Can you still exercise with pelvic organ prolapse?

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

Absolutely!!! Now, don't get me wrong, we may need to make some small modifications and give you some new tools/tips/tricks to use while you're exercising, however, I don't ever want to tell anyone that they can't do something. Just know that we may have to change the way something is done or modify to meet your needs and goals.


First of all, what the heck is pelvic organ prolapse? According to the Office of Women's Health, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is happens when the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, or rectum) come into the vaginal opening due to weakened or loose pelvic floor muscles. It has also been shown to happen when there is weakness in the ligamentous structures that hold the uterus. This weakness can cause the organs to shift into the vaginal canal leaving a woman with a feeling of heaviness, a sense that the organs are "falling out," pain, and possible urinary retention (feeling as though you can't fully empty the bladder) or incontinence and even fecal (bowel) incontinence or feeling as though you can't fully empty the bowels.


Many women feel discouraged or frustrated when they receive a diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. You may be feeling scared, worried, unsure, and want to run for the hills rather than get back to lifting weights and running. I'm here to tell you that you don't have to worry. We ca