Our Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist (PPFS) Certification Program prepares certified fitness instructors (land and aquatic) and personal trainers to work with this specialized population.
This 16-hour course can be taken in-class or online.
CECS: 16 BCRPA, 10 PD/A4 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.)
"I found the course user friendly, thorough and highly educational. I wish I had known all of this when I was pregnant!"
"I had a lot of fun with this course and am happy to have this certification now. Very impressed with your manual!" Naomi K.
"This was a very useful and well-designed course. I was happy to have taken it right after the birth of my baby: it saved me from doing quite a few mistakes in terms of return to training. In fact, I wish I had taken it earlier when pregnant to prevent the worsening of my diastasis recti. I am a trainer who specializes in the needs of runners and am looking forward to help other running-mamas or mothers-to-be run and train in the most healthy way possible."
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 online certification process here.
"Thank you so much for the excellent course and useful information that I am already sharing with my pregnant or postpartum friends."
-Ema G., PPFS Student