Find your strength

StrongHER Girls® will teach you how to be strong, from the inside-out. We give you the tools to empower yourself through online coaching.

Hey, I'm Sal!

My name is Sal Nakhlawi (@salnakhlawi) and I’m the Founder of StrongHER Girls®. I have a strong educational background and a highly qualified fitness professional. I hold multiple certifications, including:

• USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 2 Advanced Weightlifting Coach
• Certified Functional Strength Coach
• DV8 Kettlebell Teacher
• Certified in TRX Suspension Training
• Certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

I am committed to continual growth and learning as a Strength Coach, dedicating my time to studying in order to provide the best service to my clients worldwide. By utilizing evidence-based methods and focusing on habit formation, I aim to help my clients achieve sustainable, long-term results, while also promoting a joyful and fulfilling lifestyle.

The Project

We provide a unique, personalized approach to high-quality, goal-oriented training. Our team of Coaches is educated, qualified, and capable. You will work with your Coach, who will create a program that will help you progress toward your training goals. Your Coach will empower you with the confidence and knowledge to achieve your fitness dreams. Whether you want to gain muscle, lose excess fat, or learn how to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, StrongHER Girls™: Coaching & Personal Training designs your program to your fitness and wellness goals. Working together with your Coach, you will discuss your personal goals and timeline in order to devise a plan of action with short-term and long-term goals.

Join us and take the first step to become StrongHER than you were yesterday. Fill out our application to speak with a Coach today!

The Movement

StrongHER Girls™: The Movement is dedicated to teaching underserved girls, women, and folx of marginalized identities about strengthening their bodies, from the inside-out. StrongHER Girls™: The Movement was founded by Salma Nakhlawi, a competitive powerlifter, to empower girls, women, and folx of marginalized identities through strength. Raised by an immigrant mother, Sal was taught by her mother to challenge mediocrity and self-doubt. At StrongHER Girls™: The Movement, we help girls of color find their voice through an intersectional feminist curriculum dedicated to boost self-esteem, self-image, challenging gender and societal ideals, and teaching the power and olympic lifts. In short, StrongHER Girls™ is dedicated to teaching girls of color to uplift each other and lift heavyass weight.

Girls are strong and we’re only getting StrongHER.

Why Choose StrongHer Girls

Personalized Approach

Unique and tailored program designed for you and your fitness goals, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

Expertise & Qualifications

You are guaranteed to be working with a highly skilled professional who can guide you safely and effectively towards your goals.

Evidence-Based Methods

Our priority are sustainable practices and evidence-based strategies that promote long-term success and the development of healthy habits.

Empowerment & Support

We empower individuals through physical fitness and a supportive environment that builds self-confidence and challenges societal norms.


From workout guides for independent training to one-on-one consultations, we have the right service for your fitness goals.

Group Coaching

All coaching is done virtually to keep you accountable and ensure proper, safe technique.

1-1 Coaching

A coach will work with you online to set and achieve your personal fitness goals.

Group Coaching

All coaching is done virtually to keep you accountable and ensure proper, safe technique.

Digital Course

State-of-the-art workout practices that can be easily included on your daily routine.

"In August of 2019, I was diagnosed with insulin resistance and warned by my doctor that I was borderline pcos/prediabetic. Many doctors insisted that my diagnosis was solely being caused by my "diet". I felt like I had no control of my body. The next couple months I slowly started trying every diet culture/ lifestyle fad in the book. By March 2020, I was super tired and undernourished, deep in my body dysmorphia.

From the get-go, Sal challenged me to change the way I viewed fitness. She pushed me to sleep more regularly, eat more regularly, and stop body shaming myself. Before her, being "healthy" meant eating kale, random supplements, and running as much as I could to create a "caloric defecit." Now, to be healthy, I was being pushed to have a consistent lifestyle, focusing on building my strength and finding mental clarity. I was also pushed to give my self a sense of routine and consistency and overall wellness that I'd never considered.

Now that I've finished the program, I feel like I've just really begun my fitness journey. Consistency is so much more important than irregular perfection. "

– Fatema C.

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