Are your menopausal clients struggling to lose weight?
Become a Menopause Weight Loss Coach with MyMT™
Are your midlife clients struggling to lose weight?
Become a Menopause Weight Loss Coach
6 WEEKS OF LEARNING
With 6 months access and the opportunity to extend
ON DEMAND – EVERGREEN
Self learning course which you complete in your own time, from anywhere in the world
Downloadable summaries + Reflection questions + Scientific references
Weekly emails packed with bonus articles, recipes and more
Certified by NZREPS, Canfitpro, and The CPD Certification Service
The MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course will educate, empower and certify you in scientifically evidenced lifestyle solutions for women in their peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause transition, specific to weight loss.
MyMT™ has helped thousands of women to lose weight. In this course we teach you how to get results like these yourself.
Why does the world need Menopause Weight Loss Coaches?
What is a Menopause Weight Loss Coach and how does this differ from your usual role ?
It comes as a surprise that what women have done in the past to lose weight often no longer works for them during menopause. Weight gain, accompanied by an increased tendency for central fat distribution is common among women in their menopause transition. I was no exception to this, putting on 15kg, despite daily exercise and dieting.
What I didn’t realise at the time of my own weight gain (mainly breast and belly fat gain) was that the more abdominal and diaphragmatic fat that accumulated, the more that my fat cells were expanding. I had no idea that fat cells generate their own local production of oestrogen and are now recognized as an important endocrine (hormonal) organ releasing an abundance of inflammatory markers. Did you? Nor did I realise that declining oestrogen levels impact joint health, making it so much harder for women to adhere to exercise.
As it is well known that post-menopause may result in adverse metabolic consequences and given that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in postmenopausal women, the importance of weight management in midlife cannot be overemphasized. Hence, I decided to do something about that.
I can’t wait to share this lifestyle science based Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course with you.
As a Menopause Weight Loss Coach you will come away with an understanding of the unique differences in women’s weight gain at this age and stage of life, and easy to implement, exercise and nutrition solutions for a client cohort who are desperately searching for help.
MyMT™'s Menopause Weight Loss Coach qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organisations worldwide:
The CPD Certification Service
(Canada Fitness Professionals)
New Zealand Register of
Further global registrations in progress.
YES! I want to become a Menopause Weight Loss Coach for only $499
- Part-payments also available
How this course will help you succeed
Through my many years of research as well as my time setting up the Personal Training industry and training Trainers in New Zealand, I have pulled together all of the pieces of the puzzle for you AND translated the research into practical, easy to implement solutions for your clients. Women on the MyMT™ programmes tell me they are so grateful that they can incorporate these solutions into their lifestyles like second nature… which makes them sustainable over the long term.
Menopause weight gain is influenced by so many different physical, behavioural, societal and emotional factors. That’s why I take a holistic approach, bringing together the lifestyle solutions for sleep, hot flushes, gut health/liver health, nutrition, exercise and more. Not only will you help your clients lose weight, but you will see them turn around their energy, sore joints, mood, cardiovascular health and much more.
Not only is every single strategy evidenced against women’s healthy ageing and weight loss lifestyle science, but it is also aligned with the cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome research specific to midlife women. You can be assured that the advice you are providing to your clients will set them up for better health in their post-menopause years.
You will come away with an understanding of how the three stages of menopause are different and how a woman’s exercise and nutrition needs change throughout her transition. I share with you the latest scientific information on exercise prescription for a woman’s ageing.
All of my solutions are already being proven by the thousands of women who have lost weight through the MyMT™ programmes over the past 7 years. Throughout the course I present numerous real life case studies which will put you a step ahead of your competition by enabling you to prepare for the questions you could get from your own clients.
If you haven’t already, you will soon realise that behaviour change strategies are one of the most effective tools you can have in your toolbox. But midlife women are some of the hardest women to influence, because what they have done in the past isn’t working anymore. Throughout this course I will share my Masters research with you, which focused on successful behaviour change in midlife women.
Wendy is such an amazing teacher. She is able to break down anything into simple-to-understand information that everyone can use. Her research, her vast experience with her own clients and the real-life examples she provides are pots of gold, literally.
Health and Endurance Coach
Module 1: Why does menopause matter to women’s health as they age? – 1 hour
Module 2: Why menopause matters to women’s weight gain – 1 hour
During Week 1 I introduce you to the relevance of menopause in relation to women’s health and ageing evidence, and explain why the menopause transition, and specifically weight gain during menopause, is so important for women’s health.
