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Tafiq Akhir

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Mr. Menopause
Experience in my field since: 2000
I enjoy my work as: Book Author, Video Content Creator, Podcast Host, Podcast Guest, Public Speaker, Panel Participant, Online Course Provider, Online Services Provider, In Person Services Provider, Virtual Events Presenter, In Person Events Participant, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Participant in Collaborative Projects, Certification Specialist, Teacher
My Specialties: Stress Management, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Sleep, Chronic Disease Management, Health Education, Disease Prevention, Health Coaching, Fitness Challenges, Social Support, Weight Management
Bio

Hello, I’m Tafiq Akhir, also known as Mr. Menopause. My journey to becoming a menopause specialist is rooted in a unique combination of personal experience, professional evolution, and a resolute commitment to helping women navigate their hormones, health, and weight management with confidence and ease.

Professional Background and Personal Experience

My career began as a nutrition, health, and fitness trainer over 24 years ago. From the very beginning, no matter where I taught classes or trained, for whatever reason, women were more attracted to my training style and approach to health and wellness. Honestly, at first, it bothered me that more men didn’t want to train with me. But my partner said if that’s who’s filling your classes and who wants to work with you, lean into it. So I did.

Being driven to be the best at my work, I learned all about hormones, nutrition, exercise, and metabolism, specifically for women. My devotion paid off quickly as I began helping women reverse illnesses like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid issues, eliminating longtime weight management struggles, and many were able to get off medications.

The Birth of Mr. Menopause

As my clients transitioned into midlife, I started to notice a recurring theme: many were struggling with menopause symptoms and lacked the necessary support and information to manage their symptoms, health, and lives effectively. As many of my clients shared their struggles, I could see that many were experiencing the same issues I witnessed my mom suffering through when I was a teenager. The overwhelming hot flashes, migraines, weight gain, unexplained health complications, isolation, and lack of relief. It baffled me that, over 30 years later, women still faced the same concerns my mom did. So, I decided to pursue specialized training and certification in menopause management. The training equipped me with the knowledge and tools to provide evidence-based solutions and treatments, in conjunction with my metabolic health and vitality background, allowing me to significantly impact countless women’s lives. I’m proud to say that my dedication and expertise have been recognized through several awards, establishing me as a leading figure in menopause and healthy aging.

As I became more public with my menopause expertise, I was surprised to be met with a bit of backlash. I heard everything from “Who are you to be talking about menopause?” to “Women don’t want a man telling them what to do with their bodies.” Knowing that I have more experience and education in menopause and metabolic health than most doctors do, I was temporarily thrown off by the negativity I received. Just when I was about to alter my path, something inside me said, “You’re Mr. Menopause; that’s who you are.” I immediately searched online and didn’t find anyone else with the moniker, so I trademarked it and haven’t looked back since.

A Unique Perspective

I also bring a unique perspective to the menopause conversation because I am also experiencing Andropause. This condition, similar to menopause, can be triggered by aging. It can also be caused by testicular function loss due to disease, accidents, or advanced prostate cancer. The symptoms of Andropause include irritability, weight gain, low sex drive and function, sleep problems, depression, fatigue, loss of strength, cognitive deficiencies, and even hot flashes. The similarities in these experiences allow me to deeply understand and empathize with what many women are going through, and it empowers me to provide effective, compassionate support and solutions.

Educator, Advocate, and Media Presence

Driven by a passion for education and empowerment, I’ve created comprehensive educational programs and workshops designed to provide women with the information they need to manage their menopause journey confidently.

My Menopause Made Simple program and MenoMastery Live workshop series are cornerstone initiatives that reflect my commitment to accessible, practical education for women in all stages of midlife and beyond.

I also leverage various media channels, including my talk show and podcast, which stream on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and YouTube, to expand my reach and make menopause education available to a broader audience. Through these platforms, the goal is to foster community and support, making women feel heard, understood, and empowered.

Corporate Wellness and Medical Training

Understanding the social and economic impact of menopause in the workplace,  my Managing Menopause In The Workforce training equips leadership and HR professionals with the knowledge and tools to support employees experiencing menopause, fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment. Organizations can improve employee well-being, productivity, and retention by understanding and addressing menopause-related challenges.

In addition to my work with corporations, I offer menopause awareness training for medical professionals and fitness facilities, providing the knowledge and sensitivity needed to support the women they serve effectively.

My Mission

My mission is to help 1,000,000 women learn everything they need to know about menopause within the next four years so that they can confidently manage their menopause journey and advocate for their health in the most highly effective and time-efficient way possible.

My passion is empowering women through education, support, and practical solutions. I am committed to making a positive difference in women’s lives worldwide.

Giving Back

In January 2024, I was voted in as the president of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, where I have been a proud member for over nine years. We help to support some of the most vulnerable, underserved children in our community by ensuring that ALL kids have access to quality education and the needed resources to discover, learn, lead, and succeed.

 

Awards and Affiliations
  • Licensed & Accredited Partner | Menopause Experts Group
  • Top Health & Wellness Business | California.com Recommended Business List 2021
  • Top 10 Inspiring Leaders | Industry-Era 2023
  • Brainz Magazine Senior Level Executive Contributor
  • Crea Global Award Winner | Brainz Magazine
  • Top Weight Loss Coach | Top Coach
  • Rebalance Partnership
  • The Vagina Coach Partnership
  • 1MD Nutrition Partnership
Causes and Organizations

President of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood -

Certifications and Credentials

Licensed and Certified Menopause Champion (Menopause Experts Group) 2022

Certified Online Trainer (Online Trainer Academy) 2020

Understanding Hormones Certificate Program (IDEA: Health & Fitness Association) 2016

Balancing Hormones Through Nutrition CEC (IDEA: Health & Fitness Association) 2016

Balancing Hormones For Optimal Weight Loss CEC (IDEA: Health & Fitness Association) 2016

Certified Personal Fitness Chef (Spencer Institute) 2015

Group Exercise Instructor (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America - AFAA) 2015

Holistic Health Coach (Dr. Berg Method) 2013

Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (American Fitness Professionals & Associates - AFPA) 2012

Certified Diversity Supplier  (NGLCC) 2023

 

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