Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy

An online certification for exercise and health professionals, and fitness enthusiasts to build their knowledge, confidence, and business in postnatal fitness coaching.

The course will re-open to the public on Monday, October 9th 2017. If you are on the wait-list, you will get discounted AND early access to the course to secure your spot before it sells out.

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Click the button below to find a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist and to see the profiles of our Featured Coaches.

Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialists

What is the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy?

  • Become qualified in effective exercise techniques, systems, and protocols for working with new and more experienced moms in fitness coaching.
  • Access 10 Modules of education, with 1 Module delivered per week over 10 weeks, ending with a multiple choice final exam.
  • Gain the confidence and skills you need to safely progress a client from immediately postpartum to returning to exercise, lifting weights, running, and sport.
  • Learn from anywhere in the world

    Regardless of your location or time zone, as long as you have an internet connection, you can participate in this course.

  • Learn from 15 leading industry experts

    Guest Lecturers include: multiple Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, a Naturopathic Doctor, Movement Specialists, a Registered Dietician, Body Image Coaches, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Coaches.

  • Become a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist

    Learn the necessary skills to effectively coach postnatal women and moms in fitness training.

  • Gain confidence in the most current postnatal exercise techniques

    Learn the most up-to-date, research backed information and stay ahead of the curve in this growing specialty.

  • Access to a coach in real time

    Work with a Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist, in real time, to fast track your knowledge and understanding.

  • Live workshops and Q&A Sessions

    You’ll have the opportunity to learn LIVE from a pelvic health physiotherapist, fitness trainers, movement specialists, body image coach, and Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialists during the course, plus regular live streams with your head coach, Jessie.

The Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy will teach you:

  • How to train moms properly and safely by using specialized and tested exercises that differ from the traditional style of postnatal training that is currently offered.
  • The best ways to train moms in order to avoid nagging body pain, leaking during exercise, or a workout that leaves them exhausted.
  • Strategic ways to blend rehabilitative elements, with more physically challenging exercise into a training session, all while educating moms on what's best for their body when it comes to fitness.
  • The Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy will teach you how to do all of this, so you can set yourself apart in the fitness industry with a niched and elite expertise.

Your Head Coach in the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy Is:


Jessie Mundell, MHK, P.KIN


Jessie has almost a decade of experience in exercise coaching and personal training for women in pregnancy, new moms, and experienced moms.

She is a registered Professional Kinesiologist and holds a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, specializing in prenatal and postnatal exercise.

Jessie is the creator of the Core + Floor Restore, Core + Floor Restore for C-Section, and the To Pregnancy & Beyond programs where she coaches pregnant women and moms on strength training and fitness during and after pregnancy.

She currently works with hundreds of women around the world, guiding them through exercise in their pregnancies, postpartum recoveries, C-section rehab, and return to more intense fitness training.

Jessie is an Advisory Board member for Girls Gone Strong where is the Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Expert.

 

The depth of expertise that Jessie possesses in the area of postnatal fitness is unique in the fitness industry, where most trainers believe training a woman after birth is the same as training anyone else.

Jessie is a rare triple threat of superior education, extensive experience, and empathetic approach to coaching new moms.

Jill Coleman
JillFit

In each Module, learn from incredible postnatal health educators for the best, most well versed skill-set.

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Your Expert Guest Lecturers Are:

Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio is passionate about the pelvis!  Creator of the Birth Better Series for childbirth preparation and a highly sought after speaker, Mandy is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at her clinic, Nurture Her, and Birth Doula in Edmonton, AB.

MODULE 1: Foundational knowledge on the core, pelvic floor, and postpartum bodies.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio is passionate about the pelvis!  Creator of the Birth Better Series for childbirth preparation and a highly sought after speaker, Mandy is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at her clinic, Nurture Her, and Birth Doula in Edmonton, AB.
Gayle Hulme treats urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, dyspareunia, and other pelvic pain.  She is a certified practitioner of Rost Therapy and Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™. Gayle treats patients at her clinic, Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture, in Calgary, AB. Haley Shevener is a fitness trainer in San Francisco at The Lotus Method. She has a particular interest in training through prenatal and postnatal phases, as well as returning to athleticism with pelvic organ prolapse.

