The Most Comprehensive Pre/Postnatal Exercise Certification

Learn how to use the principle of specificity when training your pregnant clients for birth and postpartum recovery. This will involve understanding the effects of pregnancy and  birth on the body, and tailoring your training accordingly to help your clients build the strength and endurance they need.
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It's all I can talk about with my clients, my friends and my family. Thank you for making this course easily available. I highly recommend it to all trainers.
Tara Thompson
Product Manager, Sisyphus
I completed the modules and integrated the teachings into Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga programs in my community with great success. Thank you so much Kim!
Carley Sullivan
@prenatal.yogi
As a Pilates teacher and a mom myself, I found the content so valuable. My only regret is that I didn't start it sooner.
Angela Eaton
As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, it was just what I needed to help develop better treatment plans for my clients during pregnancy, postpartum and into menopause.
Alana Coady
This course is fantastic. Such a great level of detail, in a digestible format. Great resources.
Thia Conn
It's all I can talk about with my clients, my friends and my family. Thank you for making this course easily available. I highly recommend it to all trainers.
Tara Thompson
Product Manager, Sisyphus
I completed the modules and integrated the teachings into Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga programs in my community with great success. Thank you so much Kim!
Carley Sullivan
@prenatal.yogi
As a Pilates teacher and a mom myself, I found the content so valuable. My only regret is that I didn't start it sooner.
Angela Eaton
As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, it was just what I needed to help develop better treatment plans for my clients during pregnancy, postpartum and into menopause.
Alana Coady
This course is fantastic. Such a great level of detail, in a digestible format. Great resources.
Thia Conn
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A Hybrid Online/Live
Education Opportunity

Complete coursework and attend the live workshop for certification.
1.
Complete the pre-requisite coursework online
2.
Attend the two-day live,
onsite workshop
3.
Finish online coursework and case study
4.
Receive certification
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Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification

20 hours
Online content
16 hours
In-person instruction
CECs
Credits available
Register · $797
Limited seats available
"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."

Rebecca Fidler, DC
Doctor & CrossFit Trainer

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Meet your instructors

Kim Vopni | @vaginacoach

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.

Natalie Headdings | @trainernatalieh

Natalie is a certified exercise specialist, doula, and pelvic health nerd. Through her own journey with movement and learning about all the types of pelvic floor dysfunction that can result from pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, Natalie has developed a method for restoring natural movement, improving pelvic floor symptoms, and empowering women to move more freely. She became a Core Confidence Specialist and was mentored by Kim and became a master trainer for Core Confidence Education. With 8 years of experience in the field including clinical exercise physiology, she has become the go-to fitness pro for pelvic health in her community. She is the host of The Resource Doula Podcast, and spends her time educating women about their health and empowering them to take responsibility and make informed decisions.

"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."

Wendy Powell

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"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."

Alana Coady

WHY THIS COURSE?

The essential, evidence-based techniques for anyone who works with women.

Learn how to use the principle of specificity when training your pregnant clients for birth and postpartum recovery. This will involve understanding the effects of pregnancy and  birth on the body, and tailoring your training accordingly to help your clients build the strength and endurance they need.

Right now, you know...

Diastasis Recti exists - but do you know how to tell if someone has it (or what to do about it if they do?) You should..

A bit about the pelvic floor, but maybe it is only 'do your Kegels!' (which is not always the right answer, unfortunately.).

Many women struggle with back pain and abs not working right after babies but are unsure what to do

Women want to feel strong but are avoiding certain movements and you would like to know why and what to do to help.

During the course, you will gain..

A better understanding of what Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor dysfunction really are.

Knowledge about what movement practices help guide women to better core health and fitness so they can live better and with confidence at any life stage.

An awareness of how to evaluate the safety of an exercise and if it is appropriate for your client.

Knowledge on who needs core retraining and how to assess and progress your clients regardless of their stage of life.

A bigger library of exercises that are diastasis and pelvic floor friendly (hint...it's not always about the exercise but about the execution - we teach you all that in the course).

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Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification

You'll gain a solid understanding of how to introduce functional movements for motherhood, and how to get your clients ready for the demands of being a mom.

Assess clients with confidence

Prescribe corrective exercises and personalized recommendations

Empower your clients to use these strategies for life

20 hours
Online content
16 hours
In-person instruction
CECs
Credits available
Register · $797
Limited seats available
MORE VALUE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT

It’s like 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, no matter what stage of life their client is in.

