– Accredited Health Coach
– Certified Personal Trainer
– Meditation Teacher in Training
– Kelpie Walker
– Life Long Learner
At 54 and post menopausal myself, I am passionate about empowering other post menopausal women to feel great about themselves and create simple and sustainable healthy lifestyles.
A Personal Trainer for almost 30 years and more recently accredited as a Health Coach, I have been interested in healthy ageing since the devastating loss of my Dad to a sudden heart attack when he was only 47. It has, and continues to be, my passion to explore how we can not only live longer but also age better.
I don’t believe that post menopausal woman have been adequately educated about the physiological changes that occur once our reproductive hormones diminish and I want to be part of the change to creating more awareness.
To optimise our health as post menopausal women, we need to do things a little differently and I’m here to empower post menopause women to thrive now and as they age.
Although having an interest in fitness and nutrition most of my life, there have been times in the past where I was not always ‘healthy’. I’ve been both very underweight but also very overweight and have to admit that I was once into extremes. Now as a midlifer with two teenage children, I’m navigating post menopause, joint/arthritis issues and whatever else the ageing process brings my way.
Personally, I was unprepared for my menopause transition and at times felt not only bewildered but also distressed at what was happening to my body and mind. However, after reframing this experience, I was able to view menopause as an opportunity to take a more holistic view of my health.
I’m happy to say that I now feel healthier and happier than every before.
My own post menopausal health vision now involves a more balanced approach which includes lots of healthy food and movement while also allowing room for relaxation, chocolate, bread and eating out regularly. I am also a lover of little black dresses and a reforming high heel addict transitioning to barefoot shoes (a work in progress!).
Exercise for me varies from working out in my home garage gym, embarking on the occasional athletic challenge (first Marathon at 47 and first 140.6 Ironman at 52), gardening, baby wave surfing (another midlife discovery), multi day hiking in Australia and New Zealand, kelpie walking and constantly exploring new ways to move my body.
My ultimate goal in life is to share my knowledge, ideas and philosophies with other post menopausal women, empowering them to fully enjoy their lives, love their bodies and be fit and healthy regardless of their age.
Beautiful Midlife Beliefs and Values
As midlife women, we believe that when we are healthy and happy, post menopause can be the most empowering and beautiful time of our life. Although we want to look our best, beauty for us is no longer so much about aesthetics but now more about feeling comfortable in our own skin.
We prioritise our health, taking a holistic and multifaceted approach. Incorporating regular movement, nutritious food, optimised sleep, stress management, self-care and connection in our schedule is important to us.
We recognise that every woman is unique and respect individual choices relating to health. Our objective is to create a personal health vision based on our values and goals and then align our habits and a way of living to that vision.
We create a culture of authenticity and vulnerability where it’s safe to ask for help, be yourself and speak your truth.
“Post menopause provides us with an opportunity to become our healthiest, happiest and most beautiful self”