Matter|Mission Founder and CEO, Stephanie Schull, PhD.
Valley company aims to improve pelvic health with Kegelbell
Women’s health and wellness products company, Matter|Mission, announces today a fundamental transformation of how women take care of their bodies, beginning with pelvic health and the introduction of Kegelbell, the first vaginal weight lifting system targeting the hard to reach pelvic floor muscle.
Seventy-eight percent of women suffer from weak pelvic floor muscles, the main consequence of which is vaginal laxity. Kegelbell helps women target the pelvic floor muscle effectively and simply. The pelvic floor muscle can be the source of embarrassing and problematic symptoms that affect more than half of women of all ages today, most notably bladder issues including urgency and leakage and sexual problems, including dryness.
Kegel exercises are one of the ways to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle.
Women are told by their mothers, friends, or doctors to kegel. But most have no idea what that really means. We see a fundamental transformation of how women take care of their bodies.
“We make health and wellness simple for women with products that solve problems at the root naturally, safely and affordably,” explains Founder and CEO, Stephanie Schull, PhD. “Our vision is to put millions of women in control of their health and wellbeing so they can live their greatest possibilities.”
For decades pelvic floor strength has been overlooked or ignored by millions of women unaware of its importance. Many factors can weaken a woman’s pelvic floor muscles, including pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, high-impact workouts and weight gain.
Three out of four women perform kegel exercises incorrectly: Most women contract their buttocks or their abdomen when attempting a kegel contraction, never actually squeezing the inner vaginal muscle which is the access point to strengthening the pelvic floor muscle. Doctors recommend performing 100 minutes of kegels a week, yet most women will admit to never doing them at all.
Kegelbell solves the problem of kegels gone bad (or not done at all) with a weight training system that allows women to do the perfect, muscle-strengthening kegel exercise in less time, no fuss and with the greatest strength-building results.
Designed in Germany and Phoenix, Kegelbell is a sleek, bell-shaped weight system that women use to perform a kegel exercise. She simply inserts the Kegelbell ball which connects to the bell-shaped weight that hangs outside the body. Using the vaginal muscle to hold the weight for short burst workouts, she is complete in five minutes or less and can go on with her day. When done three times a week, users report results from a stronger pelvic floor in as little as two weeks.
Kegelbell’s clever nesting design enables women to easily stack weights as their strength increases over time. The 5-piece kegel system comes with three weights totaling eight ounces, and two inserts to ensure best fit.
“Kegels without weights can best be compared to squeezing your arm alone to build muscle,” explains Kegelbell inventor and Matter|Mission Founder and CEO, Stephanie Schull, PhD. “Bicep muscles won’t strengthen nearly as quickly as when you add dumbbells. Both can be effective, but adding weight will provide better and faster results.”
“I feel better and in more control of my body when lifting or running…”, said Jennifer Vollmann, a Kegelbell user, Olympic weightlifter and mother of one. “After the birth of my daughter, I noticed several alarming changes in my body. When running, it felt like my lower organs were falling. The other was bladder issues like peeing when I sneezed or cough, and especially when I was at the bottom of a deadlift. After just two weeks of using Kegelbell, I saw a difference, and now I feel stronger, more protected and the pelvic organ heaviness and my bladder issues are gone.”
Dr. Arnold Kegel published a paper in 1942 explaining the benefits of strengthening the pelvic floor muscle and its correlation in helping stop urinary incontinence, bladder urgency and improved sexual response. More than 70 years later and millions of women have yet to discover the pelvic health connection themselves. Until now.
“Our vision is to solve the nagging problems that plague millions of women,” explained Stephanie Schull, PhD Kegelbell’s inventor. “It’s time we target the root of the problem with a solution that just works, elegantly and quickly.”
The Kegelbell method is the fastest, simplest and safest way to build and tone pelvic floor muscle for inner strength that counts.
Kegelbell retails for $128 and can be ordered now at an introductory, discounted rate of $99 at www.kegelbell.com
Orders will begin shipping in Spring 2019.