Celebrating 60 Years

Aging is a privilege denied to many. With that thought in mind, I celebrate 60 years. I’ve been practicing saying ‘I’m 60’ for a while because only ‘old people’ are in their 60’s. Shouldn’t I have some cooking skillz by now? Apparently some skills will forever be elusive. As per always, I celebrate with movement… … Continued

How to Manage Weight Loss Expectations During Menopause

No one counts this as a big WIN… Did you stay the same weight over covid? Or when you renovated your kitchen? Or when (insert stressful situation here)?… No one counts weight maintenance as a win. But speak to anyone who put on the ‘covid15’ and they would disagree! So instead of beating yourself up … Continued

Best Way to Recover From a Set Back

Recovering from a setback is slow & tedious. Often times it feels like a useless endeavour. But little by little, a little becomes a lot! Don’t discount the small efforts to get yourself back; small efforts ADD UP. For many, workouts drive nutrition – when you’re training, you’re eating more supportively. Making healthy eating choices … Continued

Workout Philosophy for Women 40+

Don’t exercise just to burn calories… Exercise for FUN. Exercise to stay functional as you age… Cuz even the ‘best’ workout won’t help you if you don’t do it. Here’s a fun full body workout. 10 rounds: 20 KB swings (or burpees) 5 pull ups (modify if needed or do any sort of rowing movement) … Continued

How to Workout Around Injury

Injured? Me too. The good news is that there’s almost always something you can do to work around it. The worst thing you can do is just sit on the couch. You’ll feel better with some movement, and it can even speed up healing. Stay positive and patient. Keep your workout habit. Move the injured … Continued

Unusual Way To Get Motivated?

One of the best ways to make a dramatic improvement in your body and your fitness level is to take a hard look at where you currently stand. If you’re not happy, the key to your success is to be deeply disturbed with your current shape. Why are you still living life in your “before” … Continued

Why You Need to Walk ‘Right’!

Lacing up to go for a walk? Here’s why you need to address any injury that affects your walking or gait right away. Walking is one of THE most repetitive movements we do. Let’s say you do a moderate 5K steps per day. That’s 35k steps per week & almost 2 million steps per year. … Continued

Menopause Fitness: Good pain? Bad pain?

How do you know when to stop & when to keep going? Fitness progression while avoiding injury, especially in menopause, is obviously the goal. Keep going: muscular pain in the middle of the muscle belly, even on both sides that dissipates after the set. This type of pain can indicate muscle growth. Stop: point in … Continued

Menopause: What Will You Do With the Time You Have Left?

Would you do things differently if you knew you only had 24 birthdays or Christmas’s or summers left? Have you reverse engineered how much time you have left? It puts things in perspective. The average lifespan for women in Canada is 83.9. https://www.worlddata.info/life-expectancy.php I’m going to make the most of my time left. I hope … Continued

5 Habits to Boost Menopause Health (Other than Weight Training)

Weight training is wildly beneficial, especially in midlife & beyond. But, if for some reason you can’t weight train due to circumstances (like my hip replacement recovery) make sure to include these 5 habits: Drink more water -lubricates and cushions joints -helps with elimination -helps with blood pressure and body temperature regulation -try electrolytes which … Continued