1-Day Pre & Postnatal Fitness Certification Workshop @ Chelsea Piers Fitness NYC

Saturday, October 7, 2023 12 to 7pm

About This Live Training

*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.

You Will Learn:

  • How to assess each client’s needs based on pregnancy trimester and/or fitness level and which safe and effective exercises to recommend for each trimester of pregnancy and for 6 months after birth.
  • Which abdominal and pelvic floor exercises are recommended for new and expecting moms, and which to avoid.
  • How exercise helps alleviate most common pregnancy and postpartum complaints and makes stronger moms and promotes safer, more efficient births.
  • The science behind how pregnancy affects women’s bodies, and how those changes relate to exercise programs and physical activity.
  • A variety of exercise modalities and modifications designed specifically for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • How and when moms can return to exercise after birth, and why it might be sooner than you think.
  • The new ACOG Pregnancy and Postpartum exercise recommendations, and why you need to know them to safely train moms and limit your liability.

You Will Receive:

  • A listing 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 full profile page listing your photo, website and additional info about the services you offer.
  • A logo and web signature stating you are a certified Oh Baby! Fitness® Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist.
  • Opportunity to purchase detailed teaching videos for leading a variety of pregnancy and mom & baby exercise class types.
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Price: $250
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Course Reviews

Suzanne

(ACE Certified Professional)
This online course is particularly good. The sections are clear and understandable with links and videos that keep it interactive and bring the info to life. It’s really well organized and easy to break into sections for whenever I needed to stop and start. The content is totally relevant to what we, as instructors/ trainers, need to know about working with prenatal clients/ new moms.

Amber

(ACE Certified Professional)
Great information and very easy to digest. Moves at a reasonable speed. Great test at the end.

Jennifer

I’m a nurse and currently pregnant and your program is truly inspiring! I love how your certification program is challenging, practical and based on best practice, so rare to find a program like yours! Thank you again for creating a wonderful program! It truly will change my own practice and what I promote to the community.

Kimberly

LOVED this course. It was wonderfully put together and I have joked with some of my friends that I learned more about pregnancy during this course than I did while I was actually pregnant.

Brittany

(ACE Certified Professional)
This was a fantastic course! So informative, with useful tips and guidelines. The example exercises and demonstrations were great. I also appreciate that the course was not too technical. It was easy for anyone to watch and understand. I also loved the trainer's passion for the subject.

Candace

This course was extremely helpful to understand how to properly train and support pregnancy and postpartum clients. I feel better equipped to support my clients in a variety of exercise modalities and better meet their needs.

Course FAQs

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:

  • the American Council on Exercise. [1.0 CECs]
  • the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America [8 CECs]
  • the National Academy of Sports Medicine [0.8 CECs]
  • International Sports Science Association [8 CEUs]
  • DONA International [8.5 CECs].

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!