MODULE 2: Understanding diastasis rectus abdominus and pelvic organ prolapse.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Gayle Hulme, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Bonus Interview: Haley Shevener, Fitness Coach.

Gayle Hulme treats urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, dyspareunia, and other pelvic pain.  She is a certified practitioner of Rost Therapy and Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™. Gayle treats patients at her clinic, Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture, in Calgary, AB. Haley Shevener is a fitness trainer in San Francisco at The Lotus Method. She has a particular interest in training through prenatal and postnatal phases, as well as returning to athleticism with pelvic organ prolapse.
Anita is a Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist in Peterborough, ON with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care, as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor. Her practice, Holistic Health Physiotherapy, is focused on guiding women to prevent and heal physical ailments that are common, but shouldn't be considered their 'new normal'. Amy Cooper works primarily with postpartum women in her private training studio, and at 2 the Core Training in Calgary, AB. She is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, as well as certified in the Hypopressives technique.

MODULE 3: Healing the abdominal wall and supporting pelvic organ prolapse in exercise.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Anita Lambert, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Bonus Interview: Amy Cooper, Fitness Coach.

Anita is a Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist in Peterborough, ON with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care, as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor. Her practice, Holistic Health Physiotherapy, is focused on guiding women to prevent and heal physical ailments that are common, but shouldn't be considered their 'new normal'. Amy Cooper works primarily with postpartum women in her private training studio, and at 2 the Core Training in Calgary, AB. She is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, as well as certified in the Hypopressives technique.
Heba Shaheed is a Sydney, Australia based women's health coach and Physiotherapist, and the founder of, The Pelvic Expert. Heba teaches about prolapse, incontinence, anal sphincter injuries, and sexual pain. She is passionate about endometriosis, PCOS, and sexual health.  Heba teaches women's health physiotherapy internationally and is an upcoming TED-Ed Educator in pelvic health.

MODULE 4: Recovery, rehab, and returning to exercise after C-section.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Heba Shaheed, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Heba Shaheed is a Sydney, Australia based women's health coach and Physiotherapist, and the founder of, The Pelvic Expert. Heba teaches about prolapse, incontinence, anal sphincter injuries, and sexual pain. She is passionate about endometriosis, PCOS, and sexual health.  Heba teaches women's health physiotherapy internationally and is an upcoming TED-Ed Educator in pelvic health.
Jenna is a body image coach and body positive personal trainer, based in Calgary, AB. She eventually realized that she didn't need to be thinner to be happy, and started changing the way she felt about her body. Jenna helps women ease out of dieting and into a body and life they love. Sarah Vance is a body image & self-worth coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and creator of the Breaking Boundaries program. She specializes in helping women let go of diet dogma, body hate, perfection, and all or nothing thinking so they can step into the badass woman feeling worthy, confident, loved, free, and enough.

MODULE 5: Body positive and mindset coaching with moms.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Jenna Free, Body Image Coach.

Expert Guest Lecturer: Sarah Vance, Body Image Coach. This will be a LIVE online workshop the week of June 5th (registration details TBA).

 

Jenna is a body image coach and body positive personal trainer, based in Calgary, AB. She eventually realized that she didn't need to be thinner to be happy, and started changing the way she felt about her body. Jenna helps women ease out of dieting and into a body and life they love. Sarah Vance is a body image & self-worth coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and creator of the Breaking Boundaries program. She specializes in helping women let go of diet dogma, body hate, perfection, and all or nothing thinking so they can step into the badass woman feeling worthy, confident, loved, free, and enough.
Dr. Briana Botsford is a Naturopathic Doctor at Green Apple Health Care with a passion for the treatment of women’s health including fertility, pregnancy, mental health, and hormone balance. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Yoga teacher. She treats patients in Edmonton, AB.

