Pelvic Floor Exercises - Pilates Essentials Plus

You and Your Pelvic Floor – We all have one, so let’s talk about it!

Inside your pelvis live a group of muscles that can be consciously controlled and therefore trained, much like the muscles of your legs, arms or tummy. These muscles are called your Pelvic Floor. Their job is to actively help support your bladder, bowel and other internal organs. Like other muscles in your body, your pelvic floor muscles require attention if they aren’t working properly. Therefore, a regular exercise program that strengthens and stretches these muscles is key to reducing the likelihood of accidental leaks from the bladder or bowel. This is important for both men and women.

This special class is not on our regular schedule as it is only held once or twice a year. If you are interested in signing up for the next group class, please contact the studio directly by email or phone: 905-894-8444. If you wish to take this class immediately, then we offer private and semi-private classes that can be scheduled for your convenience.

The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Exercises – Muscle is muscle, no matter where it is located!

  • improve bladder and bowel controlButterfly - Pelvic Floor Exercise - Pilates Essentials Plus
  • reduce the risk of prolapse
  • in women, this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping
  • in men, this may be felt as a bulge in the rectum or a feeling of needing to use their bowels, but not actually needing to go
  •  improve recovery from childbirth and gynaecological surgery (in women)
  • decrease pelvic pain
  • improve recovery after prostate surgery (in men)
  • increase sexual sensation and orgasmic potential, and
  • increase social confidence and quality of life

How We Can Help – Most importantly we will remind you that
you are not alone and there IS hope.

Before beginning a pelvic floor muscle training program, it is important that you understand where your pelvic floor muscles are, what they do and how to find them (i.e. what they “feel like” when they are contracted and relaxed). Our Pelvic Health program will assist you with all of this. We are proud to provide non-surgical solutions that both prevent and treat various forms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • our two-hour workshops offer a safe, comfortable environment to learn ways to prevent and deal with incontinence, organ prolapse and other pelvic floor issues
  • we offer ongoing group classes dedicated to pelvic floor awareness and strength
  • for anyone hesitant to attend in a group setting, we offer private one-on-one sessions dedicated to pelvic floor muscle training

We will help you identify your pelvic floor muscles, give you confidence in performing your home exercises and/or stretches correctly and provide you a comfortable, safe and understanding setting in which to discuss and ask questions about your pelvic floor.