I am here to empower and support you through the challenging, confusing, and overwhelming journey that is menopause. It is a time of significant physical and emotional changes, and it is easy to feel lost and alone.
By working with me, we can work through this transformative stage in your life with energy and vibrancy, allowing you to be fit to continue to love your life.
Through personal experience , I know that with a specific, personalised and adaptable fitness and nutrition plan the journey through your menopause can be made much easier, no matter what age or stage you are at.
Menopause is an individual journey, it affects us all differently, so if you would like to talk further to work out the best options for you then please contact me to discuss further.
Menopause 1 to 1 Support
We all go through Menopause differently , and so the support that we need is very individual. For that reason I do not provide a one size ( doesnt fit) all . We will have an initial chat and from that a plan can be put together using a combination of in person or online time.
The ideas is for you to create your own Menopause Toolkit. We all go through menopause differently so the tools we need to help us through it are slightly different for us all.
Covering fitness, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and mindset, this program provides strategies for managing symptoms and embracing a healthier life.
"Allow your vibrancy to shine and become Fit to love your Life."
I am excited to be launching in March 2024 the Fit2loveMidlife App.
The app is designed to be your go to place to help you along your journey into midlife.
The app will provide community to share symptoms, experiences and to know you are not alone in how you are feeling. It will provide accountability and habit tracking as you make those health & lifestyle changes.
Resources section with written information , short yoga videos, at home workouts , stretch & mobilisation videos.
For those who want an online trainer we will create personalised training plans each month.
There is also the option to delve deeper into your nutritional habits and how you eat to find a way that suits you and your changing body and that is not a "diet" !
If you want to find out more , then please get in touch
“Menopause is not the end; it's a new beginning. Embrace the changes, and you'll find the strength within”
My Menopause Story
One of the reasons I decided to talk more about menopause, to share my journey and to start to focus my business in this area, was due to my experience of perimenopause.
Looking back I realise I started my perimenopause in my early 40s, but at the time I had recently got divorced, was living by myself, and having to work more, so the symptoms I was having I put down to the changes in my life.
I am normally a very positive person, always laughing, but I felt very low, would burst into tears for no reason, had very low self-esteem and self-doubt. As my weight started to increase, without any real changes in my diet, my anxiety at having to get up in front of people to teach classes, was awful.
There are at least 34 symptoms of Menopause, bit for the majority of us we only think of the common ones such as :
Loss of Libido
Other symptoms incude :
Menopause & Nutrition
Menopause is a time when we need to take a bit more care with our diet. Often we need to make changes to how and what we eat to help us managed the symptoms.
Eating a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, foods that are as natural as possible and not over processed, and ensuring we drink enough water will all help to reduce symptoms and to ensure we feel full of energy.
When & What is Menopause
Menopause is something that affects all women, and we all go through it differently at different ages, with different severity and different symptoms.
Menopause is medically defined as when we have not had a period for a year.
Perimenopause is the time up to when our periods stop.
This is when most of the changes and symptoms occur, and this is when we are most likely to be unaware of what we are going through, as for most of us we still view Menopause to be something that happens to old women and we can not be old enough.
The fact is our hormones can start to change in our early/mid 40s . Perimenopause roughly starts around 45, and on average lasts 7 years, but it can happen for up to 10 years before menopause.
The average women is 51 when she is menopausal.
We can not alter when we hit menopause, we are born with a finite number of eggs and when your body stops releasing eggs our levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone fall.
Post Menopause is the time in your life after menopause, which can be a third of your life.
Menopause & Yoga
Yoga is an integral part of Fit2loveMidlife - as it is such a wonderful way of helping us on our menopause journey.
Yoga can help to ease many of the physical and mental symptoms. I always think that we need the stillness that yoga helps to create in our mind and body in midlife, as it allows us time to accept the changes that are happening to our bodies, to give our bodies the time to adapt to the internal changes .
During the year I run specific Menopause Yoga Workshops and classes , but any type of yoga is great to do . You may find you want a more gentle class, I know I personally practiced a lot more Yin and less ashtanga , especially when I was having sleep problems and feeling very anxious.
The most important thing is to find a style that resonates with you at this time, and allows you to get onto your mat to breathe, stretch, move and find that quietness.