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the hypopressive technique

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We only teach the Hypopressive technique on a 1-on-1 basis, but after a few private sessions (once you have mastered the exercises), we can incorporate hypopressives in your workout in our ladies-only small group (2-5 people) classes if you'd like. Some clients may choose to include both hypopressive exercises as well as strength and cardio exercises in the same session. Depending on your goals, fitness ability and timeframe, we will determine the best possible approach to training. 

  • Step 1: Comprehensive 1-on-1 assessment of your core, posture and breathing pattern. This includes the cough test, the diastasis recti (ab separation) test, the diaphragmatic tonicity test, and the abdominal tonicity test. During this 1 hour session, you will also learn the basic poses of the hypopressive technique, which is the base of the training program. 

  • Step 2: 2-3 in studio sessions per week, combined with at-home exercises. Depending on your level and goals, this can last between 4-12 weeks. 

  • Step 3: Maintenance. Once your core/pelvic floor is functional and other issues have been treated, we will recommend a maintenance routine you can do on your own. This includes hypopressives and other deep core exercises and stretches.

Do you suffer from any of these issues: 

At 2 The Core, we have been able to help countless women recover from pregnancy and childbirth, regain their strength and tone back, doing so in a safe and effective way. 

The Hypopressive technique is an amazing method that is - in the last few years - being used by more health professionals here in Canada (it originated in Europe). If you have never heard of hypopressive training, we urge you to read on!

  • The HYPOPRESSIVE technique was developed in Europe by Dr. Marcel Caufriez in the 1980’s. It targets the core without inflicting detrimental pressure to the abdominal wall or pelvic floor. Traditional core exercises actually make many of the problems listed at the top of this page worse, since they increase the outward and downward pressure on the abdomen/pelvic floor. 
  • Hypopressive training combines varied postures, poses & breathing to create a vacuum effect that causes the abdominals and pelvic floor to be brought in and upward. This HYPOPRESSIVE technique engages the tonic muscle fibres that comprise 75–80% of the core, compared to traditional exercises that engage only a mere 3–4%! This creates a strong, functional core that is able to work continuously as a unit. 
  • It has even been proven to decrease waist size, improve posture and flatten abdominals! 

The following videos, courtesy of Trista Zinn from Coreset Fitness in Toronto, outline the differences between Hypopressives and traditional core training and explain her personal story. She teaches the Hypopressive technique certification courses in Canada for health professionals our trainers have taken, allowing us to be properly trained to teach this amazing way of training the core to our clients: