GGS Coaching for Women:
Frequently Asked Questions
By: Molly Galbraith, CSCS
On January 1st, 2023, we’re opening enrollment for GGS Coaching, our world-class nutrition, exercise, and mindset coaching program that’s helped women all over the world finally get the results they want — without extreme diet or exercise — no matter how busy their life gets.
Ready to finally get the results you’ve always wanted? We can help!

With GGS Coaching, you’ll learn how to:
  • Eat food you love that leaves you feeling satisfied — and still get results — without restricting, dieting, and obsessing about food
  • Spend less time in the gym, not feel exhausted when it’s over, and still achieve your goals
  • Incorporate exercise & nutrition into your life in an enjoyable way, without it taking over your life
  • Achieve and maintain your goals — even when life gets busy and hectic!
The results? You'll finally:
  • Trust yourself around food and trust your body
  • Get the results you've always wanted (no matter your goal)
  • Feel strong, capable, and confident from the inside out
  • Step off the diet and exercise roller coaster for good
  • Feel like all this nutrition and exercise stuff is easier than you ever imagined
For more information about the program, check out the frequently asked questions below.

But first, watch this short video. It details exactly what you can expect from Girls Gone Strong Coaching.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is GGS Coaching all about?
GGS Coaching is our nutrition, exercise, mindset, and lifestyle program that guides you step-by-step through what you need to do in order to get the results you’ve always wanted — without extreme diet or exercise.

Over the years through our GGS methods, we’ve helped tens of thousands of women get the results they’re looking for.

If you’ve tried every diet and exercise regimen under the sun and “failed” or you feel like you’re constantly on and off the diet and exercise roller coaster, you’re not alone. And it’s not your fault.

Nutrition and exercise programs that are self-directed (i.e. not working with a coach) fail 98% of the time — and we’ve seen many fad diets and exercise programs come and go over the years.

That’s why we don’t do fad diets here at GGS. Instead, we walk you through simple, sustainable nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes that are designed to stand the test of time.

And even better? We teach you how to fit them into your busy life, so no matter your schedule, you can get the results you want, improve your health, and maintain your results for a lifetime.

Bottom line: in GGS Coaching, we teach you how to make regular exercise and good nutrition fit into your life — without ruling your life.

No matter what life throws your way, the skills you learn in GGS Coaching will stick with you for a lifetime.
What does the program include?
GGS Coaching includes:
  • Support and guidance. You’ll get 1-on-1 support from our world-class coaches who have been where you are, and know exactly how to help you get where you want to go.
  • Flexibility. Your program will be customized to fit your ability level, your schedule, your goals, and your equipment availability.
  • Sustainability. GGS Coaching is built for real life. However much time and energy you have to devote to your training program, we can make it work. Our programs are intelligently designed to get you maximum results while keeping you safe and healthy.
  • Enjoyment. (Seriously!) We help you figure out a way of eating that you actually enjoy — that takes into account your eating history, tendencies, preferences, goals, likes and dislikes.
  • A clear roadmap to success. You’ll know exactly what to do every step of the way and your coach will be right there providing support, encouragement, and accountability when you need it.
  • Confidence in your skills. You'll know exactly how to navigate your own food choices and make decisions about your own health and lifestyle with ease once the program is over.
  • Relief. I told you you’re going to be OK and I meant it. Once you enroll in GGS Coaching, you’re off the hook from all the intense, obsessive, never-ending diet and exercise programs.
How often do you accept new clients?
We only accept new clients twice a year, and with tens of thousands of women visiting our enrollment page during that period, we only have the capacity to coach a very small percent of women who are interested in working with us.

That’s why our programs always sell out quickly — and why we encourage folks to sign up for our GGS Coaching pre-sale list.

By joining our pre-sale list, you get to register 24–48 hours before the general public, which increases your chances of getting a spot.

And you can save up to 45% off the general, public price of the program. It’s just one of the ways we reward the women who are most eager to work with us, because those who do are always our best clients and have the most success.
Who is GGS Coaching for?
GGS Coaching is for women who want to finally get the results they’ve been looking for — without extreme diet or exercise — and who want to trust themselves around food and trust their body for the rest of their lives.

