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Become a PROnatal Certified Coach

Learn how to train your clients for the event of a lifetime

Each year, millions of people enter the “ultimate athletic event” of pregnancy. It is a journey that taxes the human body in an unparalleled way, which can make the idea of training pregnant clients (or perhaps yourself) feel a bit daunting – no matter how skilled you are as a fitness professional.

We are here to change that.

Just enroll in our self-paced online Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course, and we’ll take it from there – guiding you through your learning journey step-by-step to become the trusted pre & postnatal coach that every new and expecting parent deserves. And beyond your course, you can also take advantage of additional resources, coaching support, and even marketing promotion as a PROnatal Certified Coach so that you can make an even greater impact – on your business, and on the lives of so many people.

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An Education That Will Set You Apart

Your journey begins with our self-paced online Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course. Through this course, you will learn how to utilize our evidence-based “Performance Training Approach” to design safe & effective training programs for pre & postnatal clients of all stages and fitness levels. Learn how this unique approach can help you easily design training programs that will help your clients thrive during pregnancy, confidently prepare for birth, and emerge even stronger.

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Recommended and Approved By...

Our education is trusted, and recommended by some of the most recognizable health clubs and boutique fitness studios in the U.S, and approved by the nation’s largest certifying agencies.

What's Included With Your Course

What You Will Learn

Watch the video below for a detailed look inside the contents covered in the 18-module (approximately 30-35 hour) Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course. Or, if you prefer, you can download the course outline

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What You Will Receive

  • 1-Year Access to Online Learning Platform
  • Lifetime Access to Course Materials
  • 18-Self-Paced Learning Modules
  • Webinar, PDF, Self-Check for Each Module
  • Full Course Electronic Textbook
  • Exercise & Instructional Videos
  • Sample Workouts & Programming Templates
  • Fillable Intake & Movement Assessment Forms
  • Pre/Postnatal Specialist Certificate (upon completion)
  • CECs: NASM 1.9, ACE 3.6, ACSM 28, AFAA 15, CANFITPRO 4, ISSA 20 (upon completion)

Maximize Your Success: Get PROnatal Certified

While you have the option of purchasing the self-paced course on its own, you can maximize the value of your education by becoming a PROnatal Certified Coach. Through this designation, you will receive exclusive resources, coaching, and marketing support to help you and your business GROW. Discover everything you receive as a PROnatal Certified Coach.

Workout Builder

Beyond the resources included in your course, receive access to our Video Exercise Library + Workout Builder. It includes hundreds of beneficial exercises, pre-made workouts, and helpful filtering criteria that makes it easy for you to create workouts for clients of all stages and fitness levels. Use the client management system to setup clients and send workouts to them.

Coaching & Community

Receive access to a private Facebook group with direct support from PROnatal leadership and the ability to connect with fellow PROnatal Certified Coaches. This is a great forum to ask questions, share ideas, get advice, receive exclusive content, stay updated on industry news, and network with a community of diverse professionals united by our passion to serve this population.

On-Going Education

Enjoy exclusive monthly webinars on a variety of topics – from coaching strategies, to new research, to business & marketing tips. Learn from a variety of women’s health thought leaders and watch any past webinar in your video resource library. You also receive 15% off on all other PROnatal courses and programs so that you can continue building your coaching expertise.

Featured Endorsement

Benefit from featured endorsement on our heavily trafficked Find a Coach directory. Your full-page feature includes all the real estate you need to fully market yourself and your credentials – including your headshot, bio, website and social media links, additional specialties, and even a unique URL that you can share on your website to highlight your PROnatal Fitness® endorsement.

Marketing Promotion

Unlike other professional directories, we actively drive prospective clients to our Find a Coach directory through our client programs, courses, and content. We also promote our coaches in social media – via features, collaborations, and other partnerships. With the inconsistency of coaches out there, we want to ensure clients know about the quality of coaches that we endorse.

Industry Recognition

As a PROnatal Certified Coach, you will also receive this badge that you can place on your website and marketing materials to denote that you hold our highest distinction. PROntatal Fitness® is rapidly growing in recognition in the fitness industry for its evidence-based, high-quality education and your badge serves as a clear symbol of your expertise as a pre & postnatal coach.


There are three simple steps to becoming a PROnatal Certified Coach.

