I was asked to do an Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer review after buying one back in early 2009. The Athenafem, as it is also known, represents the modern way to tone up your pelvic floor muscles. I myself can remember attending ante-natal classes before I had my first child over 20 years ago in West Yorkshire and the nurses impressing upon the group of naive young mums-to-be how important it was to do our “squeeze and release” exercises after our babies were born.
I can remember being told that they should be started as soon after the birth as possible and I can also remember vowing to do just that. At that time, there were no such devices as the Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer, in fact, I can’t ever recall even a manual device being mentioned.
My, how times have changed!
I took every piece of advice to heart and…you might not believe this-but I really did this…as I was lying on the bed after the safe delivery of my son, I attempted to pull in my pelvic floor. I can’t quite describe how it felt, but the nearest I can think of is to imagine trying to pull your ears in, using muscle strength alone-it just doesn’t happen, no matter how hard you try.
Fast forward a week or two and I began to do my pelvic muscle exercises properly and I’ve got to say that things did improve. Although I never felt like I was back to how I used to be, I did have some tone. This all changed though after the birth of my daughter. Despite religiously doing my exercises again, things never really improved and I suffered from incontinence, having to wear pads long after my bleeding had stopped.
I would probably have jumped at the chance to try something like the Athena Pelvic Toner, but didn’t have the option.
Instead, I spent many years buying endless packets of Tena Lady and having a less than satisfactory sex life. It was downright embarrassing and I felt old before my time. This all changed though a couple of years ago when I was passing time, watching This Morning.
Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer Review
Dr Chris Steele was talking about pelvic floor weakness and recommended the Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer. I didn’t hesitate and sent off for one immediately as it sounded like the perfect solution to my “personal problems”. I received it with some trepidation but couldn’t wait to try it out.
It was very easy to use. In fact, it felt just like inserting a tampon. The best thing about it for me was the fact that it is cordless. I used to regularly do my “workout” when watching TV or reading. It was so much better than trying to do all those repetitions, which never seemed to work for me. I would use it twice a day, for about 10 minutes each time. At first, I didn’t notice much of a change but after 6 weeks, there was a definite change. Both myself and my husband could really notice an improvement when we were intimate and little by little, I began to realise that my Tena pads were often dry.
The prices below are the full prices-you can take off 5% using the discount code ASMN5 at the checkout and, if using for a long term medical condition, you will be able to deduct the VAT.
I continued to use it daily (with the odd exception) and after 6 months, I no longer needed to wear any pads and although I wouldn’t say my pelvic muscles were of pre-baby strength, we were certainly having fun in the bedroom!
I would highly recommend this device and I only wish it had been invented sooner. It really is an easy way to restore muscle strength when all else has failed.
The Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer is available VAT-free if being used to treat an ongoing medical condition (you can self-certify this at the checkout) and by using the discount code, ASMN5, you can get a further 5% off.
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