Eligible Continuing Education Credits
*FOR CHELSEA PIERS FITNESS EMPLOYEES ONLY*
Whether you’re a group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Yoga or Pilates Instructor, you need to know the modifications necessary to safely train pregnant women and new moms. Regular exercise helps alleviate most of the common complaints of the pregnancy and postpartum period. Almost 4 million babies are born in the US each year, and once a woman has a baby, she’s postpartum forever.
The majority of your female clients will need the expertise you’ll learn in our live training. Our course will teach you how to assess women as they come into your class, based on their trimester and fitness level. You’ll be ready to offer clients the appropriate modification for their needs that day, and program exercises that are safe and challenging.
You’ll learn from the best in the business how your clients can exercise during pregnancy to prepare for birth, get strong, and heal quickly after having a baby.
When you sign up for the Live Oh Baby! Fitness Pre & Postnatal Fitness certification, you’ll have access to our self-guided online training manual. It’s complete with photos, illustrations and video demonstrations. You’ll be expected to read through the manual BEFORE the live training day. You will have access to the online, timed exam. We encourage live training participants to take the exam AFTER the live training.
On the live training day, Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor and Co-Owner Kathleen Donahoe will walk you through every step of teaching your clients to move safely and confidently through pregnancy and birth.
Who is this Live Training Course Designed For?
This course is for fitness instructors and personal trainers looking to expand their knowledge and offerings, and for medical and birth professionals to learn and see best perinatal exercises, cues and modifications they can recommend to their patients. It’s also great for new and expectant moms who want to learn more about safe exercise!
Are There Any Prerequisites for the Live Training?
No other courses are required in advance, but if you plan to teach fitness classes to the new and expectant Moms, we do recommend a basic training with a nationally recognized fitness organization in group fitness, personal training, yoga, water aerobics or Pilates.
Is there an Exam for the Course?
Yes! There is a timed, 50 question multiple choice quiz. You can take it at any time you wish once you’ve gone through the entire training. The Exam will NOT delivered at the live training. You must pass the quiz with at least 80%. If you do not pass, there is a retake fee of $35.
Are there continuing education credits available for this course?
Oh Baby! Fitness is an approved Continuing Education Provider for:
CEUs are also available for ACSM, ACNM and Frontier Nursing University. Check with your organization to see if they’ll provide CECs for the Oh Baby! Fitness training.
Once I complete this course, what will I be able to do?
Once you pass the exam, you will be a certified Oh Baby! Fitness® Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and will receive a logo and email signature you can use in your email and on your website.
You will also have the opportunity to be listed in the Oh Baby! Fitness worldwide instructor directory for pre/postnatal exercise specialists. Listing includes name, city, state, country and email contact (email address is hidden). For an additional charge you can have a premium directory listing your photo, website and additional info about the services you offer. With the Oh Baby! Fitness training, you will be confident in leading and programming a prenatal or mom & baby exercise class or private workout session.
If you feel you need additional training and specific routine suggestions, you can purchase detailed teaching videos for leading a variety of pregnancy and mom & baby exercise class types. We offer pregnancy and mom & baby exercise classes for Pilates, Yoga, Toning & Fitness, Water Aerobics, and Stroller Workout. Many instructors will purchase the mom & baby teaching videos just to see how we incorporate babies into the different workouts!