Girls Gone Strong
Women's Coaching Specialist Certification
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP CERTIFICATION FOR HEALTH & FITNESS PROS WHO WORK WITH WOMEN
30-Day FREE Trial Offer
Exactly what you need to coach and train women to be their strongest selves inside and out.
Try our certification free for 30 days. From disordered eating and body image struggles to menopause, pelvic floor, and hormonal issues — you’ll learn way more than just exercise and nutrition.
  • No money down
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • After 30 days, you’ll pay just $99 USD per month for 12 months.
For a Limited Time Only.
(Only a few spots left)

  Menu

CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML
Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification
THE INDUSTRY’S TOP CERTIFICATION
FOR HEALTH & FITNESS PROS
WHO WORK WITH WOMEN
30-Day FREE Trial Offer
Exactly what you need to coach and train women to be their strongest selves inside and out.
Try our certification free for 30 days. From disordered eating and body image struggles to menopause, pelvic floor, and hormonal issues — you’ll learn way more than just exercise and nutrition.
  • No money down
  • FREE shipping worldwide
  • After 30 days, you’ll pay just $99 USD per month for 12 months.
Spots are first come, first served.
CONSULTED AND COLLABORATED WITH, AND RECOMMENDED BY:
Become the go-to health and fitness expert for women.
Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to get life-changing results for your clients.

Learn from the top experts in 12 fields of study

Seventeen world-class women’s health experts including psychologists, strength coaches, olympic athletes, pelvic health physios, RDs, OBG-YNs, PhDs, university researchers, and more.

They have come together to create a unique coaching method that combines the latest research with their 350+ years of practical and clinical experience. You won’t find more comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary curriculum, anywhere else.

Work at your own pace anywhere in the world

Work through our textbook, workbook, and mobile-friendly online materials at your own pace from the comfort of your home or anywhere you choose.

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

Take a university-level program without the travel or the hassle

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.

We ship you a textbook and workbook that you can use with our online learning platform to maximize your learning.

Get unlimited support, guidance, and advice from our world-class team

As an Academy student, you'll have unlimited access to our GGS Academy Curriculum Developers for support, guidance, advice, and wisdom.

Ask all your questions, and get as much help as you need throughout the program — even after you graduate.

For the rest of your professional career, we'll be here so you never have to go it alone.

Grow your business with a free business listing

Once you've passed all 4 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 Certified GGS Academy Professionals, so clients in your area can find and hire YOU as their coach.

Join a group of professionals changing women’s lives

Once you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and skills to do meaningful work, and you'll know exactly how to get life-changing results for your clients.

Even better? You'll be part of a special group of forward-thinking health and fitness professionals collaborating to better the industry.

We're on this journey together, and we definitely need YOU!

Enjoy free worldwide shipping

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 75 countries!)

Rest easy with our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We're so confident you'll love our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification that you can try it for 60 days. If you aren’t blown away with the quality of the materials and information, simply ship them back within 60 days of purchase for a full refund.
See why top industry professionals consider Girls Gone Strong the gold standard for training women.
See why top industry professionals consider Girls Gone Strong the gold standard for training women.
Dr. John Berardi, PhD
co-founder of Precision Nutrition, founder of Change Maker Academy
co-founder of Precision Nutrition,
founder of Change Maker Academy
“This 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. The GGS Academy is second to none and is an absolute must for any coach or trainer who works with women.”
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD
HEAD OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT PRECISION NUTRITION
“As a curriculum contributor, I’m excited to be part of bringing women’s coaching into the 21st century.”
"67–75% of people who hire a coach or trainer are women. Yet to date, few coaching organizations have truly met women’s diverse needs — until now.

As a GGS Academy curriculum contributor, 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.”
Jonathan Goodman, CSCS
founder of The Personal Trainer Development Center and the Online Trainer Academy
“They’re the best in our industry when it comes to women.”
"Girls Gone Strong is exactly what the fitness industry needs. They’re the best in our industry when it comes to women. If you train women or ever plan to, I recommend you learn from them.”
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB-GYN
Baylor University Medical CENTER
“I’ve never seen so many critical women-specific topics covered in one place.”
"This certification will truly help any professional who works with women. You'll learn how to answer your clients’ and patients’ questions about women’s health confidently and compassionately.

