The Anatomy section contains 12-pages of detailed explanations and illustrations of the entirety of upper body, lower body and core muscles affected by pregnancy and the postpartum period. In this section, fitness professionals will get a refresher on biomechanics, such as joint and muscle actions, as well as anatomical planes. Additionally, detailed diagrams containing information on the principal muscles activated during specific exercises such as bridges, lunges and planks are presented.
The Exercise Toolbox includes over 250 exercise images, worksheets, and handouts detailing prenatal and postnatal exercises appropriate for clients of all fitness levels. Learn prenatal single and compound muscle exercises and proper prenatal stretches used to alleviate aches and pains. Additionally, postnatal single and multi-plane exercises designed to accommodate each phase of postpartum recovery will be highlighted. Information on corrective postnatal stretches, a Prenatal Workout Format, and a Three Phase Postnatal Workout Format will assist fitness professionals in designing exercise programs for their clients that are suitable from the prenatal through postnatal phases.
The Case Studies section presents information and suggested practices on how to address the benefits, risks, and needs for special circumstances, such as a pregnant runner, a client who likes High Intensity Interval Training and/or Cross-Fit, and a client who has had Diastasis Recti in consecutive pregnancies. In this section, the fitness professional will get the opportunity to put the research and knowledge gained in the first two sections of the course into practice.
The Instructor Tools section highlights all of the resources available to help newly certified Prenatal & Postnatal Specialists train the prenatal and postnatal population. Some of these resources include: A Prenatal & Postnatal Starter Pack, client assessment tools, marketing materials and a Prenatal Nutrition 411 guide. Additionally, certified instructors will be able to access the Pro Series I, Instructor Chat and Continuing Education sections, as well as gain information on employment, Liability Insurance and more.
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“Lindsay’s prenatal and postnatal exercise course was thorough and a great foundation to build individualized exercise programs for clients and patients.
I greatly appreciate her knowledge of safe techniques for my patients during and after their pregnancies. Even my male patients have benefited from some of the core stabilization exercises she covers. I really enjoyed expanding my exercise “toolbox” for my patients with this great course!”
~ Megan, mom of 2, Physical Therapist
“Lindsay’s prenatal and postnatal fitness course was thorough and a great foundation to build individualized exercise programs for clients and patients. I greatly appreciate her knowledge of safe techniques for my patients during and after their pregnancies. Even my male patients have benefited from some of the core stabilization exercises she covers. I really enjoyed expanding my exercise “toolbox” for my patients with this great course!”
~ Jennifer, mom of 2, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor | Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist | Certified CIZE Live Instructor | Marathoner
“I had been teaching Boot Camp for 11 years. I started before I became and mom and was so excited that I could work from 6-8am in the morning and make $60k a year. As my Boot Camps became more and more popular I noticed an influx of postnatal moms. I found I could help them lose weight, but and I didn’t know help them get a healthy core again. Lindsay’s 3 phase core recovery is just perfect – I use it for everybody. You wouldn’t believe the difference – I never knew 90% of people do crunches the wrong way and don’t know how to activate the deepest core muscle (I am included in this 90%). Needless to say I am confident in training moms now, we need customized exercises! And since completing the course, I introduced Stroller Pump. It is fantastic because Lindsay creates all the exercises for a pre and postnatal mom, so you don’t have to think!”
~ Elizabeth, mom of 2, self-employed Boot Camp and Stroller Pump instructor
“I used Lindsay’s DVDs through all five of my pregnancies. And being in better shape now, than I ever was as an athlete in high school, I knew I wanted to help others like Lindsay helped me. I was a Stay at Home Mom with visions of “some day” doing something for myself. I always thought that “some day” would be after my youngest went to Kindergarten. Instead I enrolled in the course, planning to take it at my own pace. And within a weekend I had completed the course. I am planning on starting my own business and I found the Instructor Tools helpful in getting me started. Lindsay offers a play-by-play of her business and how she started. I feel confident and am really excited to get started!”
~ Jen, Stay at Home Mom eager to start a business of my own and have something for me