Live Training

Become a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist

Unlike conventional wisdom, which holds that women should “take it easy” during pregnancy, we view the pregnancy journey like the major athletic event that it is, and teach you how to utilize the unique PROnatal Performance Training Approach to design programs that will help your female clients successfully manage the high-stress demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood activities — and come out stronger than ever. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and plenty of hands-on practice, you’ll come away with all the tools needed to coach your clients to achieve their “personal best” during what is truly the event of a lifetime. All attendees receive their pre/postnatal performance training specialty certificate and CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM: 0.8, AFAA: 8.0).  Read the Workshop Details below for more information on what’s included in the workshop, and what sets our education apart.

Mar 15-16

Vancouver

Equinox Trainers Only
1131 West Georgia St
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4G2, Canada

 

Request to Register

Mar 24

New York City

Crunch Gym
1109 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10022.
8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration: $275

REGISTER NOW

May 3-4

Southern California

Equinox Trainers Only
Los Angeles
Club location TBD

Request to Register

May 19

New York City

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

Registration: $275

REGISTER NOW

Don't See a Workshop Near You?

First, try checking our list of upcoming cities in the Workshop Details below.  If you don’t see your city, 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 materials and resources not included in our workshops. Interested in doing both the course and the workshop (to get the benefit of a comprehensive education WITH live discussion and hands-on practical work)?  We offer $100 off your second purchase when you register for one.  Contact us for details.

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.

Group Fitness instructors can of course still benefit from this in-depth education.  However, if you are an instructor simply looking for how to better modify exercises and coach the pregnant or postpartum clients who attend your traditional classes (and not design a customized program), then our Group Fitness Workshop may be a better choice for you.

While you do not need a prior certification to take this workshop (anyone can benefit from these concepts!), you do need a national Fitness Certification to work 1-on-1 with women, and 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 Specialty Certificate
  • CEUs: ACE: 0.8, NASM, 0.8, AFAA 8
  • Electronic Copy of Presentation

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 first, but this is more of a learning process and you have the opportunity to re-take)
  • Access to private professional support network and direct support from PROnatal Fitness

 

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
  5. On-going support: If you choose to be featured as one of our PROnatal Certified Trainers, you’ll also receive the benefit of on-going education and support.

Workshop attendees will have the option, however, of purchasing items #3 – 5 above via our Post-Workshop package for $125.  Being featured on the website does require passing an online quiz.

We are constantly updating this schedule. Don’t see your city listed here?  Contact us to inquire about hosting a workshop at your facility.  Host studios receive discounted registration for all staff. We’d love to hear from you!

NOTE: All workshops are 9 hrs, and can be done all in one day, or broken into two days.

Latest 2019 Schedule

  • Feb 10th: New York City
  • Feb 22nd – 23rd: Washington DC
  • Mar 3rd: Central New Jersey
  • Mar 8th – 9th: Vancouver (Equinox trainers only)
  • Mar 24th: New York City
  • May 3rd – 4th: Southern Cali (Equinox trainers only)
  • May 10th: Westchester
  • Jun 6th- 7th: Boston (Equinox trainers only)
  • Jun 8th: Boston (all trainers)
  • Jul 20th – 21st: New York City (Equinox trainers only)

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

Companies We Work With

Interested in Hosting a Workshop?

We travel to gyms and studios across the country to conduct live trainings. Contact Us about hosting one of our future workshops.  We’re happy to discuss this more with you!

approved by

0.8 CECs

0.8 CEUs

8 CEUs