MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach

Confused why your peri-post menopause

clients struggle to lose weight?

Discover powerful, proven lifestyle, nutrition and exercise strategies.

Become certified in menopause weight loss with MyMT™.

Rated 4.8/5 based on thousands of happy customers

The MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Course is a 6 week online course, designed to educate, empower and certify you in peri-post menopause weight loss.

Delivered by Women's Healthy Ageing Researcher Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD / NZREPs Exercise Specialist)

Watch online, in your own time, as many times as you wish

Practical nutrition, exercise and behavioural strategies, ready to implement straight away

Receive a Badge and Certificate recognised by global CPD / CEU bodies

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) is here to support you every step of the way

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Why does the world need Menopause Weight Loss Coaches?

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.

Evidence shows that weight changes during menopause increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and Metabolic Syndrome in post-menopause.

Despite all that weight gain, midlife women are the highest demographic to be in and out of exercise [Australia Longitudinal Study on Women's Health].

Have you ever wondered why, when menopause arrives, the weight loss strategies we have been taught no longer seem to work?

It is well known that the menopause transition may result in adverse metabolic consequences in women, especially those women putting on weight. Given that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in post-menopausal women, the importance of weight management in midlife cannot be overemphasized.

That’s why I have designed this essential course for any health or exercise professional working with midlife and older women. 

Did you know, that women who have deep visceral fat, produce excess oestrogen in fat cells, that the liver then has to try to remove and that you can help this process through the correct exercise for liver function?

Did you know that the effect of skeleto-muscular changes cause the reduction and loss of mitochondrial activity during menopause, which reduces the ability of muscles to oxidise or ‘burn-fat’?

Did you know that sleep is affected by menopause hormonal changes, and if your clients aren’t sleeping, then weight loss is harder to achieve?

Knowledge about fat loss has traditionally been underpinned by physiology, nutrition and exercise prescription. But the unique hormonal environment during menopause changes everything. Our knowledge must now include behavioural, biological, social and environmental considerations specific to midlife and ageing.

That is why this course explores so much more than just hormonal physiology. You will come away with an understanding of the unique changes occurring in the liver, gut, brain and muscles that contribute to weight gain, as well as the scientifically-evidenced exercise and nutrition prescription for weight loss and muscle mass maintenance. 

Which means you’re not only going to be able to help your clients lose weight, but you will see them turn around their energy, sore joints, mood and much more.

MyMT™ has helped thousands of women to lose weight. 

Discover the powerful solutions in your Menopause Weight Loss Coach course.

How this course will help you succeed

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, metabolic syndrome and cancer 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, enabling you to attract and retain peri-post menopause clients. 

All of the solutions shared with you are already proven by the thousands of women who have lost weight through the MyMT™ programs. My clients tell me how easy these changes are to put into place, which makes them sustainable over the long term. Throughout the course we go through real life case studies to help you prepare for the scenarios and 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 we will explore findings from my Masters research, which focused on successful behaviour change in midlife women.  

Rated 4.8/5 based on thousands of happy customers

Testimonials from MyMTTM Menopause Weight Loss Coaches

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Adrienne - Canada

Naturopathic Doctor

“I have been binge watching the Course as if it’s a Netflix series! This is such important information and needs to be in the hands of more health professionals.” 

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Rachel - UK

Personal Trainer

“This will be life changing for so many of my clients and to see their symptoms reduce is a magic moment for me as a coach.”

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Fiona - Australia

 Exercise Physiologist

“The depth of information being presented and the evidence/research is just incredible….Wendy is an excellent presenter and I can hear the passion in her voice.”

MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Level 1

Course Outline

2 x 1 hour modules

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.

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 us as coaches to understand. 

It is well known that 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 it is now well recognised that weight gain at this time makes them particularly vulnerable, not only in terms of their symptoms, but also regarding their changing cardiovascular and metabolic health.  We will explore this in a lot more detail in Module 2. 

Topics covered: 

  • Theories of ageing
  • What the research says about key determinants of successful healthy ageing for women
  • What is menopause – including the three phases. 
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Why turning around menopause symptoms matters
  • Cardiovascular changes during menopause
  • Musculoskeletal changes during menopause
  • Emotional changes during menopause
  • Introduction to Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) and visceral fat accumulation 
  • Lifestyle factors affecting adiposity

2 x 1 hour modules

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. 

