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Are you afraid to exercise because of your prolapse?

 

 

 

Do you worry about exercising because of your prolapse?  Have you been told not to?  It is something we hear so often and we get it!  That is why we spent almost two years bringing you these exercise videos that have been specifically designed for women with pelvic organ prolapse.  Our team of experts, one women’s health exercise coach and a pelvic floor physiotherapist, have used science and a combination of over 20 years’ experience to bring you workouts that you can feel safe doing. 

                         

It is important to listen to your body and work at your own pace.  Regardless of what issues you may have physically or what your fitness level is, starting a new exercise program is going to feel challenging.  Therefore, we encourage you to start slow.  You might find your first time through difficult, confusing and tiring.  Perhaps you can’t keep up, or you are feeling too tired to finish.  If you are working through our beginner workout you might need to go back to the core and movement foundations videos several times.  That is ok.  That’s kind of the whole point.  It is supposed to be challenging. 

 

So, start at the beginning, go slow, pause and restart as often as you need to.  One day you will get through the whole workout, without being symptomatic, without having to pause - Yay!  You are getting stronger!  Build from there until it gets easy to go through everything.  Then, and only then, it is time to move on to the next video or more challenging exercises.

 

Key things to remember:

  • Never hold your breath

  • Exhale on exertion (push, pull, effort phase)

  • Always engage and lift pelvic floor during exhale and effort phase

  • Stop if something doesn't' feel right

  • Consult your doctor and pelvic floor physiotherapist before starting an exercise program

  • Have fun! : )

 

Our workout bundle which includes three videos, (beginner, intermediate & advanced) plus two instructional videos, will guide you safely through your workouts. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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