Chanae Smith is an aspiring Fitness Model and Power Lifter based in Philadelphia, PA. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer with Knight’s Personal Fitness, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of PA and is a mother of two. Growing up, Chanae was very active and played various sports including softball, volleyball, and track. However, because she attended the University of PA on an academic scholarship, her studies became her primary focus and athletics took a back seat. In 2011, post college and two kids later, she sought the professional help of a Personal Trainer to get her body back in shape. Chanae proved to be a natural in the gym and regained her love for fitness there. After seeing the results, she decided to take it one step further and was ultimately hired by her trainer’s company after receiving her personal training certification in 2013. Primarily using weight lifting to regain her youthful physique, Chanae became a die hard advocate in support of weight training for females. She has helped develop and facilitate various training classes that incorporate the use of weights. In 2015 Chanae competed in two Powerlifting events and set a state record both times. Her personal best of 375 lbs in the deadlift earned her a PA state record with the USA Powerlifting Federation and with the World Natural Powerlifting Federation.
Chanae began developing her blog, Girlz with Gunz , in 2015. The goal of Girlz with Gunz, or GWG for short, is to display a balance of femininity and hard core fitness and to dispel the myths about the effects weight lifting has on women. It is to show the world that women who lift heavy can remain sexy and that weight training is an integral part of women’s health.
GWG covers various topics mostly as it relates to women. These topics include but are not limited to; training trends, related fitness news, nutrition/supplementation, and events.