Created with Personal Trainers and Nutritionists in mind

This course was designed to help personal trainers and nutritionists work with the menstrual cycle to create nutrition and fitness protocols specific to female needs. By understanding this complex, yet important part of female physiology, you can help your female clients train and perform to the best of their abilities, while feeling great every step of the way. 

As a personal trainer or nutritionist, you know :

Programming for clients is personal.

The Female Difference was created to help answer a question that we've all faced before: will this work for my clients? 

Sure, there are plenty of textbooks, courses and schools to attend to learn about sports nutrition, building training plans and working with clients. But, here's the thing. The research that you currently find in textbooks and classrooms is based off of research done on men. 

Why does that matter? Because women are different. 

Based on the most up-to-date research on females, this course will help you train your pre-menopausal female clients according to their unique physiology. 

So, why does this matter? The menstrual cycle isn't just about bleeding a few days a month. The hormones involved dictate nutrient requirements, energy expenditure and so much more. When we ignore this, our clients have a harder time losing weight, meeting their goals in the gym and can be at risk for a variety of conditions later on in life. 

Women have been swimming up stream for too long, pushing through workouts, trying to exert willpower, eating 100 calorie snack packs. There’s an easier way to get profound results, increase performance and have lasting benefits. It begins with understanding female physiology. 

Are you ready to empower your female clients and help them reach their goals? 

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Learn how to work with female physiology to improve performance, weight loss and overall health in your female clients

Continuing Education Credits

This course has been approved for CECs

  • BCRPA : 8.5 CECs
  • NSFitness : 8.5 CECs
  • CFES : 8.5 CECs

A certificate of completion is presented at the end of the course.  All reporting must be done by the individual. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - The Female Athlete : Why Training and Nutrition Techniques Should Differ From Men

    • The Female Difference

  • 2

    Module 2 - Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

    • 1 - Homeostasis and Allostasis

    • 2 - Hormones 101

    • 3 - The Menstrual Cycle

    • 4 - Understanding RED-S

    • Test Your Knowledge

  • 3

    Module 3 - Training and Fitness Considerations for Females

    • 1 - Fitness and Training

    • 2 - Considerations for Female Endurance Training

    • 3 - Considerations for Female Strength Training

    • Test Your Knowledge

  • 4

    Module 4 - Nutrition Considerations for Females

    • 1 - Nutrients for The Menstrual Cycle

    • Downloadable Guide - Nutrition for The Menstrual Cycle

    • 2 - Blood Sugar

    • 3 - Dietary Interventions for Females - What Women Need

    • 4 - Paleo for Females

    • 5 - Keto for Females

    • 6 - Intermittent Fasting / TRE for Females

    • 7 - Vegan and Vegetarian for Females

    • 8 - General Micronutrient Considerations for Females

    • Downloadable Guide - Nutrient Recommendations for Different Dietary Approaches

    • 9 - Micronutrients for Female Performance

    • Test Your Knowledge

  • 5

    Module 5 - Putting It All Together

    • 1 - Putting It All Together

    • Yearly Menstrual Cycle Tracker

    • Monthly Menstrual Cycle Tracker

    • Client Questionnaires

    • Thank you for learning with Fiore!

Bonus Material

Downloadable Content to Enhance your Learning

  • Nutrition for the Menstrual Cycle

    Describing the phases of the menstrual cycle and the varying nutrient requirements needed at different phases.

  • Cycle Tracking

    A PDF designed for your clients. Share this with your female clients, so they can start to track their menstrual cycles.

  • Examples of Monthly Plans

    How to put this course into practice with your female clients

Meet Your Instructors

Lisa Kowalyk

Lisa is a certified nutritionist, kinesiologist, functional medicine writer and nutrition researcher. She’s been involved in the research sector of academia since 2015 and has a passion for nerding out and making science comprehensible. She runs a private nutrition consulting practice online, writes and creates training materials for various nutraceutical companies. When she’s not busy working you can find her running, hiking, camping and travelling the world learning all she can from local cultures about natural medicine.

Sidney Shindle

Sidney is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and a lead faculty member at IHN, the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. With a decade of national level coaching experience in the sports realm, she is able to apply the similar approaches to motivating clients to reach their health and wellness goals. She believes that by providing the right knowledge and tools, clients are able to develop and sustain their own foundation of good health. She runs a private practice both in person and online and leads corporate seminars in nutrition and wellness. In her spare time she enjoys whipping up healthy gluten-free treats, tasting local fare on her travels and visiting sandy beaches around the world.
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