ABOUT ME

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I’m moving to Dripping Springs!

Strong Like Her is moving into Hill Country MVMT in Dripping Springs, effective March 2019.

This has been a long time coming and I’m excited to expand into a 2,700 square foot building; however, I understand this may not be a suitable commute for you, in which case BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!

I'm Gina. I strive to teach women to embrace their bodies and empower their lives through fitness and most notably, strength training!

In fact, I care less about how you look and more about how well you move and feel.

Once upon a time, I, too, found myself intimidated by the "weight room" at my local gym. I felt awkward, out of place, self-conscious and, well, scared.

That all changed when a good [female] friend of mine helped show me the ropes! She helped forge a mindset that encouraged self-discovery in the gym and challenged stereotypes about who "belongs" around the weights.

Beautifully strong and athletic with gorgeous, muscular arms and shapely legs, I wanted to look like her...and more importantly, I wanted to TRAIN like her. 

Once I began lifting the way that she did and truly embracing what heavy lifting provided me, I then wanted to be STRONG LIKE HER!

Today, with over 10 years of experience in the industry, my goal is to share my love of lifting with other women and not only build strong bodies, but to develop a mental resolve that transfers to every day life, AKA grit, as well as confidence and self-efficacy.

Strong Like Her was created for those moments we've admired a "strong" woman, whether in the gym, on the competition floor, at practice or passing her by in the parking lot of your local grocery store and you thought to yourself, "I want to be _____ like her!" 

P.S. If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it. 

Joining the Strong Like Her movement (#stronglikeher) is not only an opportunity to learn and grow STRONGRRR with GRIT, but to actually become that person that you’ve always admired; the best version of yourself, so that one day you can say, “Strong like me!”

Certifications/Degrees:

  • B.S. Exercise Science – Illinois State University

  • Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine 

  • TRX Qualified Trainer

  • American Heart Association CPR/AED

  • Pre- & Postnatal Coaching - Girls Gone Strong (In Progress)

Check out my LinkedIn profile for more info on my professional background!

Other Experience:

  • 2012 Novice Figure Competitor - 2nd Place Naturally Fit (INBF)

  • 2013 Open Figure Competitor - 2nd Place Naturally Fit (INBF)


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More About Me...

Gina was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and moved to Austin, Texas in 2011. She lives with her husband, Bane, and two boxers Mojo and Lola. RIP Bailey and Kaiser.

Her hobbies include photography, movies and relaxing on a beautiful patio with friends on the weekends. Gina judges restaurants by how good their chips and salsa are. The spicier, the better!