

Thank you, GGS!”
Developed by experts the other experts trust
Developed by Molly Galbraith, CSCS and co-written and reviewed by women like Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, Helen Kollias, PhD, Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB-GYN, Dr. Meryl Alappattu, PhD, DPT, 2009 National Olympic Weightlifting Champion Ingrid Marcum, Camille DePutter, and 10 other world-class experts, the Level 1 Certification is the synthesis of everything we’ve learned over a combined 250+ years of real-world coaching and research in women.
Hi, I’m Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong a global movement of 800,000+ people passionate about women’s health, fitness, and empowerment.
Have you ever struggled to know what to say or do when a woman makes a negative comment about her body?
Or felt at a loss for what to say when she compares her body to other women?

Or maybe your client was struggling with hormone issues or menopause and you were unsure how to help her get results?

For years, coaches have told us they lack confidence and feel unprepared because there wasn't a resource with the women-specific coaching knowledge they needed to help their clients.

And we decided it was time to do something about it.

At GGS, we set out to create something that would help health and fitness professionals like you know exactly what to do, so you can serve your female clients with confidence.

Our vision was to give health and fitness professionals:

•  a certification that goes beyond anatomy, physiology and exercise programming, and dives deep into women-specific topics including body image and confidence struggles, menopause, amenorrhea, menstrual cycle, and hormone issues, osteoporosis, pelvic health, leaking urine during exercise, and much more.

•  knowledge and insight that incorporates all key members of a woman’s healthcare team, like strength and conditioning coaches, Registered Dietitians, psychologists, OB/GYNs, physiotherapists, behavior change experts, pre- and postnatal experts, midwives, doulas, and more.

•  the best available research and evidence with the hundreds of years of practical and clinical experience of our experts.
In short, we wanted to create the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based resource the world has ever seen.
And that’s exactly what we did.

If you’re ready to help women to become stronger, happier, and more confident from the inside out...

Then I invite you to join me and the rest of our incredible team and become a Certified Women's Coaching Specialist through our Level 1 Certification.

We can’t wait to work with you!

xoxo,
Molly Galbraith
Hear from our Academy Curriculum Developers
Experts collaborating together for a greater purpose.
Dr. Jessica Shepherd OB-GYN, MBA
Minimally Invasive Surgeon
Women’s Health Medical Expert
Baylor University Medical College
Dallas, Texas
"GGS-1 will truly help any professional who works with women fill the gap in their knowledge base, and feel more prepared to help their clients and patients.

You'll be able to answer their questions confidently and compassionately, recall critical information you've learned right on the spot, and always know exactly what to say or do next.

I’ve never seen so many critical women-specific topics covered in one place in such an easy-to-understand way.

GGS-1 is beneficial for any health professional who works with women. Definitely take action and become certified right away!
Dr. Helen Kollias, PhD, MS
PhD, Molecular Biology
Former Researcher - Johns Hopkins
Former Director of Research - Precision Nutrition
PN-1 Co-Author
Toronto, Canada
"The GGS-1 Certification is the perfect mix of research-backed information and practical application.

With over a decade of experience reading and performing research for organizations like Johns Hopkins and Precision Nutrition, I love science and research, but I often see coaches forget they’re working with real people in the real world. Not Girls Gone Strong.

There isn’t another certification like GGS-1 in the world. It gets my highest recommendation."
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD
Head of Curriculum Development -
Precision Nutrition
PN-1 Co-Author
Toronto, Canada
"Before the GGS-1 Coaching Certification was created, topics like menstrual cycles, menopause, negative relationships with food and your body, and pelvic health -- these were all treated like special considerations instead of something that affects more than half the population.

As a co-author of this certification, I’m excited to work with this group of women to bring women’s coaching into the 21st century with this truly timely, progressive, and empowering approach to coaching female clients."
Marika Hart, PT
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Expert
Pilates Instructor
Perth, Australia
"I love that the Girls Gone Strong Level 1 Coaching Certification is evidence-based, but more than that it gives you the knowledge and tools to add to your toolbox so you can actually apply what you learn.

Have you ever finished a course or a certification and thought, “I still don’t know what to do!” or “I still need more knowledge!”

I know I have, and I can guarantee that WILL NOT happen with GGS-1.

If you coach, train, or work with women in any type of professional setting and you’re sitting on the fence trying to decide "Do I want to do this thing? Do I need this?" The answer is yes! Jump on board to do it.

You won’t regret it!"
Dr. Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD
Researcher and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
“The GGS Level 1 Coaching Certification provides the exact knowledge you need to understand the science and psychology of working with women, and help you better serve your clients and patients.

It offers health, fitness, and nutrition professionals the most evolved, empowering, women-specific coaching practices I’ve seen.

 I recommend you don’t wait another second to enroll!”
Ingrid Marcum, CPT, USAW
2009 National Olympic Weightlifting Champion
USA Olympic Bobsled Team
Strength and Movement Coach
Raleigh, North Carolina
“I’ve been a strength coach and competitor for over 20 years, and this certification is the most detailed, extensive, and actionable coaching education for women I’ve seen.

There’s simply no other certification that will prepare you to coach women from different backgrounds so effectively.

I highly recommend this certification for anyone who wants to make a lasting difference in the lives of their clients.”

