Strength Training During Menopause – Why It’s Essential

Menopause is a significant life stage for women, often accompanied by a range of physical and emotional changes. While this transition can bring challenges, it also presents an opportunity to focus on health and wellbeing in new ways. One of the most effective methods for managing menopausal symptoms and maintaining overall health is strength training. At The Amara Clinic, we understand the unique needs of women during menopause and offer comprehensive care that includes guidance on incorporating strength training into your routine.

The Importance of Strength Training During Menopause

Strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, involves exercises designed to improve muscle strength and endurance. This form of exercise is particularly beneficial during menopause for several reasons:

Bone Health: Menopause is associated with a decline in oestrogen levels, which can lead to a decrease in bone density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Strength training helps to stimulate bone growth and maintain bone density, thereby reducing the risk of fractures.

Muscle Mass Maintenance: With age, muscle mass naturally decreases, a process known as sarcopenia. Strength training helps to counteract this loss, ensuring that you maintain muscle strength and function, which is essential for everyday activities and overall mobility.

Metabolism Boost: Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue, even at rest. By increasing muscle mass through strength training, you can boost your metabolism, making it easier to manage your weight during menopause.

Balance and Stability: Strength training enhances balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. This is particularly important as menopausal women may experience changes in balance and an increased risk of falls.

Mental Health Benefits: Exercise, including strength training, has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, which can be more prevalent during menopause. It also helps to improve mood and boost self-esteem.

Tailored Strength Training at The Amara Clinic

At The Amara Clinic, we recognise that every woman’s experience of menopause is unique. Under the expert guidance of Anne, a highly experienced Consultant Gynaecologist with over 35 years of experience, we offer personalised strength training programmes tailored to your individual needs and health status.

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists accredited by the British Menopause Society, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care. We assess your current fitness level, medical history, and specific menopausal symptoms to design a strength training plan that is both safe and effective.

How to Get Started

Consultation: Begin with a consultation at The Amara Clinic, where our team will conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your health status and goals.

Personalised Plan: Based on your assessment, we will create a customised strength training programme that fits your lifestyle and addresses your specific needs.

Support and Guidance: Our experts will guide you through the exercises, ensuring proper form and technique to prevent injuries and maximise benefits.

Ongoing Monitoring: We provide continuous support and adjust your programme as needed, ensuring that you progress safely and effectively.

Virtual Appointments

For those who cannot attend the clinic in person, we offer virtual appointments via telephone and encrypted video consultation. This ensures that you can access our expert care and personalised training plans from anywhere in the world.

Strength training is a powerful tool for managing the physical and emotional changes associated with menopause. At The Amara Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you navigate this transition with confidence and strength. Our personalised, multidisciplinary approach ensures that you receive the best possible care tailored to your unique needs. Whether you visit us in Tunbridge Wells or connect with us virtually, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Discover the benefits of strength training during menopause with The Amara Clinic. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, stronger you.


Miss Anne Henderson

Anne Henderson is a Consultant Gynaecologist and British Menopause Society Accredited Specialist. She has been a consultant for more than 20 years, and spent 17 years as an NHS Consultant.

Now, as the owner of Gynae Expert Ltd and the Amara Clinic, she is passionate about championing women’s health and menopause in her practice, and by using her voice in media, online and on projects that have a positive impact on women’s physical and mental health.