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 workout from calorie-burning to muscle-building, and I’m here to help you get going.
The benefits of weight training include:
Improved body composition: You can build muscle at any age. And the more muscle you have, the better your body composition.
Stronger bones & tendons: When your muscles work, they pull on your tendons which in turn pull on your bones signaling to your body to strengthen these too.
Decrease visceral fat & belly fat: Weight training sets off a series of biochemical reactions which lead to the mobilization of visceral fat and belly fat.
Increase metabolism: Muscle burns more calories than fat even when you’re just sitting around the house. So, when you increase your muscle mass, you increase your metabolism.
Improved mood: Studies have shown that weight training improves mood and can help with depression – this is great news for perimenopausal women especially.
Here are some free resources to
help you get started:
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 and circuit classes), but it was not enough.
So, I started studying: I needed to know what to do to get things back in a safe, effective way that takes into account the hormonal changes happening at this age.
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 both 1-to-1 coaching and an online program.
Learn to Lift Weights!
12-week coaching program
Do you want to get started weight training but need a little help? Learn to Lift with Lynn is a great way to get going! You get:
1-on-1 online coaching with me - I'll design a program just for you, answer all your questions, and keep you accountable.
You'll learn what you need to do to get results and why.
You can train 2xweek or 4xweek, or we can create a special program to suit your unique needs.
Let me help you get started so you can spend your time doing - not wondering - and get results faster.
40+ Fitness for Women Podcast
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