Familiarity with an exercise or a stretch may often result in you tuning out the cues your exercise instructor is giving you. Because “I know that already”
When really, they are great exercises to help you practice noticing what feels different today.

It can be tempting with many exercises or stretches to do the most advanced version, just because of the length of time that has passed that you have been doing the stretch rather doing in because you have mastered the previous level.

Post menopause fitness means doing it differently. Sometimes that means performing the simpler levels of some of these exercises or stretches because you are still getting something out of them.

This video has 3 examples where multi-tasking takes place withing an exercise.
It’s a great example of examining if that’s the case for you and if you are getting the most out of your exercises choices or cutting yourself short!

Samantha Valand is a Pilates teacher, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer. Who helps over fifties women fall in love with exercising again after the menopause. You can find some inspiration over on the blog If you are interested how coaching can help you can start here. Samantha has a free monthly newsletter to help you live healthy ever after.