Bolder STRONG! 12-Week Strength, HIIT & Mobility Training Program


Video: What is Bolder STRONG? (4 min)

Boost metabolism, lose belly fat, add lean muscle, look better and feel stronger. Fun, effective - with the right kind of exercise, in the right amount, at the right time - in just 20-40 minutes a day.

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What you get in the Bolder STRONG 12-Week Program:

  • Full Body Strength training with progressive overload twice a week (average 30-40 mins) to supercharge metabolism and build lean muscle. 
  • HIIT/ Cardio Intervals 1-2x a week. I keep them short, fast-paced and fun so you get the most fat-burning benefits in the least amount of time. 
  • Mobility workouts (optional) to improve joint range of motion, flexibility, and balance.
  • 12-Week Daily Programming Calendar ... so you can stay on track with no guesswork and no overtraining. 
  • Follow-along workout videos means I will cue you through proper form, offer modifications, add motivation and fun! 
  • Bonus: Core, Mobility, and Stretch workouts. 
  • Video tutorials to show you proper, safe form in basic strength training moves. 
  • Private FB Group of like-minded women for support and accountability.
  • Access to the program for 4 months, so you have time to finish or repeat favorite weeks.

Strength training is essential for women over 40 who want to:

  • Boost energy / reduce fatigue
  • Reduce hot flashes and night sweats by up to 70%
  • Get a toned, athletic look without bulk. Reverse muscle loss, build strength
  • Reduce bone loss, and improve bone density 
  • Balance your hormones, reduce adrenal stress and cortisol
  • Improve confidence and body image 
  • Increase metabolism / burn more fat
Strength Training for Women Over 40

Bolder STRONG 12-Week Program

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Why do I need a training "Program?" 

A program has structurespecific workouts in an intentional order to progress to your goal. Each day is based on what you did yesterday and what you'll do tomorrow.  Random classes or workouts can't do that. In just 20-40 minutes, 4 days a week, you'll get the right kind of exercise, in the right amount, at the right time (timing matters for hormone balance).  I've programmed the optimal mix of:

Full-Body Strength Training is 8X more effective than split workouts in boosting metabolism,

Full-Body Strength Training

Full-Body Strength Training is 8x more effective than split workouts in boosting metabolism, which burns fat. 2 workouts a week will tone your body, build lean muscle and improve bone density. You need weights heavy enough to challenge you. Light weights and bands don't provide enough stimulus for muscles and bones. You need the right intensity.
Effective, quick Cardio Interval workouts are best to burn visceral (belly) fat

Cardio Interval Training

Short, intense Cardio Interval workouts are best 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.
Mobility work improves flexibility, balance, and reduces injuries.

Mobility & Functional Training

Mobility work improves flexibility, balance, and reduces injuries. Overtraining will backfire. Too much breaks down muscle faster than it can rebuild. Midlife women need MORE Recovery than before. A balanced schedule will keep you active and healthy for decades to come! 

Hi, I'm Rita!

I'm the founder of Living Bolder.  I'm a menopause fitness specialist, coach, and former boutique fitness studio owner. I've been teaching dance, movement and fitness for four decades. I've taught more than 3,000 classes in Barre, and other fitness formats. But it wasn’t until I started Strength Training (at age 47) that I saw real positive changes in my body composition. 


I understand the unique challenges of midlife women — hormones, health issues, injuries, stress, they all add up. I get you. I AM you (I'm 57, btw). Trying to change your body after 40 can feel frustrating, defeating, and overwhelming, but I assure you, it is absolutely possible! 


Better yet, you don't need to do grueling workouts or "eat less and exercise more." I'll give you the right kinds of exercise, in the right amounts to help you get stronger, leaner, and reclaim your energy and confidence!

Stop settling for feeling less than your best. Stop believing that weight gain, crappy sleep, achy joints, chronic stress, and fatigue are "just a part of getting older." Let's work together so you can feel freaking AMAZING in midlife and for decades to come!

Rita - Founder of Living Bolder

Bolder STRONG FAQs ...

Amy M

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 12-Week Program and loved the results so much, I’m repeating it for another 12 weeks. Not only did I see results, but I could feel myself getting stronger as I was able to increase the weights I was using. The results were not bulk, but long, lean muscle and overall tone.  

Something I really love about Rita’s teaching style is that she doesn’t just say “what” the exercise is, but the “why” behind its effectiveness, which is a great motivator.  She teaches her classes 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 for my workouts, 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.

Peggy P
I did Living Bolder's 12-Week 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 12-Week 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 all the planes of motion. It's so important to keep our bodies flexible and moving in all directions.

Linda S

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 course of 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 Bolder Strong 12 Week program.


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!

Amy C

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 workout is achieved even with my limitations: Check. A fantastic instructor that 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.  

Linda S

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!