Our Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist (PPFS) Certification Course and Exam prepares certified fitness instructors (land and aquatic), yoga instructors and personal trainers to work with this specialized population.
This 16-hour course can be taken in class or online. We offer it in-class, in Vancouver B.C., three times a year. If you would like to host the course at your facility in another city, please contact email@example.com.
CECS: 16 BCRPA, 14 PE/A2 CMTBC, 12 AFLCA, 12 MFC, 12 SPRA, 16 MTAA
(Need canfitpro CECs? You can apply for CECs when you renew your canfitpro certification. They will charge $11/credit and award you 4 CECs.)
"This course gave me the tools to add to my tool box as an exercise and wellness specialist, to confidently work with pre and postnatal clients one on one as well as teach classes."
"I highly recommend the PPFS course to anyone working in the fitness industry who works with women and would like to depend their knowledge of pre and post-natal fitness. I walked away after two days feeling as though I learned a lot in a small amount of time. The course is very thorough, and the in-class experience is very rich."
"Fit 4 Two was a fun and engaging course. Melanie's knowledge and expertise are undeniable! I am excited to use what I learned throughout my pregnancy and to share it with those I teach."
What you will Learn:
-Pre/postnatal anatomy & physiology
-Current pre/postnatal fitness guidelines
-How to choose safe and effective cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises for pre/postnatal women
-How to choose safe and effective core exercises for pre/postnatal women
-How to design a successful pre/postnatal fitness classes
-How to design a successful pre/postnatal personal training programs
The Instructor, Melanie Osmack, is the founder of Fit 4 Two® and has taught pre and postnatal fitness classes in her community since 2003. A certified Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist, she has designed a curriculum that is powerful in both information and in practical applications. Students can expect the latest guidelines and research as well as practical tips from an instructor who has the honor of working with new moms and moms-to-be on a daily basis.
Learn more about the certification process here.
"Thank you again for a truly fantastic and inspiring course! You are a true teacher, passionate and generous with your information!"
-Marianne G, PPFS Student