Kim Schaper on Why Women Are NOT Small Men

Kim Schaper is a holistic wellness coach and certified personal trainer who is passionate about helping women claim their health and wellbeing.

At age 19, Kim developed anorexia, which eventually paved the way to anxiety and depression. She frequented many different treatment centers over the years that followed. When she finally overcame her struggles in her 30s, she made it her mission to turn her life around and help people who are going through the same experiences.

Kim joins me today to discuss women’s health and shares her experiences with overcoming anorexia and anxiety. She explains the differences between men’s and women’s physiological structure and how this can affect a woman’s physical performance.

She shares her insights on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and illustrates the causes and effects of progesterone. And perhaps most importantly, she also describes the three key components that prevent a person from losing weight and achieving overall health.


Women have different components that men don’t have to deal with. We can’t train like men; we’re not ‘little men. – Kim Schaper


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • Kim’s experience with overcoming anorexia and anxiety
  • How Kim started her business from her basement
  • Why Kim decided to focus her venture on women’s health
  • The effects of the menstrual cycle on physical and training performance
  • The importance of paying attention to biofeedback
  • Why Kim recommends bioidentical hormones over synthetic ones
  • The causes and effects of high progesterone levels
  • How a compromised immune system affects weight loss
  • The impact of high stress on weight loss and overall health
  • Why gut health is more than just probiotics
  • The struggles of people with Type A personalities at the gym
  • The power of a holistic approach to health
  • Kim’s advice to her younger self
  • Why women should trust themselves more


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