Training protocols for middle aged women have been somewhat misguided over the last 30 years. Fortunately the latest research has given us a clear indication of how to exercise to combat the side effects of menopause which include :
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood swings
- Problems sleeping
- Weight gain
- Frequent urination
- Lowered sex drive
- Bone fractures due to a loss of bone density
As estrogen levels decline before, during and after menopause, you lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat. Resistance training, specifically with heavier weights, provides the right stimulus to improve fat-burning metabolism, build bone density and maintain your cardiovascular health.
Studies have shown that women are naturally built for endurance. Due to this biological advantage and the fact that the benefits of long distance cardio activities have been over sold to women, heavy strength training has been neglected.
My training system emphasis strength and power. Whether new to this type of training or more experienced, I help to build a solid foundation in quality of movement, technique and posture so that one can progress confidently and safely.