I’ve never seen so many critical women-specific topics covered in one place."
The Women’s Coaching Specialist 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.
What makes this certification different from every other certification in the industry?
The Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification was created specifically by women for professionals who work with women. With it, you'll:
  • Set yourself apart by mastering the psychology of working with women
  • Dive deep into often overlooked topics that affect women’s health and fitness
  • Get women-specific coaching, strategies, case studies, scripts, and unlimited support not offered anywhere else in the world
  • ​Learn the art and science of coaching and training women at every stage of life
  • ​Be prepared to coach any woman — with any challenge — who comes to you for help
So if you've ever struggled to know what to say or do when a woman makes a negative comment about her body...

Or worked with a client who was engaging in disordered eating or stuck on the diet and exercise roller coaster...

You can have compassionate, accurate answers to your client’s most pressing questions… know exactly what to say and do next… and feel qualified to empower her to move and eat in a way that enhances her life — instead of controlling it.

Whether you’re a personal trainer, group fitness, yoga, or pilates instructor, nutrition coach, strength coach, physio, or even a medical doctor, this certification will take your coaching skills to the next level.
Learn every aspect of successfully training women step by step, from start to finish.
With our brand-new, 600-page textbook you’ll find the latest research in women’s psychology, coaching, pelvic health, menopause, exercise, nutrition, programming, anatomy and physiology, rest, recovery, and common medical considerations— like Hashimoto’s, PCOS, osteoporosis, and endometriosis — and you’ll learn exactly what you can do to help (while staying within your scope of practice).

We tie it all together with dozens of case studies and include time-saving forms, questionnaires, and assessment tools that you can use with your own clients.
Develop the skills to troubleshoot any coaching or training problem.
Our companion workbook will enhance your understanding of the material and help you put your new knowledge into practice with clients.

Working through real-life scenarios in case studies will help you be prepared and able to recall information on the spot when your clients, friends, family (or whoever!) comes to you for help.
Have the answers to every client question at your fingertips — 24/7.
With your coaching textbook, workbook, online platform, and unlimited access to GGS Academy Curriculum Developers, you can quickly find compassionate, accurate answers to all of your client’s most pressing questions about women’s health topics.

From detailed information on disordered eating and nutrition to important sections covering menopause and hormonal considerations — we’ve made it a snap to locate exactly what you need... whenever you need it.

It’s all organized in easy-to-follow topic-specific chapters and accompanying videos and bonus downloads — all based on the latest research (and all within your scope of practice).

And you’ll have access to it for life.
Raise the standard of care for women everywhere while creating a business you love.
Finally… get a clear path to keeping women safe through every stage of their life and grow a thriving business at the same time.

Plus, you'll get the education you crave while staying within your budget, accommodating your existing schedule, and keeping the flexibility you need to maintain the lifestyle you love.

Our grads have gone on to develop their own workshops and products, become leaders in the industry, build highly engaged communities of clients online and in person, and even work for Girls Gone Strong.
Reach more women who need your knowledge with a listing on Girls Gone Strong’s website.
Not only will you graduate with a certification that provides you with real-world skills and the confidence to use them, you’ll also be part of the GGS online coaches directory.

Curated to only include GGS Academy grads from our certifications, our online directory connects you to thousands of women looking for professionals just like you.
Reach more women who need your knowledge with a listing on Girls Gone Strong’s website.
Not only will you graduate with a certification that provides you with real-world skills and the confidence to use them, you’ll also be part of the GGS online coaches directory.

Curated to only include GGS Academy grads from our certifications, our online directory connects you to thousands of women looking for professionals just like you.
Take a peek at what our certification grads have accomplished.
Trista Eason, 34
NASM-CPT, PN-1
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
“I’m able to more confidently and comfortably talk to my clients about women’s topics.”
“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
NASM-CPT, PN-2
PERSONAL TRAINER
“When my client was experiencing pelvic floor issues, I realized I didn’t know how to help her, and I didn’t like having that gap in my knowledge.”
“It's important to me to be prepared to help whoever is in front of me. 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.”
Hilary Milsome, 61
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
“I was nervous about starting a new career at 58.”
“I'd worked in a different industry for nearly 40 years. Starting a new career at 58 was pretty scary for me, especially because I don't look like a conventional personal trainer.”