Topics covered:

  • Hormonal changes during menopause
  • Impacts of declining oestrogen throughout the body
  • Biological and Lifestyle factors affecting hormones during menopause
  • Hormones involved in menopause weight gain and metabolic pathways
  • Understanding the role of the HPA-Thyroid Axis in midlife weight gain
  • Understanding the Socio-Ecological Model of Obesity
  • Clinical Guidance on Body Composition in Women and Cardio-Metabolic Risk
  • Types and locations of adipose tissue
  • Lipolysis
  • Age related sarcopenia (muscle atrophy) 
  • Mitochondrial function

2 x 1 hour modules

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.

Topics covered: 

  • The influence of insomnia on menopause weight gain 
  • The influence of liver health on menopause weight gain
  • The influence of gut health on menopause weight gain
  • The influence of stress (including physical, emotional and environmental stress) on menopause weight gain
  • An introduction to lifestyle solutions for insomnia, liver health, gut health and stress that can be implemented with clients straight away.  

1 x 1 hour module

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 as well as nutrients that aid in weight loss are important to understand.

Topics covered: 

  • What the research says about the best dietary approach for women’s healthy ageing and weight loss
  • The main dietary principles for menopause weight loss
  • An introduction to the macro-nutrients to focus on specific to weight loss in peri-post menopause
  • An introduction to the micro-nutrients to focus on specific to weight loss in peri-post menopause

2 x 1 hour modules

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.

Topics covered: 

  • Understanding exercise performance and recovery with menopause changes. 
  • The effect of modern exercise on hormonal balance during menopause 
  • Understanding the concept of lipolysis and the mobilisation of fat from adipose tissue with exercise.
  • Understanding the role of mitochondrial function in women’s weight management as they age.
  • Understanding vascular stiffness and exercise for arterial function boosting. 
  • The role of excessive exercise as a stressor and the link between exercise and menopause insomnia
  • Exercise prescription and intensity for women’s weight loss during menopause

1x 1 hour module

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. 

Topics covered:

  • Behaviour change theories and their relevance to women in midlife.
  • Adherence determinants specific to women in midlife.
  • Habit-forming strategies.
  • Relapse-prevention strategies
  • Problem-solving strategies.

Help your midlife clients feel healthy again. Become a qualified Menopause Weight Loss Coach with MyMT™.


As part of this course you will also receive...

Coaching from Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) in the MyMT™ Education Community
In a fast moving menopause market, my aim is to keep you up to date with the latest research and trends.

The private Facebook group is your opportunity to ask me questions and connect with practitioners from all over the world who are studying with MyMT™.

PDF Summaries
Each video module contains a printable summary of the content that I want you to focus on over the week.
Course E-Book
Dive deeper into each topic with this bonus course e-book which is packed full of articles and scientific references to inspire further research.
Emails to keep you on track
My weekly coaching emails are designed to keep you on track with your learning.
Scientific References
All scientific references provided so you can coach your clients from an evidence based approach.
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Coaching from Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) in the MyMT™ Education Community

In a fast moving menopause market, my aim is to keep you up to date with the latest research and trends. 

The private Facebook group is your opportunity to ask me questions and connect with practitioners from all over the world who are studying with MyMT™.

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PDF Summaries

Each video module contains a printable summary of the content that I want you to focus on over the week.

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Bonus EBook

Dive deeper into each topic with this bonus course e-book which is packed full of articles and scientific references to inspire further research.

Emails to keep you on track

Support Emails

My weekly coaching emails are designed to keep you on track with your learning.

References mobile version

Scientific References

All references provided, so you can coach from an evidence-based approach. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The MyMT™ Menopause Weight Loss Coach Level 1 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.

If you want to finish the course in 6 weeks, you can expect to devote between 2-4 hours per week to this course based on your own desire for additional readings. 

This 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. There are 10 modules over the six weeks. 
  • A downloadable PDF summary of each module, including all of the scientific references. 
  • A course E-Book packed with bonus articles so you can extend your learning about each topic. 
  • Reflection questions at the end of each module to keep you on track and inspire your curiosity. 
  • Weekly emails which are packed full of further articles, recipes and client case studies. 

Coaching Community

  • While you are on the course, you will be able to access Dr Wendy Sweet’s (PhD) Coaching Community for Health Professionals. This is a private Facebook Group, where Wendy answers your questions and shares new research and topics that are being discussed in the MyMT™ Community for women in menopause (3000 active users). 
  • *At the end of the 6 week course, your Coaching Community subscription will commence. This subscription can be cancelled at any time.    


