The Best Exercise for Weight Loss that Avoids Prolapse Worsening

Are you unsure about choosing the best exercise for weight loss with prolapse or after prolapse surgery? best weight loss exercise

Weight loss exercise with prolapse issues is often disheartening – especially if you’ve been advised to avoid the high impact exercises you previously used for weight control.

You may be very surprised at how effectively the pelvic floor safe exercises listed below will help you burn fat and lose weight.

Read on now to learn:

  • What is the best exercise for weight loss with a prolapse?
  • Top 20 pelvic floor safe weight loss exercises (in order of effectiveness)
  • Great tips for most effective weight loss exercise
  • How losing abdominal fat improves prolapse problems

The Best Exercise for Weight Loss With a Prolapse

The best exercise for weight loss with prolapse problems is exercise that burns abdominal fat.

The more abdominal fat you carry, the greater the load on your pelvic floor, prolapse or prolapse repair.

What is the best exercise for weight loss exercise to lose abdominal fat?

Aerobic fitness exercise is the best exercise for weight loss.

Aerobic exercise is more effective than resistance training (strength exercise) for losing abdominal fat.

Resistance exercises have many benefits for women including increasing strength and lean muscle but are not the best weight loss exercise.

Aerobic exercise burns more energy than resistance exercise and is therefore the best exercise for weight loss.

Aerobic fitness exercises:

  • Noticeably increase your heart rate
  • Are rhythmical and continuous
  • Involves the large muscles of your body

Top 20 Pelvic Floor Safe Weight Loss Exercises

Low impact aerobic fitness exercises are the best weight loss exercise for women with prolapse and after prolapse surgery.

Not all exercises suit all women. The graph showing best exercise for weight loss below has been designed from information outlined in The Compendium of Physical Activities1

This graph is intended as a general guide to help you choose effective weight loss exercises if you’re living with prolapse problems.

Best weight loss exercise for prolapse


What This Graph Tells us About the Best Exercise for Weight Loss

The best exercise for weight loss (burning up energy) that is low impact in order of effectiveness:

Best exercises for weight loss

  1. Road cycling
  2. Swimming breast stroke (fast)
  3. Swimming freestyle (fast)
  4. Stair climbing machine
  5. Stationary cycling (vigorous)
  6. Spin class
  7. General dancing
  8. Cross country skiing
  9. Stationary bike
  10. Water aerobics

The exercises on the graph above are all low impact and therefore considered pelvic floor friendly.

Cycling is an great low impact and pelvic floor friendly weight loss exercise for women with prolapse.

You can see that walking at 3.5 mph is the least effective of these exercises for burning energy. Walking is an excellent low impact exercise for general health however walking for weight loss needs to be brisk. Walking burns less energy compared with cycling.

What are METS?

A MET is a measure of the energy requirement of a particular activity. The higher the number of METS the greater the calories burnt by an average healthy adult with that activity or exercise. One MET is the energy expended by an average adult sitting quietly. Activities that burn less than 3 METS are generally considered to be light.

Why you need to choose low impact exercises

Low impact exercise involves minimal landing impact e.g. cycling. If you have prolapse problems the best exercise for weight loss is low impact fitness exercise that protects your pelvic cycling weight loss exercisefloor and burns the most energy.

High impact exercise involves both feet off the ground at once and landing e.g. running. High impact exercise forces the pelvic floor downwards increasing the likelihood of pelvic floor strain, weakness and worsening prolapse problems.

Great Tips for Most Effective Weight Loss Exercise

1. Exercise before breakfast – when you exercise before eating, your energy source is stored fat rather than carbohydrates consumed during the day. This is the time of day when your pelvic floor muscles will work best rather than later in the day when fatigued.

2. Vary the intensity of exercise – research tells us that alternating high and low intensity interval training is the best weight loss exercise intensity (especially for abdominal fat loss). Alternating 8 seconds of fast or high intensity with 12 seconds of slow or low intensity exercise over 20 minutes, 3 times a week has been shown to effectively promote abdominal weight loss in women doing low impact exercises including stationary cycling.

