Fit4Function Series 2: Core to Pelvic Floor
From a strong core to restoring your pelvic floor, this 4-class series will teach you a little about the anatomy of your trunk and pelvis and how these important parts work together to keep you functioning well and moving easily.
Wondering who can benefit from this class? Just consider how easily you get up and down from the floor with no hands – not as easy as you thought, maybe this class is for you?
These classes can help you become aware of your natural movement patterns and learn corrective and movement exercises to promote balance in the pelvic, lumbar, and abdominal muscles. Join me for a movement practice that can help to create balance for the pelvic floor muscles, improve abdominal tone, and more!
Series Cost: $49/4 classes
Drop-In Class: $15
Sign Up at bodyfit4life.ca/fit4function/
or pay when you arrive
— Weekly Schedule:
Week 1️⃣ Time to Align – The first week will cover a short overview of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles and alignment points of the ribcage to the pelvis. We will explore how your individual body works together to support loads with several simple alignment exercises to help balance tension in the pelvic floor.
Week 2️⃣ Core Balance – The second class of the series will focus on a combination of releases and strengthening exercises for the pelvis, abdominals, hips, ribs, and back. The class will include a small aspect of healthy breathing and builds on the movements from Week 1.
Week 3️⃣ Tilt-List-Lunge – If you feel weak on one side or the lower body, Week 3 is designed just for you. The hour will be filled exploring variations of pelvic tilts, pelvic lists, and lunges working the hips and pelvis mainly in the standing position.
Week 4️⃣ Sit, Move, Squat 2.0 – We will spend the final class of the series putting it all together with whole-body movement! We will review finding your functional squat, floor sitting with relevant corrective exercises and then complete a fun movement course to integrate and practice everything you’ve learned. And don’t worry — you can still attend this class if you haven’t made it for the entire series.
— Instructor – Anna MacIntosh
Anna MacIntosh is a local movement trainer in Burlington Ontario with a passion for combining science and movement for life. Anna is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and holds additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, ELDOA Levels 1 and 2 (The ELDOA Method™), Laynee Restorative Breathing™ Level 1, and is a current student of the Katy Bowman Nutritious Movement ™ Restorative Exercise Specialist Program. She couples a unique background in engineering with learning from various modalities to inform body alignment with the aim to improve functional movement for life.