Many of us suffer from a weak core and many mums also have Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation) a condition most commonly caused by pregnancy.

A weak core can get worse over time, resulting in lower back pain, sore hips, digestive issues like bloating, pelvic floor problems and a pooch or ‘mummy tummy’ that no amount of diet or exercise will shift.

If you suffer from a weak core or abdominal separation, it is important when doing Pilates (or any other kind of core workout), to do safe, core strengthening exercises that will not make your separation worse.

For the next 10 days, Pilates instructor and Diastasis Rehab specialist, Lana Dawkins, will teach you one new Pilates exercise each day. All these exercises are safe to do if you have Diastasis Recti.

On Day 11, you can sign up for the 20-minute Restore Your Core Workout! This workout is free and combines all the exercises into one workout – we recommend you do it 2-3 times a week to restore and maintain your core strength.

In this introductory video, Lana explains what Diastasis Recti is and what to expect in the 10 Day Restore Your Core Program.

Will you join us for this challenge?

  • Cant wait to get the whole challenge for me to do.


  • Wow just found this. Can’t wait to give it a go!


  • I have a bulging L5/S1 disc that is compressing the S1 nerve root and have been advised that pilates exercises may actually worsen the condition. How is one to strengthen their core (currently nearly 4 months post partum after baby #3) in this predicament?

    • the disc will eventually fix itself and by that stage you should be right to take it easy.


  • i have the same problem


  • hmmmm inspiring this is ….healthy and fit and perfect :)


  • can i look as good as this lady? she looks so healthy and fit


  • How exactly do I join this challenge?

    • There will be a new exercise each day.. just log in each day and check it out.


  • Lke it


  • Sounds great. Count me in. Thanks.


  • my core is strong as I do yoga but this is great to join in


  • Ready to concentrate on the core challenge.


  • This is fantastic. I’m looking forward to this challenge


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