PELVIC FLOOR AND CORE EXERCISE PROGRAM - LEVEL ONE

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Correctly laying a firm foundation is paramount to being able to live an active lifestyle.  Taking the time now will enable you to choose the intensity you wish to live life with the knowledge that you are strong from the INSIDE out! #sayYES

Welcome to LEVEL ONE - PELVIC FLOOR AND CORE EXERCISE PROGRAM

Whilst this program focuses on the Pelvic Floor and Deep Inner Core muscles, the exercises are a great place to start your recovery if you also suffer from diastasis recti (abdominal separation). Diastasis recti is the separation of the outer rectus abdominis or '6 pack' muscles that can occur during and even after pregnancy. Pelvic floor exercises can be completed during pregnancy however, this following program does not offer modifications required for pregnancy.



How to Find your Pelvic Floor - My Journey

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Prior to becoming pregnant, I was all about being strong and feeling strong.  Whether it was climbing ropes, leg pressing 330kg or squatting over 110kg.  Did I consider my pelvic floor? In all honesty, as long as I wasn't wetting myself, the answer was, "No, I did not!" Jump forward and with a 14 month old son, why now?

As a Personal Trainer specialising in Women's Health, I have always been about strength and health over shape and size. However, since going through pregnancy and the postpartum period, I am now a staunch advocate of knowing your own body INSIDE and out. Having a six pack has no link to how strong our pelvic floor and core are.  Outside, we might look great but internally we could be bearing down or heading towards a prolapse in our future.