3. Split up your daily workouts – rather than one long 40 minute workout, divide this into two 20 minute sessions. This means when you do exercise you will be able to do so at a higher intensity. It will also provide your pelvic floor with some recovery time too.

4. Include extra short bursts of activity – if your work involves long hours of sitting, a quick brisk walk will ramp up your overall daily calorie burning

5. Perform weights (resistance) exercise before fitness exercise – this helps to mobilise your fat stores to use as energy during your energy burning fitness exercise

6. Prioritise fitness over resistance training – resistance training is fantastic for women, however if you are overweight or obese and time poor and you need to choose between fitness and resistance, fitness exercise will more effectively promote weight loss

7. Choose a variety of low impact exercises – varying your low impact exercises regularly will help you promote weight loss. If you’ve ever done the same exercise reoutine day in day out without losing any weight you will realise the pitfall of this apprach. Different muscles will be challenged with different exercises to burn more energy. Doing a varied exercise program also helps to avoid overuse injuries and keep you interested and motivated in your exercise routine.

How Losing Abdominal Fat Improves Prolapse Problems

Abdominal fat loads your pelvic floor. The more abdominal fat you carry, the greater the load on your pelvic floor. Lower abdominal fat

Abdominal fat is also known as “visceral fat”.  Abdominal fat isn’t the fat you feel around your waist or middle (shown right); it’s the fat that sits inside your abdomen filling the spaces between your abdominal organs.

When you stand upright the load of your abdomen combines with gravity to create downward pressure on your pelvic floor, potentially straining your pelvic floor tissues and worsening your prolapse problems with exercise.

If you have a prolapse or if you’ve had prolapse surgery and you are carrying too much abdominal fat, losing abdominal fat will help your prolapse by taking a load off your pelvic floor when you are upright.

Key Points for Best Exercise for Weight Loss and Prolapse

The best exercise for weight loss that avoids prolapse worsening and recurrent prolapse are aerobic fitness exercises. To maximise weight loss with prolapse problems, some key points to remember are:

  • Low impact exercises protect your pelvic floor more than high impact exercises
  • Cycling and swimming exercises rank highly for energy burning
  • Vary the low impact exercises you choose to maximise your weight loss
  • Losing abdominal fat will reduce the load on your pelvic floor.

Further Reading & Videos on Best Exercise for Weight Loss

» The Best Weight Loss Exercise That Avoid Prolapse Worsening

» Stationary Bike Set Up for Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise & Weight Loss

» Weight Loss Exercise – The 8 Second Secret to Abdominal Weight Loss


Prolapse Exercises BookABOUT THE AUTHOR, Michelle Kenway

Michelle Kenway is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and author of Prolapse Exercises Inside Out.

Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse and after prolapse surgery seeking to exercise safely. lose weight and protect their pelvic floor.





(1) Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, Meckes N, Bassett DR Jr, Tudor-Locke C, Greer JL, Vezina J, Whitt-Glover MC, Leon AS.(2011) Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Aug;43(8):1575-81.

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  1. I am 39 years old and have been diagnosed with a urethral prolapse (not urethracele). The Dr didn’t really know what to tell me as it’s rare in someone my age. They can’t give me estrogen cream as they don’t think I’m menopausal so until lockdown is over and our hospitals reopen I am stuck trying to find a way to fix it myself. Can kegels make it go back in? is there anything else I can try? I’ve lost 6 stone but still have 6 to lose, I’m worried I’ve caused this over exercising and my pelvic floor couldn’t cope.

  2. Hi, thinking of buying a paddleboard. I have a prolapse, but I wanted to be sure this exercise will not make the prolapse worse. I can’t find any info on paddleboarding and wondered what anyone thinks about this please? I am also concerned about carrying, so would go for a lightweight version.

