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In a recent survey we revealed a third (33.2%) of UK women going through menopause transition have cancelled a gym class or workout due to symptoms relating to their menopause. Yet 78.2% have found exercising to help alleviate their symptoms.

But when you’re not feeling your best and those dreaded hot flushes have kept you up all night, which exercises are most likely to help you stay healthy, strong, and happy? And how can you tailor your diet to tackle your symptoms, ensuring you get an extra boost of energy?

To find out, we’ve teamed up with female personal trainers at PureGym and Dr Sarah Hattam from ConcilioHealth to help provide expert insight into working out during your menopause.

At PureGym we understand that every woman’s experience of the menopause is completely different, from the symptoms you might suffer, to at what point during the menopause they occur. However, we hope that the guidelines below provide useful information on managing the side effects and maintaining your quality of life during this natural time.

For face-to-face advice you can trust, come and see one of our personal trainers – just find a nearby gym and pop over for a chat.


Above all else it’s important to listen to your own body and individual medical advice from your GP. As Dr Sarah Hattam points out, ‘every woman experiences menopause differently, some women sail through it, but 1 in 4 struggle considerably with some of the associated symptoms’. If your symptoms are regularly affecting you living your life or if you’re interested in starting Hormone Replacement Therapy which can be used to help relieve menopause symptoms, we suggest you speak to your GP.