This review is outside of my normal blogging scope, but it is a product that I feel passionate about because I’ve seen it change lives. For years after I became a mom I assumed that the weakness in my core and pelvic floor were just part of being a mom. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make but I hated that I couldn’t’ do some of things I wanted to do with my children. I’d tried abdominal exercises (crunches, machines, etc) but they didn’t fix the problem. I think the final straw for me was when I tried to do an elementary physical education course with my children and could not because of my weak pelvic floor.
I got on the computer and started searching trying to find something that would help. I am so grateful that those searches helped me find, The Tummy Team. Once I found the Tummy Team I was able to identify the problems that I was having and found out that there was help available. The Tummy Team is a physical therapy program that helps to strengthen the core and pelvic floor. They offer in person programs, however, they are located across the country for me. Luckily they also have online programs that can be done from the comfort of your own home. In addition, once you purchase one of their online programs you also receive access to their wonderful Facebook group which is great for answering your questions and providing support, in a safe enviroment.
Once I started on the Core Foundations program, I was shocked and saddened to learn that many of the exercises I had been doing to try and build up my core strength were actually making the problem worse. I like many other moms has a Diastasis Recti and crunches and planks were only making the problem worse. However, by following the physical therapy and exercises provided in the program I saw noticeable improvement in my core strength with-in just a few weeks. In addition, I found that my lower back pain was greatly improved as well. I had been unknowingly using my back muscles to compensate for my weak core.
I am currently finishing up the Prenatal Crash Course to review what I regularly need to do and to make sure that I utilize my core in the best way possible during labor and delivery. This class also provides some guidance on postpartum recovery. If you have not been through the foundations course and are pregnant I recommend the full Prenatal Core Training.
They also have a blog and some great free resources to help you get started. or identify any problems. I know this is a sensitive subject for many people and it can feel overwhelming but I highly encourage you to take the time to check it out and take back your core strength. The prices are very reasonable especially compared to going through an in-person physical therapy program. However, on January 22nd for one day only they are having a 46% off sale in honor of founder Kelly Dean’s 46th birthday. If you have questions please feel free to e-mail me or contact me through the messenger feature on Facebook. I am more than happy to answer any questions that I can about my experience with this program.
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