Menopause. Then keep going
This Girl Can Eastleigh is provided a range of activities and resources autumn 2022 to help those experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms to navigate and manage them.
Many joined the Menopause Warriors and brought their tribe with them!
- 90.3% would recommend a This Girl Can activity to a friend
- 74.2% have increased their activity levels since participating in the campaign
- 80.6% says the This Girl Can Eastleigh campaign has made them feel more confident about participating in physical activity
Many of the activities are continuing:
Free Walks & Talks
A gentle 2km walk and chat ending with refreshments outside. Benefit from the soothing effect of nature, get moving and talk your worries away.
9 Warriors booked onto the free November 2022 Walk and Talk at Lakeside Country Park.
"I really enjoyed the session, perfectly paced and a great bunch of ladies"
Book onto future Walk and Talks at the Country Parks or in the south of the Borough
Broadway dance fitness
Perform easy-to-follow routines set to a fantastic mix of classic and modern musicals from stage and screen. It’s one of those classes you can’t help but smile the whole way through (and even sing along if you like!) – it is much more than just jazz hands!
The Menopause Warriors discount code for Broadway Dance Fitness was used 30 times over the four-week period.
"Thought I was too old to do a class like this - I was wrong! Lovely welcoming group".
The Thursday class for adults continues at full price (£5.50) at The Point. To book
Low impact circuits
A fantastic workout that’s great for everyone, regardless of fitness level. It incorporates a variety of exercises at separate stations and you take part either individually or in small groups, taking on each exercise at your own pace for a specific time before moving onto the next station.
32 Warriors gave the class a go at the Deer Park School dance studio, managed by Wildern Leisure Centre.
"...exactly what I've been looking out for to help me get back into exercising regularly"
The class has been a big success and the Leisure Centre will be officially continuing the class Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm £3.50 per session. Visit their site to book
This Girl Can STRAVA partnership
Join the This Girl Can STRAVA club.
This is a space for women to lift each other up and shine a light on the moments of joy that come with being active. Whether you’re just starting to get moving again or you’ve got a regular routine, this community is here for you. This is a place for positivity, sharing real stories and chasing after common goals. Women, allies and supporters welcome.
Useful links and resources to explore
Please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more that should be added
Websites focussing on menopause support
A holistic menopause clinic offering evidence-based treatment and advice designed specifically for your needs.
Covering all things menopause and has a wealth of information that you may find useful.
MenoHealth empower women going through menopause to live their best lives. We provide fun exercise classes, practical support and sisterhood.
The British Menopause Society (BMS) is the specialist authority for menopause and post reproductive health in the UK. Established in 1989, the BMS educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals, working in both primary and secondary care, on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health.
Women in Sport
Are you working in the Sport Sector looking to help make exercise accessible for women experiencing menopause? This report includes insight on how to best archive engaging women this target group in exercise.
Balance menopause app
Looking for knowledge and guidance so you can be certain about what’s right for your body during the perimenopause and menopause? You’re in the right place. the free balance app allows you to track your symptoms, access personalised expert content, download a Health Report©, share stories in the community and lots more.
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TV presenter and menopause campaigner
GP & Menopause Specialist
Invigorating women in their 40’s & 50’s in mind, body and soul. An online interactive programme to support you on your menopause journey.
What the Fog?
A local Facebook Group for ladies wanting help and support from others going through the menopause. Somewhere to let of steam, ask advice and just be supported. They host monthly meetings in Romsey where you gather chat and have a coffee, sometimes with speakers
Educational TV Programmes
Women's health - breaking the taboos (channel 5)
Cherry Healey uncovers the biggest issues surrounding women's health: Some 13 million women in the UK are either perimenopausal or menopausal.
Davina McCall - sex, mind and the menopause (channel4)
Davina was 44 and felt like she was losing it - hot flushes, depression, mental fog. Now she tells her menopause story, busting midlife taboos from sex to hormone treatment.
Clothing lines to help with hot flushes
Primark Menopause Clothing Line
M&S cool comfort lingerie and sleepwear
M&S skincare guide
Answering questions around the most common skin complaints and which skincare ingredients should you look out for to help menopausal skin?
Declining oestrogen levels impact the skin barrier during menopause, which is why dryness, sensitivity and dullness are reported as some of the most common skin concerns experienced by women.
To be eligible for Menopause Warrior activities you must:
- Currently do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week
- Be experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms
- Live or work in the Borough of Eastleigh