Personal Trainer Workshop

A Performance Training Prenatal Fitness Certification

Perhaps you’ve trained clients for marathons, or other performance events, but what about the event most women (even professional athletes) refer to as the greatest physical feat of their lives: childbirth?  Pregnant women are training for life’s “ultimate marathon.” They deserve the best preparation possible, and this certification workshop arms you with all the tools you need to provide exactly that.

Discover the latest (rapidly evolving) research, get plenty of hands-on practice, and learn to use the unique PROnatal Performance Training Approach to help your clients successfully manage the high-stress demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood — and come out stronger than ever.  Earn your Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate, CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM: 0.8 AFAA: 8), and the opportunity to receive promotion and on-going support as a PROnatal Certified TrainerRead on for more details, and register for one of our upcoming workshops below.

Oct 27-28

Baltimore, MD

The Dailey Method
1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
12:30pm – 5:00pm each day

Registration: $250
TDM Employees: $225


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Nov 11

Stamford, CT

Inspire Fitness
1051 Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06903
8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration: $250
Inspire Employees: $225

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Dec 8-9

New York City

Momentum Fitness
246 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
1:00pm – 5:30pm each day

Registration: $250
Momentum Employees: $225

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Workshop Details

This workshop is targeted to fitness professionals who want to become experts in working with the pre/postnatal population, and who are seeking a comprehensive, in-depth education.  It’s especially relevant for personal trainers, as it focuses a lot on pre/postnatal program design.

If you are a Group Fitness Instructor interested in learning how to better modify exercises and coach the pregnant and postpartum clients who attend your traditional classes, check out our Group Fitness Workshop

While you do not need a prior certification to take this course (anyone can benefit from these concepts!), you do need a national Personal Training or Group Fitness Certification in order to begin working with pregnant and postpartum clients.

  • Rationale and Benefits of Performance-Based Training
  • Physiological and biomechanical changes of pregnancy
  • Position and energy demands of childbirth
  • ADLs of motherhood
  • Prenatal Client Assessment
  • Prenatal Performance-Based Program Design
  • Managing pregnancy pains and injuries
  • Postpartum rehabilitation and managing common injuries
  • Postpartum Client Assessment
  • Postpartum Performance-Based Program Design
  • Psychological changes and effective coaching during and after pregnancy


  • Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate
  • CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM, 0.8, AFAA 8)
  • Copy of Presentation
  • Opportunity to become PROnatal Certified Trainer, receiving promotion on the PROnatal Fitness website, on-going education, and access to a private support network to help you continue to build your expertise.

Most pre/postnatal educational models adopt the strategy of minimizing risk so as not to overtax expectant moms.  While risk mitigation is critical, we view the pregnancy journey in an entirely different light – one that requires major preparation due to the extreme stress and physical demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood activities. It’s not solely about minimizing risks, but also about maximizing performance, so your clients can focus much more on the thrill of their journey, and not the difficulty. This workshop arms you with the latest research and evidence-based strategies to truly stand out among your peers and help your clients achieve their personal best during, and after, pregnancy.

Beyond the comprehensive and progressive education you’ll receive, you will also have the opportunity to become a PROnatal Certified Trainer and benefit from promotion on our website, exclusive monthly educational webinars, and private access to a community of like-minded professionals to help you grow.


Interested in being a host for one of our upcoming workshops, or in organizing a dedicated workshop for your staff?  We travel to gyms and studios across the country to conduct live trainings.  Discover the perks of hosting a workshop, and learn more about the seamless experience we create for you.

Contact Us to start the conversation. We’d love to work with you! Some of our current partners include…

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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