6 week series
Restore Your Core is now available in person (Much Hadham) and online at 11.00am on Wednesdays.
This past year has taken its toll on many of us but also given us an amazing opportunity to reflect on our health and wellbeing. Whether you’ve been working from home or running around after children or both, never have we been more aware that our bodies need some mindful attention. I’m not talking about aesthetics, although if that’s what you’re looking for, I have nothing against that. I’m talking about feeling good in your own skin.
You’re aching in places that you never knew existed, you’re feeling exhausted and at times overwhelmed. You’d love to meet some other women and get back into moving your body because you know it’s going to make you feel good, but you’re not really sure where to start.
Perhaps your core is feeling weak and even simple movements make you wonder whether your stomach is going to fall out. You might even have been told or think you have a separation of the abdominals or diastasis recti.
Perhaps you’ve had a baby or babies recently or a long time ago. Perhaps you’ve never had children at all. These issues affect women of all ages and stages, whether or not they have had children.
Maybe you are finding it difficult to connect to your stomach muscles and feel your core muscles engage?
Maybe you’ve realised that you’re leaking when you can’t quite get to the toilet on time or when you sneeze or cough or run or jump.
Perhaps you feel heavy in your pelvis or you have been told you have pelvic organ prolapse (the bladder, uterus or rectum dropping into the vagina).
Perhaps you’ve had injuries, operations, tears, surgical cuts whether internally or externally whether through or following childbirth or completely separate from that and your body has not felt quite the same since.
All of these are so very common for women, and in many cases symptoms can be dramatically reduced or even fully resolvable.
You need some guidance on where to start back on your exercise journey, so that you can heal your body, but instead so that you can feel confident in your body again. So you’ll know what movements are available to you at that moment and what ones you’ll be able to get to with time and practice.
Do you want to be running regularly again, getting back to that kickboxing class or the gym or perhaps you simply want to be able to move through the day or play on the floor with your children or grandchildren without aches and pains?
Everything is possible with the knowledge and strength that you’ll start building during this six week course.
Sounds good, right?
The 6 week course includes:
- 6 x 75 minute classes.
- A supportive WhatsApp group for the class for accountability and for daily short video suggestions to keep you on track and maximise the benefits you will receive from the course.
- Learn yoga, pilates and restorative exercise-based moves to restore strength, function, and stability to your whole body, but particularly your core and pelvic floor, improve diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, back problems and core strength.
- Receive personal attention with a maximum of 6 participants in the class
- Learn how to optimise your daily movement patterns to aid your healing throughout the day.
Thursdays 2pm Central European Time, 1pm GMT and 8am Eastern Standard Time
Time: Thursdays 11am until 12.15pm GMT (75 minutes)
Dates: 22 February, 29 February, 7 March, 14 March, 21 March, 28 March 2024
Venue: online via Zoom
Investment: £150 for the 6 weeks including:
- home practice videos,
- class accountability WhatsApp Group with suggested short videos every weekday
I’m pregnant, can I still join the class?
Yes. Restore Your Core is perfect for pregnancy and for preparing your body for birth and beyond. I offer modifications for any move that is not available to you.
Will I be “fixed” after the 6 week course?
Firstly, you are not broken, so you do not need to be fixed. Secondly, this course is not a passive quick fix. This course will empower you with the tools and information you need to move in a way that is more beneficial for your body for the rest of your life. Although some women may find that the six weeks resolves all or some of their issues, for most this is just the start of a beautiful journey in understanding your body better, healing and making it stronger over time.
Questions relating to Zoom classes only
Can other family members join in?
The woman who registers will be the person I focus on, but if your children and/or partner want to have a go, they are welcome to do so!
Do I need to have my camera on?
No, you don’t have to have your camera on the whole time, but I do need to see how you’re moving to be able to give you feedback. The class is specifically small, so that I can give each of you some individual attention.
Will everyone be able to hear me or is my microphone on mute?
I encourage you to have your microphone on so that you can feedback to me on what you’re feeling as we move and ask any questions. If your house is particularly noisy (no judgment here, my house is often noisy!), I may ask you to mute for a bit or you can always mute yourself for a period of time.
Can I wear my pyjamas?
Yes. The beauty of classes on Zoom is that there is no need to get dressed! Having said that, form-fitting clothes help me to see more easily what your body is doing as you move. My favourite option would be leggings and a form-fitting top, but most of all I want you to be comfortable.
Will everyone see me?
No, not during the class. When we start the class, I will spotlight me, so that I will fill the screen of your phone, tablet, computer or tv. You can switch to gallery mode, but most tend to keep me on spotlight as we do the class, so they will not be looking at the other attendees.
What if I have questions?
You can ask questions about the moves as we go. And at the end of the class there will be time for additonal questions. I will leave the Zoom open for you all to continue to chat for as long as you like after the class.
Do I need any special equipment to take part?
No. Although I will give you a list of everything I am using and how to buy it, if you’d like one there is absolutely no need to buy anything as I will also give you alternatives of things that you are sure to have in your house already!
What if I miss a week?
There will be a replay of the class available to you if you miss a week for a limited period of time. You will also still have access to the shorter homework videos indefinitely.
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