Introduction to Hypopressives: Workshop for Female Runners

For runners who want an all in one method that is relaxing and time efficient, that builds core control, boosts performance and recovery, that also addresses female specific health concerns, commonly associated with running.

Is it for you?

      Want a strong core – but feel strained by conventional workouts?

      Want to boost endurance – but don’t want to add to training load?

      Want to reduce injury and recovery times – but not sure how?

      Want to avoid bladder leaks – but uninspired, or let down by traditional pelvic floor exercises?

      Want a way to manage stress – but can’t sit still for meditation?

Hypopressives are a relaxing, holistic approach helping to address all of these (& more) and take just minutes to do!

Join me for an introduction to Hypopressive Exercise, based on a combination of unique breathwork, postural holds and mindful movement. Alongside Hypopressive practice, I will guide you to a deeper understanding of how your body works, and discuss practical lifestyle tips and management strategies for common health complaints experienced by female runners.

What are the benefits of Hypopressives?

People who practice Hypopressives enjoy numerous benefits, Hypopressives can help;

       Boost emotional and physical health

       Reconnect, protect and strengthen the core and pelvic floor muscles

       Improve posture, tummy tone and sexual satisfaction

       Prevent and relieve pelvic health problems such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, back and pelvic pain

       Better respiratory system function 

       Gain flexibility and prevent injuries

       Alleviate stress and anxiety

       Quality sleep

Are there any limitations to who can do the workshop?

Hypopressives can be enjoyed by anyone, although the vacuum element of Hypopressive breathwork is not advised whilst you are pregnant or have;

  • an active cancer
  • cardio-respiratory disease
  • uncontrolled blood pressure
  • acute inflammatory gut disorder such as Crohn’s Disease
  • had recent abdominal surgery or hernia

If you are affected by any of the above, you will still be able to practice and gain benefit from the other elements of Hypopressive exercise.

If in doubt, you must seek advice from your healthcare provider/GP before booking a place, I will not be able to make judgement on your fitness to participate on the day.

What to Expect from the day

Workshop groups are kept small, so I am able to offer each individual ample attention and feedback.

During the workshop you will;

      Learn about the core system.

      Be introduced to the Hypopressive method.

      Learn and practice the foundation skills of Hypopressive breathwork, and beginner standing postures.

      Receive a handout of the exercises you have learned so you can continue practice at home.

Hypopressive practice will be interspersed with relaxed, and informal discussion. Following no set format, discussions are led by me, and are adapted according to the needs of the group, but can include;

      Advice around how to support your feminine health.

      Tips for prevention and relief of common problems such as bladder leaks and prolapse.

      Information about over-the-counter women’s health gadgets (demo products will be available for you to see).

      Opportunity to ask questions in a safe, supportive environment.

If you don’t feel comfortable taking part in discussions that’s fine, you can simply sit back and take things in. There is no pressure to speak up.

There will be a mid-morning break with tea/coffee provided. Lunch may or may not be not be provided dependant on the venue, please check the individual workshop listing.

What you will need:

Comfortable clothing.

An exercise mat or blanket if attending Red Studio (at Pilates 4Any1 studio mats are provided).

Packed lunch (unless attending a catered workshop at Trigonos).

You may also wish to bring a bottle of water and a pen to make notes.

Workshop facilitator

I am a Physiotherapist with more than 25 years’ experience, specialising in Women’s Health since 2012. I was the first Women’s Health Physio to qualify as a Hypopressives Instructor in the UK, under the tutelage of UK Hypopressives in 2016. Since this I have successfully used the method to manage my own feminine health concerns, and take me to age group podium positions in triathlon, as well as helping many other women improve their health and achieve their goals.

Locations (map below)

This workshop will take place at Pilates 4Any1 in Llangefni, Ynys Mon. On the first floor, accessed via a flight of stairs, the studio offers a calm, fully equipped space for mat based exercise.

Pilates 4any1, Ffordd Yr Efail, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7LT.

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