E IS FOR ELVIE
Gwyneth calls it a “hammock” for our undercarriage. We know it as our pelvic floor, an enigmatic group of muscles responsible for propping up the uterus, bladder, and bowel. The phrase “use it or lose it” is especially apt here, as a weak one can result in a multitude of issues (low libido, incontinence, and pain). There’s now an alternative to spending hours in plank: an Elvie. Insert the little egg-shaped device up your you-know-where and it uses sensors and Bluetooth to send the results of five-minute clenching workouts to your smartphone via an app, giving you realtime feedback.