Girls Gone Strong: Interview with Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe

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Girls Gone Strong: Interview with Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe


Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe are two of the amazing women behind Girls Gone Strong and the Modern Woman’s Guide to Strength Training.2749004229

They’re also two of the powerhouses behind the Women’s Fitness Summit.

I caught up with them in Summer 2014, between the release of the Modern Woman’s Guide and the Fitness Summit to talk about stuff like:

  • Why has weight training been important for you? Why is it important for women generally?
  • What have you struggled with in your own career and development?
  • What are some of the key issues for women in the weight room, or trying to get fitter? (And what’s their take on “I don’t want to get too big from strength training!”?)
  • What’s so cool about the Modern Woman’s Guide to Strength Training and the Women’s Fitness Summit? Why is “by women, for women” important?

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More about Molly and Cassandra

Cassandra Forsythe, Ph.D., R.D., received her doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut, and completed her dietetic internship at UMass Amherst, both in 2009.

She works as a nutrition educator and weight loss coach and is the author of two popular books for women: “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, co-authored with Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet”.

She has been featured in Women’s Health and Men’s Health, and made appearances on The Biggest Loser. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

Molly Galbraith is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, a movement dedicated to getting the best training, nutrition, health, wellness, and lifestyle information to women.

She also recently stepped away from J&M Strength and Conditioning, a rapidly expanding private gym she co-founded in Lexington, Kentucky 4 years ago to focus on both Girls Gone Strong and her personal website,

Her mission is to, ”Help women discover what their best body looks and feels like with minimal time and effort, and once they discover that, to helps them have grace and compassion about it.”

No stranger to the gym herself, she has competed in both figure and powerlifting and her best lifts include a 275-lb. squat, a 165-lb. bench press, and a 341-lb. deadlift.

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