There are a few possible explanations:
- Make sure that Boost is working correctly by squeezing in your hand during one of the workouts and making sure you see visual biofeedback corresponding to your squeezes
- Make sure your technique is correct. Imagine you are peeing and you try to stop mid-stream, while also avoiding passing gas. It can also help to visualize a squeezing / lifting sensation with those muscles. If you place a couple of fingers on the surface of your perineum, you should feel the muscles under the skin moving when you do a Kegel activation (if you’re using the right muscles).
- Try increasing Boost’s Sensitivity. You can do this in the Settings section of the app; 5 is the most sensitive setting and should make it easiest for Boost to detect your pelvic floor activations (Kegels).
- Make sure Boost is calibrated correctly. Remember, your pelvic floor muscles need to be fully relaxed when you calibrate, and you should do your best not to change your body position or posture after you calibrate (or, if you do, recalibrate afterward).
- Make sure your seat is firm, flat, and ideally not tilted. Particularly if you are using Boost on a squishy seat like a sofa, it may not have the foundation required to measure accurately.
- Check your clothes. In general it is no problem to use Boost with most clothes, but occasionally there can be a problem if your pants are too thick, too stiff, or too loose/tight. If everything else seems to be working, you can try to use Boost with looser-fitting pants or shorts.
- Make sure the Air Pillow on Boost is beneath your perineum. In particular, you might try spreading your legs out a little bit to make sure Boost is making good contact.
- Last but definitely not least is to experiment with your posture and body position relative to Boost. Small changes in how Boost is positioned relative to your body (for instance, moving it slightly forward or backward), can have a significant impact on how strongly it detects your Kegels. Likewise, your posture can have a big effect. Particularly when you are first getting used to using Boost, some experimentation to figure out what posture and positioning works best for you is a great idea.