What is Hypopressive Exercise (Hypopressives)?

“Hypopressive” means lowering of pressure; we use a specific breath technique called an apnoea to intentionally lower the pressure in the abdomen. We combine this with therapist-led postural training to unload abdominal structures which are commonly overstressed in the body, and train your core muscles from within so that you can be strong and flexible – not only on the outside, but especially on the inside! This means your cylinder will be flexible and able to withstand not only the stresses of daily life, but the energetic activities you love to do.

What can it do for me?

  • Prevent “leaky floor
  • Reduce waist size and flatten the tummy
  • Improve body awareness and posture
  • Raise metabolism
  • Increase flexibility of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
  • Increase abdominal and pelvic floor muscle tone
  • Improve sexual function

What conditions can it help with?

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (reversal of up to grade 2)
  • Hypertonic pelvic floor (overly tight)
  • Hypotonic pelvic floor (overly lax)
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Athletic incontinence
  • Reducible hernia (can be flattened)
  • Postural imbalance
  • Dysfunctional breathing patterns
  • Chronic muscular pain

Like any kind of training, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it! Of course there are no guarantees – not every kind of exercise works for every person in the world. Hypopressives should be used as part of a balanced exercise and healthy living programme.


To start Hypopressives training, you first need to register for and attend a master class workshop to find out more about what it can do – and try it out for yourself! The class takes roughly 2.5 hours and includes a short presentation, taster class, group discussion and refreshments for £35.

Available dates are:

Saturday 5th September 11:30-14:00 3 spaces remaining
Sunday 6th September 14:30-17:005 spaces remaining

Send an email to hypopressives@healthy-ambitions.co.uk to secure your space.  If you know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to share, tag and retweet!

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