When you enroll, you will see that you have two purchase options. You can purchase the Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course on its own OR you can select the PROnatal Certified option, which gives you immediate access to the course PLUS all PROnatal Certified resources and support mentioned above. This option also makes you eligible to earn the coveted PROnatal Certified Coach title – along with the badge and Find a Coach feature – upon meeting the two additional criteria below.

Your PROnatal Certified membership renews annually at $150 per year (with the first payment made 1-year after your course purchase). This annual membership fee allows you to continue to benefit from the resources and support mentioned above, and helps us ensure that the professionals we endorse on our Find a Coach directory are committed to on-going education and development.

To receive your PROnatal Certified Coach title, badge, and Find a Coach endorsement, you must complete the Specialist Course and pass the final exam. See FAQs for exam details.

The final requirement to receive your PROnatal Certified Coach designation is that you must also hold at least ONE of the following:

  1. Current Nationally-Accredited Personal Training Certification
  2. Current Nationally-Accredited Comprehensive Pilates Certification
  3. Current Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (minimum 200-hr)
  4. An Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Exercise Science or a related discipline

You will be asked to show proof of any certifications you hold when submitting your materials for your Find a Coach profile page.

Don’t have one of these? You can still select the PROnatal Certified option when enrolling in your course. While you will not be eligible for the PROnatal Certified Coach title, badge, and Find a Coach feature, you can still benefit from ALL the other resources and support included in this option.

After trying so many different pre & postnatal courses, I believe the PROnatal course is exactly what the fitness industry needs to help professionals truly understand the specificity of training needed for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. Amazing education and highly recommended!

Shelly Lutz, Fitness & Wellness Coach

Despite my NASM CPT, I was unprepared for life after an emergency C-section. I found this course and was BLOWN AWAY by what I learned. I not only healed my Diastasis Recti, but my core feels stronger than ever! The whole experience inspired me to start my own company serving this population. Today, I've helped hundreds of new and expecting moms and it brings me so much joy to see the impact my work has had on their lives!

Megan Clokey, Certified Personal Trainer & Owner of Vibrant Mama Wellness

This course was everything I could ask for! Being a certified personal trainer already, I was surprised by just how much I learned. Even though there was so much information, I never felt overwhelmed because the course was structured in such a logical, easy-to-follow way. I've never felt so excited and prepared to coach this special population!

Luis Padilla, Certified Personal Trainer

I took this course during pregnancy, and then when faced with an emergency C-section, I was able to use what I learned to successfully manage through the experience and recover much more quickly. Now at 8 months postpartum, I can confidently say I feel stronger than ever!

Carissa Melicharek, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

I am a Labor & Delivery RN and as I went through this course, I got so many ideas about how to help my patients who want an unmedicated birth, and how to better support my recovering mamas. I can't wait to put my new knowledge into use & keep learning more from PROnatal!

Allie Van Hee, RN-BSN, NASM CPT, FNS

The course is wonderful! It contains so much specialized information in this field that I did not receive in my bachelor’s studies. It has been immensely helpful in my work, and I recommend it to everyone.

Diana A, Licensed Physiotherapist

I was a 2016 Olympic marathon runner, and I took the PROnatal Fitness course when I was pregnant with my son. By applying what I learned, I am now lifting heavier than I was in the past 5 years and I’m back to running race-paced time at just 6 months postpartum!

Jane Vongvorachoti, Certified Personal Trainer & 2016 Olympian

I've taken other prenatal courses, but PROnatal Fitness is definitely the most comprehensive. It's one thing to encourage safe and effective prenatal exercise, but to be able to get into specifics about how to do that like PROnatal Fitness has done is game changing. Training clients in this method definitely makes my job in the delivery room easier!

Dr. Natasha Lowe Osho MD FACOG is a Board Certified OB/GYN, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

I have been implementing so many of the concepts I learned in this course in my work as a structural yoga therapist and it has been hugely beneficial. I believe that this training methodology can help revolutionize motherhood and support it being the STRONG and POWERFUL experience it is meant to be!

Nicole Katz, Structural Yoga Therapist & Founder of Yoga 216

I am a full spectrum doula and I took this course because so many of my clients were asking me about working out during pregnancy. When I began the course, I was a birth doula for 3 clients and I taught them all many of the techniques I learned and they were immensely helpful! I truly believe that the practice they did allowed them to have the birth experiences they had always desired. I look forward to continue to teach these techniques I learned to ALL my future clients. THANK YOU!

