Prior to doing the HYPOPRESSIVE I had many pelvic floor dysfunction related issues. After a few months of doing HYPOPRESSIVE training my pelvic floor physiotherapist has assessed me as having an optimally functioning and well co-ordinated pelvic floor. An added benefit has been an increased metabolism and enhanced cardio-vascular performance.”
I want to talk about HYPOPRESSIVE exercise. I will not go into detail about my personal health situation just know that I am an otherwise healthy woman of a certain age .When I became aware that something was not right with me I first spoke to my trainer about it and she suggested I see a physiotherapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy .I did this and am still working on doing Kegel exercises correctly .One true thing…..good people know other good people and I am lucky to have a trainer that is always continuing her own education and passing on new information to her clients.
Next she referred me to Trista Zinn . Trista has devoted her practice to teaching the HYPOPRESSIVE technique to other trainers and physiotherapists and clients like me.
Having a problem with pelvic floor muscles can happen at any time in life and can be caused by any number of different things .The point is that you may not have a symptom until much later in life and I don’t think I am alone when I say that I have no memory of anyone….Doctors included ,who spoke of the chance that prolapse of pelvic organs can happen .
Pelvic floor weakness can be troublesome and leaves a woman feeling depressed and that there is nothing to be done .The doctors send you on to specialists who order a battery of tests and confirm that you have this problem and come back in three months . My specialist did prescribe topical estrogen for me and I believe I probably should have had it a long time ago.It has been very helpful .
But really learning from Trista has been most beneficial.Learning the positions and practicing between sessions allows me to feel I am regaining control of my body again and have regained a sense of ‘normal’ I leave every session feeling better and stronger because of her charming encouragement.I may even be able to avoid a surgery. So that is good!
These exercises are not difficult and can be done at any age .I expect to do them long into my old age years.I hope that in the future that all young women learn this technique to enhance the value of the Kegel exercises.In time I would think that Hyporessives will be a part of every physical training session and workout.
In the future my plan is to continue with the exercises and have a class or session with Trista so that she can check my form and teach me new ways to experience Hyporessives.
After having surgery to repair my prolapse, I was still experiencing some issues with incontinence. I was then told that I would likely need surgery again in the a few years. So I set out to find an alternative solution for myself. I heard about the HYPOPRESSIVE training and was referred to Trista. Since I started doing HYPOPRESSIVE exercise in December 2012, any problems with incontinence have diminished greatly and any discomfort I was feeling in my pelvic area has completely disappeared. As a bonus I have lost inches off my waist line. Trista’s great ability to teach and motivate has been a huge part my success!”
I just wanted to give you an update on my progress. I am starting to see a difference in my abs! I am starting to lose the pregnant look that I used to have at the end of the day when my stomach is full. Now at the end of the day my stomach is starting to just have a regular full look (without looking pregnant). Before I started this program, I would look 4-5 months pregnant at night. Also, I noticed that my stomach doesn’t hand down as much when I bend forward.I am very encouraged by this because I’ve tried so many things to flatten my stomach this past year and none of them worked. I was starting to wonder if there was anything that would work for me. So I really think that I will eventually see a big difference since I’m only two weeks into the program. This is really amazing!” ~Jennifer
I recently had a radical prostatectomy and wanted to do everything possible to support my recovery. I was referred to Trista who taught me HYPOPRESSIVE exercise and worked with me after my surgery. I began working with her five weeks after my procedure and I noticed significant improvement with incontinence very quickly. I have been working with Trista for almost two months and am now doing the HYPOPRESSIVE daily. It only takes about twenty minutes and I have noticed many benefits. My breathing is deeper, my waist size has been reduced, I have more muscle tone in my abs, even my posture is better. I wish I had started this prior to my surgery. I think it would made my recovery quicker and easier.”
Recently I’ve noticed a change since practicing HYPOPRESSIVE exercises. It wasn’t what I might have expected. I noticed that I hadn’t remembered the last time when I could neglect going to the washroom for long stretches of time without having to think about it, as I was now seemingly doing unwittingly. What also impressed upon me was that while I had “lasted” for the better part of the day without seeing the inside of a bathroom, that I hadn’t abstained from drinking or eating healthily either. Great results I’d say!
Just so you know, I might like to go share HYPOPRESSIVE training on the prolapse health forum on the web that I often frequented for moral support directly following news of my women’s condition. It was a major source of information for me in evaluating whether to pursue surgery or not. You’d hope that HYPOPRESSIVE training might infuse women who have come to know these issues well with new choices and a new sense of hope.”
I’ve been doing HYPOPRESSIVES with Trista for about two months now. I have pelvic floor dysfunction after a traumatic delivery and was worried I would never be able get back to exercising like I used to and thought surgery was definitely in my near future. I also thought I’d never get a toned stomach again.After two months I can go most days without any pelvic floor symptoms and have noticed a positive change in my waistline as well. They’re easy to do and only take about 20 minutes and I can fit them in daily. I’m certainly going to continue and I plan to move on to doing advanced postures.”
