How to Safely Increase the Weights You Lift

How do you increase the weight you lift when one DB is too heavy and the next one is too light? Simple – it’s called ‘going down the rack’. *And you don’t need an entire rack of DB’s to use this principle. Use a heavier DB for 4-5 perfect form reps, then when your form … Continued

Why Menopausal Women Need to Weight Train

Weight training is the MVP for improved health as we age. In addition to fat loss & body composition improvements, here are other benefits: Enhanced mood Gain strength and function Improve athletic performance. Reduce risk of injury Reduce back pain Reduce arthritis. Reduce the risk of heart disease Reduce risk of diabetes Reduce risk of … Continued

Your Weight Doesn’t Matter As Much As This…

I didn’t think about my weight once during this workout. Because what I can do with my body is way more important than the weight of my body. Eat & move every day so you can do fun things. And the most mundane things like going to the bathroom unassisted as you age… At the … Continued

What Weight Should You Lift?

Want to start resistance training but actually don’t know where to start? The KEY is proper technique tho, so if you’re unsure, get some guidance on form before adding load. If you’re a beginner (or returning to fitness), bodyweight exercises are all you need. Then, if you’re ready for a little more, use some DB’s … Continued

Is Cardio the Best Fat Loss Exercise for Women 40+?

Should you do ‘cardio’ to burn fat? The short answer is ‘No!’. And here’s why: -Steady state cardio is one of the least effective fat burning methods -Time consuming -Increases lower body repetitive use injuries -Doesn’t address the core or upper body muscles -Boring (my bias!) -Causes frustrations when results don’t come . Instead of … Continued

How to Start Resistance Training

No equipment to exercise? No problem. Body weight exercises are surprisingly effective at building lean muscle & helping you get rid of your menopause belly. I’d love to give you a sample body weight workout to help you get started. I created a page for you to input your email & access two videos & … Continued