Yes, you can (and should) start weight training after 40!
Are you a woman in her 40s or 50s and noticing changes in your body? Maybe you’ve gone from slim and toned to squishy almost overnight. Maybe your go-to diet and exercise routine are not working this time. Or maybe you’ve noticed that the suitcase you used to lift with ease now feels like it’s made of lead.
You feel like a stranger in your own body, and you want it to stop.
Age is creeping up on you. You may look at your mother and notice how she’s slowing down and having a harder time managing daily life. You’re worried not only about her, but also want to avoid the same fate for yourself.
I’ve been there. The changes that come with age, and particularly in perimenopause and menopause are real. As our female hormones shut down, we feel the effects all over: in our sleep, our energy levels, our ability to think clearly and in our muscles.
This is the time to shift our workouts from calorie-burning to muscle-building, and I’m here to help you get going.
The benefits of weight training include:
Build & maintain your strength: As we age, our strength & muscle mass naturally decline. This decline accelerates in menopause. Weight training is the best way to get & stay strong so you can continue to live a rich, independent life.
Increase bone density: It has been estimated that women lose up to 10% of their bone density in the first 5 years after menopause! Weight training has been shown to increase bone density even in post-menopausal women. Stronger bones mean a lower risk of bone fractures if you fall.
Decrease visceral fat & belly fat: You cannot spot-reduce fat. However, lifting heavy (for you) sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions in your body which lead to the mobilization of visceral fat and belly fat. That’s great news!
Increase insulin sensitivity: As estrogen levels decline, so does our insulin sensitivity. Weight training counteracts this.
Improved mood: Studies have shown that weight training improves mood and can help with depression – this is great news, especially for perimenopausal women who may be dealing with mood issues.
Here are some free resources to
help you get started:
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Hi! I'm Lynn.
Are you a woman in mid-life who is interested in getting into weight training but don't know where to start?
And when you go online looking for help, there is just too much information - often conflicting - to sort through. And, you can't be sure that it's even relevant to a 40+ woman who is not looking to get into bodybuilding or bikini fitness.
I've been there.
I am a 52 year old post-menopausal woman. A few years ago, I noticed that my body was changing significantly: my muscles were disappearing! I was working out (hard) regularly and even using weights in group fitness classes (pump, circuit and Bootcamp classes), but it was not enough.
So, I started studying: I needed to know what to do - how to work out in a safe, effective way that takes into account the hormonal changes happening in midlife.
I am here to help you get and stay strong and fit so you can feel good and confident in your body again and enjoy a high quality of life for the rest of your life!
I offer a lot of free advice in my podcast and social media channels, and paid coaching: private 1-to-1 coaching, group coaching and self-study courses.
40+ Fitness for Women
Check out my podcast 40+ Fitness for Women. It is the fitness podcast for women in midlife. We can't help getting older but we don't have to get old. I share concrete tips and strategies for how to be fit and healthy today and maintain your quality of life in the decades ahead.
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