Intro to Hypo

Hypopressive Workshop on Saturday 21st May









Hypopressives is a core training programme with a unique breathing pattern and various poses.  It targets the whole body, tones you inside and out and also helps you relax

It's hard to actually describe what it is, but the feeling of what it does is amazing!

So the best way to learn all about it is to actually experience it for yourself!

Introduction to the Hypopressives Method

I've been practising Hypopressives for 5 years.  I actually came across it 18 years ago when I was looking for things to help with pelvic organ prolapse.  I discounted it at first because it looked weird and I didn't see how it could work

But I got the chance to try it out at a conference early in 2017 and enjoyed how much lighter I felt afterwards.

That's what the name means - a reduction of pressure.

Traditional core training can cause an increase in pressure.  And if you have any dysfunction in your core - diastasis recti, hernia, incontinence, prolapse or back pain - increased pressure can make these worse.

In fact, when I prolapsed crunches were the first thing I gave up, along with high impact

After the conference I practised off and on - basically any time I felt 'a bit prolapsey'.

A year later, at the same conference, I decided to train in the technique.

That evening after the training, whilst sitting in my hotel room, I realised that my stomach felt like I was sucking it in!  I wasn't but for the first time since I'd had kids, my core muscles were doing what they were designed to!  It was like I was wearing a corset!

After that I did an intensive two months of practise and the more I trained, the more benefits there were:

  • I had a decrease in prolapse symptoms
  • sneezing and coughing had no effect
  • my pelvic floor lifts felt stronger
  • my waist measurement decreased
  • my stomach became more toned
  • I felt stronger when doing exercise

Five years on and with consistent practice I am seeing even more benefits. I don't get any prolapse symptoms these days and am confident that I will avoid surgery.

I love the start to my day - breathing practice, gentle exercise and easing out my body.  Practising regularly has also helped with back and joint pain

It's helped to keep me relaxed - it's great for anxiety because of the focus on the breath

It's improved my posture, especially my shoulders, which have a much better range of movement. 

And I have managed to add impact to my workouts at home and have upped my weights - all without any deleterious effects on my pelvic floor.

  • Sarah Parker Fitness

    “After the birth of my first baby I was really struggling with a pelvic floor injury and a weak core. Someone recommended hypopressives so in desperation I gave it a go - and I'm so glad I did!

    Sarah is a brilliant teacher, she helped me master the technique really quickly and her classes are the highlight of my week.

    This is so much more than a pelvic floor exercise, it's like I've been put back together again!”

  • Sarah Parker Fitness

    “I had COVID and found deep breathing and some of the lessons Sarah gave helped - so I was keen to try hypopressives.

    Concentrating on the exercises helps put the days stresses behind me. It also helps my core, posture and pelvic floor - I had a choking fit the other day and was delighted that my pelvic floor remained strong - and no leaking!”

Everything you need to get started in your practice

I will give you all the tools you need to get started in your practice.  This is exactly how I began and was able to see benefits immediately.

You will learn two of the basic poses, the breathing technique and I will personally coach you to make sure you leave confident in your practice.

I'll also give you access to the first two modules of my Hypopressive course so that you can keep reminding yourself of the technique.

And those of you who want to go further will get £30 off the full course - meaning the workshop is free!

Session is on Saturday 21st May at 12:00pm via Zoom