This course will provide you with the invaluable, up-to-date information you need to design the most successful pre- and postnatal exercise program for your clients. It will equip you with strategies for answering her questions about her body during and after pregnancy, for inventing a fitness regimen that respects her needs and optimizes her strengths, and for cheering her on through challenging moments.
Throughout the entire course, we include research and resources from the most authoritative voices in the industry so that you know where to turn when you have questions in the future.
Chat 1 on 1 with Lindsay inside the course.
Marketing tools and postcards, client handouts & illustrations.
An in-depth look at the core; pairing fitness with physical therapy research and practices.
Our Registered Dietitian helps you gain a solid understanding in nutrition. Creating changes beyond calories and percentages.
You will have lifetime access to the online course. This includes all updates and additions that are made in the future!
The Pro Series consists of 45 minute pre-choreographed workouts. No franchise or licensing fees. Pro Series I included.
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!
I used Lindsay’s workouts 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!
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!
After using Lindsay’s DVDs during both of my high-risk pregnancies, getting into the best shape of my life, and becoming a group fitness instructor, I decided to get certified as a Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist through Moms into Fitness. Since I enjoy Lindsay’s videos and books so much, I was pleased to see that the certification contained in-depth information on the tips and techniques that I used to get my own body back. Both the manual and videos were easy to comprehend, while being grounded in up-to-date, ACOG-backed research. The quizzes were thorough and straightforward and tested your knowledge of the material in a practical way. Additionally, the case studies gave me the opportunity to critically think about the material and apply it to real-life situations. Now that I’m certified, I can’t wait to help other moms feel comfortable during pregnancy and after and to bring prenatal and postnatal fitness classes to my local health club. I may even start my own business someday!
Gain the ability to properly address common prenatal concerns, such as: Exercising during infertility, 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. Also to attend to misconceptions regarding the relationship between exercise, and infertility and miscarriage.
Increase your knowledge of the physiological changes that postnatal clients will experience immediately following birth and up through the first 12 months postpartum. Information regarding metabolic and hormone changes will enable help you develop proper exercise programs for 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 how and when to resume training postpartum.
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.
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.
Upon completion, 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.
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 2015(reaffirmed 2017, 2019) 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.