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How to Create a Next-Level Prenatal Training Program

Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a new trainer like a visibly pregnant woman walking into class. All kinds of questions and anxieties surface. Is this a safe workout for her? Can pregnant people even work out? What if her water breaks?

 

I have heard many trainers express their trepidation about working with pregnant women. And it’s no wonder, really - there’s a lot going on during pregnancy. Of course you want your clients to be safe, but many trainers stop there. Most approaches to prenatal programming focus on safety and a standard list of “dos and don’ts.” But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Learn to take things a step further and make a difference for the pregnant athlete.

Nicole's passion is helping women stay active and strong during and after pregnancy. She is a mom of four and RYT 200 certified yoga instructor. Nicole is also a certified personal trainer and women's fitness specialist (NASM) and completed the AFPA's pre- and post-natal fitness specialist program in 2009. She is also completing DONA International's requirements to become a certified birth doula. A bookworm and lover of research at heart, Nicole has her Masters degree in philosophy from the...Read more