PELVIC ROAR GETS ‘FEARLESS’ WITH 261
10th March 2019, at 8pm UTC
Established in 2015, 261 Fearless Inc. is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner Kathrine Switzer. They use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women through the creation of local non-competitive running clubs, education programs, communication platforms and social running events.
They aim to break down the barriers of geography and create a global community for women runners of all abilities to support, encourage, and inspire each other towards a positive sense of self and fearlessness. 261 Fearless Clubs can be found currently on five continents and there will be more soon.
Changes brought about by pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause can cause issues with the pelvic floor. 1 in 3 women complain of urinary incontinence and over half of women post baby will experience symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. These symptoms ae worsened by running if left untreated. Women are often embarrassed to admit that they have pelvic floor issues and as a result will either put up with these symptoms or stop exercising. Most will not go to the GP with these symptoms and do not recognise that women’s health physiotherapy and pelvic flor exercises can have a profoundly positive effect on these symptoms.
Pelvic Roar is committed to promoting and ensuring that more and more women understand the benefits of pelvic health and continue to exercise for their long health benefits. They also recognise that fitness professionals like the 261 running coaches are perfectly placed to disseminate information and promote education about pelvic floor dysfunction.
As a result, we are proud to announce that Pelvic Roar is partnering with 261 Fearless to promote Pelvic Health and exercise. We will be carrying out our first pelvic health educational webinar with the 261 running coaches to provide them with the tools to flag and signpost women to their GPs / Women’s Health Physiotherapist so as to address and also prevent pelvic floor dysfunction. Our first webinar will take place on the 10th March 2019, at 8pm UTC