Antenatal Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course
Once pregnant, most women are told to put their feet up and take it easy. However, keeping active during pregnancy, and getting active after giving birth are both encouraged.
If you’re a fitness professional who works with a large female clientele, or you want to encourage more new and future mums to stay active, our Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course is perfect for you.
Leading to Active IQ Level 3 Award in Pre and Post Natal Exercise, this home-study course will provide you with all the essential skills and knowledge to manage pre-natal and post-natal exercise safely and effectively.
Antenatal and Postnatal fitness instructor course
If you have clients that come to you while pregnant or become pregnant while working with you, you’ll want to ensure you can train them effectively, while keeping them active and safe.
Therefore, you may consider an antenatal fitness course, however, many of these clients will want to continue their approach to fitness after giving birth. This Antenatal Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course will provide you with all of the latest knowledge you’ll need to work with both of these specialist groups.
Supported by distance learning, which gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace alongside dedicated support tutors, upon completion of the course you’ll be able to offer safe, effective prenatal and postnatal exercise sessions.
While appealing to Level 3 Personal Trainers due to the principles translating effectively on a one-to-one basis, the skills you’ll learn can also be applied to group classes.
If you have one of the following fitness industry qualifications and wish to expand your skills, this is the course for you:
Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course: benefits to you
As a fitness instructor working with pregnant women and new mums, there’s specific, specialist knowledge you’ll require to ensure each individual’s welfare.
This is why our Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course has been designed to help you learn how to adapt your training programmes for pregnant women and women, who’ve just given birth. The skills and knowledge you’ll be equipped with include:
– The anatomy of pregnancy
– The antenatal period
– The postnatal period
– Structure and content of ante and post-natal exercise sessions
– Planning, teaching, and evaluating skills
– Contraindications to exercising with ante and postnatal clients
– How to create fitness and nutrition plans tailored to each client
Adding another string to your fitness bow, this qualification will equip you with a specialist edge, allowing you to offer one-on-one sessions and classes to mums to be and new mums, instantly boosting your employability and potential income.
Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course: benefits to customers
Knowing what’s best for your clients should be your number one priority at all times. As a specialist area, this course will set you apart and allow you to provide the best exercise advice for women pre and post-birth when it comes to exercise.
Below are the benefits of both sides of the Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course.
Antenatal fitness course
According to the NHS, the more active a woman is during pregnancy, the easier it will be to adapt to weight gain and changing body shape. It can also help when coping with labour and getting in shape post-birth.
As exercise isn’t dangerous to the baby, it’s important to let clients know they can maintain their daily activity for as long as they feel comfortable, while many positives can come from exercising while pregnant, such as:
– It can increase stamina and strength
– Reduce back pain – 60% of women experience lower back pain while pregnant
– Help with blood circulation and potentially help with varicose veins
– Reduce constipation, swelling, and bloating
– It can help you sleep better
– Help you to manage stress
– It can help your posture and balance
– Reduce the risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
– Prepare your body for labour and childbirth
However, your clients mustn’t exhaust themselves and listen to their maternity team as the pregnancy progresses.
Postnatal fitness course
Following the birth of a baby, it’s recommended that a new mother should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. This will vary from person to person based on advice from their doctor or midwife.
If exercise is permitted, this course will equip you with everything you need to ensure the wellbeing of your client, while the benefits to them will include:
– Improvement of muscle strength
– Aid with weight loss
– Raise energy levels
– Improve mental wellbeing
– Improvement of cardiovascular fitness
– Help with sleep
– Help to improve mood
Meanwhile, with the ability to perform one-on-one and group sessions, postnatal exercise classes are a great way to create a community and bring your clients together following childbirth.