This certification has given me what I needed  to empower and help women like me for a living, and I absolutely love what I do!”
Dr. Neha Rao, 40
MDS, PN-1
ORAL SURGEON
“The knowledge 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 gets me excited! Thank you, GGS!”
Grace Chika Eke, 27
CPT, PN-1
PERSONAL TRAINER
“I’m Nigerian and grew up being taunted for being skinny. It feels amazing to do work I’m passionate about that helps women be strong and confident!”
“Since enrolling, I’ve been able to use what I’ve learned to empower myself and other women like me on a daily basis. And now, I’m collaborating with other health professionals (RDs, physios, OB/GYNs, and more) to create a wellness hub.”
Quentin Green, 42
ISSA MASTER TRAINER, PN-1, USAW, CES
ACTIVE-DUTY MARINE CORPS
“I’ve been asked to create a comprehensive, tactical strength and conditioning program for female Marines by our Headquarters Marine Corps.”
“Girls Gone Strong and the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification have helped me shape the program I’m creating and improve my skills and knowledge as a coach.”
Edward Corena Osorio, 30
NCSF-CPT, PPSC
PERSONAL TRAINER
“In the first few chapters, I learned how to connect better with women and coach them through their body image struggles.”
“Since then, I’ve helped multiple clients overcome their fear of getting bulky, using the science and psychology I learned.

I use compassion and change psychology to help my clients get stronger, and I have this certification to thank for teaching me exactly how to do that.”
Developed by 17 of the industry’s most trusted women’s health, fitness, and nutrition experts
By using the latest research and our experts’ combined 350+ years of practical and clinical experience, we created the most comprehensive, evidence-based, and interdisciplinary Women’s Coaching Certification in the world.
Our curriculum was developed by Molly Galbraith, CSCS, and co-written and reviewed by 16 GGS Academy Curriculum Developers spanning 12 fields of study. That includes some of the top names in the business, including...
Our curriculum was developed by Molly Galbraith, CSCS, and co-written and reviewed by 16 GGS Academy Curriculum Developers spanning 12 fields of study, including:
*Precision Nutrition Curriculum Developers:
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, Dr. Helen Kollias, PhD, and Cam Deputter
As well as industry trailblazers:
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB-GYN, Dr. Meryl Alappattu, PhD, DPT, Marika Hart, PT, and Ingrid Marcum, 2009 National Olympic Weightlifting Champion.
*Our collaboration with Precision Nutrition's curriculum development team has made the Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification the perfect complement to the Precision Nutrition Certifications.
Hey there, I’m Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong — a global movement of 900,000+ people passionate about women’s health, fitness, and empowerment.
As a young woman, I struggled with insecurities. I felt like I was never lean enough, pretty enough, or worthy enough. My time was spent chasing a number on the scale or the barbell.
 
After 20+ years of wishing my body looked different, I finally discovered how to stop comparing myself to other women. Finding my own strength gave me a kind of freedom I didn’t think I’d ever experience.

Today, my life and this movement are dedicated to sharing what I’ve learned, teaching women how to find their own version of strength and confidence from the inside out, and helping professionals master the art and science of coaching women.
Hear why industry leaders believe this certification will change women’s lives.
Greg Nuckols, CSCS
Stronger by Science
“If you coach women, you owe it to yourself and your clients to learn from Girls Gone Strong.”
"I've been following Girls Gone Strong for years now, and have pointed dozens (if not hundreds) of people in their direction. 

I'm constantly impressed by everything they put out and by their commitment to following the scientific evidence over industry orthodoxy.
Dr. Helen Kollias, PhD
CO-AUTHOR OF PN-1, FORMER RESEARCHER AT JOHNS HOPKINS
“The perfect mix of research-backed information and practical application.”
"With over a decade of research for organizations like Johns Hopkins and Precision Nutrition, I love science, but I often see coaches forget they’re working with real people in the real world. Not Girls Gone Strong. I’m honored to be part of the team that created such an incredible Certification."
Marika Hart, PT
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, 22 YEARS
“It gives you the knowledge and skills you need so you can actually apply what you learn.”
"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. Spencer Nadolsky
DO, BARIATRIC MEDICINE
“GGS will help you get your clients and patients results.”
"Many health professionals underestimate the power of understanding psychology when it comes to helping clients and patients get results, and I think it’s the missing piece in many health professionals’ toolboxes.

Girls Gone Strong’s certification will teach you all of that and much more. I highly recommend it."
Ingrid Marcum, CSCS
2009 NATIONAL OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPION
USA OLYMPIC BOBSLED TEAM
“There’s simply no other certification that will prepare you to coach women at every stage of life so effectively.”
“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.”