  • A multi-choice quiz at the end of the course will help you to cement your learning from each module. Don’t worry, you can complete this assessment as many times as you like. 

Certificate and Badge

  • On completion of the multi-choice quiz, you will be awarded a certificate and a badge 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 empower their peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause clients to lose weight. 

Our students include:

  • Personal trainers
  • Exercise professionals 
  • Nutritionists
  • Naturopaths
  • Lifestyle Medicine Practitioners
  • Allied health professionals
  • Medical doctors
  • Nurses 
  • 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 and we will respond as soon as we are available. 

This course is currently certified as a Continuing Professional Development course with:

  • New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (NZREPS)
  • Canadian Fitness Professionals (Canfitpro)
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
  • The CPD Certification Service, which is a global CPD recognition body. 

If you are a member of these organisations, please reach out to to receive your unique discount code. 

We are also in the process of becoming registered with several other global organisations. If your professional body does not appear on this list, please get in touch with Georgia so that she can look into their application process. 

Wendy is here to support you every step of the way. While you are on the course, you will be able to ask her questions in the MyMT™ Education Coaching Community. This is a private Facebook Group for MyMT™ Practitioners.

At the end of the 6 week course, the Coaching Community subscription commences, which you can unsubscribe from at any time. 

You will also have access to our course co-ordinator, Georgia, for any queries you may have throughout the course. 

Please send Georgia an email if you have any 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 then implement with your 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 continue supporting them as they age. 

Exclusive insights 

Throughout the course I will share the insights gained from the 500,000+ women who have completed the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz and the 15,000+ 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.

There are no supplements or medications provided in MyMT™’s programmes, as this is between women and their Doctors. Menopause is a natural event, so to unravel women’s symptoms, MyMT™ uses scientifically evidenced lifestyle solutions. 

MyMT™ takes a holistic approach to menopause – looking at a woman over the course of her lifetime. You will be able to show your client how the effects of her current and past lifestyle, have contributed to her symptoms.

All of these solutions are still relevant, and proven, for women who are using menopause hormonal medication/therapies. 

The cost of this course is
A part-payment plan is also available, which involves two monthly payments of
If you are a member of NZREPs, Canfitpro, AFAA, NASM, ISSA or BSLM please get in touch to access your discount code.

How do we guarantee a measurable return on your investment? This cost is based on the fact that most experienced health professionals would be able to recuperate the cost of this course by the time they work with 2-3 clients on a one-on-one basis.

Part Payments

We are happy to offer a part payment scheme to our customers. The part payment plan requires two payments. The first payment will be taken out immediately on purchase. The second payment will be taken out exactly 1 month after the first payment. 

Refund Policy

We are so confident in our product that we offer a 7 day money back guarantee. After your first week of modules, if you are not satisfied with the course, you can request a refund. 

Your course material is valid for you for 6 months, or as long as you like if you are paying for the Coaching Community monthly subscription.

Our aim is to give you plenty of time, so you can revisit the modules after the course has finished. Because you always take in something different the next time around!

The MyMT™ Education Coaching Community is a private Facebook Group for MyMT™ Practitioners. This is where you can ask Wendy questions and receive her coaching posts, designed to keep you up to date with the latest scientific information about women’s healthy ageing. 

As part of this course you receive a 6 week free trial in this group. At the end of the 6 weeks, the subscription will commence. 

You can cancel your subscription at any time, including before it commences, and you will still have access to your modules for 6 months. 

Currently MyMT™ has three courses for Health Professionals: 

The MyMT™ Menopause Practitioner Course is a 15 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 disrupted sleep, hot flushes, sore joints, liver & gut health, energy, anxiety 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. 

The MyMT™  Menopause Health Coach Course is a 3-week introductory level course. The purpose of this course is to introduce Health and Wellness Coaches, or Health Professionals who want an entry-level course, to the physiology and psychology of menopause. You will learn evidenced, client-centered behaviour change strategies specific to this stage of life, to empower your clients to turn intention into action.

Are you ready to add menopause weight loss to your coaching toolbox?

Rated 4.8/5 based on thousands of happy customers
Wendy Pink

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 I developed training courses for PTs, never once did I think that the weight loss needs of women might differ when they reached midlife. 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 turn around their health, that I undertook my Master’s and PhD theses in this area. I'm so glad I did...

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