V. I. BUYS: Why you should meet and make friends with Elvie – a ‘personal’ trainer **Plus Giveaway**

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Firstly, I’m going to confess for me to write about something so personal means it had to be something worth shouting about. As here on my blog I don’t share anything I wouldn’t buy, use or give as a gift myself. Be that fashion, interiors or beauty – or, the latest product that every women needs.

And, that’s where Elvie steps in.

Who or what is Elvie –I hear you ask?

Well that’s exactly what I wondered when they asked if I wanted to put one to the test.

Elvie is your very own personal trainer – and when I say personal I mean ‘personal’. As Elvie is a fitness gadget for your Kegal muscles. Kegal muscles – say what? Known to you and I as the pelvic floor muscles. That is the muscle – located between the tailbone and pubic bone – that is critical for bladder control, childbirth ooh and a healthy sex life.

I am going to confess before I became pregnant I had never once exercised my pelvic floor muscles – and I’m not even sure I knew how too. When I did become pregnant talk of ‘pelvic floors’ were thrown around with labour pains, stitches and all that other stuff that you only ever really take notice of when you are pregnant.

And, I’m going to further *confess* that even during pregnancy and afterbirth I did very few Kegal exercises and I think that is mainly because I still wasn’t sure what I doing – so I kind of gave up as I never really felt they were working.

Admitting this I feel a bit silly – I mean as a grown women and not really understanding my body. But, it seems I’m not the only one – as its estimated that around 30% of women are doing them wrong too.

I haven’t had major problems since having Miss M but I will say that my bladder isn’t what it used to be. This could be the older I’m getting too but lets just say when I need the loo –I need the loo! I can’t hold it like I did as a teenager (and, why oh why did I ever do that?), sneezing and coughing is ‘interesting’ and I joke that my trampoline days are long over.

This is why I was intrigued to try the new Elvie – a small oval-shaped tracker that works alongside an app to help you train effectively.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • After launching the app and register your Elvie over Bluetooth – you’re good to go.
  • The egg shaped, sensor packed device is inserted into the vagina – and removed with the small handle.
  • By clenching your Kegal muscles around it Elvie monitors whether you’re doing the exercise correctly with 5-minute workouts that are designed to lift and tone.
  • The multiple sensors (inside Elvie) measure the pressure and offer progress reports to help you practise.
  • The real-time feedback is monitored via the app and helps you improve your technique.
  • Elvie encourages you to ‘pull up’ your muscles rather than ‘push down’ which is where most women go wrong and this can even strain the muscles.
  • Your progress is stored in the app so you can keep track of your ‘inner strength’ workout over time

And, that’s exactly what I have been doing over the last few months. Making friends with Elvie. On first view the elegant Elvie packaging looks like a special gift in its pretty pistachio green coloured box – and to be honest it is a special gift, to yourself.

I guess like most women suffering in silence or thinking it will pass – what I had been doing! And, I understand I’ve been lucky to be given this opportunity to try Elvie and in reality had I seen it in the shops I may have dismissed it. Partly because it could look like a complicated fitness gadget that I’ll never get to grips with or one of those things that I will never use. And, maybe because at £149 – it’s not cheap.

But, really can you put a price on something that ultimately helps and benefits your future health?

As women we need to talk about these things and really need to break the silence. That is why I have teamed up with Elvie to discuss this sensitive subject and also to offer one lucky reader their very own personal trainer with an exclusive giveaway.

Elvie Pelvic Floor trainer and giveawy, mamasvib, elvie

** EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY ** 

WIN an Elvie personal Trainer worth £150


V. I. BE HONEST: Please take the time to read the mamasVIB Giveaway terms and conditions:

  1. Entry is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding anyone professionally associated with mamasVIB or the Promoter.
  2. One winner will receive Elvie Kegal Tracker worth £149. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  3. The prize draw starts at 12.01am BST on 13th October 2016 and closes at 11.59pm BST on 11th November 2016.
  4. Entry is free and must be made by commenting on this or any other blog post. Entrants can gain bonus entries by following @mamasvib and @helloelvie on
    Twitter, liking this blog on Facebook and then completing the Gleam widget featured in this post.
  5. The name of the winner will be published on this website within 14 days of the competition closing.
  6. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.
  7. The Promoter’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions.
  9. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant/winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  10. The Promoter is: Elvie c/o Chiaro, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE
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54 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    October 13, 2016 / 11:29 am

    After delivering six babies, I need this!

  2. natalie crossan
    October 15, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    I’d love this to help me get some muscle tone back x

  3. October 18, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I never knew things like his existed.Now I do I realise I need this in my life.Brilliant product.

  4. MG
    October 20, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Need some exercise so I can safely bounce in the trampoline with the kids! 😉

  5. Stilljustkate
    October 27, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    I need this, I didn’t realise until I took up running – especially doing intervals – just how much I need something like this. Wonderful idea for a product!

