I was very amused to read an article in the Sunday papers about a lady who lifts weights with her pelvic floor! Her name is Kim Anami and she is a 44 year old mother of one. It would appear that we have lagged behind women in France, Germany and USA when it comes to pelvic floor exercises.
Anami maintains that surgery could be avoided for many women if they were to work a little harder at their pelvic floor exercises.
Twitter feeds have shown that Anami’s campaign to increase awareness of Kegel exercises by posing in exotic locations, lifting geographically indigenous objects, using only the strength of her vagina is proving an inspiration to many women. The pictures include lifting a green coconut in Bali and a surf board in Venice Beach! See Instagram #thingsiliftwithmyvagina
She claims to have helped people with incontinence, post-menopausal symptoms, PMT symptoms and as she is also an intimacy coach, their sex lives.
I had not considered this kind of strong pelvic floor exercising to be possible but there are lots of new gadgets on the market, including those with biofeedback. There is a growing trend for people to track aspects of their physical activity and wellbeing, and pelvic floor muscles are just like any other part of the body in this respect. There are Apps available specifically for the pelvic floor. Check out “Squeezy” which is the NHS Physiotherapy App.