A full-body program teaching you how to use your body instead of being afraid of it: so that you can finally get your damn life back!
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Ready to learn how to exercise YOUR body in a way that doesn't involve endless kegels and boring "mommy" moves? To be able to finally trust your body again so that you can do the physical shit you never thought you'd be able to?
Maybe you're older now. Maybe you've had kids. Maybe you want to have kids, but you're stressed at the thought because you've always heard your body goes to shit after you do.
One thing is for sure: you've never felt more disconnected from your body, more confused, and more overwhelmed by exercise in your entire life.
The workouts you want to be doing stress you TF out. You're like:
You've got the workouts pinned to your Pinterest boards, the workouts saved on Instagram, but when it's all said and done, you stick to what you feel you know best: clopping away on the treadmill or elliptical, or doing nothing at all.
Sex is painful now.
You're so disconnected from your body these days, you're not even sure if you'll ever truly enjoy sex again.
Part of you secretly wonders if this is the price every woman pays for admission to getting older.
"More kegels at the stop lights!" you commit to yourself because that's what you've always been told.
"Are all these core workouts actually working? I can't tell." You wonder as you look in the mirror.
"What is the damn point?!" You throw in the towel.
Only to pick up right where you left off over and over and over again.
If this sounds familiar, it doesn't have to be this way.
Imagine never having to feel like you're sitting in the sidelines of your own life ever again.
Finally Floored is a 12-week conditioning program for folks with vaginas who want to confidently navigate their body both in their life and during workouts, while never having to question what's "going on down there" or settling for sitting on the sidelines of life thinking "it is what it is."
Finally Floored is for active folks with vaginas who are tired of accepting a sub-par life and refuse to believe their bodies turn to shit after a certain age or having kids.
This is the only program that literally takes you from start to finish, helping you learn about your body and how to use it so that you'll never worry about wearing light colored leggings to the gym ever again.
You'll be able to confidently load that case of water into your car without throwing your back out.
You'll be able to finally enjoy intimacy with your partner again and not have to grin and bear shit anymore.
And so you can prevent this all from happening in the first place.
This program works with your body and meets you where you're at, progressing at YOUR pace instead of forcing you into a timeline that either keeps you bored at best, or injuring yourself at worst.
Without the shame of before and after photos.
Without the weigh-ins.
Without the guesswork of whether certain exercises are "good" for you or not.
Because you deserve to understand how amazing your body can be when given the right tools to connect with it in ways you never have been able to before.
By the end of the 12 weeks, you will:
Whats inside (see what I did there 🙃?)
* 6+ weeks of course modules teaching you all about what's going on in your body and how to build the brain-body map™ so that you are getting the most out of each workout
* 12+ weeks of programming that literally builds from the basics, starting with the core and pelvic floor then working outward to work your entire body so that you will never feel confused with whether you're working out "the wrong way" ever again
* Self-assessment to help you learn more about your own core and pelvic floor so that you can avoid useless exercises that aren't right for you, for good
* Bi-weekly live coaching calls via Google meet to ask me any questions that may come up for you along the way, as well as receive some bonus tips to ensure you get the most out of your journey. These will be recorded and replays available for those who cannot make it live.
* Exclusive access to the Finally Floored community where you can ask questions, share wins and revelations, and connect with like-minded folks who are also navigating this crazy thing called a vagina! You'll never feel "weird" or awkward about what's going on down there because we are all going through similar shit, together.
* Form checks with me so that you never have to question whether you're doing an exercise right ever again.
Are you ready to take the first step in getting your damn life back?
Hi, I'm Dr. Mel!
Becoming a physical therapist kinda happened by accident: after working in marketing for 7 years, I was absolutely tired of office politics and selling products that I didn't believe in. I was a part-time personal trainer at the time (which I loved), but there was a lot of garbage and shame-inducing behavior in the fitness industry that ground my gears. I thought "I could either sell my soul for the next 40 years, or switch careers entirely."
So I did.
