P.volve, a Leader in Evidence-Based Functional Movement Fitness, Announces First-of-its-Kind Menopause Employee Benefits Program

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–P.volve, the leader in evidence-based functional movement fitness, today introduced its Moving With Menopause program as a benefit employers can offer their female and trans employees.

“Our new employee benefits model is a comprehensive, turnkey solution for employers who want to support their employees during this long and challenging transition, addressing symptoms that affect work performance and life at home,” said Julie Cartwright, president of P.volve. “This program is designed to address a huge gap as people in menopause receive little support in the workplace. Since menopause especially affects people in their 40s and 50s, the years of peak performance in the workplace, the impact of menopause is staggering.” The numbers are clear:

“With estrogen and muscle loss, weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats and cognitive decline, it’s not at all surprising the impact menopause has on the way we all live and work,” Cartwright said. , who added that productivity losses from menopause now exceed about $150 billion globally.

The “Moving With Menopause” program is based on proprietary research and clinical evidence

The P.volve Menopause Program is led by Antonietta Vicario, Director of P.volve Menopause Programs and Vice President of Talent and Training, along with the expertise of the P.volve Clinical Advisory Board, whose members include the Chief Physiotherapist , Dr. Amy Hoover and Dr. Suman. Tewari, an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in helping women balance hormonal issues and related conditions.

The program addresses the premenopausal and postmenopausal periods

Although menopause begins in the US at an average age of 51, symptoms can begin much earlier, even in the early 40s, so the new P.volve program addresses the unique needs of not only those who are in menopause, but also those who are in transition to menopause or post menopause. “Although two million Americans go through menopause annually and nine out of 10 reach menopause by age 55, the whole process takes about seven years,” Cartwright said. “We are focused on addressing the entire menopause transition.”

How does it work

The Moving With Menopause program has four pillars to address the symptoms of menopause:

  1. Prevent loss of muscle mass due to aging and hormonal changes: After age 40, aging and declining estrogen cause women to lose about 2 percent of their muscle mass annually, which affects their resting metabolic rate. As a result, weight gain during menopause and changes in body composition can occur. Heavy circuit-style weight training can improve body composition, increase muscle mass, and decrease adipose tissue to help mitigate menopausal changes.
  2. Increase bone density and heart health: Estrogen plays a fundamental role in maintaining bone strength. However, at menopause, lower levels of estrogen can increase bone loss by 3 to 5 percent per year for five to seven years. Stimulating your bones through weight-bearing and cardio-impact exercises can help keep your bone density high. Cardio circuits, which include shorter-duration plyometric intervals and weight-bearing exercises, can boost bone density, combat brain fog through increased blood flow to the brain, and help control blood sugar for heart health. heart.
  3. Improve pelvic floor and sexual health: Estrogen levels decrease during menopause, and this affects the pelvic floor. The muscles become thinner and drier, resulting in weakness, tightness, and pelvic pain. Strengthening health through pelvic floor exercises for menopause can help combat painful intercourse, urinary and/or fecal incontinence, and pelvic prolapse.
  4. Improve mindset, mood and recovery: The impacts of menopause are reflected in both the mind and the body, increasing stress levels. Breathing and stretching exercises and meditation for menopause can help combat cortisol surges that can lead to increased belly fat that robs the body of needed estrogen and progesterone. Breathing techniques can also help combat insomnia and sleeplessness that result from night sweats.

“We are there for every stage of our members’ lives and we want to show them that they have autonomy during the menopause transition, and that we have the tools and strategies that can help them get through menopause and beyond,” said P.volve founder Rachel Katzman. “Menopause is a workplace issue just like pregnancy and childcare, and companies that want to maximize the potential of their workers must support them through this transition.”

According to Vicario, “Menopause is usually a very chaotic and challenging time. But there are myriad ways we can interrupt some of that chaos through specialized movement and mindfulness interventions, adapting exercise routine and exercise types to regain some control and ultimately live a more balanced life. full”.

P.volve is a trusted partner for employee benefit providers and health care providers, including Medicare insurers. The company also has direct agreements with some of the most admired employers in the country.

In addition, P.volve works in partnership with leading providers of health and wellness products and services to offer select programs that maximize the benefits of these products. Some current partners include EHE Health, WeightWatchers, Ovia Health, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Parsley Health.

About P.volve

P.volve, the leader in evidence-based functional movement fitness, partners with employers, health care providers and employer benefit providers to bring innovative content and experiences to its members around the world. Their science-backed holistic fitness method for women harnesses the power of functional movement to nourish and heal while shaping, toning and strengthening. A hybrid fitness model, P.volve can be experienced in the studio and through live and on-demand virtual classes. Headquartered in New York, P.volve offers a growing franchise studio footprint, proprietary equipment and worldwide availability. For more information, visit www.pvolve.com and @pvolve on Instagram.

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