What is your pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a powerful set of muscles that sits like a hammock between the tailbone and pubic bone, supporting and holding all of your central organs in place. They play an important role in women’s health, including sexual and emotional wellbeing. These hidden but very important set of muscles lifts and holds your core, affecting core stability, bladder control and even sex.



Why workout your pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor problems are surprisingly common, affecting 1 in 3 women, and up to 80% of expectant and new moms. A weak pelvic floor can be a result of genetics, high-impact sport, aging, pregnancy and childbirth. Often this presents as bladder control issues, ranging from occasional leaks when you laugh, sneeze or jump to the unpredictable and urgent need to pee.

Other symptoms include lower-back pain, poor posture and, in more advanced cases, organ prolapse. Fortunately, there is usually plenty that can be done to limit and even prevent symptoms all together.

What are Kegel exercises?

Kegels are targeted exercises that train and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Regular Kegel training improves bladder control, core strength and intimate health. They also help support pregnancy and speed up postnatal recovery, as well as reducing the risk of prolapse.

So whether you're looking to sort your symptoms, avoid issues down the line or for more control and stronger orgasms during sex, you’ll be glad you did your Kegels.

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How do Kegel exercises work?

Kegels are easy enough in theory. Women are often told to contract their pelvic floor muscles (the ones that you use to stop your pee mid-flow) in a series exercises, several times a day.

But Kegels need to be performed regularly and correctly to be effective. It's difficult to work out a muscle group that you can't see - how do you know that you are performing the exercises well or stay motivated?

Meet Elvie Trainer

That's why we designed Elvie Trainer to be fun, challenging and motivational so that you get the most out of your Kegel exercises.

Elvie Trainer uses biofeedback technology, shown to be the most effective way of training the pelvic floor, and can even detect if you are exercising incorrectly so that you get it right.

Strengthen and tone your pelvic floor with the world's smallest and smartest Kegel trainer.


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