MODULE 6: Optimizing postpartum nutrition and health.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Dr. Briana Botsford, Naturopathic Doctor.

Dr. Briana Botsford is a Naturopathic Doctor at Green Apple Health Care with a passion for the treatment of women’s health including fertility, pregnancy, mental health, and hormone balance. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Yoga teacher. She treats patients in Edmonton, AB.
Brianna Battles is the owner of Everyday Battles Strength and Conditioning in Thousand Oaks, CA. She coaches high level athletes and the lifestyle fitness population. Her specialty is pregnant and postpartum athletes. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USAW Sports Performance Coach and has a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Antony Lo, The Physio Detective, is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who works in a niche area involving women’s health, musculoskeletal and sports problems. He has a keen interest in antenatal and postnatal care and has a passion for seeing women exercise as safely but intensely as possible in whatever sport and exercise they want to do.

MODULE 7: Coaching months 0-6 postpartum.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Brianna Battles, Fitness Coach.

Expert Guest Lecturer: Antony Lo, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. This will be a LIVE online workshop during the week of May 22nd (registration details TBA).

Brianna Battles is the owner of Everyday Battles Strength and Conditioning in Thousand Oaks, CA. She coaches high level athletes and the lifestyle fitness population. Her specialty is pregnant and postpartum athletes. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USAW Sports Performance Coach and has a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Antony Lo, The Physio Detective, is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who works in a niche area involving women’s health, musculoskeletal and sports problems. He has a keen interest in antenatal and postnatal care and has a passion for seeing women exercise as safely but intensely as possible in whatever sport and exercise they want to do.
Tracy Sher is an Orthopedic and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist, and sexual counsellor. Tracy teaches pelvic health courses to health pros and patients. She is committed to improving women’s health care across pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She founded Pelvic Guru, which encompasses a blog site that is viewed in over 200 countries, social media outreach, and continuing education courses for health professionals. Tracy treats patients at her clinic, Sher Pelvic Health and Healing, in Orlando, FL.

MODULE 8: Coaching months 7-12+ postpartum and the return to running.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Tracy Sher, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.

Tracy Sher is an Orthopedic and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist, and sexual counsellor. Tracy teaches pelvic health courses to health pros and patients. She is committed to improving women’s health care across pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She founded Pelvic Guru, which encompasses a blog site that is viewed in over 200 countries, social media outreach, and continuing education courses for health professionals. Tracy treats patients at her clinic, Sher Pelvic Health and Healing, in Orlando, FL.
Sami Cattach is a Pelvic Floor and Women's Health Physiotherapist, and a Restorative Exercise Specialist under Nutritious Movement.  She provides treatment for women before, during, and after pregnancy to help prevent and resolve core and pelvic floor dysfunctions.  Sami is based in Brisbane, Australia and sees patients at her clinic, Body & Birth Physiotherapy. Abby Clark is the only female MovNat Team Instructor who teaches certifications and workshops in the U.S. with a focus on empowering women through MovNat’s natural movement fitness system. She has spent over 10 years in the fitness industry with a background in functional fitness (kettlebells), yoga, and body building. But it was through natural movement where she discovered a deeper purpose for fitness and teaching it to others, especially women.

MODULE 9: The inclusion of "natural movement", plus special notes on baby-wearing fitness and yoga.


Expert Guest Lecturer: Sami Cattach, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist.

Expert Guest Lecturer: Abby Clark, Natural Movement Expert. This will be a LIVE online workshop during the week of May 8th (registration details TBA).

