Personal Training Workshop

Training for Birth and Beyond:
A Performance-Based Approach

Attract new female clients, and retain them longer, by earning your Pre/Postnatal Specialization.  In this comprehensive 9-hr workshop, you’ll discover the latest research, and learn how to utilize our unique, 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’ll come away with all the tools needed to coach your clients for optimal performance during and after pregnancy

Upon completion of this workshop, you’ll receive your Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate and CEUs (ACE: 0.8, NASM: 0.8 AFAA: 8). You’ll also have 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. See below for a list of upcoming workshops, information on hosting a workshop, and further details on our workshop content.

Jun 2-3

New York City

Grassroots Fitness Project
371 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
2:00pm – 6:30pm each day

Fee: $250 ($200 thru May 4)

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Jul 22

New York City

New York Sports Club
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
8:30am – 5:30pm

Fee: $250 ($225 thru Jun 1)
TSI Employees:
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Aug 12

San Francisco

Crunch Fitness
61 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94015
8:30am – 5:30pm

Fee: $250 ($225 thru Jun 29)
Crunch Employees:
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Sep 9

New York City

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

Fee: $250 ($225 thru Jul 31)
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Interested in being a host for one of our upcoming workshops, or in organizing a dedicated workshop for your staff?  We offer many ways of partnering with studios and gyms. Contact Us to start the conversation. We’d love to work with you!


Workshop Details

This in-depth workshop is targeted to fitness professionals who want to become experts in working with the pre/postnatal population, especially personal trainers. If you are a Group Fitness Instructor looking for basic information on how to better modify exercises and coach the pregnant and postpartum clients who attend your traditional classes, check out our Group Fitness Workshop

This 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)
  • 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 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.

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 learned so much valuable information at this workshop that will help me not only with my pregnant and postpartum clients, but also with non-pregnant clients, as many of the concepts taught are important for ALL populations. I also felt the presenters were exceptional, and very detailed in their descriptions. You can tell they are passionate about this. I feel confident now in training my clients from pregnancy and beyond!

Christina Boccio, Co-Owner & Coach at BeachFIT Training

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0.8 CECs


0.8 CEUs

AFAA Approved

8 CEUs