Core Confidence Specialist

You will have a full library of exercises you can use with your clients for life: exercises that promote a healthy, functional pelvic floor, a strong core, and all without the common challenges that many people think are normal after having a baby.

Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist

This adds in the principle of specificity for training women in pregnancy to ensure they remain strong and pain-free, and can birth with strength and confidence. Prepare your clients for recovery and ensure they know the essential moves to promote healing and core restoration.

After completion of the Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification, you will get these two badges!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The Curriculum

Here's the layout of how this certification is designed. Ideally you complete the anatomy lessons as well as the ones on the types of dysfunction prior to the live days in October. That way we'll all be on the same page and can launch into the assessments, exercises, and practical applications.

What should I complete before the workshop?

1

Introduction

4 Lessons

2

Core Anatomy Function

4 Lessons

3

The Diaphragm

2 Lessons

6

The Multifidus

2 Lessons

5

The Transversus Abdominis

3 Lessons

4

The Pelvic Floor

6 Lessons

7

Other Core Muscles

3 Lessons

8

Common Causes of Core Dysfunction

1 Lessons

9

Effects of Pregnancy

2 Lessons

10

Common Types of Core Dysfunction

15 Lessons

LIVE Certification Workshop

2 Days

11

Assessments

16 Lessons

12

Releasing Non Optimal Strategies

9 Lessons

13

Training Your Clients for Birth

12 Lessons

14

Optimizing Postpartum Recovery

3 Lessons

15

Return to Fitness

27 Lessons

16

FAQ and Summary

1 Lessons

17

Business

1 Lessons

Exam and Case Study

KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL SERVE YOU A LIFETIME

A certification backed by the most trusted providers in North America.

Whether you're a fitness professional, chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist, doula, midwife, OB, or other allied health professional, or if you're curious about this information for yourself, or hope to work with women in the future, this course will benefit you for years to come. It's essential information that we should be taught, and knowing it will help not only you, but your clients, friends, family, and the future generation! You can receive CEUs from the following organizations:

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Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification

Where & When
October 14-15th, 2023
CrossFit Salty North
Wasilla, AK

You'll gain a solid understanding of how to introduce functional movements for motherhood, and how to get your clients ready for the demands of being a mom.

Assess clients with confidence

Prescribe corrective exercises and personalized recommendations

Empower your clients to use these strategies for life

20 hours
Online content
16 hours
In-person instruction
CECs
Credits available
Register · $797
Limited seats available

FAQs

Is this right for me?

It's a great fit for anyone who works with women - fitness professionals, physiotherapists, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, chiropractors, massage therapists - you will all gain valuable knowledge from this course. (and ps...for the male professionals...unless you work strictly with men, then this course is for you too!) (pps...the information in this course, while female centric, really applies to anyone. We ALL have pelvic floors and inner core units that benefit from intentional training).

How does the online portion work with the live sessions?

You’ll receive access to the online coursework after you purchase, and we ask that you complete at least the anatomy modules, the lessons on pelvic floor dysfunction, and diastasis recti prior to the practical days in October, as we’ll do a quick review of the anatomy and then work through the assessment, releases, and exercises while with you in person.

Is there an exam?

There are small exams for each module as well as a case study at the end of the course that must be submitted for review before certification is awarded.

Is it worth the investment?

We get it - there are so many courses out there and it's tough to know which ones are worthwhile and which ones to budget for.

Our course was created by a pelvic floor physiotherapist and 2 movement professionals - that's 3 instructors for the price of 1!

Originally, we were one of the only courses that covered this information and now we have some competition. We pride ourselves on continuing to evolve with the research and ensure the course is always up to date. Our price is actually less expensive that some of our competitors.The learning you'll take away from our courses will blow your mind and truly elevate your expertise. Totally worth the investment! (in our humble opinion).PLUS you get a FREE copy of our Pregnancy Fitness book and two full days of in-person practical application of the concepts you learn in the online component.

What if I don’t work with pregnant women or new moms?

If you work with women who may become pregnant or who have been pregnant at some point in their lives, this course is for you.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Please reach out to Natalie at hello@trainernatalie.com for payment plan options.

Still have questions?