  6. October 29, 2016 / 11:15 am

    After three babies, who wouldn’t need this little gizmo?!! Sounds like just what I need. x

  7. October 30, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Wow I never knew things like this existed, what a great way to increase muscle tone x

  8. October 30, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Ooooh didn’t know these existed! Brilliant xx

  9. October 31, 2016 / 7:17 am

    Love the sound of Elvie! She could be a very useful addition to my life! ,
    X

  10. Sharon
    November 5, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Sounds like my new bff! My first delivery didn’t do well with my muscles and I still suffer from it!

  11. November 8, 2016 / 12:03 am

    Ooooh would love one of these. Three babies later!! Also I heard that having a strong pelvic floor is great for your core too.

  12. Jennifer Toal
    November 8, 2016 / 7:54 am

    This is something I do need

  13. Bernice Cockrell
    November 8, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Who knew there was help out there….let’s get rid of Tena lady for good!

  14. JAYNE hall
    November 8, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    yes please

  15. Amanda Gibson
    November 8, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Nearing an age when one sneeze causes damp moments this would be great

  16. Rebecca Nisbet
    November 8, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    first time i saw these, they look really good!

  17. Henry Little
    November 8, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    wife assures me this would be very beneficial to her!

  18. Chris
    November 8, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Looks Fantastic. An excellent product.

  19. donna l jones
    November 8, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    would like to try this

  20. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 8, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Looks great!

  21. Kali filsell
    November 9, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I need this ,I can’t laugh , sneeze or jump without trickling !

  22. Danielle Mc
    November 9, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    After having to have numerous surgeries relating to endometriosis and pcos, everything down south seems to have gone wrong. Something like this could really give me the confidence to deal with every day things that i’m currently too embarrassed to do.

  23. Sarah smith
    November 9, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    This would be a great win
    I’m due my second baby in February, at haven’t been able to play on my sons
    Trampoline with him for 6 years since
    I had him, fingers crossed!

  24. Bryony Marshall
    November 9, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    would help me tone up

  25. samantha bolter
    November 10, 2016 / 10:04 am

    didnt know it even existed, very interesting read and will explore further, thank you

  26. samantha bolter
    November 10, 2016 / 10:04 am

    didnt know it even existed, very interesting read and will explore further, thank you

  27. Sarah Swainsbury
    November 10, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Brilliant device

  28. Ruth Davies
    November 10, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Think most women after child birth could do with this!

  29. YVONNE SHARPE
    November 10, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    OMG xxxx i would so love this going through menopause and have no bladdder control !!!!!!!!!!!

  30. November 10, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Something every new mum needs. I have to stand still and squeeze before I cough or sneeze! Makes me laugh in he labour ward they have remember your pelvic floor exercises. As if I can even feel mine.

  31. November 10, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    It’s quite scary how much of a problem this is but no one ever talks about it. And I swear it gets worse as I get older.

  32. November 10, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Sadly after 2 kids I fear cold season and sneezing away from home 🙁

  33. November 10, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    I never got to grips with pelvic floor exercises either.

  34. Fleur
    November 10, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Cough cough hmmm!

  35. November 10, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    2nd baby was a big strong baby girl. Cue one prolapse. This would be so great!

  36. Kelly Hanson
    November 10, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Great giveaway 😊

  37. November 10, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    This looks great, after two children I definitely need one of these!

  38. November 10, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    I need this in my life! Two weeks after giving birth 8 weeks ago I got an awful cough and let’s just say it’s a good job I was still wearing maternity pads!!

  39. Kirsten Barthy
    November 10, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    After giving birth 2X I need to get my pelvic floor strengtheneditor avoid embarrassing mishaps

  40. November 11, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Oh man I’d love this. I also have just never felt like I’m doing it right!

  41. Emma Garratt
    November 11, 2016 / 2:10 am

    This sounds like an amazing product – great to increase pleasure during sex 🙂

  42. karen watt
    November 11, 2016 / 9:32 am

    I Would love too try this wow

  43. Rachel white
    November 11, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    My full term twins delivery really took its toll… this sounds great!

  44. sb
    November 11, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    I know a poor mum who needs this

  45. Michelle Wild
    November 11, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    I need this….by the way the tweet is over the required characters so won’t post.

  46. November 11, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    COPIED IT AND AMENDED AND TWEETED IT LINK IShttps://twitter.com/wildabouttheboy/status/797087669251612672
    Please ensure credit is given!

  47. Lucy Carter
    November 11, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    My sister-in-law mentioned this to me, I was interested but the price did put me off slightly

  48. jen lloyd
    November 11, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    What a fab invention.. I’m currently pregnant and due in April this would be great

  49. M Harvey
    November 11, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I am having real trouble with my bladder at the moment and have been told by the doctor to tone up this would be prefect

  50. Harley
    November 11, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I’m in desperate need of this, my pelvic floor is so much older than I am!

  51. Louise Crocker
    November 12, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Possibly the best invention for women. Ever.
    After having kids I think I could do with some help, this would be perfect

  52. Samantha Rummens
    November 12, 2016 / 12:39 am

    yes please

  53. Sarah KNIGHTLEY
    November 12, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I would really like one of these (after 3 children!) but the price would be very offputting!

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