Sami Cattach is a Pelvic Floor and Women's Health Physiotherapist, and a Restorative Exercise Specialist under Nutritious Movement.  She provides treatment for women before, during, and after pregnancy to help prevent and resolve core and pelvic floor dysfunctions.  Sami is based in Brisbane, Australia and sees patients at her clinic, Body & Birth Physiotherapy. Abby Clark is the only female MovNat Team Instructor who teaches certifications and workshops in the U.S. with a focus on empowering women through MovNat’s natural movement fitness system. She has spent over 10 years in the fitness industry with a background in functional fitness (kettlebells), yoga, and body building. But it was through natural movement where she discovered a deeper purpose for fitness and teaching it to others, especially women.
Stephanie Greunke is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in nutrition who specializes in women’s health. She is a certified personal trainer and a birth and bereavement doula. Stephanie supports women through her private practice, Rock Your Hormones. She co-hosts the Real Food Mamas podcast and is the co-creator of Whole30's Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program. 

MODULE 10: Making food and fitness work for moms + final exam!


Expert Guest Lecturer: Stephanie Greunke, Registered Dietician.

Stephanie Greunke is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in nutrition who specializes in women’s health. She is a certified personal trainer and a birth and bereavement doula. Stephanie supports women through her private practice, Rock Your Hormones. She co-hosts the Real Food Mamas podcast and is the co-creator of Whole30's Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program. 
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Loooooooved the interviews! Hearing from all the specialists in their respective specialties expanded my understanding immensely. I truly appreciated all of the examples that were given with each section.

Lauren Anderson
5 Feathers Yoga

Are you doing proper core training in your workouts with moms? Do you understand how to workout to heal Diastasis Recti?

Listen to this 2-min clip from Gayle Hulme's (Guest Lecturer in Week 2) interview on diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse below:

2 Options To Choose From:

  • OPTION #1: Masterclass

    • In the Masterclass you will work in a private coaching group with Jessie and a small group of students (maximum 15-20 students).

    • You will be going through the Modules on a week-by-week basis, on pace, so you stay on track.

    • You will be invited to attend 3 LIVE online workshops with a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, a Body Image Coach, and a Natural Movement Expert (happening in Weeks 5, 7, and 9 – date and time TBA).

    PLUS! You will have a additional live online workshop with Guest Lecturer Anita Lambert (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist) to answer your specific questions — this is available to only the Masterclass students.

    • You will have access to bonus LIVE Q&A sessions with Jessie, bi-weekly, streamed in the private Facebook group for the Masterclass students, only.

    • The live sessions with Jessie will include exercise demos, tips to further your knowledge on the weekly Module material, and any questions you want to ask about postnatal fitness coaching.

    • If you would prefer accountability, working directly with a coach, the opportunity to ask questions and clarify anything from the course material, Masterclass is the option for you.

  • OPTION #2: Self-Study

    • In the Self-Study option you will watch, read, and review the weekly materials, and complete the final exam.

    • You will be going through the Modules on a week-by-week basis, at your own pace, as you can.

    • You will be invited to attend the 3 LIVE online workshops with our Expert Guest Lecturer Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Body Image Coach, and Natural Movement Specialist (in Weeks 5, 7, and 9 – date and times TBA).

    • If you would prefer to work at your own pace, and are comfortable without additional coaching from Jessie, Self-Study is the option for you.

In each Module of the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy, you'll find:

  • A

    Expert Guest Lectures and Live Workshops

    Interviews or live online workshops with Expert Guest Lecturers and fitness professionals that are exclusive to students only in the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy.

  • B

    Weekly Coaching Lessons

    Reading materials, documents, PDFs, videos, workout templates, exercise information and more directly related to the current weekly theme.

  • C

    Bonus Education Materials

    Extra educational bonus materials listed to read and/or view each week to further your understanding of the Module theme.

  • D

    Exclusive Masterclass Access!

    Masterclass students have access to Jessie 5 days a week in the private Facebook group to ask specific questions related to the weekly materials and your clients. Every other week there will be a private live stream in the group, hosted by Jessie, where you can ask questions directly over video.
    Before each of the three live online workshops with the Guest Lecturer, you will have the opportunity to submit your questions that Jessie will relay to the expert. PLUS, there will be an extra live online workshop with Anita Lambert (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist) for only Masterclass students.