    • Author: Michelle Kenway Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist says

      Hi Rachel unfortunately no one can be sure whether some activities will worsen prolapse. It depends on many factors including your pelvic floor, age, parity and prolapse severity along with the stress imposed by the exercise itself. Are you referring to a kneeling paddle board?

      • Thank you so much for replying, I am so grateful, as it is difficult to get good advice. I’m aged 46, have a mild bladder prolapse (although I fear this has got worse during lockdown). I am trying to lose weight & I’m about 4-5 kilograms off a healthy BMI currently. I would mainly be paddling on a canal once or maybe twice a week and standing up. I noticed on your website that stationary rowing was ok and was about to buy a board when I saw this and wondered if that meant that rowing/kayaking etc was a risk? I don’t want to invest in a board if this is going to make my symptoms worse. I am concerned about the weight of the board in terms of lifting, so have looked into lighter boards and might invest in some wheels to get the board to the water to ensure minimal lifting involved if I go ahead. I’m generally very careful day to day to avoid heavy lifting. I hope the board would motivate me to lose more weight and do my kegals regularly. I am apprehensive about running having ran marathons in the past, because I’m a bit overweight. I am using my bike more often and cycle on the flat. Grateful for any advice on whether you think paddle boarding should be avoided for me please? Thank you so much.

  3. Stephanie says

    I’ve tried riding a bike but it really hurt me.
    I dont like swimming but I usually run or use weights.
    What else could I do please?
    Thank you

    • Author: Michelle Kenway Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist says

      Hi Stephanie, you might consider trialing elliptical machine, interval walking, rower or recumbent cycle perhaps as alternatives and see how you enjoy them

  4. Hi Michelle,thankyou for your precious guidance.I have mild uterus prolapse and follow your level exercises. I am lean but my abdominal fat is increasing now because I have stopped doing abdominal exercises.pls guide which path should I follow and which all exercises to loose abdominal fat.Thankyou..

  5. I think i have a prolaspe should i go to the doctors first before anythink else?.

  6. Thanks Michelle the pelvic floor excercises I’m finding are helpful. I just started a few days ago . I’m 3 years post sleeve gastrectomy And lost 100 pounds an I have a mild bladder prolapse. After my initial weight loss my bladder symptoms went away however recently I gained 25 pounds back an my symptoms have come back a little . So I’m trying to get back on track to lose this 20 pounds an the bladder symptoms any suggestions

    • Author: Michelle Kenway Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist says

      Hi Mayra I think you may have already demonstrated this to yourself – by losing weight (provided that you need to) and pelvic floor exercises. It’s likely that your pelvic floor training will take a number of months to show a really good effect and it’s a great sign that you’re already noticing the difference.The combination of better pelvic floor support and reduced load on your pelvic floor will make a difference for you long term

  7. Also forgot to ask, is it safe to walk up steep hills at a brisk pace? Or on a treadmill at full incline brisk walk? I use to find this really good for weight loss.


    • Michelle Kenway Physiotherapist says

      Nicky it’s usually the high impact walking down hills that is the issue for prolapse management. Once again be mindful of keeping impact low to reduce the risk of strain.

  8. Hi Michelle,

    I’m 25 and just had my 3rd prolapse repair surgery for all the areas :/ which hasn’t fully gone to plan. I use to love running and hate how much weight I’ve put on. I was given no information about what is or isn’t safe after surgery except 4 weeks no lifting. Therefore last 2 surgeries I hit the gym hard post op only 6 weeks later not knowing I was doing damage. With cycling is it safe to cycle on hills? I live in a very hilly area so hard to find flat areas. Also is it safe to stand up when cycling?


    • Michelle Kenway Physiotherapist says

      Hi Nicky
      It’s a shame you weren’t given advice on this – you are very young to have had 3 surgeries to date so it’s vital that you really get well informed to know how to exercise long-term and protect your pelvic floor. Nicky I have an article here on pelvic floor safe cycling that will help you more and answer your questions – cycling is a great low impact exercise and it will help if you understand the key points in this article for minimising pressure on your repair. Hope this helps Nicky
      All the best

    • Hello Nicky.

