Maternal Fitness


4 hours

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things a pregnant woman can do for her body – provided proper guidelines are followed. This workshop teaches you how to address the biomechanical and physiological changes that occur in the pre and postnatal period, and develop sound training programs tailored to the unique needs of the maternal client. Programming for strength training, cardiovascular exercise and flexibility training is covered in detail, with insight provided on how to modify exercise based on the individual needs of the client. Contraindications to exercise are addressed with respect to each trimester

Attendees will evaluate the anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy and consider the implications of these changes on exercise selection, adaptation and member motivation. There is a presentation of the current activity and exercise guidelines and learning will be checked via a series of case studies.