Many women are eager to get back to daily life after having a baby, but are often surprised when they're sidelined by something unusual with their body.
Other women get way past the postpartum stage, only years later to have issues with the function of their body.
Can you relate to some of these symptoms my clients have experienced?
Leaking when you laugh, cough or sneeze
Pain in the low back or hips that just won't go away
Pressure and pain that you were shocked to find out was associated to a prolapse
Painful intercourse from a hypertonic pelvic floor
Your abdominals are separated and you were told it means you have diastasis recti
These symptoms are known as 'pelvic floor dysfunction'.
Many women feel overwhelmed with what to do or what not to do. What help is available to them, and will they be able to fix their body.
The good news is, pelvic floor dysfunction is common but NOT normal. And there are strategies to help you overcome them.
Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, or a yo-yo gym goer, your pelvic floor needs strength in movement. A movement program aimed at retraining and rebuilding the function of your abs, core and pelvic floor is a valuable resource to regaining the function of your body.
This digital program was designed to assess your core function, release overworking muscles impacting your pelvic floor and core team, retrain the pelvic floor function in movement, and progressively strengthen your core and pelvic floor.
Over the course of the 8 weeks you will progress through movement practices following the 3-part system of release, retrain and rebuild.
This digital program was designed to accompany Building Your Foundation to strength supportive muscles of the entire body to create strength and stability.
Through progressive strength training movements that compliment the foundation work, the goal is to create full body strength through functional exercise to promote ease of movement in daily life.
Building Your Foundation starts off your first week, where Module 1 consists of learning foundational information outlining your core team of muscles, conditions needed for them to work optimally in movement, assessing your core function, understanding and choosing release exercises, practicing posture for optimal core function, core breath and learning tricks for pelvic floor activation.
Building Your Strength starts in the second week. Each workout compliments the current week's Module for Building Your Foundation. In week two of Building Your Foundation, you will start to work on applying movement to core breath and activation.
As the week's continue, you can progress the movements based on your body's needs. Depending on your pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, and length of time you have been struggling with them, timelines can be individually based and some moves may need more work than others.
The educational component to this program provides you with strategies to understand your core and pelvic floor function in movement so you can adjust your training and movement patterns, dysfunction symptoms to be mindful of, and ability to modify and progress at your own pace.
1 hour consultation and assessment video call with Krista after week 1 (full service coaching feature only)
2 x 30 minute follow up coaching calls at week 4 and week 8 of the program (full service coaching feature only)
Lifetime access online to Finding Your Core Strength programs which includes the entire program in video educational format, plus downloadable eBook (full service coaching feature only)
12 week access to KD Fitness app, your digital source for Building Your Foundation and Building Your Strength
Building Your Foundation includes a series of 8 foundational core connection and strengthening routines designed to rebuild a mind-body connection to your true core team of muscles and strengthening supporting muscles
Building Your Strength includes 8 strength training workouts that progress you over the 8-weeks of FYCS: Building the Foundation
An extensive library of release exercises to relax the overworking muscles
Customizable program options in the KD Fitness app based on your individual needs determined during the consultation and assessment call
Direct message access to me through the KD Fitness app for the duration of the program
Access to my private Facebook group where I answer questions and provide additional information through videos and resources
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Understanding what makes up your true core
The importance of breath and posture to recruit your deep internal core muscles
Understanding functional versus non-functional diastasis recti and how to assess your body
Learning how to do a pelvic floor contraction in movement
The importance of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in your pelvic floor health
Understanding your 'gripper' type and the impact of overworking superficial muscles
Common pelvic floor dysfunctions, and tools to address them in movement and exercise
How to retrain your true core team to work synergistically and in anticipation of movement
Educational and detailed content to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience so you can make informed choices for your body
Options to accommodate your daily routine when time is limited
Provides you with knowledge on how to exercise that is not counterproductive to restoring core function and tools to help you be mindful of your dysfunction symptoms
Uses minimal equipment so you don’t need to investment loads of money in a gym membership or equipment
Starts you on a journey to safely and effectively building a strong, functional body
Band (light to medium tension)
Access to a stair or step
This program is intended for individuals with some experience in strength training and a reasonable body awareness in movement and exercise (anyone with limited to no experience in this area is encourage to work with me directly online with my Full Service Coaching program).
It is highly recommended you get an assessment from a pelvic floor physiotherapist to ensure there are no asymptomatic issues, and assess the function of your pelvic floor through an internal exam.
If you are pregnant it is highly recommended to work with me directly with my Full Service Coaching program.
If you are in the first 8 weeks postpartum it is highly recommended using The Ab System by Bellies Inc. for initial post-delivery recovery.
Make sure you are cleared by a doctor to commence physical activity.
Krista Dennett is owner of KD Fitness. Since 2014 she's specialized in training women navigating core and pelvic floor dysfunction, and through Bellies Inc. Core Confidence certification educates fitness and movement professionals strategies to consideration to help women work their body in ways that can help prevent and heal common core challenges like incontinence, prolapse and diastasis recti.
Krista has successfully helped countless women over the years move passed the struggles they faced in movement and daily life, teaching them how to create a functionally strong new body, while overcoming dysfunction.
Over the past 8 years, Krista has continued to advance her education in fitness from group to personal training, CrossFit Level 1, TRX training, and dnaPower partner.
Krista's highly successful program Finding Your Core Strength is now available online in a digital format or full service coaching option.
She lives in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada with her 2 daughters, son, and springer spaniel.