Lindsay Salamone, Full Spectrum Doula

Despite working in the fitness industry for over a decade, I experienced incontinence and low back pain after my second pregnancy. I discovered the PROnatal Fitness course right before getting pregnant with my third, and I am so thankful I did! Applying the PROnatal Fitness method, I was able to avoid significant pains or injuries during pregnancy and experience my smoothest postpartum recovery yet – with NO incontinence or pain. Beyond that, the strength I’ve built has helped me to feel my best – and be my best – as I enjoy my busy life as a mom of 3!

Brooke Carlson, Certified Personal Trainer

I programmed my own workouts according to the PROnatal Fitness Performance Training Framework and I was able to experience a PAIN-FREE pregnancy – despite having scoliosis. Moreover, I was able to maintain a full-time personal training schedule that kept me on my feet all day right up until the very end!

Allison Hassan, Certified Personal Trainer & Functional Movement Specialits

To say I was "blown away" by the PROnatal Fitness Specialist Course would be an understatement. Growing up, I thought that pregnancy was this "uncomfortable" experience that you just had to "deal" with, but I've been using what I learned during my own pregnancy and I've felt strong, empowered, and amazing! I want to show others that it is absolutely possible to feel good during your pregnancy and emerge even stronger than you were before.

Courtney Kessler, Certified Personal Trainer

I did a ton of research on pre & postnatal courses before selecting the PROnatal course and it exceeded my expectations from the very first lesson! The entire course felt so empowering. I can't recommend it enough!

Ryan Stec, Certified Functional Strength Coach

One of the things I liked best about this course is the amount of clarity provided in each module. In other certificate courses, I've struggled with the amount of material that feels unnecessary to properly train a client, and I end up getting confused. This is a very straightforward and concise program. I also love the number of tools we are given to help us when it comes to actually working with a client.

Emily Knieriem, Certified Personal Trainer

I was initially concerned about taking an online course because I did not think that I would be motivated enough to stick with it. However, this course is structured in a way that kept me extremely interested and engaged. I ended up completing the course in less time than I thought and I feel confident training my pre & post-natal clients according to the PROnatal framework. Excellent Course!

Sasha Kossak, Physical Therapist, Biomechanics Specialist, Wellness & Nutrition Coach

I can't believe how much I learned in this course! Not only did I learn the specifics of training for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery, but I also found this to be incredibly helpful in so many different areas of fitness and life. The material was very well presented, enjoyable to learn, and simply impactful!"

Mike Owczarek, Certified Personal Trainer

This course has been one of my favorites that I’ve completed thus far in my fitness career. The modules covered so much information, but were presented in a way that I didn't feel bored or overwhelmed while going through the process. Now I not only have the confidence to train women during and after pregnancy, but I'm also applying so much of what I learned to ALL my clients because of how relevant (and important) this information is for everyone.

Dianna Falzarano, Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

I hate tedious and long-drawn-out courses with information that I may never use. But this course was anything but that. I use what I learned in this course every single day in my work as a pre & postnatal holistic health coach, personal trainer, and doula. In addition, the on-going support I get through the PROnatal Professional Network has helped me stay on top of my game -- especially as challenging situations arise in my work.

Valerie Pedraza, ITEC Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

I used what I learned in this course to train my wife during two pregnancies (and postpartum recoveries) – and I can happily say she did phenomenal! I am so grateful for the education I received, the confidence I built, and the incredible community I joined. PROnatal Fitness is the REAL DEAL.

Troy Brooks, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

This was my 3rd pre/postnatal specialist course, and this was BY FAR the best one I have taken. It was incredibly thorough -- diving deep into programming for both prenatal and postpartum, whereas other certifications did not do this. I am already implementing what I've learned into my training sessions with clients. I HIGHLY recommend this course!

Sabrina Stockel, Certified Personal Trainer & Founder of ABC Fit Collective

I should have taken this course years ago! This course provided me with a new framework for designing programs for my pre and postnatal clients. I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with the quality of this education. My only regret is not taking this earlier in my career!

Irene E. Certified Personal Trainer

Every trainer/coach working with female clients should be required to take this course. As a former professional soccer player, and a mother, I wish I would have had this information earlier. I now realize how things like poor posture, muscle imbalances, and an overly tight pelvic floor were affecting me. I’m excited to put this new information I have learned into action, and help other clients moving forward!

