When the 2020 lockdown started, like most people on the planet I had no idea how I was going to do my job. I was teaching classes and one-to-one sessions which were very hands on, particularly if they were rehab-based. I decided to start teaching online.
While this was exciting, I was going through a lot of change in my own life. This led me to start my podcast “When”, focusing on moments in people’s lives – big or small – that meant change.
I was 45 at the time and through my own research discovered I was going through perimenopause. For a long time, I had not felt like ‘myself’, whoever that was! I was achy, feeling low and experiencing anxiety. But the worst part for me was my sleep. Spending hours awake most nights meant I felt rubbish most days.
I had a good healthy diet, exercised daily, watched my alcohol intake, all of this helped a little, however, when I came across a menopause specialist and we started navigating through it, this is when I noticed small change. I say navigating as it really is up and down like a rollercoaster – there are good days and bad days, but more good than bad now though!
When I started teaching online, I had no idea of the community of wonderful women that would join me three times a week to move! It has been the most positive and wonderful experience.
My classes and my podcast have led me to creating this website – particularly to help women of my own age. The most important things we can do to help ourselves at this time is to eat well and to move. Any exercise is beneficial, but Pilates and resistance training ...focussing on heart, bone and muscle health is what I’m all about.