Over 50s Lifestyle

Ditching the woes of Menopause through food, fitness, mindset & lifestyle

June 19, 2023
Barb hawken

Menopause can be the bane of many women’s lives, yet it doesn’t have to be. In this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, my guest is Barb Hawken, Wellness Coach for Women the go-to fitness coach to help women in midlife learn how simple tweaks in the kitchen and gym can cause your health to improve and your confidence to soar.

During the interview we discussed:

  • How to get rid of menopause belly fat
  • Should women exercise and what kinds of training should they do in menopause?
  • Should women change the way they eat in menopause to help with the excess fat?
  • How can hormones affect weight loss, mood, sleep?
  • How much cardio should women be doing in menopause and what kinds?
  • Why is the body changing so rapidly in mid-life?

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Meet Barb Hawken

Barb hawken

Barb Hawken is the go-to menopause fitness coach who believes that when it comes to transforming the middle aged woman’s body, making simple tweaks in the kitchen and gym can cause their health to improve, and their confidence to soar! Barb works with high achieving career-minded women, helping them lose weight in menopause. Her unique, results-driven, custom program
enables them to say goodbye to the weight gain, muscle loss and energy drain that can accompany this season of change.


As an AFPA Functional Sports Trainer, mother of 4 boys, and a menopausal woman who struggles with hypothyroidism, Barb believes that aging is a choice. When the media tells women what they can and can’t do at a certain age, Barb is there telling them that they can be the most radiant version of themselves during this chapter of their lives.


Barb has been working out since she was 17 years old and studying nutrition for the past 35 years. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. she’s gained and lost 40 pounds 4 times in 7 years – hello, motherhood. She put my own health and wellness on the back-burner for a decade while taking care of her children. She felt confused, lonely, and unprepared for how her body was changing.


Barb wants women going through similar menopausal journeys to know that they are not alone! Her passion is teaching women what they need to know to help them get their body to a place where they feel strong, sexy, and radiant.

Connect with Barb


Website: barbhawkenwellness.com
Instagram: @Barbara Moran | B Hawken Strength and menopause Coaching (@barb.hawken) | Instagram
Facebook: Barb Hawken Wellness
YouTube: Barb Hawken – YouTube @50isFab

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way

1 Comment

  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 19, 2023 at 13:53

    Hi, Sue – Thank you for another thought-provoking podcast. I especially Barb’s believes that aging is a choice. When we view our life this way, that single belief opens up brand new doors and possibilities!

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