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Rowing Through Menopause Episode 3

Tessa is a Kinesologist and strength coach with a passion for training rowers. She specializes in athletes aged over 50. – How to counter the natural decrease in muscle strength and size with age. – Ways to balance rowing volume, strength training volume, and recovery. – Masters Rowers have complex bodies and many have training […]

Rowing Through Menopause Episode 2

Marlene Royle showcases how rowing training programs need to be adapted for athletes as the effects of menopause begin. – Changes to make to your training and recovery – Ways to use all the training categories and still include strength sessions – Interval work and how this changes through menopause Marlene Royle was among the […]

Rowing Through Menopause Episode 1

Clarissa Kristjansson joins Rebecca and Marlene to talk aobut the physical aspects of peri-menopause and menopause. – Physiological changes in peri menopause and menopause – Managing menopause symptoms using lifestyle and medical interventions – The positive and transformative nature of this life stage. Clarissa Kristjansson PhD is the host of the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast […]


“It’s focused on Masters, respectful of and relevant for older Masters 60+, useful accessible tools for training & improvement. The positive and lighthearted attitudes of the hosts combined with seriously good content.”

“Great information! Knowledge and warm interaction of the hosts.”

“The knowledge and perspectives of the hosts. They are very relatable, natural and down to earth.”

“A vast array of content / topics, knowledgeable hosts.”

“I like the quality of guests, depth of interviews.”

“Very insightful interviews from top-level coaches and athletes that are not available anywhere else. Rebecca is a great presenter for the program.”

“I like the ability to hear the expertise of elite coaches, athletes, and others in the sport of rowing that I cab learn from as a masters athlete. I aim to be what Marlene Royle calls an elite master.”

“The Faster Masters hosts: two experienced female rowers as hosts (go women!) who speak well and keep a friendly, relaxed flow of conversation and information.  The global reach: A Brit and a Canadian coming with different aspects and training and race situations. The different formats: interviews, listeners’ questions, seasonal topics – always relevant for me.”

“Some Masters info sources (like US Rowing magazine masters corner) remind us to wear sunscreen or drink enough water or suggest we remember to warm up before exertion. These are important for sure…. but really?

Marlene takes serious masters rowers seriously, and knows about striving and excellence in masters rowing, and helps us achieve our goals through smart training and hard work. I like very much the specifics, like descriptions of training categories, how to pace a 1k erg race, and other info that we can really put into practice that makes a difference.”

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