Fast forward 7 more years, and I found myself in the same position: stuck. The healthcare politics, the insurance games, the fear mongering, the lack of available resources surrounding the need for pelvic health..something had to give. Out of fucks and with egos aside, I decided that instead of trying to play nice and start a movement under someone else's umbrella, if it was gonna be done right, it was gonna be done myself.
And here we are.
It blows my mind that we are literally given the ability to bring life to this world, yet at the same time are led to believe that we are broken once we do. That our bodies betray us with age. That folks with vaginas literally lead their entire lives without understanding how this part of their body works, let alone how to condition it.
That we are basically swept to the side, underserved and dismissed based off what's between our legs.
Screw that noise.
I'm here to educate and empower as best I can, utilizing one of the most amazing things we can ever be given: our bodies. Without the shame and without the guilt, but with pure honesty, humility, and a little humor thrown in to make it not seem so scary.
Cuz I know how scary it can be after living for decades in a world where people are telling you you can't, now someone is finally telling you you can.
Finally Floored is for you if:
Here's why you don't want to wait!
No, if you've been prescribed pelvic floor PT, this does not stand in place of 1:1 treatment for a medical condition. However, if you have never tried anything other than kegels, "just relaxing," or other methods in the past that didn't work for you, Finally Floored may be a good gateway to begin learning about your body and what to do for it. Please note that this program is for general educational and informational purposes, so if you do have a referral for pelvic floor PT, please be sure to contact a provider to receive that.
Yes and no. This program is structured so that you will be able to go at your own pace, doing exercises that are suitable for YOU, not forcing you to do things you are not ready for. That being said, this program is structured so that ultimately everyone is doing an iteration of the same thing, at the same time. We will also have scheduled group coaching calls and access to each other throughout the journey so that you are never doing this completely alone.
Not at all! You can share as little or as much as you want with me and the group; if you are only comfortable sharing with me I will ALWAYS ask permission before sharing anything with the group and will never share the name of who asks what. I want this to be a safe, comfortable environment.
Absolutely! You do not need any "formal" exercise experience, however I do ask that participants are somewhat active, aka already playing outside with their kids, walking, doing an occasional workout stream, etc. This is mainly because there is a lot of mindset work when it comes to being brand new to exercise and sticking with a program, and for all transparency, I am not able to tackle that with the layout of this program.
A set of dumbbells and a type of resistance band or loop is a great place to start! You may want to have varying resistance loads for each to get the most out of this program if you're working out at home, but it is not necessary. You can also do this program at the gym if that is a comfortable environment for you!
Yes! They will be uploaded within the week so you can review at your convenience.
I never use weight loss as a parameter for exercise efficacy. If you're being consistent with the program, you may notice you're losing weight, however you will learn new methods by which to measure progress that won't have you feeling like you're on the weight loss rollercoaster of shame. We have bigger fish to fry!
Each week will have 3 scheduled days for exercise that you can do whenever is convenient for you. This program is designed to fit into your life, not the other way around.
As a pelvic floor physical therapist helping people with vaginas, everything about me is political. If you don't believe Black lives matter, if you don't stand for trans lives, if you are more offended by WAP than you are at the racism in 6 Dr. Suess books, then this isn't the place for you. You're gonna have a terrible time.
While I do offer a lot of free content on IG, it is not structured in the same way that a program is. Programming takes a lot of thought and nuance, while on IG I literally take a generalization of something and put it up. Having an actual program to follow based on your starting point and goals is where you're gonna find results. I mean, how have those saved Pinterest workouts helped you in the long run?
Unless you know how to coordinate your pelvic floor and deep core while using the rest of your body, and also challenging it all with weights and bands, you're probably not too advanced for this!
I've seen some of the conventional stuff out there, and from what I can tell so far, nothing out there is as comprehensive as Finally Floored. No other program teaches you how to assess your own body, nor does it progress you at your own pace instead of arbitrarily throwing out timelines of where you "should" be.
If you still have questions and are on the fence, please feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com!