Hi, I’m Rhonda, an exercise physiologist and an ex-athlete with a PhD in midlife and older women’s health behaviour.
Decades on, I’m still passionate about the difference, both mental and physical, that exercise and movement can make in our lives.
More-or-less by accident, I became an athlete. Someone suggested I try running a marathon, and to cut a long story short, a few years later I ran that distance for Australia.
Since then I’ve taught diet and exercise subjects in schools, TAFE colleges and universities, been a news and sports presenter for ABC TV and radio, and written a weekly sports column for The Australian.
I’ve run health campaigns for the Tasmanian Government, and worked with the Queensland Government developing policy and programs to support girls and women in being more physically active.
Like other older women, I’ve now completed a few laps of the paddock of life, learnt a lot, had to discard a fair bit of it, and have come to recognise that are rarely one-size-fits-all answers. I’m a voracious researcher, constantly learning and joining the dots to make sense of what the latest findings mean for older women.
In 2017 I published a book called Life After Menopause: 5 key habits of healthy, vital older women. You can find more about that here.
My commitment is to bring you the best of what I’ve learned — and continue to learn — through tailored exercise sessions, educational talks and my blog.
I’m always keen to hear from women committed to their wellbeing. Good ways to get in touch are via the Fit and Well Facebook page or send me an email.
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