It’s for women who want to:
  • Love the way they look and feel.
  • Radiate confidence from the inside out.
  • Feel good and comfortable in their skin.
  • Feel like nutrition and exercise is simpler than they ever imagined.
  • Understand exactly what their body needs to thrive.
And it’s designed for women who have busy schedules and lives just like you.

We help our clients learn how to eat better and move their bodies in ways they enjoy while getting the results they want, no matter what life throws their way.

You’ll get a program to follow that's structured yet simple and easily customizable to your goals, and your coach will provide you with the support and accountability you need to stay consistent and reach your goals.

GGS Coaching isn’t about extreme fad diets, strict meal plans, or hours and hours of intense exercise. It’s about learning the skills to get the results that last a lifetime.
Who is GGS Coaching NOT for?
GGS Coaching is not for physique competitors, fitness models, or anyone who needs to get or stay in competition-level shape.

It’s also not for folks who already crush all their eating habits and workouts, and already have the support and accountability they need.

If you have no issues eating and exercising in a way that helps you reach your goals, and it’s totally sustainable, we aren’t a good fit for you.
Will GGS Coaching work for me?
Do you want to get stronger? Gain muscle? Lose body fat? Improve your nutrition? Have more energy? Find of way of eating and exercising you love so it’s actually sustainable?

Are you willing to stick with us for a full 12 months and give our program your best effort?

Then yes, GGS Coaching will work for you.

If you participate in GGS Coaching, and do what we ask you to do at least 80% of the time — you’ll get the best results you’ve ever gotten in your life.

And here’s the good news:

What we DON’T need from you is to be perfect.

In fact, this program is specifically designed so you don’t have to be “perfect” to see results.

You just have to show up, and give it your best.

When you have hard days (we all do), you just do your best, whatever that looks like on that day. And you show up the next day.

If you feel stuck, you reach out to your Coach and ask for help. Even if you don’t know what “help” looks like. That’s what she’s there for.

Do your best. And keep doing your best. That’s what we need from you.

And we will be right here, holding your hand every step of the way.

While many programs promise quick-fixes and magic results with no effort — that stuff is BS. It takes effort, time, and commitment on your end to see results.

But the good news is, we’ve broken down exactly what you need to do into small, manageable steps that will be incredibly effective without being overwhelming or confusing.

Getting the results you want IS possible, and we are here to help.
GGS Coaching Client Janice said it best:

“If I were able to do it on my own, I would have done it already.”
We hear you, Janice!
Do you really guarantee results?
Absolutely. We are 100% confident that if you commit to working with us for 12 months, we can help you get the results you’re looking for — and we’re willing to back it up with a money-back guarantee.

Girls Gone Strong is considered the Gold Standard in coaching and training women and with good reason.

We’ve helped tens of thousands of women around the world get the results they’re looking for, without extreme diet or exercise, while helping them find a way of eating and exercising they enjoy so they can sustain it forever.

Give us 12 months and commit to doing what we ask 80% of the time. If you’re not happy with the results you get at the end, let us know and we’ll give you every penny back. Guaranteed.
Who are you and what makes Girls Gone Strong qualified to coach women?
My name is Molly Galbraith, and I’m co-founder and woman-in-charge at Girls Gone Strong.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve devoted my career to making health and fitness easier and more accessible for women all over the world.

I’m a certified strength and conditioning specialist, former figure competitor, powerlifter, and gym owner, and through Girls Gone Strong, I’ve teamed up with the world’s most brilliant PhDs, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, MDs, registered dietitians, licensed mental health professionals, and pre- and postnatal experts to create our Get Results Coaching program.

GGS is the largest platform for evidence-based, body-positive, women-specific nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle information in the world — meaning we understand how to coach women better than anyone else.
Who comes to you for help?
Over the last several years we’ve consulted with or been featured by some of the world’s top organizations including Precision Nutrition, The Personal Trainer Development Center,, Time and People magazine, the Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Women’s Health, Muscle & Fitness HERS, and many others.
Many folks consider us to be the leading experts in the world in coaching women, but we don’t rest on that reputation. We’re constantly learning, growing, and evolving our programs to ensure what we have to offer is the best in the world.
Do you give me a meal plan?
This is a really common question, and the answer is no. We don’t provide meal plans.

