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Small Biz 518 – Girl Fight Fitness

Girl Fight Fitness was founded in 2014 by Amanda Gonzalez-Barone based on her observations and experiences as a fitness trainer. She wanted to provide a fun, female-friendly environment for the pursuit of fitness and health through strength, cardio, and kickboxing workouts.

The philosophy they use for designing exercise routines is to engage as many muscle groups as possible using dynamic movements that mimic the way the body functions in daily life.

“What good is an exercise if it doesn’t make us stronger throughout the day?” says Amanda. “The more we engage principle body movements in exercise, the better we move, walk, lift, and bend. And that’s just everyday stuff. This approach benefits sports immensely — whether you’re a runner, triathlete, or play pickup basketball, you can improve using this kind of training.”

Hard work is fundamental, but so is having fun. “It’s hard enough to get motivated to work out. And if you HATE it, it’s so much easier to blow it off. Workouts should be physically challenging, but they should also be fun to do. If you enjoy what you’re doing, you’re more likely to make it a life change and stick with it for good.”

Watch the video below to learn more about the company.

Amanda explains that she wanted to create a safe place for women to come and work out. She says, “We offer primarily kickboxing classes. That’s our wheelhouse, and that’s one of the greatest ways to get in shape – in a way that’s not boring. It’s engaging. You get your stress out and you get a great upper body workout. We also incorporate strength training with every work out.”

Girl Fight Fitness also offers self defense classes on a quarterly basis. The classes are open to anyone whether they are a member of Girl Fight or not. They offer the basics like prevention, awareness and how to de-escalate a situation.

Amanda explains that Girl Fight Fitness has a unique culture. “It really is not just about coming to a gym and going home afterward. It’s about people bonding over the shared experience, and we’ve created a team of amazing members – of women who cheer for each other and support each other.”

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