Dr. Mandi Murtaugh Physical Therapy + Yoga

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Workshop Alert

I spent all day a couple Sundays ago at the Fear Her Fight Womxn’s Strength Summit and I was basking in all the power in the room. Not the power of the lifting—yes they lifted a lot of heavy things—but the power of voices joined together cheering and encouraging and celebrating. It was pretty epic.

All the while I got to sit at my table in the back and talk about my favorite things over and over again: the pelvic floor. Whether it was an individual or a group, I got to show women the anatomy of the pelvic floor and the vulva, talk about the muscle types and how they work and why they sometimes don’t work the way we want them to. I got to teach how to engage them correctly and how to train them to be coordinated during squats and jumps and deadlifts. We talked about the state of postpartum care and incontinence in sports and all the stuff that gets us all fired up. I was in my element. I love this stuff. I could talk about it all day.

And that’s why I’m on a Workshop spree. First up? My home gym, Ascent Fitness. On Wednesday, June 26 I’ll be presenting my first ever SOLD OUT workshop. The first hour will include education about the anatomy of the female pelvis and pelvic floor, how it relates to the rest of the core, and various ways to engage the muscles properly. Then we’ll warmup and move into a 50-minute workout focusing on integrating the pelvic floor and core with each exercise. The workout will be mostly body weight exercises like squats, lunges, and jumping, and I’ll walk you through each move, so no worries if you feel like you’re not not “in shape”. No Turkish Getups involved!

Since this one filled up so fast, we’re busy finding a date for the next one. If you don’t want to wait till you see one posted, give Ascent Fitness a try! You can audit a class for FREE! Find me coaching there Tuesdays bright and early (5:40 am) and Wednesday evenings at 5:15 & 6:30. Trust me, it’s the best gym I’ve ever been a part of. I’m a big gym snob, and this place won me over.

Keep an eye out for more workshops if you missed this one!

Want to host a workshop? Let’s collaborate! Send me a message and let’s start dreaming!