Our team has decades of experience with women and meal plans and as it turns out – they’re not particularly effective or sustainable. They create a “diet” mentality, and not only lead to an unhealthy relationship with food for many women, but they remove the most important part of the equation: YOU.

We take a completely different approach. We teach you how to adopt sustainable habits and skills that help you make choices that align with your goals, preferences, tendencies, budget, and overall lifestyle.

We don’t tell you what to eat. We teach you HOW to eat, so you’ll never “diet” again.
Why are you offering this type of coaching?
The reason we offer GGS Coaching is two-fold. Over the last 15 years I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most incredible mentors and coaches in the world, both inside and outside of the fitness industry, and they’ve changed my life forever.

I’m so grateful for the ways my life has been changed by these people that I want to pass this same feeling on.

Additionally, after years of hiring coaches that would crash-diet me and following workout programs that exhausted me and helping women who’ve hired these coaches and done these programs, I knew there had to be a better way.

And I as right.

And that was the catalyst for GGS Coaching.

We designed GGS Coaching as the antidote to all the typical obsessive, restrictive, exhausting diet and exercise programs out there, which can’t be sustained for any real length of time.

We designed GGS Coaching for women like me who wanted exercise and nutrition to enhance their life, not control it.

We designed it because we realized:
  • It’s possible to eat food you love that leaves you feeling satisfied — and still get results — without restricting, dieting, and obsessing about food.
  • You can spend less time in the gym, not feel exhausted when it’s over, and still achieve your goals.
  • You don’t always have to do more. Exercise more… Diet more... Stress out more… You can actually do less and see incredible results.
  • Women need coaches who understand their unique needs and challenges. A coaching program designed by women, for women, run by women. Imagine that.
Why coaching? Can't I just pick up a diet book? Or read some online articles for free?
As I mentioned above, working with coaches and mentors has profoundly changed my life, so I might be a little biased, but I also know this.

When I look around at the lives of the people I admire the most, the people who are most successful in all aspects of their lives (not just business, but health-wise, family-wise, etc), they’ve all been transformed by their relationship with someone else — typically a coach or mentor.

Yes, they read books and articles, and listen to podcasts, and consume information on their own. But the most powerful transformations happen through their relationships with another human being.

That said, if you can read a book or an article or listen to a podcast and put into practice what you’re learning, and get great results with those tools, more power to you! That’s amazing!

However, if you’re struggling to actually put into practice what you’re learning let us help!

As former GGS Coaching Client Janice said, “If I could have done it myself, I would have done it already.”
Do you really not think the information online is valuable?
Of course I think it’s valuable! So valuable in fact, GGS invests hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in creating world-class content online for FREE!

However, as I mentioned above, the most powerful change I’ve seen in an individual’s life almost always comes from working with a coach or mentor.

Articles are great, but aren’t typically comprehensive.

Books can be comprehensive, but often aren’t actionable, and they typically present way too much information at one time.

While many folks like the idea of a complete overhaul, research shows that sustainable change comes from changing one small thing at a time.

That’s why working with a world-class coach is so powerful. You get the information you need broken down into small, actionable steps. You get the support and accountability of a coach and a group of like-minded women on the same journey as you, and you get troubleshooting along the way.
I’m a beginner and have never exercised before. Will coaching work for me?
Definitely! We work with lots of women who are brand-new to exercise and changing their nutrition habits.

We were all beginners once, and we know exactly how to coach you along at your own pace, so you can make simple, sustainable changes that fit your life, without feeling overwhelming.

You’ll notice that our clients come in all shapes and sizes, are all ages, and come from all different backgrounds. You can learn more about some of our clients here.
I’ve been lifting for years and want to take my results to the next level. Will coaching work for me?
Absolutely! Many of our clients have several years of consistent exercise and good nutrition under their belt (in fact, many of our clients are health professionals themselves!) And they still benefit greatly from GGS Coaching.  

That’s because we offer multiple workout programs laser-focused on specific goals and they include tracks for intermediate and advanced trainees. Plus, all of our nutrition habits are customizable for your specific goals, needs, preferences, and eating/training history.

