I'm 60 this year and while I've always been active, the combo of COVID and menopause really changed my body. So I did what I've always done — 45-60 minute aerobic workouts and light upper body weights, 5 days a week, for months.
Nothing changed — until I found Rita and Bolder Strong. In just 8 weeks of Bolder Strong workouts, I can tell a HUGE change in my body. I am so much stronger and I look and feel great!! Plus there are only 3 short workouts per week, plus one flexibility session. Time saver! Thank you, Rita!
Hi, I'm Rita!
I'm the founder of Living Bolder, a menopause fitness specialist, and former fitness studio owner. I've trained hundreds of women over 40.
My personal fitness journey has been riddled with over-exercising, extreme dieting, body image issues and, over time... a return to balance. I understand the unique challenges of midlife women. Trying to change your body after 40 is harder, and can feel frustrating, but it IS possible and I can show you how!
My clients often tell me: "I want to lose fat and feel better, but I have a hard time being consistent. I really need accountability."
I will teach you how to get fit at home with efficient, effective, enjoyable workouts that maximize results in less time.
I created Bolder STRONG with you in mind. This is exactly how I stay strong and lean at 58, and how train my clients — so I know it works!Need More Customization, Accountability & Support? Explore VIP Private Coaching.
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Your hormones and body have changed. What worked in your 20's and 30's likely longer does.
You need the RIGHT kinds of exercise: Strength, short HIIT sessions, and Mobility (and less long cardio).
You need to prioritize recovery, sleep, and managing stress more than ever.
You need to ditch the yo-yo diets and eat more protein and fiber.
I just finished Rita’s BOLDER STRONG program and I could not be happier. I am 55 and have always worked out, but over the last few years I found my workouts weren’t as effective as they used to be. With Rita’s program, I found myself engaged and looking forward to each workout. The classes are just the right amount of time to get the workout done and get on with your day. Rita demonstrates correct form for each exercise as well as modifications. I love her style. I sometimes feel like we are in the same room working out! She makes it that enjoyable. Over the last 12 weeks, I have tracked my progress (with the tracking forms Rita provided) and my strength has improved significantly. I find it very hard as a menopausal woman to lean out and build muscle. I am finally started to see that! I recently purchased another program from Rita which begins in January. Can’t wait to get started. In the meantime, I will repeat this program! Not sure how I found Rita on Instagram but I am so glad that I did.
It’s definitely harder to maintain my physical shape in my mid-40’s than it used to be. I completed Rita’s BOLDER STRONG Program and loved the results so much, I’m doing it again. I could feel myself getting stronger as I was able to increase my weights. The results were not bulk, but long, lean muscle and overall tone.
I really love Rita’s teaching style. She doesn’t just say “what” the exercise is, but “why” it's effective, which is a great motivator. She teaches in such a supportive and relatable manner it’s like working out with a friend. Rita makes safety a priority and I really appreciate all of her cueing to ensure proper form for maximum results. Plus, she gives modifications on many exercises to accommodate individual physical needs.
I love having a weekly plan, but the program is designed with “structured flexibility” that allows me to choose what feels “right” for my body on a given day. BOLDER STRONG is a wonderful workout program for women at any age, and it’s perfect for me at this stage of my life.
I did the BOLDER STRONG program and loved every minute of it! Rita is an exceptional instructor, and she made every session fun, exciting, and always rewarding. Her knowledge about fitness over 40 is exceptional and her delivery of that knowledge was easy to grasp and implement. The energy I got from this program was out of this world, and it made such a difference in the quality of my every day life. I highly recommend Rita's programs!
I just finished Rita's Bolder STRONG program - I feel good, and I feel stronger! I really appreciate workouts geared to midlife women and what we experience in our bodies. The workouts are quick, efficient, and fit perfectly into my busy schedule. When I workout on my own, I tend to do the same things over and over. I love how Rita is always changing up the workouts and has me working in all planes of motion. It's so important to keep our bodies flexible and moving in all directions.
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 sessions at the end of a tough class… just to keep stretching and cooling down. Your website is amazing — so well designed and user friendly!
Rita’s programs are awesome and I look forward to the workouts. The modifications and recommendations for exercises are great and I appreciate the fact she’s always available for any questions. I’m 73 and feeling stronger every day! Thanks Rita!
I recently completed Rita’s 4 Weeks to Strong program, and I cannot say enough what a great program this is! It is the perfect blend of strength training and cardio exercises. Over the four weeks, I could really see how much stronger I had gotten, and how much my form had improved. I especially enjoyed the cardio kickboxing workouts because they are intense, fun, and don’t kill your knees.
Thank you Rita for putting together such a fun and effective program! I can't wait to try the other Bolder Strong programs.
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. A fantastic instructor who 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 programs 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.