Blog by:(Akshita Piplani)
Say goodbye to the myth of the “delicate” condition, and say hello to pregnancy in the 21st century. Current research continues to show that women can safely exercise and maintain their levels of fitness during the perinatal period. Women who continue to exercise regularly throughout their pregnancies are less likely to need medical intervention during labor and delivery (e.g., pitocin use, forceps delivery, etc.) and experience less time in both active labor and during the second (“pushing”) stage. They also gain less fat and recover more quickly than sedentary pregnant women. With these findings in mind, more and more women are starting an exercise program or continuing to exercise during their pregnancies.
The result is a greatly increased need for fitness and health professionals with the knowledge and skills to design and implement specialty programs for this population as well as the ability to safely integrate these women into conventional fitness settings. Exercise provides innumerable benefits before, during and after pregnancy. Learn how to increase your clients’ self esteem and enhance their well being, and find out all the wonderful ways to help the body prepare and “train for the main event.”
Basically if you have clients that are pregnant or are planning on working with clients that are pregnant, either one of these would be a good option for you. Not only that, the exercises and diet should change as the woman goes through the different trimesters.
The classes are a vehicle for women to meet others experiencing the many changes that are occurring during this time. There are a number of excellent programs out there that will inform the teaching of parinatal courses.You may want to think about why and how you want to train this population.
This program includes Application of AFAA fitness training recommendations utilizing industry standards set forth by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) for pregnant and postpartum women.
This course covers very detailed information in a user-friendly format. You will discover the benefits, risks, and overall effects of exercise in relation to each phase of the perinatal period.
My opinion is that these certifications do a fantastic job with their course material.These advanced certifications will definitely make you a better trainer as well is the potential for you to make more money.
New moms…remember this… It took you 9+ months to get you here, give your body time to get back. We live in the real world and we must be real with ourselves.
If it was helpful to you simply tell your friends about it! If you go through either one of the certifications you will be able to help your friends and family out whenever they are pregnant. They will be extremely grateful for your help!