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Workshop - How to Train as a Midlife Woman

Saturday 26 November 2022, 09:00 - 13:00

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My Place, Community Centre, Mill Road, Midelton, Cork Workshop N/A N/A N/A

Workshop - How to Train as a Midlife Woman - with Irene Clarke

My Place, Community Centre, Mill Road, Midelton, Cork

9am - 1pm, Saturday November 26th 2022


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On Saturday November 26th, Athletics Ireland will host a workshop with Irene Clarke covering ‘How to Train as a Midlife Woman’, at My Place, Community Centre, Mill Road, Midleton

This workshop is suitable for both men and women, coaches, trainers, runners, and those who participate in recreational activities, and is open to all comers, whether Athletics Ireland members or members of the public

The aim of the workshop is to provide practical solutions, and science-based strategies, for active women to help those who wish to continue to perform as they age


  • Answering the big question ‘why does exercise feel so hard’
  • Making exercise choices – how different types of training benefit you or feel really hard – Why is this?
  • Training for a race – the differences between a traditional training plan and one in Menopause
  • Why have I slowed down so much & how do I get faster now?
  • What strength training really is (and isn’t)
  • The importance of recovery
  • Why am I always injured


Nutrition – How best to support ourselves

  •     Understanding body shape changes/weight gain
  • Joining the dots between menopause, exercise, nutrition, recovery & cortisol – Why am I doing everything ‘right’ but gaining weight
  • How do we nourish our bodies before, during, and after exercise?
  • Why are we craving foods?
  • How do I increase my protein intake?
  • What are the practical solutions and the small steps we can make for long-term sustainable change?

Understanding menopause and midlife…. It’s not me it’s my hormones!

  •     Why it happens, recognising symptoms, what you can do and how to take control of menopause
  • What is perimenopause and menopause and how is it diagnosed
  • What are the main symptoms
  • How to get the right help and support to help you take control of your menopause at work and home
  • HRT Risks & Benefits


My Place, Community Centre, Mill Road, Midelton, Cork

 Eircode: P25 Y30


my place community centre midleton

My Place, Midleton



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