Hi, I’m Jacqui, Women’s Health and Fitness Coach specialising in menopause. Let me tell you how my menopause journey started.
I was aged 41 when I had my second child after suffering from five miscarriages. Two years later, aged 43, I realised that my body felt differently than it had after my first baby. I was irritable, not losing the baby weight, lacking in energy and having sleep problems. By now I had retrained into the health and fitness industry and gained my personal training qualification. We didn’t learn about hormones specific to women. We didn’t learn about symptoms like mood swings, brain fog, irritability, forgetfulness, trouble sleeping, water retention, PMS, weight gain, loss of libido, decreased sense of wellbeing, depression, headaches. I turned to a friend, a nutritional therapist, and explained some of my symptoms. She was determined to find out what was going on.
Then she said, “I think it might be perimenopause”. I was shocked. Then I started doing my research. Why did I not know about this? Why isn’t there a little manual given to us all at a certain age to explain what happens when our periods end and not just begin? Why are there ante natal classes for giving birth but nothing for perimenopause to prepare you? I mean, considering it’s a life changing process we are going into it totally unprepared.
My research led to me into training to become a specialist wellness coach for menopause and I continue to study and learn constantly. As a Mum of two I am juggling the life of Mum, Wife, Chef, Entrepreneur, Friend and Chief Tidy-upper!! Some days are better than others but I have learned to just do my best and to become more in tune with what my body needs. This is what I want for my clients.
My passion is to help women understand this stage of life and empower you to start making small changes in your lives now so you can thrive for the rest of it.
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Master Kettlebell Instructor
- Strength & Conditioning Fundamentals Coach
- Certified 3rd Age Woman Instructor
- Spinning Instructor
- Level 5 Diploma in Nutrition
Are you ready to rediscover you?
After experiencing perimenopause symptoms herself, Jacqui Sechiari spent 5 years researching into the ‘Why,’ What,’ Who,’ & ‘Where,’ of the menopause world. She has done the research so you don’t have to. Here is everything she found out.