The upward trend in obesity prevalence across countries globally is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a worldwide concern. Today a majority of the world’s population live in a country where being overweight or obese causes more deaths than being underweight. Unfortunately, for women who are transitioning menopause, this is a vulnerable time for them, not only in terms of their symptoms, but also regarding their changing cardiovascular and metabolic health. Did you know that women have oestrogen receptors throughout the body and that oestrogens regulate adipose (fat) tissue metabolism? In other words menopause isn’t just about hot flushes. We will explore this in a lot more detail in Module 2.
Modules 3 and 4: The physiology of fat loss in menopause Part 1 – 1 hr
Week 2 is all about an introduction to menopause physiology, specifically hormonal and fat cell physiology. We will explore the three stages that women transition through in midlife as ovarian function declines – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. At the end of Week 2, you will be able to describe the major physiological changes at each stage and identify common disorders of the HPA – Thyroid Axis in relation to menopause weight gain changes.
Module 5: The physiology of fat loss in menopause Part 2 – 1 hr
Module 6: The science of menopause weight gain – 1 hr
Never before has the liver had to cope with so many changing foods, toxins, drinks, chemicals and ingredients over a woman’s lifetime. Fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, depression and other menopause symptoms including weight management problems and poor recovery from exercise are partly due to changing liver health and function in mid-life. It’s the same with sleep. A women’s menopause transition causes changes in the sleep hormones and this impacts liver function and weight gain.
A lack of sleep exacerbates women’s symptoms during menopause and can lead to high insulin levels, weight gain, worsening hot flushes, increased inflammation and much more. It’s vital that insomnia is addressed as part of women’s menopause weight loss strategies. In this module, we will explore the circadian rhythm’s role in sleep regulation and why this gets out of balance during menopause. I can’t wait to share this module with you. It is one of my favourites.
Module 7 – Food for thought: Nutritional considerations in menopause weight loss – 1hr
Have you tried endless diets with your clients which don’t work in the long term for them to manage their weight gain in mid-life?
Nutritional choices and timing are critical for your client’s weight loss management. Incorrect diets may destroy the hormones which help to manage appetite, fullness and long-term health, so focusing on factors affecting women’s food choices during menopause in relation to weight loss are important to understand.
Module 8: Physical activity and exercise considerations in menopause weight loss Part 1 – 45 mins
Module 9: Physical activity and exercise considerations in menopause weight loss Part 2 – 45 mins
Mitochondria are considered the “energy power station” of the cells due to their ability to regulate energy metabolism. These organelles also regulate critical cellular processes, such as calcium homeostasis, and cell survival (Sorriento et aal, 2021), so why aren’t we focusing on mitochondrial health and capacity during the menopause transition? Mitochondrial health is critical to maintaining wellness in all organs and tissues. When women are overweight or obese, the role of mitochondria becomes even more important, because this is the location of free-fatty acid uptake for energy conversion. I explain why in this powerful module which introduces you to the exercise that really matters in women’s weight management as they age.
Module 10 – Turning theory into practice: Successful behaviour change for women in midlife – 1 hr
Midlife women have unique considerations when it comes to successful weight loss. Their success is dependent on a range of physiological, psychological, social, behavioural and yes, even environmental factors – all of which must be managed effectively in order to achieve your clients’ desired outcomes.
The needs of your midlife and post-menopause weight loss clients differ from your strength and conditioning clients or your rehab clients and fitness clients. Hence, understanding behaviour change strategies and problem-solving strategies will help to set you up for success.
Meet Your Coach
The complexities of midlife menopause weight loss don’t escape me. I used to be a Personal Trainer – in fact, New Zealand’s very first PT for global fitness giant Les Mills. Over the two decades as I set up and developed training courses for PTs, never once did I think that the weight loss needs of women might differ when they reached their midlife transition.
When I put on over 15kg of weight during menopause, I finally understood the frustrations of the women I used to see in the gym.
Hi, I’m Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD), a women’s healthy ageing researcher and the founder of My Menopause Transformation. I am so excited to bring you this course, which is a culmination of all of the different aspects of my career.
Although my original career was as an ICU nurse, I re-trained in Sports & Exercise Science and pioneered the PT industry in New Zealand. Once I left the fitness industry, I became a University lecturer in sport, exercise, nutrition and health physiology. But I was so interested in how to help midlife women change their lifestyle behaviour, that I undertook my Master’s studies in this area. I then went on to complete my Doctoral studies to better understand how women perceived their ageing and their exercise needs during their menopause transition. I’m so pleased I did.
Frequently Asked Questions
Change women’s lives
How do I know you can do this? Because women tell me what a difference the MyMT™ programmes have made to their lives. Not only are they losing weight, but their sore joints, sleepless nights, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness and hot flushes are gone. Read their testimonials here.
Gain clarity and confidence with menopause discussions
Are you confused by the abundance of conflicting evidence and opinions about menopause? Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) cuts through the chaos, providing you with the latest, evidenced women’s healthy aging research, presented in a way that is easy to understand and follow with your own clients.