No matter how advanced you are, it can feel really nice to put your nutrition and exercise programming in the hands of trusted professionals while you focus on other important things in your life. Plus, every coach needs a coach!
What if the only results I want is to feel healthier. Will this work for me?
If your only goal is to feel healthier, GGS Coaching is a great choice for you. Because GGS Coaching coaches you on nutrition, exercise, mindset, and lifestyle, and offers the support and accountability of a coach and a community, you have all the tools you need to live a healthier and more vibrant life.

You’ll feel stronger, more capable, and more confident, and have more energy than you ever thought possible! And you’ll improve your relationship with food and your body.

How’s that for feeling healthier?
I’m interested in building muscle. Will this work for me?
Yes! When you enroll, you'll choose our muscle gain workout program, which is a hypertrophy program specifically designed to help you gain muscle mass. And when you’re reading through your weekly nutrition skills, you’ll see options to customize your skill for muscle gain. And if you have any questions about further customizing your program, your coach can help.
I want to do this with a friend or partner. Can we join together?
Yes! We highly recommend friends, partners, family members, and colleagues join GGS Coaching together. The more in-person social support you have, the better.

We’ve had mothers and daughters, coworkers, and best friends join together.
Is this only for young people?
Definitely not. We coach women of all ages, including clients as young as 18 and into their mid 70’s.
I work in the fitness industry. Should I do this or your GGS-1 Certification instead?
This answer depends on a few important factors.

If your main goal is to master the science and psychology of coaching women, then you may want to consider doing our GGS-1 Coaching Certification first. Once you’ve finished that program, you can consider enrolling as a client.

You’ll have a deep understanding of both the science of nutrition and exercise, and the psychology of coaching and support, and better yet, you’ll see how we put it all into action for an even deeper learning experience.

If you’re looking to get results for yourself, you can consider enrolling in coaching first. You can enroll in our GGS-1 Coaching Certification after you go through the coaching as a client. This way you can get the results you’re after, while experiencing world-class coaching firsthand. Then you can circle back to learning the science and theory behind it all.
How much does it cost?
Our exclusive pre-sale price: Choose from a one-time payment of $1999 USD, or $199 USD per month for 12 months.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever offered!

Note: This discount is only for people on the pre-sale list; our general, public price is $299 USD per month for 12 months, or $2999 USD if you pay in full up front.

We offer this pre-sale discount for two reasons:

1) Making high-quality coaching accessible to as many people as possible is a core value of ours at GGS.

2) The women who are most excited and willing to take action are almost always our best clients. That’s why we reward them with a huge discount and a chance to register 24–48 hours before everyone else.

Not on the pre-sale list yet? Add your name here.
Will I have to spend a lot of money on food and supplements?
Most of our clients find they spent less money on food than prior to GGS Coaching.

That’s because they make intentional, informed grocery-buying decisions, they plan their meals ahead of time resulting in less waste, they eat out less, and they buy fewer processed, packaged foods which provide very little nutrition per dollar spent.

Regarding supplements, we may recommend a few health-oriented supplements based on your needs and goals, but these are optional, and by no means necessary.
Do I have to join a gym?
Several of our programs (including our fat loss program, bodyweight program, and programs for folks who are new to exercise) can be done at home with very minimal equipment, namely 1–2 kettlebells or dumbbells and a few resistance bands.

However, if your goals are hypertrophy or max strength gain, your best bet is to have a gym membership.
Do I have to join a gym?
Our Get Started and Get Lean programs can be done at home with very minimal equipment, namely 1-2 kettlebells or dumbbells and a few resistance bands.

However, if you’d like to Get Strong or Get Jacked, your best bet is to have a gym membership.
I live in ________ country. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! We have coached clients in dozens of countries and as long as you have access to the internet, it doesn’t matter where you live. We can help.

Here’s just a view of the countries where our clients live:

• Canada
• United Kingdom
• Australia
• India
• France
• Denmark
• Sweden
• South Africa
• Norway
• Mexico
• United Arab Emirates
I like to... (Crossfit, run, bike, swim, ski, do group exercise classes, walk my dog, etc). Can I still do the stuff I love while getting coaching?
Yes you can. One of the most important aspects of exercise and moving your body is doing what you enjoy.

