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Exercise Strategy for Perimenopause to Post Menopause

CPDs : 2

The journey from perimenopause to post menopause brings a unique set of physiological changes and challenges for women looking to keep healthy and fit into older age. Having a good understanding of these changes is essential for fitness professionals to help clients structure their exercise and recovery strategies to stay healthy, functional and thriving. This course is designed specifically for exercise professionals - with exercise strategies at the core, rather than added as an afterthought. You will be armed with a solid knowledge base and a practical toolkit to help you get the very best out of training your clients through this life stage. Through five in-depth modules we will look at: the physiology of menopause as it relates to exercise, strength and functional capacity, metabolic health, brain health, and recovery strategies specific to this population.

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Aims and objectives of the course:

  • Provide students with an overview of the physiology of perimenopause to post-menopause, relevant to exercise.
  • Identify key areas of focus with regards to exercise and health, and outline exercise selection to address these.
  • Identify key areas of interest with regards to recovery and lifestyle management strategies to support exercise through the menopausal transition.
  • Outline and consider common barriers to exercise affecting women in this life stage, and identify strategies for overcoming these.

Author Bio

  •  Marcelle Malan

    With a preference for old wisdom over young technologies, Marcelle Malan’s life purpose is to understand and work with the natural physiology of the body to build resilience, aid rehabilitation and sustain lifelong wellbeing. She challenges the norm when it comes to exercise and rehabilitation for older adults and is a force every ageing adult needs in their corner. When she’s not delivering an enriching and playful experience for her clients in her private practice as part of The EP Group Melbourne, Australia, where she heads up the Resilient Ageing Project as a clinical exercise physiologist, Marcelle loves to don her hiking boots or jump on her mountain bike to explore new trails. She also loves a double expresso and a challenging book.