K.A.B., Former Professional Soccer Player & Current Coach/Trainer

Even if you have other prenatal and postpartum fitness specialization courses, I promise you this course will provide you with even MORE tools and knowledge to serve your pregnant and postpartum clients better.

Ashley Heisler, Certified Personal Trainer

I highly recommend this course to all fitness trainers even if you do not work specifically with pre/postnatal population. I promise you, it will positively impact the way you train ALL your clients.

Sarnia Ogidan, NASM Certified Personal Trainer


There are NO prerequisites for taking the Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course. Anyone interested in a highly comprehensive and updated approach to pre and postnatal education will benefit from the information in this course – personal trainers, physical therapists, doulas, medical professionals, etc. Upon completion of the course, you will receive CECs and your certificate as a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist.

If you would like to earn the additional title of PROnatal Certified Coach, you must meet the additional PROnatal Certified Requirements.

To receive your Certificate and CECs, you must pass a final exam at the end of the course.

This a 2-hour timed exam that you take at home on your computer or device (no testing center). There are 80 multiple choice questions. You must receive 85% to pass (68 questions correct). You can use any notes you want, but you must complete the exam within the 2-hour time limit.

If you do not pass, you can purchase an exam re-test for $35. But don’t worry, we give you plenty of tips on how to prepare for the exam so you pass on the first try!

And if you do need to retake it, it’s the same test again, so you just need to review the questions you answered incorrectly.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn the title (and your certificate) as a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist. Everyone who passes the exam receives this title (there are no prerequisite requirements other than passing). You will also receive your CEUs: ACE 3.6, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15, ACSM 28, ISSA 20, CANFITPRO 4.

If you would like to earn the additional title of being a PROnatal Certified Coach, you must meet the additional requirements noted in the next question.

To earn this title (and the seal and featured placement in our “Find a Coach” directory), you must:

  1. Select the PROnatal Certified Option when checking out. This option also gives you immediate access to the additional resources and support included for PROnatal Certified Coaches.
  2. Pass the exam at the end of the course. See exam details above.
  3. Hold at least ONE of the following:
    • Current Nationally-Accredited Personal Training Certification
    • Current Nationally-Accredited Comprehensive Pilates Certification
    • Current Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (minimum 200-hr)
    • An Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Exercise Science or a related discipline

You will be asked to show proof of your certification when submitting your profile to be featured on our Find a Coach directory after completing the course.

Even if you do not hold the necessary certification, you can still select the PROnatal Certified course option and benefit from ALL the other additional resources and support.

If you have any questions at all about your eligibility, please contact us at info@pronatalfitness.com.

That’s fine! You can still enroll in the PROnatal Certified option at checkout and receive ALL the resources and benefits included with that (private support community, exercise library, workout builder, exclusive monthly webinars, video resource library, access to all the updated course materials, and additional discounts and perks). The only benefit you would not be eligible for is the website feature and PROnatal Certified seal. However, if you end up getting one of the required certifications at any point, then we will be happy to award you the title and feature you then.

After registering for the course, you will have 1-year access to complete the course. The course is estimated to take about 30 – 35 hours, but some people complete it in less time. If needed, you can purchase course access extensions for $35 per month. You will get email reminders to keep you on track, and you will always be able to see how much time you have left when you login to your course.

All written materials (module PDFs, self-check answer sheets, course downloads, and the electronic textbook of entire course) are available for you to download and keep.

If you are a member of the PROnatal Certified Network, you will have lifetime access to the latest course materials. You still need to complete the course and take your exam within 1 year, but after that, you will always be able to access the latest course materials (and a summary of updates made) in your membership dashboard.

There are NO renewal requirements to maintain your title as a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist. Once you take the course, you will have your certificate and CEUs.

To maintain your title as a PROnatal Certified Coach, all you need to do is pay the membership fee of $150 per year. The first payment is due 1 year after your course enrollment. This fee not only enables you to maintain your title, badge, and Find a Coach Feature, but it also allows you continued access to all the additional resources, including the private support community, video exercise library, workout builder, exclusive monthly webinars, video resource library, access to all the updated course materials, and additional discounts and perks.