      I know you originally posted 6 years ago so maybe you won’t see this. But I’ll comment anyways. I had a uterine prolapse and a vaginal wall repair June 2nd 2020. I was going to the gym and lifting prior to surgery so I was eager to go back after the 6 week mark. Went for my follow up 6 week appt and the surgeon gave me the go ahead, maybe I should of specified that I lift heavy and I don’t go easy. But I didn’t and now I’m feeling like I’ve done something to reverse the vaginal wall repair. I’ve got that “tampon falling out” feeling again and I’m very worried. I’ve been seeing a pelvic floor therapist so I will see what she says tomorrow. From all the research I’ve been doing it seems like a vaginally wall repair takes more time to heal than a hysterectomy would. All that said has your symptoms gotten better over time?

  9. Hi Michelle,
    I (excitedly!) noticed that you listed a spin class as an acceptable exercise- would you recommend staying seated throughout the class through?
    Also, can you recommend any pelvic floor safe exercise providers in South Austalia?

    Thanks so much, Kirsty

  10. Thank you Michelle for your words of wisdom. I am a moderately slim 74 year old (BMI 25) but with a belly that seems to be growing no matter what. I have had several bursts of prolapse surgery and also a bad arthritic knee and hip so I need to be careful about what exercises I do. At the moment I am alternating swimming (mainly backstroke and water walking) with stationary cycling (at least 30 minutes per day). I have been told that at my age I shouldn’t try to lose weight as I would lose muscle with the weight loss. I am, however, worried about visceral fat weighing down on my pelvic floor. Should I try to get rid of this by more intensive exercising or a combination of diet and exercise.

    • Michelle Kenway Physiotherapist says

      Hi Maree

      If you’re exercising and eating well you will lose fat over muscle. It’s not necessarily how much a woman weighs but where she stores her body fat and abdominal fat just doesn’t help the pelvic floor. You also need to ensure you don’t become underweight. The cardio exercise routine you’re doing at the moment sounds good. Some light weights might also help your general health too.The best way for you forward is healthy diet and exercise combined along with some light resistance training (pelvic floor safe). Also just as an afterthought get your abdomen checked by your doctor – just make sure nothing else is going on to cause your abdominal distension.

      All the best!

  11. OMG. I was “googling” unable to sleep and I have run across all this fantastic information. I live in Texas, where we have one of the best medical centers in the world. I have what I consider a good gynecologist, internal medince doctor and urologist. I am a 54 years old, have had 3 vaginal births. Sorry if this is TMI!! My gynecologist failed to bring to my attention that I have bladder prolapse. Not until my bladder was bulging slightly (like a water balloon) from my vaginal area, and I brought it to his attention, did we discuss it. He referred me to a urologist. The urologist began discussing surgery with me. A year later, I still had not had the surgery. My husband (who works at the medical center, but is not an MD) had referred me to a group there who I assume do physical therapy for prolapse and pelvic floor issues. The only problem was, they needed a referral from the urologist. The urologist proceeded to tell me that the therapists were “quacks” and that they could not help me. Needless to say, I have basically just been avoiding the issue. You would think in one of the best medical centers in the world, I would get some more helpful advice. I do not want to have surgery if I can help it. I was seeing a very good wellness coach for some other health issues and also to help lower my medical insurance premium. Long story story, she suggested that I try a workout called “Pure Barre.” She thought it would be fun for me to try something new. I have low back issues and she felt the program would be beneficial for that and to maintain a healthy weight. I have tried the program off and on for the past 3 months. Only now that I am having some issued with frequent urination has it dawned on me that Pure Barre, although a wonderful program and something that is probably beneficial to my low back, is not beneficial at all for my prolapsed bladder!! Pure Barre uses Pilates, along with barre work and stretching to increase strength. Also some light weight lifting. It is a great program and a real challenge for me. The only problem is the planking and pilates. Not good at all for me. The girls at the Pure Barre studio of course are not aware that I have a prolapsed bladder, but I had mentioned it to my wellness coach. Now I am afraid I have done much more harm than good. I noticed I am having to go to the restroom much more frequently. I thank you so much for this site and all the good info. on proper exercises for pelvic floor. I have a long history of back problems, probably all due to my weak pelvic floor. There are some things I just cannot do in my exercise class. For example lifting up from a prone position. I just cannot come straight up. I have to roll to my side. Anyway, your sites on pelvic exercises, etc. have so much more appropriate information than I have ever gotten out of any of my local doctors. Shocking. I thank you so much for all of the info. Sorry, I have written so much. It is just amazing to me how little I knew until I read the information on your websites.

