As a Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist, you will have a greater understanding of the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition for both the prenatal client and her unborn baby. You will gain the ability to properly address common prenatal concerns, such as: Exercising during pre-conception and early pregnancy, proper exercise intensity during pregnancy, how a baby in the womb reacts to exercise, and the potential risks of exercising during pregnancy. You will also be able to attend to misconceptions regarding the relationship between exercise and infertility and miscarriage. The prenatal section of the course will offer you guidelines on how to train clients of all fitness levels – from sedentary to competitive athletes, and will provide you with the knowledge to offer modifications for back pain, carpal tunnel, diastasis recti and a host of other pregnancy-related conditions.
Additionally, you will acquire increased knowledge of the physiological changes that your client will experience immediately following birth and up through the first 12 months postpartum. Information regarding metabolic and hormone changes will enable you to develop proper exercise programs for your postnatal clients with special considerations for both C-section and vaginal recoveries, breastfeeding and exercise, the benefits of exercise for the new mother and exercise recommendations for when and how to resume training postpartum. In the postnatal section, you will also learn corrective exercises and techniques for clients with diastasis recti, pelvic dysfunction, back pain and other postnatal conditions.
Video demonstrations, explanations and illustrations of appropriate prenatal and postnatal exercises and stretches for all fitness levels, handouts and more will help you to design exercise programs for your clients from the prenatal through postnatal phases.
There are 3 quizzes covering prenatal fitness, postnatal fitness and anatomy. These quizzes are multiple choice and you have 3 tries to pass by 80%. Upon completion of the quizzes and a case study you will be a Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist. This course is approved by ACE, AFAA, NASM, CanFitPro and AFPA.
You will receive a certificate with your credentials and continuing education credits. This certificate is valid indefinitely, although we encourage you to visit the Continuing Education section often. This section is continuously updated with topics like diastasis recti and pelvic floor incontinence.
Instructor Chat – Chat one-on-one with Lindsay.
Free Resources – Includes 60 exercise illustration high resolution jpgs you can use to create an at-home workout for your clients. Also includes business resources, printable flyers and marketing resources.
Continuing Education – At Moms Into Fitness we stay on top of the research literature. You will find valuable information for fitness professionals. We include guest contributions from nurses, doctors, physical therapists, physiotherapists, fitness professionals and moms in the business.
Lifetime Access – You will have lifetime access to the Course portal. This includes all updates and additions that are made in the future!
Pro Series – 50 minute pre-choreographed workouts. Mix n’ Match different sections to continuously create new workouts. Includes workouts for individual, small groups, fitness classes and Stroller classes. No franchise or licensing fees. Includes online video instruction and high resolution exercise manual. The Pro Series is offered at an additional cost.
I have worked with research professionals, physical therapists and University Research diligently for 12 years. I want to dedicate all my resources and know how to YOU! Complete with Videos, Exercise Program Design, Anatomy, Worksheets, Case Studies and the Biomechanics of the body…all catered for the prenatal and postnatal mom. Since the conception of Moms Into Fitness, I have filmed hundreds of workouts for women who want to do everything they can to ensure the best start for their babies, and who want to feel stronger and more confident themselves. I want you to take that same knowledge and share your passion!
Dr. Sarah Hopkins, is one of the primary authors of the most recent Committee Opinion from ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a contributing author to this course. Dr. Hopkins’ knowledge and guidance will offer you a depth of understanding and a caliber of instruction otherwise unavailable.