How much do you really know about women's training? Try your skills here!


When it comes to coaching, learning never stops.

Even if you are well educated and certified, you may find that there are some questions you do not know how to answer, or customer challenges that you do not know how to solve – especially with your female clients.

For example, suppose a client asks you how to adjust the training program to its menstrual cycle or to the changes the body has made during menopause or how to avoid urine leakage during certain exercises … and you are not sure of the right answer.

Or you might be watching a client race with body image issues, eating disorders or the habit of constantly comparing yourself to other women … and not sure how to help without saying the wrong thing.

Or – and this is for guys – you can hear female clients whispering to each other … and when you ask if you can help seduce you by saying, "Oh you won't get it, you're a guy."

Moments like this can leave you wondering if there is a lack of basic information on women's training and training and if there is more to learn.

The good news? You can use today's quiz to evaluate where you already know your stuff and where you have room to grow.

When it comes to female guidance: Where are you?

There are 10 key issues that health, fitness and nutrition professionals should be well experienced in when it comes to coaching women. How many of them have you learned?

Our quiz gives you the opportunity to evaluate your skills on each of these 10 topics so you can find out what you are already doing very well and where there is room for improvement.

At the end of the quiz, you'll find a great selection of resources so you can find out more about the topics covered here.

Quick Tip: When you answer, be honest with yourself. Are there areas you are unfamiliar with and you know what? This is exciting! It's an opportunity to learn more.

And when it comes to continuing learning – you've come to the right place. The GGS Level 1 certification is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary evidence-based coaching certification focused on women's guidance. So if you have more learning to do, we're here to help.

Quiz time!

Before we get started, it is important to note that this quiz does not cover the basic coaching skills that a client needs to have. These include:
Knowing how to write training programs for different goals.

Be able to modify, move, or reset any exercise at a moment's notice during the sessions.

Helping customers set behavior-based goals.

And many, many more basic coaching skills.

Instead, the questions in this quiz are specific to coaching women. It is important to note that anatomy varies among women and that not every question is relevant to every woman.

For each of the questions, give an honest rating of your knowledge on a scale of 0 to 5, where 0 means you know nothing about the subject and 5 means that you are an expert.

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Theme # 1: Female Anatomy

Understand how breast size, tenderness and level of support can influence certain exercises and performance?

No, yesFor sure

How familiar are you with the structural differences of the pelvis in male and female skeletons?

Not at allWell known

How well do you understand female bone density and how does a woman's life change?

It's not good at allVery well

How familiar are you with how structural and industrial differences between men and women can affect education?

Not at allWell known

How well do you understand the anatomy and functions of the female pelvic floor?

I'm ignorantI am a professional

Do you understand the difference between biological sex, sexuality and gender?

NoCompletely

Total for this section 0/ 30

Theme # 2: Physiology of women

How well do you understand the differences in muscle fiber size, strength, and fatigue between men and women?

It's not good at allI am a professional

How much do you know about sex differences as they relate to metabolic function and body fat distribution?

Nothing at allI'm a magician

How much do you know about sex differences as they relate to aerobic capacity and blood pressure?

Nothing at allI'm a magician

How familiar are you with the various hormonal contraceptives and their side effects in women?

Not at allI wrote the book on it

Total for this section 0/ 20

Theme # 3: Menstrual cycle

Do you know the four phases of the menstrual cycle and how hormones like estrogen and progesterone fluctuate throughout the month?

NoCompletely

How well do you understand how the phases of a woman's menstrual cycle can affect her exercise and diet?

I'm ignorantI am a professional

Do you know what amenorrhea is and the health conditions associated with it?

NoCompletely

Do you understand the relationship between diet, exercise and functional hypothalamic amenorrhea?

I'm ignorantI am a professional

Do you understand how a woman's menstrual cycle can affect her mood and energy level?

I have no ideaCompletely

How confident do you feel when you help a client dealing with menstruation and cravings?

Not at allVery sure

Total for this section 0/ 30

Theme # 4: Menopause

How familiar are you with the environmental factors that can affect the age at which women go through menopause?

Not at allWell known

How familiar are you with the symptoms of menopause beyond hot flashes and night sweats?

Not at allWell known

How much do you know about the effects of menopause on female pelvic floor?

Nothing at allAlot

How well do you understand the causes and symptoms of early menopause (ie early ovarian failure?)

It's not good at allVery well

How familiar are you with how a woman's body fat can be redistributed during and after menopause due to changes in hormones?