    • Michelle Kenway Physiotherapist says

      Ann thank you so much for taking the time to comment and share your experiences – very helpful for women to read about what others go through, often similar for many. It helps to normalise pelvic floor issues and the lack of understanding in some quarters.

      All the best for your future health and wellbeing.

  12. Stephanie says

    Hi Michelle.Thank you for all your dedication.You’ve given me hope.I am 5 months postnatal (3rd child,1st pregnancy in 18 years 2nd vaginal birth).Although I haven’t officially been diagnosed with POP I am sure I have it to some degree.I am awaiting your book and DVD in the mail(very excited).My question is..Is it safe to use a stationary bike with moving arms?

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Stephanie
      Congratulations to you! Stationary bike is a low impact pelvic floor friendly exercise – keep the arm resistance low until you know more about yur pelvic floor and while you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles post bub. Stephanie this article on cycling would help you with a little more information on cycling and your pelvic floor

      Hope this helps you out Stephanie – stationary cycle would be an ideal form of fitness exercise with your new baby to help you exercise at home.

      All the best

  13. Hi,
    Please can you discuss the merits or otherwise of using a concept 2 rowing machine 6 mths post hysterectomy?. Thanks Dotty

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Dotty
      I outlined rowing machine in the recent newsletter did you receive this information? let me know if you didn’t and I will forward it to you.
      Kindest regards

  14. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you so much for your response again, you’ve helped me so much.
    What i’m most worried about is that if i don’t elect to have a caesarean this time that the next baby will be facing the wrong way (as i feel that maybe my body is not balanced properly and encourages the baby to swing the wrong way), and that forceps will be used again and further damage done. Hopefully, the people that i come into contact with – midwives, etc – will take my fears into consideration and that the right decisions will be made. Sorry to take up so much of your time, and this is my last question – do you recommend people with rectocele to have a caesarean, and is there a possibility that with further damage i would not be able to carry and birth another child?

  15. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you so much for the work that you do to help women with prolapse issues. Your website brings so much direction and comfort to something that can be quite a scary to face. My question is would you say ballet and barre exercise is an appropriate exercise or would you recommend i avoid it? I’m thinking some of the squats wouldn’t be good but not sure about the rest.

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Jodie
      Some ballet exercises will increase the risk of prolapse problems in some women – particularly the intense core exercises. I have worked with a number of ex-ballerinas who have had prolapse problems after vaginal delivery. I think that for some of these women the intense core training involved in ballet made their pelvic floor muscles so strong, tight and resistant to stretch that their risk of pelvic floor muscle injury during birth may have been increased.

      I am not familiar with ballet training moves other than some basic ones such as the plie and grand-plie which will very likely increase pressure on the pelvic floor. I would think that like most forms of structured activity and exercise, there will be some ballet positions and moves that may increase pressure on the pelvic floor and others that will be pelvic floor safe. Then there’s the posture training t consider which is wonderful.

      Are there some moves in particular you are concerned about doing Jodie? Maybe you can let me know the specifics.


