REVOLUTIONIZING CORE TRAINING
Low Pressure Fitness® (LPF) is a revolutionary and global approach to core health that combines unique breathing and postural techniques to reduce intra-abdominal pressure. Though practiced worldwide, it is just now beginning to receive recognition in North America for its wide range of benefits that cannot be seen with traditional core and pelvic floor fitness, rehabilitative and maintenance programs. It is a complete core training program that benefits all ages and lifestyles. The methodology involves a seamless progression of postures and poses that cause a reduction in pressure in the abdomen and trigger an automatic response from the core (abdominals, pelvic floor, multifidus, diaphragm) causing an abdominal vacuum. Populations with core dysfunction or injury (pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, abdominal or vertebral hernia, back pain, sexual dysfunction, poor posture and breathing patterns) benefit greatly from this technique.
The Hypopressive Technique has some similarities to ancient yogic breathing exercise known as the uddiyana bandha. It gained much popularity in Europe in the1980s, when it was implemented in the fields of urogynecology and obstetrics with the goal of helping postnatal women prevent and recover from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence and prolapse. From the onset, the objective was to develop a global approach to core health through the creation of a pelvic rehabilitation technique that would benefit the whole core system, and eliminate the injuries causing detrimental pressure towards the pelvic floor. The success achieved with this new mode of core training, and its unforeseen benefits, inspired its evolution from a rehabilitation tool for women, to a complete core restoration and re-programming technique practiced by men and women around the globe.
Evidence has shown hypopressive training to be helpful in preventing various pathologies, providing improvements in physical performance and self confidence. Studies have also shown that hypopressive training results in improved respiratory capacity, spinal stabilization and abdomino-pelvic muscle tone. It has also been proven to reduce post-partum urinary incontinence and enhance sexual performance for both genders.
Low Pressure Fitness is designed to be taught and guided by Health and Wellness Professionals. It is an excellent way to enhance and expand your client base and business. A Low Pressure Fitness Education is a highly effective way to provide superior knowledge, revolutionary techniques supported by current best evidence, and incredible empowerment to your clients.
The LPF certification is for Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Nurses, Physicians, Personal Trainers, Sport coaches and managers, Doulas, Midwives, Pilates and Yoga instructors, and Health & Wellness Professionals. It consists of 45 hours of in-person training, and is divided into 3 levels, each level being 15 hours.
Leaders in the Fitness Community
- LPF is a unique international community of professionals renowned for their experience, development, innovation and research
- Awarded Best Sport and Exercise Program in 2016
- Guarantee of professional quality by international certification across 5 continents
- Online search engine for all certified trainers
- Ongoing training in the field of health & exercise science through regular courses, webinars and seminars
- All training courses fulfill the requirements and quality standards set by several international schools and health & exercise science associations.
Low Pressure Fitness® Certification Training
Level 1 $750
Level 2 $750
Level 3 $750
45 hr Certification Training Program $2250
*Special discounted rates for Private In-Company trainings on request