Heba Shaheed, PT
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Expert
Clinical Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Founder, The Pelvic Expert
Sydney, Australia
"With GGS-1, you’ll not only gain an understanding of menstrual cycle struggles, menopause, autoimmune illness, PCOS, digestive disorders, endometriosis, pelvic pain, incontinence, and more.

But you’ll also get a deep understanding of the psychological side of coaching women with these issues.

If you’re a coach, trainer, or any member of a woman’s healthcare team, I recommend you take this certification."
Pricing
We only take a select number of new students each enrollment period, so we can maintain the highest quality possible. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and we only have a few more spots available.
The general, public price to enroll in our women’s coaching certification is $1,200 USD.

But because our mission is to impact as many women possible, we’re offering a limited time, Black Friday 30-Day FREE Trial Offer.

You’ll pay nothing today, and we ship you all your material straight to your door, anywhere in the world, 100% FREE. No shipping. No tax. Nothing. And you can start immediately!

Then, starting 30 days from now, you’ll pay just $99 USD per month for 12 months.
University Education
$40,000 - $100,000 USD


4 years of undergrad (if you attend full time)

4-8+ years of undergrad (if you attend part-time)




Additional costs for textbooks, study guides, housing, gas, parking, students fees, moving, and much more!

Campus and classrooms — often learning from a university requires being on campus or driving to a classroom, using up even more of your time and energy.
Learning is informative in an academic format with less access to a variety of experts in multiple disciplines, less practical experience, and less flexibility to learn in a way that works for you. At the end of this, you’ll feel like you have a lot of information, but often feel unsure of how to apply it in real life.

Professors who lack real-world experience doing what their students want to do often leave their students feeling confused, frustrated, stuck, and struggling to help their clients and build their business.


GGS Level 1 Coaching Certification
$1,200 USD
Study at your own pace — GGS-1 is entirely self-paced, so there’s no deadline to start or finish. You can take as much or as little time as you like to complete it, and you’ll have unlimited support the entire time. Whether you’re running a business, at home with your kids, or fitting studying around your 9-5 -- GGS-1 is flexible and fits into your life.
All materials + FREE worldwide shipping. Get all certification materials shipped straight to your door at no cost, no matter where you live. We have thousands of students and grads in 70+ countries around the world.
No classroom required — study when it’s convenient for you, wherever you are in the world. You’ll have unlimited support right from the comfort of your home.
Learning is transformative as you read your textbook, watch supplementary videos that bring the knowledge to life, answer workbook questions and case studies, and take unit exams to test your knowledge. At the end of this certification you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to actually implement what you’ve learned with your clients.
Learn from world-class experts who are currently working in your field. These women have decades of real-world experience building careers, businesses, and lives they love doing meaningful work that lifts women up, so you can do the same -- and they’re ready to help you do the same.
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If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbook and materials, there’s no risk to you.

With thousands of happy students and grads in over 70 countries around the world —  We’re extremely confident that you’ll be blown away with the information you’ll learn in our certification program.

If you’re not satisfied for any reason let us know, and we’ll make it right. Guaranteed.
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When You Invest in Yourself, You Change the World
When you invest in yourself by making a purchase with us, you can feel good knowing that your purchase will be reinvested back into four key places.

Scholarships For Those In Need

At GGS, when you invest in yourself, you're also investing in women, because for each certification sold, a portion of your investment will be used to fund education for women in need.

Recipients include women who are escaping domestic violence, re-entering the workforce after having children, caring for children with special needs or ailing family members, living with chronic illness or disabilities, displaced due to natural disasters, living in developing countries where high-quality health information is less accessible, and so many more.

We believe education empowers women and gives them the tools they need to create a better life for themselves and their families. By purchasing one of our certifications, you're helping create a brighter future for these women and a better world for us all.

More FREE Resources

99% of the information we provide at Girls Gone Strong is FREE and always will be. One of our core missions at Girls Gone Strong is to provide FREE high-quality, well-vetted, evidence-based health and fitness information to women and professionals who work with women, particularly those who may not otherwise have the geographic or socioeconomic privilege to access this information.

Your investment will continue funding our vast and ever-growing collection of FREE articles, videos, courses, and other resources designed to serve women and the health and fitness professionals who work with them.

Our World-Class Team

At GGS we pride ourselves on providing flexible, fulfilling, meaningful work for women around the world, helping them feed their families, and allowing many of them to work from home while caring for their children.

We currently have over 40 GGS team members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., India, and Australia.

Your Growth and Success

As a GGS-1 student, you have unlimited, lifetime access to our world-class Academy Curriculum Developers totally FREE for support, guidance, advice, troubleshooting, and wisdom. These experts have a combined hundreds of years of real-world experience working with women in gyms, clinics, hospitals, and online. We know that learning is a lifelong process, and that’s why we’re here to support your continued success.
Note from Molly Galbraith
If you want to…

Know exactly what to do when a client question, challenge, or problem arises…

Understand what your clients are going through (even if you’ve never been through it yourself)...

Easily recall your knowledge or find reliable information on the spot...

Use your knowledge to retain existing clients or grow your client base...

Set yourself apart as an expert and leader…

Be a trusted resource for clients and other coaches...

Help women in your community and serve your clients better...

The GGS Level 1 Certification will give you the exact knowledge and tools you need to do it.
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