Let’s talk period!

In this discussion, we explore the impact of the menstrual cycle on women’s athletic performance and how understanding hormonal fluctuations can optimize training. The menstrual cycle, governed by hormones like progesterone and estrogen, affects the body’s ability to perform, with periods of increased difficulty during certain phases. Personal experiences of feeling weaker or struggling with workouts led to the realization of the menstrual cycle’s influence on performance.

Dr. Stacy Sims’ research on training with hormonal cycles provided valuable insights into adjusting workouts according to hormonal fluctuations. Training during low-hormone phases can yield greater strength gains and improved performance. Women in peri-menopause can also benefit from tailored training methods like weight lifting, HIIT, and plyometric exercises.

The book “Roar” by Dr. Stacy Sims further explores the impact of female hormones on performance and offers strategies for optimizing training throughout the menstrual cycle. By monitoring cycles and noting various symptoms and changes, individuals can gain valuable insights into their body’s response to training and adjust accordingly. Overall, understanding and working with the menstrual cycle can lead to more effective and personalized training plans tailored to individual needs and goals.

Elevate Your Fitness: Plyometric Training for Women in Peri-Menopause

Beginning with Plyometrics training

This article explores the benefits of plyometric training for women in peri-menopause, drawing inspiration from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book “Roar.” It highlights how plyometric exercises can improve bone health, muscle strength, metabolism, joint stability, and mental well-being during this transitional phase. Additionally, it introduces Cardio Pilates, a unique fusion of traditional Pilates and plyometric training, offering a dynamic and effective workout tailored to the specific needs of women in peri-menopause. By joining Cardio Pilates classes, individuals can elevate their fitness journey and experience holistic benefits for greater vitality, resilience, and overall well-being.

Elevate Your Workout: The Benefits of HIIT Training in Cardio Pilates Sessions

The blog highlights the benefits of incorporating High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into Pilates sessions, particularly in Cardio Pilates. It emphasizes how HIIT enhances calorie burn, improves cardiovascular health, boosts metabolic rate, and adds variety and fun to workouts. By fusing the core-strengthening principles of Pilates with the fat-burning effects of HIIT, Cardio Pilates offers a dynamic and effective exercise experience. Integrating HIIT into Pilates routines elevates fitness levels, helping individuals achieve their goals more efficiently while enjoying the transformative power of this combined workout approach.