Not at allWell known

Total for this section 0/ 25

Theme # 5: Professionalism and approach

How comfortable do you feel using specific correct anatomical expressions (eg vagina, vulva, perineum, etc.)?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How often do you ask your customers for permission before hand?

It doesn't cross my mindAlways

How much do you know about how images you use in training or marketing materials have an impact on women?

You;I know everything about this

How often do you comment on your client's appearance during and around your training sessions?

All the timeNever

How often do you ask your customers for permission before tagging, recognizing, or displaying photos or videos of them on social media?

I never think about itEvery time

How much work do you do, beyond the recruitment form, to understand each customer's history and identity?

No oneI find out I can

How confident are you in understanding what is beyond your scope of practice and when to refer your client to the appropriate doctor?

Not at allVery sure

Total for this section 0/ 35

Theme # 6: Nutrition

How informed are you about identifying the various points of disturbed consumption that a customer may report?

Not at allI know them all

How confident do you feel in your ability to answer customer questions about eating fads in a compassionate and comprehensible way?

Not at allVery sure

How comfortable do you feel about reshaping a nutrition conversation with a client who usually says he is "bad" because of his choices?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How comfortable do you feel to help a client woman come from a very restrictive diet?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How prepared do you feel to discuss cultural heritage-related eating practices with a female client of a cultural background that is fundamentally different from yours?

Not at allI understood

How comfortable are you in discussing how drinking can affect its effects?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How informed are you about specific nutritional needs during breastfeeding?

Not at allI'm an expert

Do you know which foods should be avoided during pregnancy and why?

NoI know them all

Total for this section 0/ 40

Theme # 7: Pregnancy

How well do you understand the relationship between energy balance, female hormones and fertility?

It's not good at allVery well

How confident do you feel in your ability to train clients engaged in fertility struggles?

Not at allCompletely

How prepared do you think you are to support a customer through miscarriage or infant loss?

Not at allVery well prepared

Do you know which exercises, if any, are contraindicated during pregnancy and why?

NoI'm an expert

How well-informed are you about helping clients set appropriate educational goals during pregnancy?

Not at allI'm an expert

Do you understand how to write safe exercise programs for women at any stage of their pregnancy?

NoFor sure

How comfortable do you feel in discussing your client's body image struggle during pregnancy in a compassionate and non-discriminatory way?

Quite uncomfortableI understood

How much do you know about how to help women adjust their calories during pregnancy (hint: the "300 extra calories a day" tips aren't necessarily accurate)?

Nothing at allI'm an expert

Total for this section 0/ 40

Issue # 8: Pelvic floor health

Can you identify the signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?

No wayAbsolutely

How much do you know about managing intra-abdominal pressure during exercise and how does it affect your client's pelvic floor?

You;I know everything about this

How comfortable do you feel with modifying an exercise when a client has symptoms of pelvic floor malfunction?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How much do you know about the progression of the pelvic organ and its consequences for exercise?

You;I know everything about this

How comfortable are you discussing incontinence issues with your clients?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

Total for this section 0/ 25

Theme # 9: Psychology and body image

Do you feel you are able to help women who struggle with their body image and who they are compared to other women?

Not reallyI understood

How confident are you in your ability to coach your female customers through family-related roadblocks, such as having a partner that is resistant to changing their eating or having limited exercise options due to a lack of childcare options?

Not at allI'm an expert

How comfortable do you feel when a customer is constantly making negative comments about his body?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

How familiar are you with the concept of emotional work and how can it affect your client's ability to achieve her goals?

Not at allWell known

When a customer has unrealistic expectations of what his or her body should look like, how confident are you in your ability to help redefine your goals to make them more realistic?

Not at allCompletely confident

How comfortable do you feel talking to your client about mental health while staying within the scope of your practice?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

Do you know what to do when a customer opposes the training plan because he doesn't want to look "big and bulky"?

Not at allI understood

Total for this section 0/ 35

Issue # 10: Recovery after childbirth

How well do you understand how recovering from a C segment can be different from recovering from a vaginal delivery?

I'm ignorantI've covered it

How much do you understand about the different stages of the birth process?

Not at allI'm an expert

How confident do you feel about your ability to coach a client through issues like birth trauma, postpartum depression and postpartum PTSD within your scope?

Not at allVery sure

How well are you aware of what exercises your clients can safely do immediately after birth?

Not at allI'm an expert

How confident are you in your ability to evaluate the client's recti diastasis?

You;Very sure

How comfortable do you feel coaching a client through post-pregnancy body image fights?

Quite uncomfortableExtremely comfortable

Total for this section 0/ 30

How did you do?

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