Hi, I'm Rita,
I'm a fitness professional who has been teaching dance, movement and fitness for over four decades. After I hit 40, my hormones and body started changing.
I've spent the past year immersed in what the top experts have to say about exercise in peri/menopause and midlife - and Bolder STRONG is the result of that study.
Women over 40 need full-body Strength training (in balance with Cardio and Mobility) to counter the effects of hormone changes and aging.
I created these fitness programs to be effective, simple to follow & fun, with results in 20-40 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week. It's something you can stick with.
Join me today!
Does this sound like you?
Tired of feeling soft and flabby - and not fitting into your jeans?
Sick of crummy sleep, stress and fatigue?
Exercising without a plan and not seeing results?
Trying diets that never work for long?
Feeling like menopause is kicking your butt?
Feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do?
Why should I care about Strength Training?
Boost your metabolism / burn more fat
Reduce hot flashes and night sweats by up to 70%
Reverse muscle loss, rebuild muscle and strength
Reduce bone loss, and improve bone density
Balance your hormones, reduce adrenal stress and cortisol.
Sculpt lean muscle without bulk
Improve confidence and body image
Increase energy, reduce fatigue
Your Body Has Changed
Your metabolism slows which means you gain fat and lose muscle. The fitness routine from your thirties will no longer work. Women lose up to 5% of their muscle mass every decade after age 30 plus 1% of bone per year without the right exercise.
Your Hormones Have Changed
Reduced estrogen, increased cortisol and other hormone imbalance can cause weight gain, muscle loss, osteopoenia, fatigue, sleep issues and more. A Strength program designed for midlife women will help balance hormones.
Your Exercise Needs to Change
You need to prioritize STRENGTH training in your workouts to boost metabolism, maintain muscle mass and bone density. You need Cardio Intervals, Mobility workouts for flexibility and balance and more Recovery to repair / rebuild.
Why do I need a "Training Program?"
A Training Program has Structure: specific workouts in an intentional order to progress to your goal. Each day is based on what you did yesterday and tomorrow. Random classes or workouts can't do that. In just 20-43 minutes, 4-5 days a week, you'll get the right kind of exercise, in the right amount, at the right time (hint: do your intense workouts early in the day for optimal hormone balance). We program the optimal mix of:
Full-Body Strength Training
Full-Body Strength Training workouts twice a week will boost metabolism to burn fat, tone your body, build lean muscle and increase bone density. You need weights heavy enough to challenge you. Light weights and bands don't provide enough stimulus for muscle and bone growth. You need the right intensity.
Cardio Interval Training
Short, intense Cardio Interval workouts twice a week are the best way to burn visceral belly fat and improve cardiovascular health. (Long endurance cardio breaks down muscle, increases inflammation and raises cortisol levels.) Cardio Intervals also boost your mood, energy and stamina.
"Rita....thank you!! I love what you have put together.
Not always easy, but feels so good. Your structure is so flexible and I‘ve found that I love the Bonus modules at the end of a tough class… just to keep stretching and cooling down. Your website is amazing… so well designed and user friendly!
I can't really express my thanks for you and your classes. I have never, NEVER stuck to any physical program ever. This has been a life changing step in my life. And for me, as a teacher, your teaching technique makes a huge difference. Thank you, Rita!
"Hi, Rita ... LOVED this! Feels so good to be doing something to strengthen myself. Loved the music, too!"
Targets total body: Check. A solid work out is achieved even with my limitations: Check. The fantastic instructor puts the fun in functional: Check. What's not to LOVE??
The online workout programs are flexible, timely, and effective. I value having the opportunity to complete the program(s) during a time that fits my home/work life schedule. Rita is knowledgeable, readily available, and constantly evolving her practices and profession to build effective programs for the mind and body through strength and mobility.