Fitness and Health for the 3rd Age Woman
Peri-menopausal Fitness and Health and Beyond
Many of us are familiar with the portrayal of the concepts and challenges related to the Menopause.
Menopause can be viewed as the mirror image of puberty; a hormonal shift that takes 6-10 years to transition through. It is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period.
The “3rd Age” is the time given to the Perimenopause, usually starting in late 30s and moving through your 40s, when hormones start to change and you may feel like you don’t recognise your body or the way it is behaving anymore.
Perimenopause and Menopause are not a disease, nor are they each an event; they are a process, a journey of transition and transformation which can last between 8 and 16 years.
When your “personal body bank account” is in credit, it’s a time you should move through well in body, mind and spirit.
WHAT MANY WOMEN EXPERIENCE
The problem is that most of us are severely overdrawn in our personal body bank accounts due to the lives we lead, the foods we eat, the thoughts we have about ourselves, life and anything else which draws on our emotional funds. And so you may feel that your body shape has changed and you can’t seem to control your weight anymore, or you don’t seem to get the sleep you crave, or have the energy you are used to for no particular reason that you can point to. Perhaps your moods are changing and you feel frustrated that you are just not in the flow!
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE ARE WAYS TO REGAIN CONTROL
You can learn strategies to re-balance your body through nutrition, gain fitness and energy again, and help tone up where you thought all hope was lost!
Menopause and Perimenopause should not be seen as a struggle but a transition that can be enjoyed when you have the tools to empower and educate and empower yourself in how to eat well, move well and live well.
As a woman’s fitness and wellness professional entering my own 3rd Age, I am educated in providing wellness information for these women whose needs are changing and who need a whole new kit-bag of exercise and nutritional knowledge to thrive in, and enjoy this life stage.
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What our women say…
I started training with Rachel two years ago to improve my flexibility and strength.
Rachel has an excellent exercise library and my weekly PT sessions with her are always varied. She always brings lots of new ideas into my workouts to keep them challenging and interesting, using different pieces of equipment and a variety of training methods.
She continued to train me both pre and post foot surgery, coming up with innovative ways to work with what I was able to do. This was integral to the quick recovery that I made.
I definitely feel much stronger and more flexible since training with Rachel. I always look forward to my workout and would recommend her to anyone wanting to do the same.