Pre/Postnatal Certification

Prenatal and Postnatal Training Course for Instructors

Date: Saturday, February 12th
Time: 10am - 5pm (please bring a light lunch and snacks)
Cost: $250; materials will be provided

The versatility of Pilates makes it a great and effective workout during pregnancy and postnatal.  Hormonal changes during pregnancy encourage suppleness in the joints and muscles, leaving some women to experience low back pain.  Postural alignment also alters throughout gestation, causing muscle imbalances that consequently put mechanical stress on the pelvis, hips and feet.  With proper strengthening of the abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal recovery can be more comfortable.  Developing a program to meet the needs of your pregnant or postpartum client can prove challenging!

This one day, 7-hour course will help assist you with program development for your prenatal or postnatal client or group class.  Kari Pavlatos has based this program on the latest research and guidelines offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), information gathered in past workshops and lectures, and her own personal experiences with training the prenatal and postnatal client.  She will include topics such as ccontraindications for exercise; training for each trimester; the anatomy of the abdominals and how to exercise them during and after pregnancy; the anatomy of the pelvis and how it changes during and after pregnancy; how posture during pregnancy affects the alignment of the body; how to recognize diastasis recti and test for one; the anatomy of the pelvic floor after birth; rehabilitative exercises for a diastasis recti and a C section; and realigning the spine after birth.  This course will provide Pilates applications on the mat and apparatus, in addition to use of the PhysicalMind fundamentals.