The Importance of Pelvic and Abdominal Muscle Strengthening

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When it comes to fitness, the pelvic and abdominal muscles often get sidelined. We tend to focus on our arms, legs, and glutes, often overlooking the core muscles that are fundamental to our overall health and well-being. The truth is, that fortifying these muscle groups can offer a multitude of benefits. 

So why are these muscles so vital, and how can you effectively strengthen them? 

The Importance of Strong Pelvic and Abdominal Muscles

Improved Posture   

Strengthening your pelvic and abdominal muscles is crucial for maintaining a neutral spine position and providing the stability needed to sit or stand correctly. It’s easy to slump or slouch without proper core strength, leading to poor posture and potentially chronic aches and pains over time.

Enhanced Balance and Coordination

Strong core muscles are essential for balance and coordinated movement. Weakness in these areas can make it difficult to perform daily activities and exercises smoothly. By fortifying your core, you’ll be able to move with greater ease and control.

Back Injury Prevention

Your core muscles act like a corset around your spine, providing support and stability. Strong pelvic and abdominal muscles can help reduce the stress on your spine, significantly decreasing the risk of back injuries.

Who Benefits from Stronger Pelvic and Abdominal Muscles?

  • Women Post-Pregnancy or Childbirth: Regain strength and stability after the physical demands of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Ageing Adults: Improve posture and balance and reduce the likelihood of falls. 
  • Anyone Seeking Improved Health: Strong core muscles are foundational for overall well-being.


How to Strengthen Your Pelvic and Abdominal Muscles

These are some of the most effective exercises to target and strengthen your core muscles:

Plank Exercises: Various plank positions can target different areas of your core.

Pilates: Focuses on core strength, flexibility, and overall body conditioning.

Core-Focused Weightlifting: Strengthens multiple muscle groups including the core.

A Step Above Wellness Centre’s “Core to Floor” Program

At A Step Above Wellness Centre, we understand that starting and staying motivated is often the hardest part of any fitness journey. That’s why we’ve designed the “Core to Floor” strengthening program to help you quickly see noticeable results.

How Does Our “Core to Floor” Strengthening Program Work?

  1. Initial Consultation: We start with a meeting to understand your medical history and fitness goals.
  2. Personalized Plan: Based on your needs, we craft an individualized exercise plan.
  3. Advanced Body Imaging: Our non-invasive 3D body imaging software measures fat, muscle, and bone mass, giving you an accurate insight into your body’s composition and potential obesity-related risks.
  4. AI Posture Analysis: This scan helps us see and assess your gait, balance, and posture. It shows us the skeletal system and where your body weaknesses are related to core and posture dysfunction. We can also see your muscular system and how your overactive and underactive muscles are affecting your body, allowing us to create a program to address the root cause of your pain, inflammation, and core and pelvic floor dysfunction.
  5. HIFEM Treatments: We use high-intensity electromagnetic field procedures to strengthen, firm, and tone your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. These pain-free treatments are non-invasive, requiring no downtime, and are completed while you remain fully clothed. Each session typically lasts 30 minutes.
  6. Continuous Monitoring: We constantly monitor and celebrate your progress, ensuring you stay motivated and on track.


Ready to strengthen your core and transform your health? Book a consultation to learn if our “Core to Floor” program is right for you. Please reach out to us to book your consultation: 519-970-9006 

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