  • E

    **PREREQUISITES!

    Within hours of registering for the course, you will have access to your login details where you can begin into the starter Module of Prerequisites. Here you'll find almost 3 hours of video material from Jessie on coaching demo's, Q&As, postnatal exercise information and more!

Just so you know, you are changing our fitness world.

A handful of mama's are off to pelvic floor physio, I am making it rain your safe pelvic floor exercises all over class, and I have steered tons of women away from some not-so-safe exercises and replaced those with POP/Diastasis safe exercises.

We are making huge progress in class and with new mom's and it's all because of you!

Deanna Cadrain

Hear from a graduate of the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy, Lauren Mott:

BONUS!

Upon successful completion of the Academy (including passing the final exam), you will have the opportunity to be featured as a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist on prepostnatalfitness.com, which will act as a trusted referral network for moms looking for the best postnatal fitness coaches.

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  • MASTERCLASS

    Official Course Start Date: TBA.

    Course End Date: The private coaching group runs for 10 weeks from the start date, plus you have one full year of access to the portal and to complete the final exam.

     

  • SELF-STUDY

    Course Start Date: TBA.

    End Date: You have one full year of access to the portal and to complete the final exam.

     

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL:

Masterclass Students - Register Here!

Includes:

Access to private coaching with Jessie and a small group of Masterclass students in a closed Facebook group for 10 weeks 

• 10 weekly Modules, one delivered each week, with information on postnatal exercise considerations (diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, strength training, cardio, yoga, and more)

• 13 Expert Guest Lectures + 2 Bonus Interviews to further enhance your skills in postnatal fitness coaching

• 3 LIVE online workshops to learn from a Physiotherapist, a Body Image Coach, and a Natural Movement Expert

Bi-weekly LIVE Q&As in the Facebook group with Jessie to answer your questions

• BONUS: a private live online workshop with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and Guest Lecturer Anita Lambert, only available to the Masterclass students

• Certificate of completion with successful passing of the final exam, which can be used to apply for CEUs.

Self-Study Students - Register Here!

Includes:

• 10 weekly Modules, one delivered each week, with information on postnatal exercise considerations (diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, strength training, cardio, yoga, and more)

• 13 Expert Guest Lectures + 2 Bonus Interviews to further enhance your skills in postnatal fitness coaching

• 3 LIVE online workshops with a Physiotherapist, a Body Image Coach, and a Natural Movement Expert

• Certificate of completion with successful passing of the final exam, which can be used to apply for CEUs

• Access to a closed Facebook group community with your fellow Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy coaches (does not include daily coaching with Jessie).

Note: prices listed in USD.

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This class was packed full of awesome, REAL LIFE, information! Jessie and her team of professionals have the most healthy and well rounded perspective when it comes to fitness and I really loved learning from them. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

Ashlie Grow

I have been working with Jessie for four years now with her as my coach, but taking this course gave me a whole new understanding of how to be a supportive and sympathetic coach to my own clients.

Jillian Brittany
Fitness For All

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this information useful if I work with moms who have older kids? +

Yes! This information is key and necessary when working in fitness for all moms, regardless of the age of children. I always consider postpartum to be forever, not just 3, 6, or 12 months after birth. There are considerations you need to take into account when coaching moms of any stage, including diastasis recti, incontinence, good breathing techniques, pelvic organ prolapse, and more.

I'm not a trainer. Can I take this course? +

Absolutely. Anyone looking to gain more in-depth knowledge of postpartum recovery and return to fitness is welcome to take the course. Moms, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, rehab providers, body workers, barre instructors, yoga teachers - you're all welcome to join!

