Reducing your waistline with Hypopressives
If you're looking to trim down your waistline Hypopressives may be
the answer you're seeking. Before diving into the details of how
Hypopressives can help you shed a few inches let's first
understand what this technique is all about
Understanding Hypopressives in briefHypopressives involve a specific set of movements and breathing techniques that activate and strengthen the core muscles, including the pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, and diaphragm. The exercises create a vacuum effect in the abdomen, engaging the deep core muscles while reducing intra-abdominal pressure. In many cases, Hypopressives are used to alleviate postpartum symptoms like Diastasis Rect and Urinary Incontinence and we are now seeing other associated benefits.
How Hypopressives can help reduce waist circumference
It activates your core muscles and especially the transverse abdominis. By targeting and strengthening these muscles, individuals can achieve a tighter and more toned midsection, effectively reducing waist circumference.
Aides in fat reduction through the combination of engaging the core muscles and the unique breathing technique. These two actions occurring at the same time can assist in breaking down fat and promoting a leaner waistline..
It boosts metabolism as it activates many muscles at the same time. An increased metabolic rate can aid in burning calories and reducing fat accumulation around the waist.
While more research is needed specifically on how Hypopressives can reduce the waistline, existing studies suggest promising outcomes
1. A study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (2015) reported that people who practised Hypopressives experienced significant reductions in waist circumference and improvements in body composition.
2. Another study in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science (2017) found that Hypopressive increased activation of the abdominal muscles, supporting the notion that they could contribute to a reduction in waist circumference.
Hypopressives can provide a promising solution for individuals seeking to reduce their waist circumference and achieve a slimmer midsection; and combining Hypopressives with other forms of exercise and a well-balanced diet will provide even better results.
To do the Hypopressives classes it is important that you first
learn the Breathing/Apnea technique properly so that you can get
the most out of the classes and the time you invest in yourself.
Each week Simone runs Fundamentals sessions on Zoom where she explains the technique and guides you through all the steps. She will also give you feedback to make sure that you're doing it correctly. For some, the technique may come more quickly than others. Some of her clients, who are tighter in the ribs and thoracic spine do tend to take a little longer.
And here's the golden rule - for impactful change, Simone recommends at least three 15 to 20-minute workouts per week. Consistency is your best friend on this journey towards wellness.
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What our members say
The best post-partum class, it really helped with my recovery. Simone is a great teacher, so knowledgeable and kind. I recommend her classes to all my friends who had a baby. Thank you Simone!
I’ve only been doing Simone’s classes for a short time but have noticed huge improvements in my core strength and posture. Great value and high quality recordings combined with live classes make it really easy to fit into your life. Highly recommended.
I cannot say enough good things about Simone’s classes - they have been really transformative for me. Her explanation of what are often unusual and specific techniques is so good that you never feel lost, and she has a wonderful way of connecting with the class on a really human level, as well as being a real expert in her field. Her classes are challenging, mindful, and have helped amazingly with my pelvic floor issues - I started seeing results after only 4 weeks of classes! Highly recommend.
Simone's classes are amazing. She combines her skills in pilates, yoga and hypopressives to provide a very holistic practice. I've seen a great improvement in my postnatal body thanks to her classes. I would recommend her to any woman who has had a baby.
I love Simone’s Low Pressure Fitness classes, they have helped with my prolapse symptoms and are something I turn to daily if I’m having a hard day. Simone is a great communicator and teacher, she explains everything very clearly and I have no trouble participating in the class even over zoom.
Simone and re-centre were a saviour for me over lockdown. A great chance to just be in my body and switch on to what I was feeling. As a pelvic health physio I can highly recommend Simone and her method as a great form of rehab for many postnatal conditions.
I got to know about Low Pressure Fitness through Simone, in a workshop that I'm so lucky I attended. It was about 2 months after giving birth and I felt really weak, thinking that I could never get back to my strength before the pregnancy. Simone's help completely changed my perspective and with her brilliant classes slowly I got back my confidence and strength. I was worried that these exercises will be tricky with online classes, but she has been great in giving clear instructions and adjusting poses for everyone based on their needs. I don't know how she does it but she even gives individual feedback and helps you correct your pose in a group online class. Thanks Simone!
Simone's classes and on-demand videos are excellent. She's such a good teacher, always learning new things herself to expand her teaching horizons. Would most definitely recommend to anyone with a postpartum body regardless how long it's been since you gave birth.
Simone is a great teacher, I highly recommend her work. Her online platform is well curated and excellent value and she gracefully manages to teach & give individual attention in her live Zoom classes.
I attend re-centre classes with Simone weekly and have noticed a huge improvement in my core strength and tone. Simone has a thoughtful and inclusive approach to her classes, they vary which means I stay focused and the relaxation time at the end is much needed in the life of a busy mum!
Simone is a brilliant teacher, she takes the time to check in with her students and work through exercises to fit individual injuries. She’s also really knowledgeable and supportive for post natal bodies. Doing hypopressors are a total life changer and I love the way this is incorporated into Pilates and stretching.
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Hypopressives is an effective technique toward relieving symptoms related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Diastasis Recti and Urinary Incontinence. Hypopressives also improves poor posture, pelvic floor weakness and back pain. I offer a flexible approach to memberships and a 14-day free trial.SIGN UP