Absolutely! Typically, the process is that you reach out to your certifying agency and ask them for a CEC petition form for you to complete. If you need any additional information about the course, you can submit this Course Overview your agency. We are also happy to provide your reviewer course access, or any other materials requested. Please reach out to us at info@pronatalfitness.com for any of this information.

This course is approved for the following CECs already:

  • ACE 3.6
  • NASM 1.9
  • ACSM 28
  • AFAA 15
  • ISSA 20

Because we update this course so frequently, we do not include a printed textbook. However, each module contains a downloadable PDF with all the detailed text. In addition, at the beginning of the course there is a Full Course PDF with a table of contents that includes hyperlinks to each module. You can download the entire course as one file, then print it and put it in a binder, separated by tabs for each module if you’d like.

We offer 3, 6, and 12 month payment plans for U.S. credit cards via Affirm. Please see details below on how it works.  We also offer 3 and 6 month payment plan options for non-U.S. credit cards. For this, please contact info@pronatalfitness.com.

How to Use the Affirm Payment Plan

Payment plans are personalized based on your credit score. Therefore, you will be asked to provide some very brief information to check your credit score. Note, this process is considered a soft credit check. It does NOT impact your credit score.

When you get to the payment section in the purchase process, select to “pay over time with Affirm” (as shown below) instead of entering any credit card information. Click “Sign up now.”

Once you click the “sign up now” button, a box (shown below) will pop-up prompting you to begin entering the necessary information to check your credit.

Enter this information, and you will see your payment plan options laid out, like below. Your monthly payments and total payment will be listed for each option with interest broken out so you can see exactly how much interest is included. Interest rates are based on your credit score and you will have the option to move forward or not.

Select the option you’d like, and click continue. It will show you the amount due today and it will also give you the dates and amounts of the next payments. You will have the option to enroll in autopay if you’d like. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes. 

If you have any questions or challenges, please reach out to us at info@pronatalfitness.com or give us a call at 516-778-9468.

Note, payment plans are not available for membership renewal fees after the first year.

YES! You can take the first 3 modules of the course completely risk-free. If, at any point during the first 3 modules, you are not satisfied with the course, you can contact us at info@pronatalfitness.com to request a full refund — and the materials from the first three modules are yours to keep.

We offer full refunds within the first 3 modules of the course (for the course-only or the course + PROnatal Certified package). This means that you can take the first three modules risk-free. If you are not satisfied, you can request a full refund (for the course and PROnatal Certified Network membership, if you enrolled).

Please note, our Full Course PDF (the electronic textbook of the entire course) is located after module 3. Once you hit this spot in the course where you have access to the entire textbook, we can no longer offer a refund.

We are happy to answer any questions you have!  Email us at Info@pronatalfitness.com or give us a call at 516-778-9468.

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Select the option below that’s right for you. Payment plans are available for both options. Plus, we offer a Money-Back Guarantee. See FAQs for details. Your PROnatal Certified membership renews at $150 annually (1 year from enrollment date) but you can set your membership to not auto-renew.

Course Only
$699 USD

1-Yr Access to Online Learning Platform

Lifetime Access to Course Materials

18 Modules: Webinars, PDFs, Self-Checks

Full Course Electronic Textbook

Exercise & Instructional Videos

Sample Workouts & Case Studies

Fillable Forms & Programming Templates

Pre/Postnatal Specialist Certificate*

CECs: ACE 3.6, NASM 1.9, ACSM 28, AFFA 15, ISSA 20, CANFITPRO 4*

Best Value
PROnatal Certified Package
$799 USD

1-Yr Access to Online Learning Platform

Lifetime Access to Course Materials

18 Modules: Webinars, PDFs, Self-Checks

Full Course Electronic Textbook

Exercise & Instructional Videos

Sample Workouts & Case Studies

Fillable Forms & Programming Templates

Pre/Postnatal Specialist Certificate*

CECs: ACE 3.6, NASM 1.9, ACSM 28, AFFA 15, ISSA 20, CANFITPRO 4*

Private Support Community

Video Exercise Library

Workout Builder + Client Management

Exclusive Monthly Webinars

Video Resource Library

Access to All Course Updates

Find a Coach Feature**

PROnatal Certified Coach Badge**

Exclusive Discounts & Perks


*Upon completing the course and passing the final exam.

**Upon meeting the requirements to earn the PROnatal Certified Coach title.