      • Hi Michelle, thank you so much for your reply. It’s actually not a sport that i’m that very familiar with, it’s just something i’ve been interested in learning for a long time. But i’m thinking that maybe i should give it a miss.
        I’ve been doing Tracy Anderson exercises on and off for a few years which involves light weights for arms and lots of tummy, leg and butt exercises (on hands and knees, doing different leg-lifts) – lots of body weight resistance exercises designed to target “accessory” muscles instead of targeting large muscle groups by doing different exercises instead of the same ones over again. And there’s also a dance cardio component.I’m thinking of continuing that after this pregnancy but not doing the tummy exercises and being very careful on the dance cardio not to jump off the ground. Hopefully leg-lifts are safe, and maybe i can do the arm lifts seated? I’m halfway through my second pregnancy and have discovered that i think i may have a rectocele – i get a feeling of pressure when i’ve been standing up for a while, and also problems with doing #2 – feeling like it’s pushing in the wrong direction :/ so it’s self-diagnosed but i’ll mention it to my midwife at my next appointment on Monday. My first birth had a long stage three part of labour and the use of forceps for delivery as my baby was posterior.
        I am feeling worried about this next labour/birth and am starting to ride my stationery bike to get my fitness up, and working on my pelvic floor, but this article got me a little confused about pelvic floor exercises… is the reason you recommend a maximum of 24 pelvic floor exercises a day so that people don’t over-strengthen and have problems for being too resistant in that area? As in, 24 a day will (hopefully) get someone to just the right amount of strength? I don’t get why they think squats could be a good way to gain buttock strength for people with pelvic floor issues when there are many other ways to achieve that outcome.
        Sorry for such a long post, i really appreciate your time.

        • Michelle Kenway says

          Hi Jodie

          The symptoms you describe are consistent with posterior vaginal wall prolapse and need to be checked by your health professional for accurate diagnosis. You may be aware that forceps is one of the risk factors for future prolapse.

          What do the Tracey Anderson leg lifts involve? Yes to your other modifications, you are spot on!

          As far as this article goes recommending squats instead of pelvic floor exercises, you are exactly right – I think women need to be very careful in terms of knowing accurate evidence based information. Evidence based information should be based on high quality randomized controlled trials or studies to support the idea or hypothesis. There is good quality evidence to support pelvic floor exercises for pelvic floor rehabilitation; strengthening pelvic floor muscles, addressing stress urinary incontinence and relieving prolapse symptoms and training the pelvic floor prolapse to sit higher within the pelvis. I do not know of any such information supporting squats over pelvic floor exercises. Muscle training needs to be really specific and involve or target those muscles in which the effect is desired. For example if you want to strengthen your biceps, you train your biceps not another muscle group. The same holds true for the pelvic floor muscles. In scientific terms this is known as specificity.

          Finally worth mentioning that stool management is really important for posterior vaginal wall prolapse issues, especially during and immediately after pregnancy when constipation is a risk. This information about stool softener foods may help you a little as well as this one about rectocoele repair.

          All the best Jodie

  16. Hello again Michelle,

    I am also wondering what you think about the appropriateness of Zumba for a compromised pelvic floor.

    Thank you,


  17. Hi Michelle, I am a 54 year old Australian lady currently residing in USA. I have been receiving your emails & very much appreciating your wisdom on pelvic floor related matters for a couple of years now. In the USA I have become aware of a form of exercise called pure barre. I had a hysterectomy for severe prolapse along with repair to a cystocele & rectocele after my second child. Do you think pure barre exercises are safe to perform for a compromised pelvic floor? I look forward to learning your thoughts.

    Kind regards,


  18. Thanks Michelle. Yes I mean paddle boarding standing up with a long paddle.

    • Michelle Kenway says

      OK Barbara paddleboarding involves core abdominal work – the amount will depend on how forcefully you drive the paddle/speed of paddling and the conditions. Whether your pelvic floor strength can withstand the pressure is not known to me, however this is an exercise to be approached with caution especially with a history of recurrent prolapse. The key is to avoid straining and strengthen your pelvic floor to minimise your risk of further surgery.

