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Become a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist

While conventional wisdom has held that women should “take it easy” during pregnancy, we view the pregnancy journey in an entirely different light — one that requires major preparation due to the high stress demands placed on the body during pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood activities. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and plenty of hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to utilize a unique, evidence-based Performance Training Approach to design programs that will help your clients successfully manage each and every challenge along their motherhood journey — and emerge stronger than ever. Learn more about our approach below…

What Participants Receive
Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Certificate
CEUs: NASM 0.8, ACE: 0.8, AFAA 8.0
Electronic Copy of Presentation
Detailed Programming Guidance
Unique Movement Assessment
Latest ACOG Guidelines
Opportunity to receive featured promotion on our website and receive on-going education and support*
*Included in post-workshop package.  See details below.

May 3-4

Glendale, CA

Equinox Trainers Only
12-5 (3rd), 1:15-6:15 (4th)
207 Goode Ave
Glendale, CA 91203

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May 19

New York City

NYSC at The Crowne Plaza
1601 Broadway, 15th Fl
New York, NY 10019
8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration: $275

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June 8

Boston

Boston Sports Club
10 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration: $275

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Don't See a Workshop Near You?

Consider hosting a workshop at your facility!  We travel to gyms and studios across the country to conduct workshops (and host facilities receive discounted registration for staff). Most often, it starts with one interested person simply reaching out. Contact Us to start the conversation.

Prefer training you can do immediately, and at your own pace?  Check out our Self-Paced Online Course. This is our most comprehensive education (CEUs ACE 2.8, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15), and includes additional topics, benefits, and resources not included in the live training.

Online Training

Workshop Details

There are three key things that set the PROnatal Fitness pre/postnatal education apart from other courses:

  1. Our Performance Training Approach: We view the pregnancy journey like the major athletic event that it is, and believe in training for it in that manner.  Just as training for a marathon looks very different from training for a golf tournament or downhill skiing, we believe prenatal and postpartum training should also have a very specific protocol.  Like other performance events: the demands are specific. the training should be too.
  2. Our Detailed Programming Guidance: Learning new information is great, but often applying that information when developing actual client programs can be more challenging.  We make it easy for you with a very clear programming framework, detailed session planning guidance and templates, and even a specific Movement Assessment protocol.  The course includes all the templates you need making your programming work much easier!
  3. Post Workshop Benefits: The learning and support does not have to end when you leave the workshop.  We offer a post-workshop package filled with additional resources and the opportunity to be featured on our website as a PROnatal Certified Trainer.  See more details on this in the next point below.

This workshop is targeted to fitness professionals who want to become experts in working with the pre/postnatal population, and who value live training with discussion and hands-on practice.  It’s especially relevant for personal trainers, as it focuses a lot on optimal prenatal and postpartum program design, as well as proper client assessment strategies.

While you do not need a prior certification to take this workshop (anyone can benefit from these concepts!), you do need a nationally accredited Fitness Certification to be featured on our website.

  • Rationale and Benefits of Performance-Based Training
  • Physiological and biomechanical changes of pregnancy
  • Position and energy demands of childbirth
  • ADLs of motherhood
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Client Assessment
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Performance-Training Program Design
  • Managing common pains and injuries
  • Proper postpartum recovery strategies

 

All participants receive the following fomr attending the workshop:

  • Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Certificate
  • CEUs: NASM 0.8, ACE: 0.8, AFAA 8.0
  • Electronic Copy of Presentation
  • Detailed Programming Guidance
  • Unique Movement Assessment
  • Latest ACOG Guidelines

Additional resources and benefits are available with the Post-Workshop Package.  See below for details.

This is an additional package we offer after the workshop for those professionals who want more of the resources and support provided in our online course.  For $125, this package includes:

  • Programming Template
  • 12 Sample Workouts
  • Video Exercise Library
  • New Client In-Take Forms (Prenatal and Postpartum)
  • Movement Assessment Checklist
  • Doctor’s Consent Form
  • Client Handouts
  • Opportunity to be featured on website as PROnatal Certified Trainer (requires passing online quiz)
  • On-Going education and support

 

Our online training and live training courses both teach our Performance Training Approach, so either education will teach you how to design effective performance-based prenatal and postpartum programs. The key difference is that our online course is our most comprehensive education whereas our workshop is a more streamlined version, but with the benefits of discussion and hands-on practice.  See below for specifics:

What’s included in course (but not in workshop)

  1. More CEU hrs (your full requirement)
  2. More topics (i.e. pregnancy weight gain, nutrition, psychological changes and effective coaching, new client in-take, etc)
  3. More resources: Programming templates, 12 sample workouts, video exercise library, new client in-take forms, movement assessment checklist, client handouts, doctor’s consent form
  4. Website feature: After passing the online course exam, you can be featured on our website as a PROnatal Certified Trainer (requires nationally accredited fitness certification and at least 2 years of experience working as a fitness professional.
  5. On-going support: See everything included HERE. Even if you do not qualify for the website feature, you can still receive all other benefits.

Option for workshop attendees:
Workshop attendees have the option of purchasing items items #3 – 5 above via our Post-Workshop package for $125.  Being featured on the website does require passing an online quiz (with the same prerequisites as listed above).

We are constantly updating this schedule. Don’t see your city listed here?  Contact us to inquire about hosting a workshop at your facility.

Latest 2H 2019 Schedule

  • Jul 20th – 21st: New York City (Equinox trainers only)
  • Sep 20-21: San Francisco (Equinox trainers only)
  • Sep 22: San Francisco (Open)

I have been in the fitness industry for over a decade, and have taken many other pre/postnatal certification courses, and the PROnatal workshop is above and beyond the rest! It perfectly blends scientific expertise with effective practical work. I also loved that the instructors are mothers, who combine their fitness expertise with firsthand experience. I learned so much, and would happily recommend this course to anyone eager to work with the pre/postnatal population. A+

Stacey Menchel, Personal Trainer and Fitness Consultant, C- Section Solutions/JCC Manhattan

I am a personal trainer, but also 8 months pregnant with my first, and I am so thankful that I took this workshop toward the beginning of my pregnancy. Following the PROnatal Performance Training protocol, I am happy to say that my body is strong, well aligned, and free from pain -- despite having scoliosis. This is by far the best prenatal fitness certification I’ve taken, and I love the new research presented on the importance of strength training in preparing the body to better handle the stresses ahead. The instructors are truly experts and pioneers in this field. It's definitely a MUST for any professional who wants to work with pregnant or postpartum clients, and any woman planning to get pregnant!

Allison Hassan, Personal Trainer Equinox, First time expecting mom

Continuing education is an imperative component to growth in our industry. When it comes to pre/postnatal exercise, just reading a book is not enough to truly set coaches up for success. I loved the practical component of this workshop, and appreciated getting so much hands-on experience and practice with the concepts presented. Thank you so much PROnatal for equipping us with the tools necessary to help women dominate life during and after their pregnancies!

Troy Brooks, Personal Trainer and owner of TB Elite Fitness

I can't believe how this 9-hour workshop never got boring! We were constantly learning and practicing concepts. The information on 360 breathing, functional training for motherhood activities, how to formulate a proper program, and how to change the cultural narrative on conventional views of pregnancy is so important. As a woman, I appreciate this very much. As a trainer, I am so excited to put my certification to good use and take my clients (even the non-pregnant ones) to the next level. Thank you PROnatal Fitness!

Lisa Ulley, Transform Fitness Head Trainer

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