Pre and Postnatal Exercise for Fitness Instructors Certification

5.00 hours
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£ 100.00

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About the Pre and Postnatal Exercise for Fitness Instructors Certification

This course will teach you many of the important aspects of training pre and postnatal women.

In previous generations, women were encouraged to rest and reduce unnecessary activity to a minimum. However, current thinking among health professionals is that regular moderate, low impact exercise is beneficial for both mother and child.

Exercise while pregnant has been found to:

  • Decrease the risk of complications, including diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Lessen the risk of unplanned C sections
  • Reduce the risk of birth complications
  • Lead to a quicker recovery time
  • Improve mood and lessen anxiety and depression
  • Reduce back pain and pelvic weakness
  • Decrease tiredness and improve sleep
  • Reduce constipation

This course will teach you the basics of becoming a pre and postnatal fitness instructor.


What You Will Learn on This Course:

  • The types of exercises suitable for both pregnant and postnatal women
  • How to structure a safe, effective exercise session, either one-to-one or for a small group
  • How to help clients set appropriate fitness goals for their stage of pregnancy and the postnatal period
  • To assess and support pre and postnatal women safely and effectively
  • To create a professional, motivational and beneficial experience for pre and postnatal women
  • Professional ethics, relevant to the role of a pre and postnatal fitness instructor


The Benefits of This Course

  • You will have an ability which will add an extra dimension to your career as a fitness instructor
  • You will be more employable and in demand by clients
  • You will develop a connection with and sympathy for women at this vulnerable stage
  • You will be able to bring a broader spectrum of proficiency into your business, including an ability to understand and help pregnant and postnatal women
  • You will be able to offer a unique form of training, which can be modified, to suit people at different stages of pregnancy in the same class
  • You will empower people to enjoy exercise and get tremendous benefit from it

Course Content & Overview

  • 1.1 Video
  • 1.2 Your Role as a Fitness Instructor in Training Pregnant Women
  • 1.3 Prenatal Exercises for the First Trimester
  • 1.4 Prenatal Exercises for the Second Trimester
  • 1.5 Prenatal Exercises for the Third Trimester
  • 1.6 Task
  • 1.7 Summary
  • 1.8 Test
  • 2.1 Video
  • 2.2 The Challenge of Fitness Training for Postnatal Women
  • 2.3 Postnatal Exercises After a Vaginal Delivery
  • 2.4 Postnatal Exercises after a Caesarean Section
  • 2.5 Mother and Baby Exercises
  • 2.6 Task
  • 2.7 Summary
  • 2.8 Test
  • 3.1 Video
  • 3.2 Small Group Training
  • 3.3 Planning a Small Exercise Group
  • 3.4 Types of Training and Appropriate Exercises for Your Pre and Postnatal Group
  • 3.5 Task
  • 3.6 Summary
  • 3.7 Test
  • 4.1 Video
  • 4.2 The Role of a Fitness Trainer in Conducting Client Assessments, Specifically in Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • 4.3 Goal Setting for Exercise and Lifestyle Choices for Pre and Postnatal Women
  • 4.4 Follow-up Assessments Based on Goals Set by Pre and Postnatal Women
  • 4.5 Task
  • 4.6 Summary
  • 4.7 Test
  • 5.1 Video
  • 5.2 Introduction
  • 5.3 Your Duty of Care and Professional Responsibility for Clients' Health And Safety
  • 5.4 Regulations and Ethical Standards Pertaining to the Training of Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • 5.5 Regulations Regarding Personal Trainers and Fitness Trainers
  • 5.6 Task
  • 5.7 Summary
  • 5.8 Test
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