Grow your business
You’ll expand your knowledge about women’s mid-life health, enabling you to better help your existing clients, deliver new offerings and retain clients for longer. All of the information in this course is suitable for women in both their menopause and post-menopause years, so your clients can be confident that you have the skills to help them as they age.
Throughout the course I will share the insights gained from the 350,000+ women who have completed the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz and the 12,000+ women who have participated in MyMT™ programmes. This will put you a step ahead of your competition by enabling you to prepare for the questions you could get from your own clients.
The MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course is a self learning, evergreen course which runs for 6 weeks. Everything is delivered online, so you can start it at any time and complete it at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.
You can expect to devote 2-4 hours per week to this course based on your own desire for additional readings.
Our comprehensive 6 week course includes:
Self Directed Learning
- One or two pre-recorded modules will be delivered to your inbox per week. Each video module is approximately 1 hour long and you can pause me at any time. There are 10 modules over the six weeks.
- There is a downloadable PDF summary of each module, including all the scientific references I refer to.
- Reflection questions at the end of each module to keep you on track and inspire your curiosity.
- Weekly emails from me which are packed full of further articles, recipes and more.
** Note – this is a self learning course. There are no live calls with Dr Wendy Sweet.
- A form of assessment is required as part of our CPD accreditation. To receive your certificate you must pass the multi-choice assessment. But don’t worry, you can complete this assessment as many times as you like.
- On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate to reflect your new knowledge.
The Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course was designed with exercise professionals, nutritionists and advanced health coaches in mind, as it focuses on exercise and nutrition solutions. However, it is suitable for any certified health and fitness professional who wants to how to empower their peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause clients to lose weight.
Our students include:
- Personal trainers
- Exercise professionals
- Lifestyle Medicine Practitioners
- Allied health professionals
- Medical doctors
- Public health professionals
- Advanced Health Coaches (with a secondary qualification enabling you to prescribe nutrition or exercise solutions)
Note: This course empowers you to work with midlife women, within your existing scope of practice. If you are not an exercise professional, this course does not certify you to prescribe exercise plans.
If you are unsure whether you are suited to this course, please enquire, we are happy to advise. Email email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we are available.
This course is currently certified by the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (NZREPS), Canfitpro (Canada), and The CPD Certification Service, which is a global CPD recognition body.
We are also in the process of becoming registered with several other global organisations.
A form of assessment is required as part of our CPD accreditation, so we have a Multi-Choice Quiz at the end of the course.
To pass the quiz, you need to get 23 out of 25 questions correct. This may sound like a lot, but the questions come directly from the information in the modules, so you can always revisit these if you need, and you can complete the quiz as many times as you like.
You will have access to our course co-ordinator, Georgia, for any queries you may have throughout the course. Georgia will pass these on to Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) if they require her specialist knowledge.
Please send Georgia an email if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
The course runs for 6 weeks, but we know that life gets in the way and sometimes you can’t get to your modules that week. That is totally fine – with this course you have the flexibility to complete the modules whenever you have time and your modules will be available for 6 months. If you would like to extend your access even further, you will be given the opportunity to do so for a small monthly fee.
We are happy to offer a part payment scheme to our customers. The part payment plan requires two payments of US $275. The first payment will be taken out immediately on purchase. The second payment will be taken out exactly 1 month after the first payment.
We are so confident in our product that we offer a 7 day money back guarantee.
After your first week (7 days) of modules, if you are not satisfied with the course, you can request a refund. The refunded amount will be net of the small administration cost taken out by our payment provider when we complete a refund.
Currently MyMT™ has two courses for Health Professionals:
- The MyMT™ Menopause Practitioner Course is a 12 week course, with dedicated intakes. This is because there is a live component to this course whereby you meet with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) fortnightly on a zoom call to review the modules.
This course dives deep into the science and physiology of menopause, menopause risk screening, and how to turn around your client’s sleep, hot flushes, sore joints, liver health, energy and more, through evidenced lifestyle solutions. There is also information on menopause supplements, behaviour change coaching and the business of menopause. ** This course does not include scientific information on menopause weight loss or exercise prescription (see below).
- The MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course is a self learning, evergreen course which runs for 6 weeks. There is no live element so you can start it at any time and complete it at your own pace.
Research suggests that the menopausal transition period is strongly associated with weight gain, which in up to 70% of women, is now a known symptom. Through this course, you will come away with an understanding of the unique differences in women’s weight gain at this age and stage of life, and easy to implement, exercise and nutrition solutions for your clients.
YES! I want to become a Menopause Weight Loss Coach for only $499
- Part-payments also available