Learn how to develop effective exercise programs for clients before, during, and after pregnancy while also identifying and managing their fitness-related risks, providing them a more positive exercise (and pregnancy) experience.
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women engage in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio per week. This provides benefits such as reduced back pain, decreased risk of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, and fewer issues with constipation. Exercising after the baby is delivered is beneficial to the new mother as well, helping to boost their energy levels, aiding in the loss of “baby weight,” and strengthening the abdominal muscles.
At the same time, certain exercises and physical activities should be avoided during and directly after pregnancy. As a Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Instructor, you can help educate and train clients in all stages of pregnancy – before, during, and after – about what is safe for them and, conversely, what should be avoided to help protect the health of both mother and baby. You will also have the knowledge and skills needed to develop effective fitness programs for this demographic, enabling them to achieve their fitness goals in a way that aligns with their changing bodies.
This Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Instructor course prepares you to work with clients one-on-one, or you can design and implement group courses that target pre and postnatal clients. Either way, your specialization in this area can make you the fitness instructor for women who are or want to become pregnant, and for those who have just given birth and want to get their pre-baby body back.
This course provides the opportunity to learn how to safely instruct your clients throughout their maternal wellness journey. Women during and post pregnancy require specialized exercise and nutritional guidance. By completing this course, you will be well equipped to train pre, during and post pregnancy clients. This certifications focuses on:
Antenatal and postnatal maternal wellness
Education on exercise and pregnancy
Changes in nutritional requirements for ante and post natal clients
Modification suggestions and exercise plan creation
The role of healthcare professionals pre, during and post pregnancy
Safety and risk management
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