StrongHer Girls


Learn more about Coach Sal and the Movement



Sal Nakhlawi is the Founder of The StrongHER Girls™ Movement and a Coach for StrongHER Girls™: Coaching and Personal Training. As a recreational powerlifter, she sought a positive, nurturing community for her health and wellness practices. She had trouble finding one, so she created one.

StrongHER Girls™: The Movement is dedicated to teaching girls, women, and folx of marginalized identities how to empower themselves to be strong, from the inside-out. Sal looks forward to bringing StrongHER Girls™: The Movement nationwide and beyond!


Sal Nakhlawi is the Founder and Head Coach at StrongHER Girls, LLC. Sal has been coaching in the virtual realm since 2017 and coaches in-person at Brooklyn Fitness, 1 Hotel, and Performix House. In addition to online coaching, she offers multiple online consultation services and is the author of multiple e-books. 

She attended Middlebury College, where she studied Neuroscience, African Studies, and Social Entrepreneurship. She also attended the Dartmouth University Tuck School of Business MBA Summer Bridge Program. She is a USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, certified in TRX Suspension Training, and certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. She is also a student of Precision Nutrition and Girls Gone Strong. As a firm believer in learning and growing every day as a Strength Coach, she is currently studying for her Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification, and Pre and Postnatal Coaching Certification to better serve her clients worldwide. Her methods are evidence-based and she focuses on achieving sustainable results with her clients while allowing them to thrive in their everyday lives.


Sal is interested in the research done on the relationships between a positive self-image, mindful exercise, and their effects on the brain. She is also interested in research on grit, resilience, and mental fitness. When she’s not helping others get strong or getting strong herself, you can find her cuddling her dog, Nova, or keeping up with the latest research in behavioral and neural science.

Get to know Sal better on IG at @stronghergirls


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