Ambassadors – Meet the experts
It is our mission to educate women about a healthy lifestyle. Feeling good is not only about exercise and food. Being healthy is about living experience and storytelling. That is why we have strong women (and men) on board who embody our vision of empowering women in their daily lives. On our blog they share experiences, personal stories and crucial knowledge about women’s health.
In the spotlight: New Carin ambassador
Etsuko Uchida – Mom of two daughters, housewife in Japan
My second daughter is 17 years old and is disabled. I am taking care of her everyday as she requires constant care because she cannot get up, stand, or walk by herself. I assist her to achieve what she wants to do.
Although I love and care for her, as she grew up, the work was too physically demanding for me. I felt the need to change this situation for both of us, thus I decided to start Yoga and pilates. Now, thanks to the exercises, I am feeling a lot better. I also learned the importance of strengthening inner muscles for both daily life and to provide my daughter with the care she needs.
Therefore, I believe Carin is a very fascinating system that uses exercise effectively to help people who have bladder control issues.
Nikée Corstens – Model and Dramatherapist, Mother of Julie. Nikée lives in a little town in Germany
My name is Nikée, I am 27 years old and mother of one daughter: Julie. I worked internationally as a model and also studied theater therapy in The Netherlands. I heard about Carin from Eline who I met in Mexico some years ago at an event of a brand in hair products.
After my studies I spent some time in Hannover (Germany) with my husband and baby and now live in a little town in Germany at ‘the Farm’. Now that I’ve become a mom, I spend time in groups with other moms. In the coming period I will investigate the health of the pelvic floors around me. Especially the ones from women who recently had a baby.
Maeve Whelan – Physiotherapist and founder of Milltown Physiotherapy , mom of two boys. Maeve lives and works in Dublin, Ireland
Maeve Whelan qualified in 1986 from Trinity College Dublin and worked for 3 years before setting up in private practice Milltown Physiotherapy in 1993.
Her special interest is manual therapy of the pelvic floor. Maeve presents at conferences and teaches post graduate Women’s Health physiotherapists. Courses are run in Ireland and abroad. Maeve is mother to two boys, is an enthusiastic golfer representing the club from time to time, loves skiing and keeps up those 5K runs for fitness – if only there was more time …
Kirsten van der Kolk – Olympic champion, Mom and coach of the Dutch Olympic rowing team
“But I tell you, once you are in the flow, the exercises are quite relaxing and easy going; It’s a moment for myself. I find out these exercises can really be done anywhere and anytime, even at work. Deep down already knowing that, but the exercises remind me to really start training my pelvic floor muscles”
Carmen van Zanten – Naturopath & Midwife
“Last but certainly not least; do your pelvic floor exercises! Think of your pelvic floor muscles as a trampoline that have been stretched and stretched throughout your pregnancy- it’s time to help them spring back to life! And by doing the exercises each time you feed your baby, you’re more likely to remember too. On a final note, always remember there is no perfect way to be a mother, but a million ways to be a great one!”
Natasja Beks – Mom, Entrepreneur and outdoor fitness trainer for Mom in Balance
“Your core-stability is so much more important than you know. It helps you with things you do on a daily basis (sitting, standing, lifting kids), but also gives you the best results. Lots of women are having trouble holding their urine during running, sneezing or coughing. This has everything to do with the pelvic muscle. It is a muscle that you can train with simple exercises.”