About one year into building my fitness business, I was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse and told by my PT, “No more exercise.”
I was DEVASTATED. On a personal level, WHAT THE HECK WOULD I DO WITHOUT EXERCISE?Read More
Attention Married Christian wives and mommas!Read More
Do you experience excessive bloating, constipation and or diarrhea when you’re about to get your period?
I know it can be frustrating when you have to do EXTRA things just to feel normal like everyone else, but there are MYRIAD reasons why your body is asking for extra attention…Read More
Injuries sustained in pregnancy or postpartum, can plague clients for decades after the fact…
I created this program for YOU for four primary reasons…Read More
Preemptively peeing. This is a poor habit because it trains the body to need to go more often. I know it starts out with just you being anxious that you’re not going to have access to a bathroom and God-forbid have to pee in public, which by the way I think is why women were long skirts for so damn long in history. I mean how much easier is it to relieve yourself without a bathroom if you’re donning a long privacy curtain, but I digress….Read More
This is a woman that feared telling ANYONE about her diagnosis for fear they would be uncomfortable, assume the worst, conduct a Google image search and then assume that my body looked like the horrifying images they saw.Read More
In the same way that your minimal shoes are helping you to resurrect the muscles in your feet, and your primal diet is restoring your gut and brain function, these three steps to discovering your primal pelvic floor are (Plus my DPPF Program) are going to get your pelvic floor back online, more akin to the pelvic floors of our ancestors and, give you an overall better quality of life.Read More
I 100% DO NOT believe in rules and formulas when it comes to working with the pelvic floor.
There are some very helpful guidelines and effective strategies for dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction and related injuries, but I will tell you that EVERY CLIENT I SEE IN-PERSON OR ONLINE presents with pelvic floor issues slightly differently and therefore we tailor their programming to their unique problems.
Well, pubic hair is basically like eyebrows and eyelashes for your vagina.
Like the eye, the vaginal canal is a sensitive part of the body open to the outside world!
It is susceptible to invasion and infection by bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoans.
As a moist environment with mucosa-lined membranes, it can provide the exact niche preferred by some of these foreign invaders.
The coarseness and shape of the hair makes it easier to trap foreign particles like dust, pollen, pathogenic bacteria....
So if you're like me, you might be thinking, "Ok, but is that still necessary in the modern era? How likely is it that foreign particles are going to get into my Lululemon leggings that I can barely get into myself?"
So while we aren't necessarily sure of the exact mechanism by which state of a person's metabolism and gut is going to play a role in the health of their pelvic floor and their risk for pelvic organ prolapse.
One FREQUENT complaint in pregnancy and early postpartum is digestion.
Physical changes to the shape of our bodies, babies encroaching on our abdominal contents, hormones, cravings, irregular sleep schedules and voracious appetites have us in many ways eating and living in a TOTALLY new and different way!
But we aren’t all given the tools (or courage) required to engage in conversations that help us determine when a client’s body, particularly their pelvic floor, is not responding well to training.
How often is a coach saying to their client:
“We’re working on clean and jerks today, but you need to be honest with me and with yourself if at any point you begin leaking anything (fecal or urine), experiences low back pain, tailbone pain, pelvic pressure or the frequent urge to urinate during or after our workouts,” ???