What to expect in 2019

Kegels & Karma is an event for all women designed by two sisters who grew up in The Boland.

Shirley Boerssen and Janet Kimmel. As moms and women who work in the fitness industry, they recognize the need to learn and embrace the changes their bodies and that of their clients go through with every stage of life. Kegels & Karma is an event that educates women on core and pelvic floor function and how to take care and become of aware of a healthy mind, body and soul. and much more.

Our first event was held on January 13, 2018 and an amazing experience to share and learn from amazing women. The success and feedback confirmed the importance of this event.

This time we are doing it slightly different. In 2019 we are hosting 4 mini-events (with limited space), each with its own topic, so those who attended this year will be sure to learn and experience something new in 2019. The mini-events will be hosted at CoreConnect Health and Fitness Studio, in Blomtuin, Bellville, a boutique studio opened by Shirley Boerssen in July 2018.

Kegels & Karma is for all wanting to:

  • Learn about their core-pelvic floor and how it ties in with movement or exercise
  • Learn about pelvic floor health and dysfunction: ever heard of Prolapse, Diastasis Recti, incontinence, pain during intimacy and more…
  • Pre and Post Natal care for moms
  • When and how to return to exercise after caesareans, abdominal or back surgery
  • Learn about your menstrual or hormonal cycle
  • Open the conversation around pelvic floor and menstruation between mothers and daughters or women in general
  • Hormonal balancing and nutrition
  • Thermography for breast cancer detection
  • Managing Menopause
  • And many more

Your day will include:

  • Talk by various speakers
  • Goodiebags
  • Lucky draws on the day
  • Health Smoothie/Coffee/Tea
  • Ending the day with a glass of wine

Kegels & Karma is for moms, mother-in-laws, sisters, girlfriends, daughters, cousins, nieces, aunts, step moms, we think you get the point.

Kegels & Karma makes a great gift for any women you adore and care about.

What is a Kegels? And why Kegels & Karma?

a Kegel is a pelvic floor exercise that consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. But did you know the majority of people perform this exercise incorrectly and actually cause more damage than good in the process- a safer way to work your pelvic floor muscles is to do what we call a core breath: inhale soften or relax your pelvic floor( imagine a jellyfish swimming to the bottom of the ocean) exhale gently engage your pelvic floor ( imagine a jellyfish swimming to the surface of the ocean.) ​

The focus is on the inhale and softening of the pelvic floor as people often have an over recruited pelvic floor due to stress, exercises or anxiety just to mention a few. An over recruited or hypertonic or too strong pelvic floor will also cause leaks, pelvic pain and core dysfunction as this causes an imbalance in your deep core system. Kegels is part of our event name because we are on a mission to educate women on their core system and open up the taboo conversation around leaks of any kind- a condition that effects athletes, young girls, new moms, menopausal women, sedentary and older women – 1 in 4 of all women have core dysfunction and never speaks about it or seek help. The sad part is that it is fixable with exercise and awareness.

What is Karma? And why Kegels & Karma?

Here the explanation around KARMA: KARMA means action, work or deed. It also refers to the spiritual principal of cause and effect. Meaning good intent leads to good Karma and bad intent leads to bad Karma. Kegels & Karma is a day where we allow you time and space to set good intentions for your new year.

What is Karma? And why Kegels & Karma?

Here the explanation around KARMA: KARMA means action, work or deed. It also refers to the spiritual principal of cause and effect. Meaning good intent leads to good Karma and bad intent leads to bad Karma. Kegels & Karma is a day where we allow you time and space to set good intentions for your new year.