Personal Training Workshop

Training for Birth and Beyond:
A Performance-Based Approach

The number of women choosing to exercise during and after pregnancy has grown dramatically over the past several years, and with that has come a significant increase in the demand for personal trainers with an expertise in prenatal and postpartum fitness.  In this comprehensive 9-hr workshop, you’ll discover the latest research, and learn how to utilize our unique, evidence-based 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.  Utilizing a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on practice, and plenty of take-home materials, you will come away with all the tools you need to confidently coach your clients for optimal performance during and after pregnancy

Upon completion of this workshop, you’ll receive your Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate, CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM: 0.8 AFAA: 8), and the opportunity to become a PROnatal Certified Trainer, and benefit from promotion on our website, on-going education, and access to a private support network to help you continue to build your expertise.


0.8 CECs


0.8 CEUs

AFAA Approved

8 CEUs

This in-depth workshop is targeted to fitness professionals who want to become experts in working with the pre/postnatal population, especially personal trainers. It is also beneficial for any group instructor looking to teach a prenatal or postpartum fitness class. Hence, this workshop serves as a prerequisite for anyone interested in becoming a PROnatal Certified Trainer or PROnatal Certified Instructor.

The workshop is designed to be easily accessible and applicable for those with no prior pre/postnatal education, but also highly beneficial for those who have taken other courses, as this workshop covers some very new research, and an evolution in training approach from conventional educational models.

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.

We work with gyms and studios to host dedicated workshops for their staff.  We also schedule separate workshops open to all fitness professionals at various points throughout the year.  See schedule below for a list of upcoming trainings. Our standard workshop is 9 hours (which can be split into two 4.5 hour days), and utilizes a combination of lecture, discussion, and plenty of hands-on practice. Topics covered include:

  • Rationale and Benefits of Performance-Based Training
  • Physiological and biomechanical changes of pregnancy
  • Position and energy demands of childbirth and motherhood ADLs
  • How to properly assess a prenatal and postpartum client
  • Performance-Based prenatal and postpartum program design
  • Understanding and managing pregnancy pains and injuries
  • Understanding the postpartum body and keys to effective rehabilitation
  • Psychological changes and effective coaching


  • Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate
  • CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM, 0.8, AFAA 8)
  • Templates, reference guides, and client tip sheets
  • 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 or PROnatal Certified Instructor 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.

Attend a Workshop

New York City:

Sunday, April 8th, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Nimble Fitness
6 Saint Marks Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Cost: $250

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