On Demand: Pilates for Diastasis Recti
My Pilates for Diastasis Recti class focuses on specific exercises which strengthen your deep pelvic floor and abdominal muscles to help close your abdominal gap, which will then make you feel strong again and have your body functioning as it should do, to support you.
Struggling to Flatten your Abdomen after Pregnancy?
Diastasis Recti is a separation of your abdominal muscles vertically at our belly button. This happens due to the internal pressure of the growing baby. Many women don't know that they have it. But they are suffering from back or pelvic pain, mild incontinence, or just have a 'pooch' belly that they can't seem to shift even years after having their babies.
Some common exercises may worsen your symptoms and most women don't realise it! All of the individual exercises in class were chosen because of how effectively they strengthen our core. With the correct exercises, you will be surprised at the level of progress you make EACH week.
Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.
In addition, I hold the Burrell Education Pre and Postnatal certifications. The Burrell Education courses are designed to educate and support Women's Health Professionals, Physiotherapists and Fitness Professionals in the creation of offerings that have the potential to transform the lives of the women they serve.
I have personally had Diastasis Recti from midway through my first pregnancy and nearly all the way through my second. I know what it is like to have a core that just doesn't feel right and a belly that still looks pregnant months later. I did not "snap back" like I had hoped and wore pads for longer than I thought a woman of my age and fitness "should". It really made me feel helpless until I began doing what I share in my On Demand offerings.
Why I created this Class:
When I began teaching my own Pilates classes in 2011, I would occasionally spot the symptoms of Diastasis Recti during exercises when women were in an "ab crunch" position. So I would modify for them. Then one day a woman came in for class who had a lingering wide gap and pelvic floor issues. She found the whole class a challenge to take part in, even with the modifications. Her body was simply not ready for a regular group class.
This was my first experience with the more serious core dysfunction that can commonly occur after having babies. We had a talk after class and I taught her some exercises to help and one thing was apparent. She felt like she was dealing with this alone and doing what she could to feel strong again.
Often, until these issues up in conversation that we realise, we are not alone. Incontinence, lower back pain and the bulging DR tummy are so common, and definitely something that can be treated effectively with the right information in our hands.
However, there is so much incorrect information out there. How to train someone with Diastasis Recti is not common knowledge, even among fitness professionals. And women are so resourceful, and as we often go online to find information, this disinformation is what is often found instead, which may cause more harm than good.
So, I have taken material developed over the course of over 10 years of teaching women before and after having their babies, my own experience with rehabbing my core after two pregnancies, to create an effective class that will help you restore their core function, end their struggle with Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Floor dysfunction and feel amazing about their bodies!
Ready to Restore your Core Function?
If you don’t feel ready to make the investment just yet, I encourage you to download my Diastasis Recti Guide below:
No physical product is shipped and you get immediate online access. I use a system called Practice Better to organise my online courses. You can use ANY computer, tablet or phone to log in, or you can download the Practice Better app on your tablet.
An exercise mat, a small hand towel or squishy ball and a band or pair of tights.
You should wait a minimum of 6 weeks following a vaginal birth without complications, and at least 10 weeks following a c-section or any birth complications, before commencing the more intense workouts. Seek medical approval from your doctor before starting any exercise programme after childbirth.
Absolutely yes! Building strength and support in the abdomen and the pelvic floor muscles are appropriate for any stage post-pregnancy.
Due to the nature of instant downloads, all orders are final and non-refundable. If you have any issues, do contact me and I will try my best to resolve them.