Women, Hormones, Strength and Health – Christchurch Exclusive

Women’s health is not just about periods and reproduction. Female hormones affect every aspect of health including insulin, muscles, and metabolism. In this one-day workshop, Kira Sutherland and Lara Briden will combine their expertise in sports nutrition and women’s health to bring you a unique look at the specific requirements and recommendations for women in sport and fitness. They’ll present new research as well as insights from their more than 40 years of combined clinical experience. Craig Zielinski will share his practical programming experience for developing total body strength in women.

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