Strength Training For Women Over 45
Mon - Wed - Fri 12pm
🙋🏼♀️ Are you a Mum over 45? 🙋🏽♀️
We have something exciting for you!
When I started Mum Squad in 2017 I was driven by a deep desire to help Mum's train safely and effectively after giving birth...
I saw there was a huge gap, really NOTHING available to women in this area.
However, I don't want to just work with new Mum's, I want to work with ALL Mum's because let's face it, we are ALL postnatal, no matter how old our kids are.
Having established UV in the pre and post natal space I have been thinking a lot about the "next phase" of a Mum's life...
What is it and more importantly how can I help them ?
The answer was fast and clear.
Create classes specifically designed for women 45 and over experiencing PERIMENOPAUSE or who have reached MENOPAUSE.
We held a fantastic talk with the wonderful Naturopath @rachelaldrige from 'In Nature's Hands' and it was incredibly eye opening for me.
My biggest takeaways were how important Strength Training is for peri/menopausal women, here's why...
Progesterone levels drop and oestrogen levels become erratic during peri menopause.
This can start to happen 8-10 years prior to menopause (usually in your 40's).
As a result you may start to experience symptoms, such as...
- Weight gain (especially around mid section)
- Hot flushes and heat intolerance.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Menstrual cycle changes.
- Mood changes, including depression, anxiety and irritability.
So where does UV come in to all of this ?
The more lean muscle mass you have the higher your metabolic rate....
The higher your metabolic rate the more energy/calories you burn every second of everyday (even when you're sleeping).
As estrogen levels drop so does your muscle mass and metabolism.
Hello mid-line weight gain.
Now you're probably wondering what's the solution to this midsection madness ?
In short it's very simple...
Lift Weights (strength training). Make It Challenging (go heavy). Ensure It's Safe (supervised).
In fact participating in a strength training program just 2 x per week has been shown to INCREASE your lean muscle mass and metabolism.
More good news...
It also decreases your risk of osteoporosis by increasing your bone density.
Consider 1 in 4 Aussies women will develop osteoporosis (that's HUGE!).
Exercise also helps with your MOOD and irritability.
Resistance or Strength training is critical for women in their 40's and beyond that's why we want to do specific classes that have a bigger emphasis on:
Mobility/Stability including Core/Pelvic Floor and
Short yet intense cardio (because it's a wonderful stress relief!)
STRETCHING and even some guided meditation.
Session times are:
Mon/Wed/Fri 12pm-12:45pm (you are busy women, we can get this done in 45 minutes with NO short cuts!)
Do these classes sound like something you would be interested in?
Maybe you have a friend who could also benefit ?