Manage your menopause
Back2Me is an online content programme. It gives you information to understand the effect the hormone changes of menopause are having on you.
With this information you are armed with lots of ways to try and reduce the effect of these symptoms. Through exercise, nutrition or rest.
One of the best ways to manage health, at any time is exercise. Any exercise is good. I happen to understand what you’re going through to be able to advise you appropriately at this changing time.
Join Fitness Ways today to start the Back2Me online menopause wellness programme.
The ultimate HIIT fix
Menopause or not, my Gymstick twice weekly class is energising, invigorating and just what you need to get your day off to a fantastic start.
This twice weekly live Gymstick class will help you manage how you look, how you feel and increase fitness like no other form of exercise you know.
Not only is the training unique, exercising with a Gymstick helps to increase coordination, balance and your heart health.
But what makes it so special are the two resistance bands, which help to strengthen muscles and increase bone density, helping to stave off Osteoporosis in later life.
There is no bouncing in a Gymstick class, but your heart rate will be elevated just as effectively through the movements.
30-minute Gymstick classes are run on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Previous classes are also available in the members dashboard.
You will receive
EBook focus: Oestrogen
Video: Posture and pelvic floor workout
Change 1 thing: Protein at every meal
EBook focus: Resistance training (different types) and testosterone
Video: Warm-up workout
Nutrition: How to eat to aid testosterone levels
Change 1 thing: Healthy snacks
EBook focus: Balance
Video 3: Exercise workout
Nutrition: Sea vegetables
Change 1 thing: Gluten
EBook focus: Balance on right and left sides independently
Video: Cool down
Nutrition: Vitamin B and omega 3 oils
Change 1 thing: Green smoothies
EBook focus: Life laundry & health benefits of exercise
Video: Gymstick exercise
Nutrition: Nutrition for exercise
Change 1 thing: Protein powders
EBook focus: Relaxation & mindful body movement
Video: Relaxation workout
Nutrition: Nutrition for relaxation
Change 1 thing: Drink more water
Why do I need to subscribe when I can get information from the internet?
Whilst there is a lot of information on the internet, not all of it is relevant. With Fitness Ways you can access specialist videos and help guides created by an exercise and fitness expert who has a specific understating of how exercise will impact the body during menopause.
The menopause has not impacted me at all; why do I need a wellness programme?
You may be one of the 25% of women who experience no side effects from the menopause. However, it does not mean to say that your health will not be impacted. The changes in hormones affect the health of your heart, bones and spine. Exercise can reduce the impact your changing hormones will bring.
I already exercise, so why do I need to do more?
Many people understand the need to exercise but as the body changes during menopause, we need to change our exercise routine so that is it most effective. An exercise plan tailored to menopausal bodies will help you to manage the changes and reduce the impact on your health long term.
If I take HRT, does this mean I don’t need to exercise?
HRT provides a protective element for your body, which for some women is essential to being healthy during menopause. Exercise is like an ‘added bonus’ that will give you extra support through the changes.