A fitness instructor has shared a candid account of her struggles with bladder weakness despite only being in her 40s.
When Gemma Cooke, from Bristol, first had a ‘little accident’ while exercising on a trampoline, she was shocked.
Enjoying an active lifestyle and in great physical Shape Kapseln thanks to her job, the 45-year-old never expected to suffer incontinence at such a young age.
Unfortunately, such incidents kept occurring on a weekly basis – including when she was teaching classes or even sneezing leaving Gemma at a loss for what to do.
She would limit her water intake over fears drinking too much would cause another incident, and wore a pad to avoid embarrassment.
When Gemma Cooke, 45, from Bristol, first had a ‘little accident’ while exercising on a trampoline, she was shocked
Enjoying an active lifestyle and in great physical shape thanks to her job as a fitness instructor, she never expected to suffer incontinence problems at such a young age
‘I was noticing when I was on the mini trampoline that, if I bounced in the evening, I was having a little bit of an accident there,’ said Gemma, who runs The Bounce Fit Method rebounding fitness classes in Bristol.
‘Also other things, like if I’d sneeze sometimes or even if I tripped.
‘I just wanted to nip that in the bud before I got older [or] it got any worse.
‘I haven’t had any kids or anything, so I just knew that it was something I needed to sort out.
‘I would worry that I was drinking too much water throughout the day, and I was then going to have an accident on the rebounder in front of everybody.
‘It did kind of knock my confidence.’