Still exercising away the “baby weight” and not sure why it’s hanging on (and out)?
It's not too late!
Some programs will help fix your abs but can leave a wake of destruction in their path including prolapse.
Trust me on this one, you don’t want your bladder hanging out of your vagina! That’s what happened to me in my quest for strengthening my core. I needed to fly out of the country to learn how to fix my abs without having my internal organs start playing peek-a-boo with my vagina!
Before and After Pictures are BULL$H!T
Programs that bring your abs together without teaching the connective tissue between them to generate tension will only give you short-term results. Over time, your belly can bulge back out. Before and after pictures give you NO information about what’s happening on the INSIDE!!!! Be very wary of programs whose success rests on these tempting “after” photos!
The internet cannot be trusted with the important job of strengthening your core.
I triple dog dare you to search the internet for “how to strengthen your core” and get a consistent answer. It’s confusing as heck. One site says to do crunches, another says never crunch again. One site says the plank is the safest ab exercise and the next says it’ll wreck your abs. Let me take the guesswork out of figuring out which exercises are best. I may be a physical therapist by trade, but I also have a vested personal interest in this area since I had DRA and did extensive research to fix myself!
Do NOT just accept that this is the way your body is going to look and feel after birth! No Ma’Am, I’m not going to let you!!!
Having a weak core is WAY more than a conversation about how a part of you LOOKS. It is a true health concern!!! 66% of women with abdominal separation will have some other support-related dysfunction including urinary incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, the list goes on. What starts as separation can also turn into a hernia. The time to start healing is NOW.
Waiting to heal your core until you are done having kids is a BIG MISTAKE!
Why? Having a separated midsection or weak core can allow your baby to droop into a more transverse position. Would you rather deliver a baby that is in the head-down “ready” position or a baby that is chilling out sideways in a hammock….ouch!!! Plus a weak core can lead to more back pain in your pregnancy, increased urinary leakage, a greater chance of your organs starting to poke out of your vagina, and that not-so-flattering after-birth belly pooch.
A Tummy Tuck can’t be your only plan!
Let me be clear here. I am not anti-surgery. But I am 100% opposed to fixing an anatomic issue without addressing the biomechanical forces that created the issue to begin with. So if a tummy tuck is on your wish list, I support you, but let the exercises you will learn in this program support you even better.
WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT THAN THE
OTHER "EXPERTS" OUT THERE?
- Some programs might “fix” your abs at the expense of creating other problems like a pelvic organ prolapse (an organ peeking out of your vaginal or rectal opening) like I did.
- Other programs may bring the abdominal muscles closer together without teaching you how to generate tension in the connective tissue which is the true measure of a successful rehab program.
- You might get a temporary change in your midsection that goes away as soon as you stop the exercises.
- You might try to fix this yourself by searching “strengthen abs” on the internet in which case I guarantee you’ll end up doing the wrong exercises.
Have you made peace with the way your midsection looks and feels?
As a fellow woman, I stand with you in solidarity, sister. And I’m proud of you for embracing your body! Buuuuttt……
- If you decide to just ignore this issue, you may put too much pressure on this area, which could create a hernia that may eventually require surgical intervention.
- You could decide to just “live with it”, but 66% of women with abdominal separation will have some other support-related dysfunction such as lower back pain, urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
TAKE THIS SIMPLE ASSESSMENT ON TESTING
FOR ABDOMINAL SEPARATION (DRA)
Did you have an abdominal separation (DRA)?
Yes? There is NO better program for you than this one right here.
No? 50% of the women who take this class do not have a separation. YOU STILL NEED ME to help strengthen your core and more!
Not sure? If you have a vagina and an abdomen, YOU NEED ME, trust me!!!
6 Weeks of Progressive Workout Videos
For 6 weeks, I’ll lead you through a series of exercises. Rest assured, I have used my 10+ years of experience as a Physical Therapist and learned from the best of the best in the DRA arena to develop one of the most comprehensive programs that leaves nothing behind!!!
These exercises increase in difficulty over the six weeks, building into a home program you can continue to use (which is essential to your success!)
6 Weeks of Instructional Videos
Each week features a lesson focused on a whole-body approach to heal your mid-section, including:
How to Build Your Internal “House”: Your core may feel like a shack” but it’s NOT a tear down, it’s a fixer-upper! And this program will turn it into a mansion!
