strength training for women

Strength training for women, the how and why

I’m a fierce advocate for women regularly including strength training in their workouts. Not sure if strength training is for you? I get that. I was a cardio queen before I discovered strength training through a Personal Trainer many years ago. And I would NEVER have known where to start without her guidance. Strength training. Resistance workouts. Lifting weights. All are terms that as a women, you will have likely heard or read before, but Read more…

Tips for How To Get More Sleep

How to get more sleep. This question has plagued me for the past 4 years, since I was plunged into menopause as a result of breast cancer treatment. And finding an answer has driven me mad. I was a textbook sleeper before the big C. I went to sleep pretty much when my head hit the pillow and woke bright eyed and bushy tailed 8 hours later.  Rested. Fresh. Recovered. Ahhhh, the memories! In all Read more…

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Three healthy habits that keep me grounded, through good and not so good times.

I’m a creature of habit. And I’ll put money on the fact that you are too. In fact, as humans we are all creatures of healthy habits and routine. Many of our habits are so ingrained that we don’t even think of them as habits. We brush our teeth, put our socks on the same foot first each time and look both ways before crossing the street. You will be able to rattle off a Read more…

Strength training is a women’s best friend

As a personal trainer, strength training is something that I am super passionate about, particularly for women. As I recovered from cancer treatment and rocketed through menopause, I reaped the benefits of years spent pushing, pulling, lifting and squatting. My strong and resilient body enabled, and empowered me to cope with the side effects of chemo, menopause and hormone repressing drugs. Five reasons why I prescribe strength training for my clients Strength training and weight bearing Read more…

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Your body changes and the body you had at 30 is not a benchmark!

You’re a woman and your body changes, so it’s time to stop having the same expectations you did 10, 15 or even 20+ years on. So please, stop beating yourself, and your body, up for failing to hide the passage of time. As a woman, your body naturally passes through pivotal phases, linked to your reproductive system, which are often identified by a certain shape. Think about how your body looked when you were 10 Read more…

The magic of a morning routine

How your morning unfolds can make or break your day. Deep down you know it, even if you’ve been scoffing at the many articles that scream “Read about the Morning Routine of the Most Successful Person in the World!”. As much as it all seems like hype and sensationalism, I believe that there is a lot to be said for having a morning routine. Remember the difference you felt on those morning’s when you have Read more…

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