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Online Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification

Expand your knowledge about the female core and pelvic floor.

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If ever there was a time...

If there was ever a time to exercise, it is during pregnancy and if there was ever a time to make sure you are 'in the know' as a trainer, it is when you are working with women who are, may become or have been pregnant.
As a health and fitness professional you want to be the in-demand expert women trust to help them work their body in ways that can help them stay strong in pregnancy, prepare them for birth, and heal common postpartum core challenges like incontinence, prolapse and diastasis recti.

If you train women...

The majority of women have been or will become pregnant at some point in their life and many women are waiting until they are in their 40's to start a family. Some women are in perimenopause while also becoming pregnant.
You need to know the effects of pregnancy and birth on the body and how to train your client for what is arguably the most challenging event they will ever endure.
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You need...

A better understanding of what Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor dysfunction are. These are perhaps the two most important aspects of training women yet they are the most neglected topics in prenatal education and fitness.
Knowledge about how to assess within your scope and what movement practices help guide women to better core health and fitness in pregnancy and beyond is key! You place a vital role in fostering core and pelvic health for life!

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It's Time to Become a Pre/Postnatal AND Core Confidence Specialist!

Our Core Confidence Specialist Certification was our first and we have been changing the way people train women since 2009 but...we were always being asked if the course was a pre/postnatal cert and when we said no, people then asked 'why don't you have one'? Well now we do.
In 2018 we published a book called Pregnancy Fitness through Human Kinetics and we immediately recognized that it was time. Time to create a course that was SO needed. Time to fill the void that existed in prenatal and postpartum fitness certifications.
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"Great information from genuine experts in their field! Truly useful, evidence-based and progressive guidance for women exercising and staying active during pregnancy, with a focus always on core and pelvic floor health and function. This is practical, education and truly functional. A great book for all women wanting to stay active and strong during pregnancy and beyond."

Wendy Powell

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Two certs in one!

We took our Core Confidence Certification and added a ton of additional information specific to pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery so fitness professionals would have ALL the key information.

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After completing the Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification you will get 2 badges for your site - the Core Confidence Specialist AND the Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist.
It's like two certs in one!
You will learn the essentials for training women in pregnancy to ensure they remain strong and pain free for the full nine months and can birth with strength and confidence.
You will also learn how to prepare pregnant women for recovery and ensure they know the essential moves to promote healing and core restoration.
Finally, because we have included everything from the Core Confidence Specialist course you will have a full library of exercises that you can use with your female clients for life. Exercises that will promote a functional pelvic floor, a strong and sexy midsection and all without the common challenges women think are normal after having a baby.
In our opinion, anyone training women should take this course. You should know how pregnancy and birth changes the body and you never know when one of your clients will become pregnant.
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CECs

The course is approved for 4 CECs with canfitpro, 15 CECs AFAA and 1.9 CECs with NASM. We are currently working on getting approvals for many other certifying bodies.

You'll gain a solid understanding of...

Anatomy AND the function of the true inner core. It's SO much more than the abs and low back!
How pregnancy and birth affect the core. When you learn all of the ways in which the body changes you will immediately question how this is the first time you are learning this in your fitness education.
Essential moves to train your clients for birth. The principle of specificity is KEY to training your clients for the most physically and emotionally challenging event of their lives.
What Diastasis Recti is, how to assess for it in pregnancy and postpartum, and it is more than just the gap.
The many functions of The Pelvic Floor. This part of the body is often ignored and most are surprised to learn all that it does!
How exercise can both help and hinder. Move your clients through their programs with new awareness developed from this course.
Functional movements for motherhood and how to get your prenatal clients ready for the demands of being a mom

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I highly recommend this course!

"I completed this course today and it was just what I needed to help develop better treatment plans for my clients. I am a pelvic floor physiotherapist working with women during pregnancy, postpartum and into menopause. I felt that I had a good understanding of the anatomy and function of the core but I struggled with how to assess with movement and how to progress exercises appropriately. This course has really helped me to put programs together more effectively. I started to implement some of the exercises right away and I am seeing results in my clients. I love the videos that are part of the lessons, particularly the anatomy overview. I highly recommend this course and I look forward to doing more in the very near future!"

- Alana Coady

Your Instructor

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PRESIDENT

Kim Vopni is a self-professed pelvic health evangelist and is known as The Vagina Coach. She is a certified fitness professional who became passionate about spreading information on pelvic health when she was pregnant with her first child.

Kim is the founder of Pelvienne Wellness Inc - a company offering pelvic health programs and coaching for women in pregnancy, motherhood and menopause. She is also a co-founder of Bellies Inc (a division of Pelvienne Wellness) which designs and manufactures the Ab System for pregnant women. She created the Core Confidence Specialist Certification with her co-founders at Bellies Inc and continues to certify fitness and allied health professionals through live and online courses. She is the founder of Kegels and Cocktails™ - a women’s health event designed to empower and educate women on the importance of pelvic health.

She is a published author, a passionate speaker and women’s health educator as well as a mom to two boys. Kim has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Family, Today's Parent, BC Living Magazine, and Optimyz Magazine.

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Curriculum

 
Introduction - 4 lessons
Core Anatomy Function - 4 lessons
The Diaphragm - 2 lessons
The Pelvic Floor - 6 lessons
The Transversus Abdominis - 3 lessons
The Multifidus - 2 lessons
Other Core Muscles - 3 lessons
Common Causes of Core Dysfunction - 1 lesson
Effects of Pregnancy - 2 lessons
 
Common Types of Core Dysfunction - 15 lessons
Assessments - 16 lessons
Releasing Non Optimal Strategies - 9 lessons
Training Your Clients For Birth - 12 lessons
Optimizing Postpartum Recovery - 3 lessons
Return to Fitness - 27 lessons
FAQ and Summary - 1 lesson
Business - 1 lesson
Exam and Case Study