How much access to Jessie will be available in the Masterclass? +

This group will have priority access. Jessie will be checking in with the Facebook group DAILY from Monday – Friday, each week to answer your questions for 10 weeks, from April 10th until June 16th. Additionally, Jessie will be available for a live streamed Q&A session in the private Facebook group every other week to ensure you are rocking with the information.

Is this certification credited for Continuing Education Credits? +

Not directly, however you will receive a certificate of completion upon successful passing of the final exam, which you can submit to your governing body for review to be awarded  continuing education credits. If you need any additional help with this process, Jessie will be happy to give further information.

How long will this course take to complete? +

If you keep up with Modules on a weekly basis, expect to commit 1-2 hours per week (about 15 minutes per day) to the material, for 10 weeks. Remember that there is no specific date at which you must complete the exam, so you're welcome to go at your own pace to learn in the manner that is most effective for you.

Is a payment plan available? +

Yes! You can pay in full (and save 20% off), or you can choose to access the payment plan. Monthly installments are available for both the Masterclass and the Self-Study option.

What can I do with the certification when I complete it? +
  • Coach a mom immediately after pregnancy confidently
  • Understand how to assess and treat diastasis recti
  • Know how to modify workouts for a client with pelvic organ prolapse
  • Be comfortable progressing a client back to running post-pregnancy
  • Know which health professionals to refer out to if mom is presenting some symptoms,
  • Know how to approach conversations of body positivity and take the focus off fat loss
  • Know how to program effective strength training workouts for moms.
  • Being a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist will set yourself apart in the fitness industry with a niched and elite expertise in coaching moms.
When will the PFS Academy open again for registration? +

The course won't open again for registration for at least 6 months (Fall 2017) - there is no set date at this time, though.

Become a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist!

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    MODULE 1: Foundational knowledge on the core, pelvic floor, and postpartum bodies.

    Included: Information related to core and pelvic floor recovery after birth, example questions to ask in a postnatal client consultation, overview of activity from weeks 0-3 postpartum.
    • Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio: The Pelvic Floor - Function, Dysfunction, and Exercise.

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    MODULE 2: Understanding diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP)

    Included: Understanding how to assess and track healing of diastasis recti, when to know whether to (or NOT to) use abdominal wraps, how to do effective exercise with pelvic organ prolapse, overview of activity from weeks 4-6 postpartum.
    * Gayle Hulme: Considerations for Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Exercise.
    * Haley Shevener: Returning to Athleticism with Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

  • 3

    MODULE 3: Healing the abdominal wall and supporting prolapse postpartum.

    Included: Exercise protocol for healing diastasis recti, example exercise photos and videos, overview of activity from weeks 7-9 postpartum.
    • Anita Lambert: Supporting Moms In Exercise with Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
    • Amy Cooper: Pessary Use in Exercise and Where Hypopressives Fit.

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    MODULE 4: Recovery, rehab, and returning to exercise after c-section.

    Included: Scar massage techniques, exercise protocol for returning to function post c-section, how to begin workouts after a cesarean, example exercise photos and videos, overview of activity from weeks 10-12 postpartum.
    • Heba Shaheed: Understanding Incontinence, Perineal Tearing, and Hemorrhoids.

  • 5

    MODULE 5: Body positive and mindset coaching with moms.

    Included: Tools for encouraging new moms to progress their exercise slowly postpartum, how to take the pressure off of fat loss and body composition change.
    • Jenna Free: How to NOT Coach Fat Loss with Moms.
    • Sarah Vance: Dismantling Diet Culture For Fitness Clients.

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    MODULE 6: Optimizing postpartum health and nutrition.

    Included: Eating to restore health, understanding common postpartum thyroid conditions, useful supplementation for moms.
    • Briana Botsford: Tackling Fatigue, Poor Mood, Hormones, and Thyroid Concerns for Moms.

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    MODULE 7: Coaching months 0-6 postpartum.

