Debra Atkinson

Health Benefits for Personal Training Made Easy: What is MedFit Care?

Using health benefits for personal training? At one point this was wishful thinking. Get sick, they said, then you can use those flex benefits. Gain weight, lose muscle and strength, then come back was essentially the message. Ever wished you could use your flex benefits toward your personal training and run into obstacles and red …

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Think You’re Too Old? Ageism Dismantled with Ashton Applewhite

Welcome to this episode, and this movement of ageism dismantled. How does it show up? Are you more ageist than you think? A recent solo podcast I did on this topic got a lot of attention. In our own Flipping 50 membership I regularly spot women being ageist in reference to themselves. This episode is about helping …

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How Does STRENGTH TRAINING Increase Your Metabolism?

Want to increase your metabolism? Or at least ensure it doesn’t slow? Strength training increases the size and the density of your lean muscle mass. Muscle mass requires more energy than fat, so your energy expenditure or caloric burn goes up for every activity – even sleep. Exercising of course burns more calories while you’re …

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A Fitness Industry Leader’s Midlife Fitness Changes: Now and Then

What midlife fitness changes do the pros make? Today I’m talking to a fitness industry leader about how she’s embraced each decade, while running a business, in fact doing a lot of pivoting as we all have. When you’re an influencer and leader of many, in the spotlight in many ways, busy and then some, …

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It Takes MORE Than Hormones To Fix Your Hormones

If you’ve been a long-time listener, and you’ve heard episodes discussing hormones, and hormone therapy options to fix your hormones stay put because you haven’t heard this. No one has talked about this on Flipping 50 before. In all the episodes I’ve discussed and similar discussions about micronutrients I’ve had with clients, it’s never come …

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If You Were My Coaching Client, Here’s What I’d Ask… | Ask the Health Coach

I’ve been asked frequently if I still do private coaching sessions. The answer is I do. I’m reframing how though. I’ve had to guard my time to start, grow and manage a team where we not only offer the first and only exclusively made-for-menopause fitness membership in the world, I train trainers and health coaches …

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Why Eating Disorder Recovery Fails | Women Over 50

Eating disorder recovery may not be top-of-mind. But you’d be surprised at the percent of midlife women triggered into eating disruption again or for the first time. In this episode we discuss so much more than recovery and truly define what is eating disorder, what is disordered vs emotional eating. For every woman nurturing herself …

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6 Ways Exercise Hurts or Helps Midlife Hormones

Midlife hormones can throw a wrench in your otherwise smooth path. Even fitness pros aren’t immune to hormone changes!  I recently had a conversation with a fellow female fitness pro and she expressed the same sentiment I had. Both of us sailed smoothly through perimenopause, outside of well for me midlife stress that brought about 8 …

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