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To the Perinatal Population

About your speaker

Sheila Watkins is a perinatal fitness expert with over 30 years of experience training over 3000 pregnant and new moms, as well as educating hundreds of fitness instructors, personal trainers, health professionals, and childbirth educators. 

  • Master of Life Sciences degree in Human Physiology and Nutrition
  • Created Healthy Moms® Fitness Programs in 1989
  • International presenter for perinatal fitness since 1991
  • Twelve nationally recognized pregnancy and postpartum fitness and yoga certifications
  • Former instructor in the Division of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University
  • Former instructor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • ACE “Gold” certified Fitness Instructor and “Gold” certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT)
  • AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) certified aquatic fitness instructor
  • Creator and author of the “Resist-a-ball® Prenatal Specialty Training Course”
  • Resist-a-Ball “Circle of Excellence” C.O.R.E. Master Instructor
  • Published in ICEA’s “International Journal of Childbirth Education,”  “ePregnancy,” “Running and FitNews” and Melpomene Institute’s “Pregnancy and Exercise” educational materials

Advanced Perinatal Fitness Instructor Training Course
(with optional Specialty Certificate exam)

  • Turnkey opportunity to expand your market
  • All tools provided to design and implement quality perinatal fitness programming
  • Promote wellness throughout the entire perinatal period
  • Answer clients' exercise questions with confidence
  • Ongoing program support for instructors

Moving Strength Studio West
212 West 79th street #1c
New York, NY 10024
June 11. 2017
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
Healthy Moms Perinatal Fitness Instructor Training

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:

  • Require less medical intervention during labor and delivery
  • Experience less time in both active labor and the pushing stage 
  • Gain less fat
  • Recover more quickly than sedentary pregnant women postpartum

Exercise provides innumerable benefits before, during and after pregnancy.  Learn how to:

  • Increase your client’s self esteem
  • Enhance their well being
  • Safely integrate these women into conventional fitness settings

This seminar 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 as well as take part in practical application exercises.

Topics include:

Project Pregnancy - Preconception Exercise Planning: 
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Heat exposure
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Intensity guidelines  

Training For the Main Event- Pregnancy and Exercise:
  • Physiological and biomechanical changes of pregnancy
  • Psychological stages of pregnancy
  • Overview of fetal growth and development
  • Basic obstetric tests
  • Stages of labor and delivery
  • Labor medications
  • Client screening techniques
  • Current ACOG Guidelines
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Resistance and core training
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Marketing tips
  • Latest research findings

Postpartum: Returning to Your Fitness Goals:
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Basic foundation of restorative exercises
  • Abdominal and pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Resistance training
  • Stages of postpartum depression
  • Breastfeeding and other nutritional concerns

Optional Specialty Certificate Exam
The take-home exam will test the practical application of the information presented using an essay type format. “Real-life” situations will be presented for thorough discussion.   Examinees may use any resource available to them and will have 2 months after the training to complete the exam.  Test results will be returned within six weeks after receipt.
ACE CECs, AFAA CEUs, ACSM & NASM by petition
Fee: $299 by May 21, 2017
         $319 after May 21, 2017
(includes optional take-home specialty certificate exam)

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