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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Great free exercise app

A person needs some exercise.

If you don't do something you will end up having to learn new alterations. That's that.

I know this, but really am too busy to go to a gym I like something I can do at home with only the dogs watching.

However after the big fix-up I was given a list of exercises I was not supposed to do if I were going to avoid another hoist up of the insides (TMI but this is just between us).

In trying to reconcile all of this I found a fantastic free app that is both pelvic floor safe but also really effective.

It covers all the basis, including stretches which are important, and has three levels.

I need to stress however that although these are safe exercises for folks like me that is mainly because a lot of them are done on the exercise ball but are also serious and suitable for the general population.

I have this loaded onto my iPad, the one I dropped and now is held together with Scotch tape to the embarrassment of my children (it still works, so what's the big deal? Your mother has no need to be cool). The workouts are simple and show you a quick video of each exercise if you want before you do it. There is also a clock you watch to tell you when you have done enough.

At any rate this is worth sharing, really a first class and simple way to avoid the need to learn more alterations.

The link for the app is here.


Unknown said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for the link. As a 50 yo mom who has had surgery to "hoist the innards" but desperately needs exercise.. but also wears liners all the time for little leaks... I needed this link. No more running for me - not that I was good at it anyhow. I'll stick with brisk walks. While I haven't looked through the entire site by any stretch, I can already tell that this will be helpful. Can't tell you how much I do NOT want my issues to get any worse.

Sheesh, getting older is a nuisance. Eyes betraying me... pelvic floor issues... shoulder problems.... how I miss the days of being young and everything worked right!

Unknown said...

Hi Barb. Thanks for the recommendation. I actually have a brochure from these guys I picked up at my local doctor in Australia . I am downloading the app now. Love your blog. Thank you. Sue

Sew Hopeful said...

Hey thanks for the info. I'm only 44 but have a grade 3 prolapse, no surgery as yet, but my surgeon said the fitter I am (and the more I work on my pelvic floor exercises) the better the outcome for surgery will be. I hate gyms too. This app is fantastic and I'm installing it as I type. Thanks for the public service announcement! This is just what I have been needing.