All your Core & Floor questions answered here
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It depends on what life stage you’re at.
My Pregnancy Program is suitable for any pregnant person no matter how early or far along you are. It’s never too late to prepare your body and mind for birth and postpartum.
My Restore Program is a great place to start your postpartum healing journey. Remember, postpartum has no expiry date! Regardless of your age, or your child’s age – it’s never too late to start healing your core and floor. This program is also suitable for people in their preconception period.
If you have experienced a loss of a babe, I am sorry. My program is suitable for you physically. You may not find the language appropriate though, as I talk a little about having a live baby. I apologise for this. I am working on a new program specifically for people who have lost a babe. My thoughts and love are with you.
My Strengthen Program is the perfect follow on from my Restore Program. This program works to build further strength in your core, pelvic floor and the rest of your body. We work much more on harder core exercises here and overall fitness. Please start with my Restore program, even if you have a base level of strength, knowledge or both. My Restore program is less about exercise and more about my techniques to control intra-abdominal pressure (the foundation of Core + Floor). And then how to apply it to exercise and functional movement to prevent further core and floor damage. Having the foundational knowledge my Restore program teaches, is key to successfully completing Strengthen and getting back to exercises and activities you love.
You do not need to wait six weeks to start your restorative exercises! Protecting yourself and managing your issues, so they don’t get worse, begins from birth.
As long as you don’t have a catheter in, you can start the Restore Program as soon as you feel up to it. You don’t need to wait for your six week check. This is because from the day you give birth, you are engaging in functional movement. Whether that’s getting out of bed or picking your baby up from the floor. Learning safe ways to do these functional, daily movements and build your strength at the same time, is key to ensuring you don’t cause yourself injury in the postpartum period.
So, if you feel up to starting the restore program at two weeks postpartum or would like to wait a few months, that is up to you. Please take it sloooooooow and stay on a module for as long as you need. If you progress and it doesn’t feel right, take it back a module. Pain is your body’s way of saying “hello, something isn’t ok here”.
Please listen to your body and see a health professional if you are concerned. You can find some epic health care providers in my directory.
If you are finding your postpartum period particularly difficult, or would like to chat about your individual pelvic floor, prolapse or core, you can book in a one-one-one session with B to chat through a safe plan and answer any questions you might have.
Firstly congratulations and I hope you’re feeling well.
Secondly, yes you can continue with Restore, especially in your first trimester when you’re energy may be low.
Once you hit your second trimester though its best to move onto my pregnancy program. The exercises and layout of each program are very different as they are tailored to different life stages (pregnancy vs postpartum). The pregnancy program is designed to build strength and prepare you for birth and postpartum.
Get in touch with me for a code to upgrade your Restore program to include Pregnancy xx B
It’s never too late to mentally and physically prepare yourself for birth and postpartum. Even a couple of weeks of preparation will help put you in a better position for a positive birth and better recovery.
The techniques we use in the Pregnancy program to protect and prepare are the same techniques we use post birth to heal and Restore.
Learning these techniques in pregnancy means you can transition into the postnatal period with the knowledge and skills to protect yourself from further damage (as what often happens in postpartum) and get straight into healing.
My program focuses on ensuring you are moving and exercising the best way possible.
Learning this in pregnancy means you can implement these moves from day one post birth. It’s also much easier to learn these techniques whilst pregnant then it is to learn them whilst navigating sleep deprived postpartum land.
Whilst the techniques used in my Pregnancy and Restore programs are the same, the programs and exercise are completely different. They are specifically tailored to each life stage and the exercises and layout of each is very different for this reason.
I recommend using the Pregnancy program whilst pregnant and the Restore program post birth and preconception. Purchase them together and save $50.
Once you have completed the Restore program, you can head back to the pregnancy program and use the epic workout videos to strengthen and get more use out of the program (or progress onto Strengthen which is more suited to building postnatal core strength).
Absolutely! The program has a specific pelvic floor lengthening section in it with information and exercises to help you release that floor. It also has a specific muscle lengthening section for other muscles. This is because tightness inhibits a muscle and its surrounding muscles from working effectively.
Weakness and tightness are often seen as opposite things when in fact a muscle that is tight is also often weak.
The course is designed to train your muscles to work correctly. Contract when needed, rest when not required, lengthen as needed. For example the pelvic floor needs to contract prior to and during a sneeze or cough, relax and chill when you are and lengthen during birth to enable your babe to pass through.
All of my programs have access to this section and there are pregnancy and postpartum specific pelvic floor lengthening videos.
Yes, yes and yes! B has an anterior prolapse and all programs are designed to help you manage and decrease those highly annoying and completely frustrating prolapse symptoms (its a headfuck isn’t it).
If you have any specific questions, or would like individualised guidance on your prolapse, you can book a Core & Floor Chat with B here.
It sure is 😉 It’s slow and gentle at the start and your mind will get a bigger workout than your body initially. Set your own pace, progress at your own speed and get in touch with B if you have any questions.
Absolutely not. Recently, I worked with a 93 year old client. Yep – you read that correctly! It is never too late to start healing. You do not have to live with your symptoms. Whilst pelvic floor, core and prolapse problems are common, they are not normal. You do not have to continue putting up with them, even if you’ve learned to live with them for forty or more years. Let me help you start reducing those symptoms and get you back doing the things you love.
Please start with my Restore program, even if you have a base level of strength, knowledge or both. My Restore program is less about exercise and more about my techniques to control intra-abdominal pressure (the foundation of Core + Floor) and apply it to exercise and functional movement to prevent further core and floor damage.
Having the foundational knowledge my Restore program teaches, is key to successfully completing Strengthen and getting back to exercises and activities you love. You can add my techniques to any exercise you undertake.
Some people have been able to claim through their fund. If your fund covers you but you need more information on your receipt, please email B and she will arrange this for you.
We are working on more people having access to this, so keep checking back!
You sure can!
My Pregnancy Program has a PGP specific section just for you. It contains information and workouts to help you manage your symptoms and get through your day with a little more ease #Wouldn’tThatBeNice.
I have experienced PGP in both of my pregnancies so I know first hand how debilitating it is. I also know what it feels like to exercise with it and what feels good and what doesn’t. My PGP pain during my second pregnancy was nowhere near as bad as it was with my first. This is because I had my knowledge of Core + Floor and used my program to manage my symptoms.
My Programs and antenatal classes can be watched on mobile, iPad, laptop, desktop and TV.
If you have a Smart TV, you just need to use your internet browser (found the same way as you find YouTube on your TV).
If you don’t have a TV you can use ChromeCast or Apple TV if you have either of those or a HDMI cable.
Whilst we don’t have an app (yet), you can save our website to your phone home screen. This enables it to work the same as an app. You will get instructions on how to do this after you sign up to my Program/s