Perimenopause & Menopause Fitness

Do you train on a Sunday or rest?

I usually make Sunday rest day, but tomorrow is going to be heavy squats because I missed my workout Friday due to not feeling 'up to it'.


I make myself a promise each week to lift weights at least 3 times a week, mostly for just 40 minutes, sometimes longer.


Training hard should be measured by YOU and only you.

This week I added in some really high-intensity interval sprints on the running machine and I was sore for 3 days!!!! This soreness was enough for me to listen to my body and give myself an extra day of rest before going back hard again.


During the perimenopause and post-menopause years, we just have to train harder to get the same stimulus that we did when we were younger and had more estrogen. But harder doesn't mean harder every day of the week or for a whole hour every session.


Training hard should be measured by YOU and only you. Your 8/10 is going to be different to mine and also different on different days and weeks.



Does every workout need to be hard?

We get the best results when some part of our workout is hard, but it doesn't have to be the whole workout. For example, on Wednesday I lifted pretty hard for 3 different upper body exercises and then finished my workout with two really hard 1 minute sprints on the rowing machine. I would like to have done 3 or 4 hard sprints, but I was DONE! I had no more energy in the tank. That workout was 45 minutes and I had given it my all.


Rather than slogging your guts out getting nowhere, train and eat in a way that supports your body rather than working against it.

How about beginners?

Like I mentioned above, your 8/10 is going to look different to mine and it is going to look different on day one of your training vs 6 months down the track. You also don't have to start out training at 8/10 because you want to take the time to build up your strength and fitness in a safe and measured way. This is what a good fitness trainer is designed to help you with.


Not seeing results?

Sometimes it doesn't take a big change in how you are training and eating to see big results in your health, fitness, strength and body composition. If you want to join our group sessions or have a fitness trainer and lifestyle coach who comes to you in your own home, send me a message through my Facebook page. Melanie Briony - Fitness & Lifestyle Coach


Rather than slogging your guts out getting nowhere, train and eat in a way that supports your body rather than working against it.


Come and join us for Women Only Group Fitness at Lambton-Waratah Scout Hall. Fitness designed with the midlife woman in mind.


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