      I hope this information helps you Barbara

  19. How about pedal boating? You would be sitting with your legs extended in front of your body while pedaling. Is it safe?

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Laura
      I think the pedal boats are fairly light in resistance aren’t they? In this case they are a little like a recumbent cycle which is usually a pelvic floor safe exercise for most women.

  20. Hi Michelle – having had surgery to repair my pelvic floor a bit over 12 months ago, I’d love to get back into cycling but understand that it’s not advisable to stand up on the pedals when going up hills. Is this true? Also would paddle boarding and rock climbing be out of the question? I’d like to run again – my run is more of a shuffle – is this unsafe for the pelvic floor? Thanking you

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Barbara
      With repeat prolapse surgery the risk of prolapse is further increased so that it is very important to make wise choices when it comes to general exercise in addition to maximising your pelvic floor muscle function with pelvic floor exercises. Cycling with low to medium resistance is suitable for most women having fully healed, avoid pedal resistance that causes intense effort like standing in the pedals going up hills. Rock climbing and running are not advisable for women at increased risk of repeat prolapse. As for paddle boarding do you mean paddling standing up with a long paddle?

  21. Brenda Frank says

    Thanks for the advice. I used to use running (outside on sidewalks) as my primary exercise. It is so effective as aerobic exercise. Guess that’s history.

    I probably should be thankful that I can still do all the alternative aerobic exercises. Swimming is a good workout, just not as convenient and usually not outside in the sunshine. Biking outside is OK, but difficult in McLean, VA. The way people drive here, bicyclists can end up as roadkill.

    We should all just do the most of whatever we can do. I appreciate your support and guidance.

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Agreed Brenda – somtimes women are advised not to run and think they are finished in terms of exercise, fitness and weight management. Sometimes just to know there are alternatives gives hope, You are right do whatever we can do and I would add to that hopefully what we enjoy too.

      Best wishes

  22. Renee Noel says

    Finally a site that actually helps women with pelvic problems. I can’t thank you enough for the plethora of helpful information that you’ve given!

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Renee
      Thanks so much for your comment! Yes that’s the goal – any ideas for articles or videos for ladies with pelvic floor problems are most welcome
      Kindest regards

    • I have put this website on hystersisters website as we needed to have this info ten years ago, you have given me confidence back after prolapse repair surgery and hysterectomy. I was depressed due to no exercise increasing my endorphins now l am an empowered woman again- thanks bucket loads to u all

      • Michelle Kenway says

        Thank you Sandi- So glad to hear you’ve got that exercise high happening again – what would we do without it!
        Keep it up

      • Michelle Kenway says

        Thank you Sandi- I’m so glad to hear you’ve got that exercise high happening again – what would we do without it!
        Keep it up

  23. Great information these exercises for after prolapse surgery are truly enjoying this,thanks Michelle

  24. How does horseback riding affect prolapse? I have moderate bladder and rectal prolapse and like to do trail riding in the summer. Mainly walking, not a lot of trotting or running.

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Karen
      The walking is the key – I would be inclined to stick with the low impact walking and avoid trotting with a moderate prolapse.
      All the best

  25. Thank you so much for sharing all of this information. I have purchased your books and your video and I just want to truly thank you for giving me hope that I can stay fit and active, even as I face pelvic floor problems. You have no idea how much hope and joy you have brought to my life. The one thing I still miss is yoga. Would you consider making a yoga video for women with pelvic floor issues? Thank you so very much for all you do!

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi M
      Yes a Yoga DVD is on my to do list, are you on my newsletter list? I will keep ladies notified when I get this completed. All the best and thank you for taking the time to comment!
      Best wishes

  26. After a year of really not knowing what to do in regards to
    Exercise after prolapse surgery , this has given me some valuable tools
    To keeping my health and fitness without compromising my surgery.
    Thank you for thinking of us ladies Michelle