(Formally known as Coretiques)
Your core and pelvic floor impact so much more than just what happens “down there.” They affect your spine, your hips, your sex life, and so much more! So, focusing on training these areas of the body can help you manage all kinds of aches, pains, and other symptoms.
Core & Pelvic Floor helps you retrain, restore, and rehabilitate your core and pelvic floor– two parts of the body that are connected to just abouteverything we do day-to-day. Women of all ages and fitness levels have seen remarkable improvements after taking this course, especially postpartum women. It can be done online or in person, and it’s covered by insurance.
If you’ve been living your life around your pelvic floor issue, it’s time to turn things around!
Core & Pelvic Health Classes Can Help You…
- Improve your posture
- Strengthen your tummy (yes, even mummy tummy!)
- Move with confidence– no leaks, squeaks, or eeeks!
- Reduce lower back pain by up to 90%
- Increase sexual desire and have fun, happy, pain-free sex
- Improve, or even cure, your incontinence (goodbye stress!)
- Decrease your pain and anxiety
- Repair diastasis and recover postpartum
- Manage your prolapse symptoms (and keep your organs where they belong!)
“If you’ve had a baby, you will want to take this class! The exercises are easy and meditative, you will crave doing them.”Tara Akuna, Registered Acupuncturist
Core & Pelvic Floor Classes: Online and In-Person
Core & Pelvic Floor is a progressive, therapeutic exercise program taught by certified pelvic health physiotherapists and covered by extended benefits insurance.
Core & Pelvic Floor: Level 1
Level 1 helps women of all ages train their bodies to safely respond to daily demands, so they can run, pick up their kids, get back into shape, and try new things with confidence!
This 5-week program covers:
- Pelvic Floor 101
- Resetting and Retraining the Deep Core
- Hypopressives & Breathing Techniques
- Strengthening Exercises
- Balance Exercises
Extras & Bonuses:
- Weekly homework
- Exercise checklists to help you keep track
- Educational worksheets and PDFs
- Videos & tutorials
…and, we’ll take a look at your individual posture!
7.5 hours with a physiotherapist over 5 weeks.
Your price: $400
Core & Pelvic Floor Level 2
Level 1 graduates will learn to step up their strength training, increase body awareness, and use self-treatment techniques to resolve lingering issues and say goodbye to pain for good!
This 5-week program covers:
- Next-Level Strengthening
- Advanced Balance and Core
- New Pelvic Floor Exercises
5 hours with a physiotherapist over 5 weeks.
Your Price: $165
“I have suffered hip and lower back pain for over 4 years. I had relief after the first session, and have continued to improve. Cheryl is an amazing teacher and practitioner and I only wish I had met her sooner in my journey.”Sharon Norris
Meet Cheryl Leia: Your Guide to Life-Long Pelvic Health
Hi! I’m Cheryl. I’m a pelvic floor physiotherapist with 25 years of experience, a mom of 3 boys, and I’ve recovered from two C-sections myself (among many other things!), so it’s safe to say that I know women’s pelvic health issues very well.
I designed Core & Pelvic Floor to give you the education, exercises, and empowerment I know you need in order to get out from under that annoying pelvic health issue you’re dealing with. Over the span of 5 weeks, I offer up research-based, evidence-backed treatment and exercises with a side of light-hearted humour– for a class that’s educational, healing, and surprisingly fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I book an online class, how will you know if I’m doing the exercises right?
I like to keep things simple and give you all of the education and background you need to fully understand why you’re doing each one, so it’ll be hard to do any of the exercises I give you wrong! During your visit, I’ll teach you the exercises and then get you to explain them back to me, because teaching something is one of the best ways to make sure you really know something.
Once you understand why you’re doing an exercise, you’ll easily know when you’re not getting the results you want.
Q: Can you tell if I’m moving right?
Yes, I can. But also, posture and alignment are actually not as important as we used to think! In fact, Dr. Greg Lehman says that perfect posture doesn’t exist.
Q: What about a physical exam?
Nope, not for this class! We can make very accurate assumptions about pelvic floor issues just by taking an in-depth history. Also, many GP’s are now doing more of an exam instead of just doing a pap test, so there’s no need to duplicate.
But, if you do need or want an exam (and you live in the Vancouver area), we can definitely set you up with one. 98% of women comment that they’re very happy having had an exam, because they feel better knowing what’s going on with their Pelvic Floor. Many women say they would prefer not to have an exam initially, but once they start working on a program, they come back and want to confirm what they’re feeling (or not feeling).
Q: I had a baby recently. What are safe exercises for me to do after giving birth?
For the first 6 weeks, it’s important to rest and understand that the tissues in your body need to heal. But, healing can be very dependent on movement, so moving and creating some demand on the tissues is good. Depending on your individual history, a range of movement and exercises can be appropriate after giving birth. Ask your pelvic floor physiotherapist for specific examples that you can do.
Q: I had a C-Section. Is this class for me?
Yes, pelvic floor physiotherapy is very beneficial, even if you had a C-Section. This is because pregnancy itself is a risk factor for pelvic floor issues– not just vaginal birth.
And, pelvic floor concerns can affect all people– not just new moms. There are women who’ve had 6 kids without a single pelvic floor issue, and women who’ve never had babies who do have pelvic floor concerns. Things like prolapses, incontinence, and painful sex can affect anyone, at any stage of life. Even men deal with pelvic health concerns.
So, it’s always worth a chat to see if there are things you might want to change or work on!
Movement Freedom, Body Confidence.
Your pelvic floor has been calling the shots for long enough! Time to retrain your core, rehabilitate your pelvic floor, and reclaim your confidence.