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Hidden Gems: Meet Gillyon Alexander of HER³

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gillyon Alexander. 

Hi Gillyon, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I met Katy Ferguson at a gym. We were in the section where you rarely see another female; the section with all the barbells and weights lining the walls. She was lifting and I was doing box jumps. 

We often joke that it was like a dating story. I was watching her lift and she was secretly watching me. Both impressed and interested in what the other was doing. I finally worked up the courage to chat with her. We quickly decided that we would become gym buddies and continue to work out together in that “scary” part of the gym. 

Our workouts would end with us sitting by the squat rack and chatting for hours. We would regularly talk about the challenges of motherhood, the stigmas centered around women and strength training, and how lifting weights changed our lives-mentally and physically. 

The idea of HER³ blossomed by that squat rack. After 3 months of knowing each other, we decided that it was time to empower women through functional fitness and strength training. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There have been bumps in the road, but to be honest, nothing really stands out as a major struggle. We were both past teachers, so we pivot well and can adapt to new challenges with ease. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about HER³?
HER³ empowers women through functional fitness and strength training. We further introduce women to their real self – to the powerful woman welling up inside who is capable of owning who and what she is. We pull from multiple modalities, emphasizing functional movements, proper technique, with light to moderate weight. We teach technique and skills, while safely implementing moderate to higher intensity interval training. 

We run our group classes outdoors, all year round. You can find us at Oak Tree Park in Brentwood. 

Our community is inviting and inspiring. Women from all walks of life, all ages, and from all fitness levels gather to sweat and to get StrongHer 😉 


  • First class is always free!
  • Drop in/1 class pass: $10
  • Five class pass: $45 ($9/class
  • Ten class pass : $80 ($8/class)
  • Twenty class pass: $150 ($7.50/class)

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