Antony Lo, PT
OWNER, the physio detective
“I’m proud to recommend their work because I’ve seen firsthand how it’s changing the world.”
"The work that Girls Gone Strong is doing is desperately needed. Their certification raises awareness about important women's health issues and provides quality education for health and fitness professionals.
Dr. Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD
PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCHER
“It offers health and fitness professionals the most evolved, empowering, women-specific coaching practices I’ve seen.”
“The GGS Women’s Coaching Specialist 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. I recommend you don’t wait another second to enroll!”
Tony Gentilcore, CSCS
Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance
“I know first-hand the amount of work, detail, and passion the GGS crew put into this certification.”
"I know first-hand the amount of work, detail, and passion the GGS crew put into this certification. I've seen Molly scrap entire CHAPTERS of a book because it didn't meet their standards. The amount of integrity that takes is off-the-charts impressive."
Mark Fisher
Co-Owner of Mark Fisher Fitness
“The way Girls Gone Strong takes critical and complex topics and presents them in a highly actionable way is remarkable.”
"That’s why several Mark Fisher Fitness Trainers are GGS students or graduates. It’s given them the tools and skills they need to coach our Ninjas safely and effectively.

If you coach women, I highly recommend you invest in their certification.”
Pricing
Special Offer
30-Day Free Trial — No Money Down
We only take a select number of new students each enrollment period to maintain the highest quality possible. Spots are limited and enrollment is first-come, first-served.

Because we value you as a member of the Girls Gone Strong community and making quality information affordable is part of our mission, we're offering a 30-day free trial.
  • $0 down
  • No shipping charges
  • Cancel within 30 days and you’ll be charged nothing
After 30 days, you’ll pay just $99 USD per month for 12 months to continue with your certification.
And it’s backed by our 30-day, no-risk guarantee.
Get started today for free.
Guarantee your spot today in the industry’s top women-specific certification.
30-Day FREE Trial
(Enroll for $0 down)
$0
USD
Get started immediately for FREE.
After 30 days, you'll pay $99 USD per month for 12 months.

No tax  •  No shipping charges  •  Zero risk
Cancel within the first 30 days and you’ll be charged nothing.
Can such a comprehensive, well-designed program like our Women's Coaching Specialist Certification really save you valuable time and money?
Hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars are just the beginning.
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.
Professors who lack real-world experience doing what their students want to do often leave their students feeling confused, frustrated, stuck, and struggling to build their business.
Women's Coaching Specialist Certification
$1200 USD
Study at your own pace — This is entirely self-paced, so there's no deadline. You can take as much time or as little time as you like to complete it, and you'll have unlimited support the entire time.
All materials + FREE worldwide shipping. Get all certification materials shipped straight to your door at no cost, no matter where you live. We have students and grads in 70+ countries.
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.
Learn from world-class experts working in your field who have created lives and businesses they love doing meaningful work that lifts women up, so you can do the same.

30-Day No-Risk Guarantee
Here’s our promise: try our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification for 30 days.

If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbook and materials and you won't be charged a cent, so there’s no risk to you.

With thousands of happy students and grads in over 70 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
What You Can Expect
Once you register, you’ll get immediate access to the Online Learning Platform. Plus, your certification materials will be shipped to you — free of charge — anywhere in the world.
Here’s exactly what you get when you enroll:
  • GGS Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification textbook (600 pages)
  • Companion workbook (100+ pages)
  • Online learning platform (mobile-friendly)
  • ​Demonstration and coaching videos
  • ​Unlimited support from GGS Academy Experts
  • ​Official Women’s Coaching Specialist Certificate (upon graduation)
  • ​FREE business listing in our Online Directory of Certified GGS Academy Professionals (upon graduation)
  • ​Lifetime access to the materials
Time-Saving Bonuses:
  • Client assessment tools
  • Program design templates
  • Recommended reading and resources
Extra Money-Saving Bonuses:
  • FREE worldwide shipping
  • 100% tax deductible
When You Invest in Yourself, You Change the World
Feel good knowing that a percentage of every purchase you make is reinvested back into women.
For each certification sold, a portion of your investment will be used to fund education for women in need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Note from Cofounder Molly Galbraith
You have it in you to make the kind of difference you want to make.

If you’re reading this right now, then let me say this:

I know you’re here for a reason.

Maybe you want to lead the way in your community…
Maybe you want to raise the standard of care for women…
Maybe you want to change the health and fitness industry for the better…
Or maybe you’re on a mission to help more women live their happiest, healthiest, and strongest lives.

Or heck, maybe all of the above.

No matter how big or small your goals may be, you have a very real — and very pressing — opportunity to create meaningful change in the lives of the women you work with and the industry as a whole.

As a member of the GGS movement, you already champion women’s health, strength, and empowerment, and you’re perfectly positioned to use your coaching superpowers for good.

We really do need you. (Yes, YOU!) And we'll be here to support you every step of the way.

But there’s an important additional piece to the puzzle — a critical element that’s essential for you to make the difference I know you’re capable of — and that’s action.

Because change requires action. And this is your moment to take that action, and when you do — together we’ll create a better future for women everywhere.
Only opens twice a year. Spots sell out quickly.