Dancers of the #Seniorstars programme, Bühnen Bern Ballett, Switzerland. Clare Guss-West. Photographer: Nathalie Jufer Every Wednesday at Bern Ballet, in Switzerland, the #Seniorstars – gangs of senior women aged 65-90+ gather. They shatter our preconceptions of senior activity – they are noisy, exuberant, confident, animated, articulate, engaged. On Wednesdays they feel alive, they feel visible, they feel free, they escape physical and age-related limitations, they break boundaries, they go beyond, they dare.
As part of our celebration of Women in Sport, we caught up with our expert women authors to ask them what their top career tips are for other women working in sport, health and fitness. Our authors boast a wealth of knowledge and experience in their given fields, from sports nutrition to personal training, coaching and beyond.
Many women fear midlife weight gain and see gaining weight to be inevitable during menopause. But can midlife weight gain be avoided? In this extract from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook we explore the potential causes of weight gain within menopausal women and how to potentially avoid it.
We’ve pulled together 3 of the best exercises to help prepare your body for giving birth. Taken from Pregnancy Fitness, some of these exercises may also be beneficial postpartum.
Women of colour have faced, and continue to face, numerous barriers when it comes to participating in sport. Acknowledging these barriers and seeking ways to overcome these is important to achieve equality in sport, regardless of gender or race. This post is excerpted from Women and Sport.
Author of Attention and Focus in Dance, Clare Guss-West has recently been interviewed by the Swiss Dance Association (Tanz Vereinigung Schweiz).
During your period you may not be feeling your usual self and as a result you may feel less motivated and energised to train. That’s why we’ve pulled together 5 tips to help you reduce PMS symptoms and feel more able to take on your next training session, adapted from Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma’s book Breakthrough Women’s Running.
Human Kinetics is proud to partner with Future Fit Training. For the past 30 years they’ve been educating fitness professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, working with women who have excelled in professional sport and are looking to move into the next stage of their careers. The women Future Fit have worked with demonstrate women excelling in fields that have traditionally been the remit of men, and show that even when you have reached the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment, there is still another chapter to come, one that requires a redefining of the established definition of success. Future Fit’s ambassadors showcase some of these women, from their sporting achievements and onwards.