    Included: 6 months of strength training 'choose and coach' workout templates, movement categories with corresponding safe postnatal exercises, cardio protocol recommendations.
    * Brianna Battles: Successful Postnatal Exercise Programming for Athletes.
    • Antony Lo: Safe CrossFit Participation for Moms.

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    MODULE 8: Coaching months 7-12+ postpartum and the return to running.

    Included: Understanding when a client is physically ready to return to running, the system to build running time back up, example interval training workouts, strength training recommendations.
    • Tracy Sher: Introduction to Sexual Health, Pain, and Pleasure.

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    MODULE 9: The inclusion "natural movement", baby-wearing, and yoga postpartum.

    Included: Understanding how natural movement can benefit the core and pelvic floor function, considerations for baby-wearing workouts, considerations for yoga practice when healing diastasis.
    • Sami Cattach: Introduction to Natural Movement and The Benefits to Core + Floor Health.
    • Abby Clark: How Natural Movement is Different Than Exercise and Getting Moms to Buy-In.

  • 10

    MODULE 10: Making food and fitness work for moms + final exam.

    Included: Tools for building consistency in busy lives, how to incorporate postnatal fitness into a gym setting, exam review, and final exam given.
    • Stephanie Greunke: Real Life Tips and Tricks to Make Eating Easier for New Moms.

Jessie is my go-to resource for pre and postnatal training.

Jessie's personal experience training hundreds of prenatal and postnatal clients has allowed her to develop programs that take into account a Mom's busy schedule and lifestyle.

Molly Galbraith
Owner and Co-Founder of Girls Gone Strong

If you are a fitness coach, trainer, work with moms in the health field, or want to learn more about postnatal exercise, the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy is for you.


What You Will Receive In The Academy

  • All material for the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy is housed on a secure site that you will login to.
  • After you enroll you will be sent a confirmation email to the email address you registered with - click to confirm in this email so you can be sent further details!
  • This program information is drip-fed, meaning you receive new course material each Monday for 10 weeks, beginning on April 10th
  • There is a 30-Day refund policy in place.
  • You will have access to your course materials and the opportunity to write the final exam for one year from the start date (April 10th)
  • Within 24 hours of registering you will receive access to a starter Module of Prerequisites, including 90 minutes of postnatal exercise info video footage.
  • All students will have received their login details to view the Week 1 Module course materials by Monday, April 10th.
  • If you have any questions please email: info@jmgfitnessconsulting.com

When you know better, you can do better for your mama clients.

Masterclass Students - Register Here!

Includes:

Access to private coaching with Jessie and a small group of Masterclass students in a closed Facebook group for 10 weeks 

• 10 weekly Modules, one delivered each week, with information on postnatal exercise considerations (diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, strength training, cardio, yoga, and more)

• 13 Expert Guest Lectures + 2 Bonus Interviews to further enhance your skills in postnatal fitness coaching

• 3 LIVE online workshops to learn from a Physiotherapist, a Body Image Coach, and a Natural Movement Expert

Bi-weekly LIVE Q&As in the Facebook group with Jessie to answer your questions

• BONUS: a private live online workshop with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and Guest Lecturer Anita Lambert, only available to the Masterclass students

• Certificate of completion with successful passing of the final exam, which can be used to apply for CEUs.

Self-Study Students - Register Here!

Includes:

• 10 weekly Modules, one delivered each week, with information on postnatal exercise considerations (diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, strength training, cardio, yoga, and more)

• 13 Expert Guest Lectures + 2 Bonus Interviews to further enhance your skills in postnatal fitness coaching

• 3 LIVE online workshops with a Physiotherapist, a Body Image Coach, and a Natural Movement Expert

• Certificate of completion with successful passing of the final exam, which can be used to apply for CEUs

• Access to a closed Facebook group community with your fellow Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy coaches (does not include daily coaching with Jessie).

If you have any questions, please email us at: info@jmgfitnessconsulting.com

There is a 30-day refund policy in place.

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