Pelvic Floor Health: When was the last time you took a deep look at your lady bits? Learn how they really operate and how to keep them from turning into the equivalent of the bottom of a mushy paper bag: weak and unsupported.
Posture/Alignment/Body Mechanics: Your body responds to the forces you place on it ALL DAY LONG, not just while exercising. Learn simple tweaks you can make to your daily movement, from how you drive your car to how you lift your laundry, that also count towards your daily movement goal!
Introduction to Pelvic Floor Pilates: Are you getting the most out of your squats and lunges? I’ll teach you how to take your regular exercise program and put in on steroids by pulling in your pelvic floor without taking a single extra second out of your day!
Healing the Core is an Inside Job (digestion + bladder/bowel habits): How many times a day should you pee? What does a healthy poop look like? And did you know it has everything to do with having a healthy core?
Where to Go From Here: Learn the proper maintenance exercises and daily movement modifications to continue to keep your core strong plus how to spice up your home program!
- BONUS: Foods that Reduce Inflammation: Food can be contributing to inflammation in your gut and potentially creating pressure that's weakening your core. I'll teach you how anti-inflammatory foods can help heal your core.
AND YOU'LL GET THESE EXTRAS!
Bonus! Expanded Worksheets
Each week, you’ll get access to a new and expanded worksheet that brings the video lesson to life. Follow along as you watch your instructional videos and get the most of your investment!
Bonus! Unlimited Access
You will have access to your classes for the life of the program. Come back to it in a month or in a year, it will be here! Your purchase today also gives you access to any ongoing updates and additions to the course!
Bonus! Premium Support
Carrie is here to support you! If there are any problems or questions, you can email her and get a personal response!
Bonus! Video Meditations
You’ll receive a file of beautiful video meditations customized for the program you are registered to comfort your mind and settle your soul.
HERE'S WHAT ELSE MOMS LIKE YOU ARE SAYING:
Reduced Abdominal Separation
“Carrie’s class was so helpful and helped to reduce my DRA from 6.5 cm and deep to 4 cm and shallow. Thanks to her I can enjoy better body mechanics. As an MD, I was not aware of exercises to do, but I will recommend it to friends and patients.”
-Arachna, MD, Core Restore Student
“I had a legit physical situation going on that was going to cause more issues down the line if I didn’t take care of it. Not only did I come away SO knowledgeable of what exactly is happening with my body, but sex is better and I’ve been able to work out in the gym like a normal person lately. I just don’t feel broken all the time anymore!“
-Mary, DRA Rehab & Core Restore Student
Getting Her Body Back
“Core Restore made a huge difference for me – I can truly feel that my stomach is getting better. I probably would have never done anything about it otherwise but you’ve given me hope that I’ll be able to get my former physique back.”
-Valerie, Core Restore & DRA Student
ALSO ENDORSED BY DOCTORS!
“My office has been referring patients to Carrie’s programs for over 5 years. With her background as a Women’s Health Physical Therapist, I have confidence that she is taking good care of the women we send, and they all return with rave reviews. “
“We include information about Carrie’s classes in our folders that are handed out to all of our patients. We have confidence that she is taking care of our patients and love the idea that women can now get the same benefits in an online program they can complete from home.”
“Many of my patients have taken one of Carrie’s programs and have positive things to say about their experience. If women are looking for a prenatal or postpartum exercise instruction, we would recommend her classes.”
Hi! I’m Carrie, Women’s Health Physical Therapist and mother of three. When I was pregnant with my first child many moons ago, I searched far and wide for an exercise class that would strengthen my body, teach me tips to make labor easier, and help me connect with other moms. No luck.
After each of my births I longed for someone to take me by the hand and gently guide me through strengthening my body safely. I was too tired to take this on myself. Hello? Anyone out there?
And then when I discovered I had an abdominal separation I was fearful I wouldn’t be able to do the exercises I enjoyed ever again. False!
I used my expertise as a Women’s Health Physical and learned from the best of the best to design these programs according to my own “wish list”….they are the very programs I was desperately searching for as a pregnant and postpartum woman. I hope you love taking them as much as I loved creating them.