Hello, I’m so glad you’re here!
Welcome to Fit Fab Fiftyish, a fitness and wellbeing blog for women 50+. Fit Fab Fiftyish aims to encourage and support women to be active, healthy and happy in midlife.
Midlife is a time when our years of experience and wisdom can give us strength and confidence to really know who we are and what we want from life. It can be a time of transformation and renewal, a time to step into our power and take up space in the world.
It can also be a no-so-fabulous time. You or your partner might be facing health challenges or you may be caring for ageing parents. As if peri-menopause and menopause isn’t challenging enough!
Add to the mix a society that largely ignores us, doesn’t understand us and doesn’t value us. To that I say, “Look out, I’m only just getting started”!
Exercise was never my thing and I had no interest in making it my thing.
By my late 40s my lifestyle habits were raising all the red flags. I was unfit, I smoked, and I loved a few glasses of wine at the end of the day.
I didn’t realise it at the time but perimenopause was also kicking in. Hello mood swings and insomnia!
In 2012 I gave up smoking, cut back on the wine and walked into a gym on impulse. I told the willowy PT I wanted to get fit. Actually, I didn’t really want to but I knew I had to.
In the ten years since I’ve found ways to move that not only have improved my fitness but also make me feel healthy, confident and calm. I’ve discovered I can run (slowly, but I can run and so can you) and I can lift weights. I’ve also reignited my love of yoga that begun in my teens when my mum introduced me to this beautiful, ancient practice.
I’m now a registered yoga teacher and I’m studying to be a group exercise instructor.
I love helping women like you thrive in midlife. I promise no-nonsense and achievable ways for you to move and feel good. Ways that will support you at this time of your life.
That might be a yoga class designed with you in mind, or tips to get started with things like strength training, running or stand up paddleboarding.
Thanks for dropping by!