That’s precisely how you discover a way of eating and exercising that works for you — you do what you enjoy. Fitness should enhance your life, not rule your life, and the way you move your body is no exception.

Simply let your coach know what you’re currently doing for exercise and she will help you structure your program in a way that fits your life.
I already have a personal trainer. Can I keep that up while participating in GGS Coaching?
Yes, if you want to continue with your trainer while you do GGS Coaching, that’s a great option. Several of our past clients have done this and had fantastic results.

Between weekly in-person coaching and support, and daily online interaction and accountability, you’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

Simply tell your coach you’re working with a trainer, and she will help you integrate your in-person and online coaching.
I have a few injuries. Can I still join?
Yes. As long as you’re cleared for exercise, you can absolutely join. Nearly every active personal will experience an injury at some point, and our coaches are well-versed in helping you work around whatever limitations you might have.

They can help you tailor your workout program to fit your needs, so you can find effective alternatives that fit your current ability level.
I follow a special diet (plant-based, vegan, Paleo, intermittent fasting). Will you still work with me?
Yep, we’d love to work with you. Every nutrition habits your coach will guide you through is easily customizable, and can be tailored to fit your preferences.

Simply let your coach know what your dietary preferences/restrictions are and they’ll help you out.
When does the GGS Coaching program begin?
We open enrollment on January 1, 2023. To get an early-bird shot at a spot in the GGS Coaching program, we strongly recommend that you join the pre-sale list.
How long does the program run?
GGS Coaching lasts for 12 months. In our experience, this is enough time for you to make lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes, while being financially accessible, and without feeling like an overwhelming commitment.

This is not “six weeks to a new you!” (although you’ll probably feel remarkably better in just six weeks). We’re committed to helping you step off the diet and exercise roller coaster and change your life for good. That’s why we ask you to commit for a full 12 months.
Do you really sell out every time you open?
Yes. We only open enrollment twice per year, and because we can only accept a fraction of the folks who are interested in working with us, we always sell out quickly.

If you want to get a spot in the coaching program, getting on the pre-sale list is the best way to increase your chances.
How do I increase my chances of getting a spot?
To get a chance to enroll 24–48 hours before the general public (and to save up to 45%!) we strongly recommend you join our free, no-obligation pre-sale list.

You’ll get a special pre-sale invitation to enroll before everyone else, dramatically increasing your chances of getting a spot.
What's the special discount I've heard about?
As I mentioned above, our most excited and eager clients are typically our most successful, and we like to reward these clients with a huge discount.

The regular price for GGS Coaching is $2999 USD paid up front (or $299 USD per month for 12 months).

However if you enroll during our pre-sale enrollment period, you can join for $1999 USD paid up front, or $199 USD per month for 12 months.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever offered for GGS Coaching.
How can I learn more about the GGS Coaching Program?
To learn more about GGS Coaching, we highly recommend you add your name to our pre-sale list here.

Once you’re on the pre-sale list we will follow up with more information, and include details on how to reach out to our team if you have further questions.
Interested in GGS Coaching? Join the pre-sale list; you’ll save up to 45% and secure a spot early.
We’ll be opening up enrollment for GGS Coaching on January 1st, 2023 (but only if you’re on the pre-sale list).

If you’re interested in coaching and want to find out more, I’d encourage you to join our pre-sale list below. Being on the list gives you two very special advantages.
  • You’ll pay way less than everyone else. At GGS we love to reward our most excited and eager folks because they always make the best clients. Join the pre-sale list and you’ll save up to 45% off the general public price, which is the lowest price we’ve ever offered.
  • You’re much more likely to get a spot. To ensure we can give clients our clients the attention and care they deserve, we only open up enrollment twice a year, and we always sell out FAST.

    By joining the pre-sale list you’ll get the opportunity to register 24–48 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting a spot.
If you’re ready to finally get the lasting results you’re looking for — without extreme diet and exercise — now’s the time.

[Note: If your health and fitness are already sorted out, but you’re interested in helping others, check out our GGS Level 1 Women's Coaching Specialist Certification].
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