Hello Trista. I took your HYPOPRESSIVE Workshop in May and loved it! I have been practicing on a regular basis and have seen a HUGE difference in my stress incontinence. Could you please let me know the date of your Fall Certification
I am a mom of two kids and after turning 40 I began having issues with urinary incontinence. After a year on medication and many tests with a urologist I was told that I would have to be on the medication for the rest of my life! I wanted to find an alternative “cure” and that’s when I found you. After only 3 months of doing the HYPOPRESSIVE with you and working with the pelvic physiotherapist you recommended my symptoms have virtually disappeared! I have also noticed that my abdominal area is more toned. I would highly recommend you, Trista and HYPOPRESSIVE training to all women who have had children!”
After a series of HYPOPRESSIVE lessons with Trista, I noticed an immediate difference – flatter stomach – but most importantly, my leaking stopped. It has made such a change on a number of levels and I’m so glad that I have done this. Thanks!”
I had a hysterectomy a number of years ago and no one talked with me about the changes in my body that came with that surgery.When I was working out at the gym I felt like the bottom of my body was falling out. Mostly because it was!!I read an article in the Running Room magazine that featured Trista and her HYPOPRESSIVE techniques. It sounded like just what I needed.I found a pelvic floor Physio and had a few sessions with her. Then I met Trista which has basically changed my life. Seriously.I now run and lift weights comfortably. Intercourse is no longer painful.I faithfully do my hypopressive routine and am grateful that I found two professional, highly skilled people to make this kind of a difference in my life.
Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. Warm regards,
Trista introduced me to the Hypopressives method about 2 years ago. As a pelvic floor physiotherapist I see a lot of interesting new ideas for pelvic floor rehabilitation on a regular basis. What impressed me about the hypopressive method is that it was based on sound bio-mechanical principles. The program is exercise based and does not require participants to buy any devices or products.I base my practice on educating clients about their conditions and I focus on teaching them the skills they need to be able to care of themselves. The hypopressive method woks in very well with this philosophy as it is based on education and teaching clients exercises that they can do independently. I have found that the exercises help clients integrate pelvic floor muscle activation with core muscle strengthening in a way that is effective at reducing adverse pressure on the pelvic floor and core. The principle of decreasing abdominal and pelvic pressure while activating the muscles helps to decrease the prolapse of pelvic organs and improve the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.Working with Trista has been a pleasure as she is dedicated to her practice and her clients well being. She is committed to excellence and the clients I have referred to her always remark upon her enthusiasm and strong sense of compassion.”
~ Kathleen Shortt, clinic owner In Balance Physiotherapy, BScPT,FCAMT
In the insanity since my sister’s new album has taken off better than expected, and I’ve been asked to suddenly put on my professional
singing hat after MANY years off, I had to thank the one person who, completely by surprise, has helped me gain a level of skill and vocal
strength I’ve never had before: you.
You, and the very basic hypopressive introduction you gave me, have been my new secret weapon in finding the diaphragmatic control and
breathing power that saved me when I suddenly had to go from stay-at-home mom/actor/journalist to professional back-up singer.
I’ve got a LONG way to go yet in my training, both vocally and in hypopressive, but I’m still stunned by the drastic improvement in my
vocal performance just after the minimal training I’ve done with you.
All to say, I hope to do more training with you in the new year, am still practicing the basics as part of my vocal warm-up, and I wanted
to thank you for this completely unexpected benefit of hypopressive training.
In my spare time I worked as a fitness instructor so after the birth of my son, I was very eager to get back into the gym and get moving! I was feeling fantastic but at 6 weeks post partum I discovered I had a grade 2 cystocele (bladder prolapse) as a result of a very weak pelvic floor. I was so focused on pregnancy and then on taking care of a newborn that I had not even thought of my own need to recover. It is a hard diagnosis to be given as you are basically told all physical activities need to be stopped, possible forever. After a few tears, I sought out methods of improvement and pelvic floor friendly workouts. Luckily I stumbled on Trista’s website and was introduced to the wonderful world of Hypopressives. Trista is a wonderful instructor, full of knowledge, support and enthusiasm. I am now 6.5 months post partum and have been doing Hypopressives daily for the past 3. The results speak for themselves, I have been able to strengthen my pelvic floor while toning and shaping my core. Because of the Hypopressive conditioning, I can now do more activities (Yahoo!) and feel confident that I have the pelvic strength to do them (as discussed with my pelvic floor physio who works direct with Trista). Another bonus is I almost have my pre-pregancy body back, which is no small feat given I have only been able to walk and do Hypopressives up to this point. Anyone suffering from or looking to prevent pelvic floor issues needs to learn this technique!!
I came to learn about hypopressives after the birth of my third daughter. Always a very active person prior to kids, I felt frustrated by the limitations placed on my physical recovery by the development of an anterior prolapse. Not only was I looking for something to improve my pelvic floor health, but I was desperate to find a focus that could rebuild my core again. Hypopressives changed everything for me. The shape of my body quickly returned to what I used to look like, my pelvic floor symptoms essentially vanished, but most of all I felt a renewed sense of energy. My posture improved dramatically as well. I continue to use hypopressives as my “core” training to supplement other more cardio-based activities. For me, hypopressives have been just as effective (and much more enjoyable) than any other exercise I have tried in the past to target the core. I don’t miss planks or sit ups in the least! I feel taller, more centered and more energized after a session. I have Trista to thank for helping me to perfect my technique, to focus my practice and to keep me motivated. It was a life changer for me!