Hypopressives 101 for the Complete Beginner

Navigating the world of women’s health, especially when seeking solutions for core issues or prolapse symptoms, can be overwhelming. Among the plethora of options, one technique has risen in popularity due to its effectiveness and holistic approach: Hypopressives. But what are hypopressives, and how can they be beneficial, especially for beginners?

Understanding Hypopressives

Hypopressives, at their core (pun intended), are breathing and postural exercises. They involve taking a deep inhalation, then exhaling completely, and holding the breath while maintaining specific postures. This creates a vacuum effect in the thoracic cavity, lifting the internal organs and engaging the core muscles.

Why Women, Especially, Stand to Benefit

  1. Addressing Prolapse Symptoms: Prolapse, a condition where pelvic organs descend due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, can be distressing. Hypopressives act by strengthening and toning the pelvic floor, often alleviating the symptoms associated with prolapse.
  2. Strengthening Weak Muscles: Over time, factors such as age, childbirth, or lack of proper exercise can weaken core muscles. Hypopressives are designed to target and strengthen these very muscles, offering improved stability and reduced discomfort.
  3. Holistic Core Health: Beyond mere physical benefits, hypopressives enhance body awareness, posture, and even respiratory capacity, offering a rounded approach to core health.

Starting Your Hypopressive Journey with Complete Core Control

For beginners, diving into something new can be intimidating. That’s where we come in. At Complete Core Control, we aim to make your initiation into hypopressives as seamless and informative as possible.

Online and Face-to-Face Support

Whether you prefer learning from the comfort of your home or thrive in a face-to-face environment, we have you covered:

  • Online Courses: Our Fitter Floor and Core Hypopressive Training is perfect for those who want a structured approach to learning. This package encompasses an online course, in-depth video lessons, and a downloadable PDF book, ensuring you get a holistic learning experience.
  • Face-to-Face Sessions: For those located in Devon or Sussex, our dedicated sessions with Lizzie and Sarah respectively, offer the hands-on training and immediate feedback that many beginners find invaluable.

Free Ebooks for Enhanced Learning

Knowledge is power. Our array of free ebooks, available at the foot of our page, is tailored to offer beginners deeper insights into hypopressives. They serve as perfect supplementary materials, ensuring you’re well-equipped with information.

Open Channels of Communication

Embarking on a new fitness journey often comes with questions. Whether it’s a small query about a posture or a broader question about the technique, we’re here to help. Feel free to reach out to us via email or phone. At Complete Core Control, your comfort and clarity are paramount.


Hypopressives offer a ray of hope for many women battling core issues, especially those stemming from weakened muscles or prolapse symptoms. As a beginner, it’s essential to have the right guidance and resources, and that’s precisely what Complete Core Control aims to offer. So, why wait? Start your journey towards a stronger core and better health with us today.

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Lizzie Duggan

Motivational women’s health and wellness coach, online and offline events and courses, Diastasis recti healing, Core and Pelvic floor strengthening, Soft tissue therapy.
Fitter Floor and Core

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