“I've learned that perinatal fitness is more than how to recover from pregnancy or how to heal a diastasis. Jessie challenged me to question things like 'pre-baby body' and losing the 'baby weight.' I can't recommend the Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy enough!
The Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy is for existing (and aspiring) fitness and health practitioners who want to lead moms and parents in their pregnancy and postpartum exercise, plus quest for better core and pelvic health...
Without causing harm, injury, or disordered eating or exercise habits.
OOOF. I get it. And I used to feel this discomfort, too.
“It completely exceeded my expectations with the amount of knowledge she brought into the course. It really made me see things in a different way. I really loved that I could go at my own pace. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who works with this population - you'll be glad you did it!"
Understand pregnancy and post-pregnancy core and pelvic floor anatomy so you can help your clients achieve better whole body strength and function
Help your clients return to pain and symptom-free daily life tasks and the exercise or fitness activities they LOVE
Feel confident in modifying for core and pelvic floor symptoms such as diastasis recti, bulging, pressure, and leaking
Coach, treat, and build a business rooted in your integrity with your anti-diet, size inclusive, and anti-racist values at the center
Hi, I'm Jessie! I have over 15 years of experience in exercise coaching and personal training for people who are pregnant, newly postpartum, or years post-pregnancy.
I am a registered Professional Kinesiologist and hold a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, with studies focused in prenatal and postnatal exercise.
I am the creator of Core + Floor Restore, To Pregnancy and Beyond, and Prenatal / Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy programs, and co-host of the To Birth and Beyond podcast where I coach pregnant and postpartum people, women, moms, and fitness and health professionals on strength training and fitness during and after pregnancy.
I currently work with hundreds of clients and coaches around the world, guiding them through exercise in their pregnancies, postpartum recoveries, post C-section healing, and their return to more intense fitness training.
I'm also a mom to a 7-year old and a 4-year old.
“It was laid out beautifully. It was like plug and play. You made it so simple to implement. That was a driving force behind it all, too. I felt like I could do this. You make it so simple and easy that I felt confident in launching our programs.”
“The courses I had done to that point felt like I was jumping through a hoop. Jessie’s course felt like she was reaching out to help me to help enrich and develop me as a professional and help me feel more competent working with a population that deserves to be honored, recognized and approached competently.”
This is a template for hosting a structured, 2-hour long workshop where you can teach the basics of how to returning to exercise post-pregnancy.
You will get access to our PRIVATE PODCAST for Academy members only, so you can listen to an all-audio version of the course.
Meaning, you don't have to be at your computer to learn and complete the materials. Listen on the go - yes, please!
“I found the Academy incredibly beneficial as I work with a lot of people who have had children. It allowed me to increase my awareness of what to avoid and what to focus on for people who are postnatal. With my partner due any day now, I feel more confident that I will be able to help her."
This done-for-you, 8-week group fitness class plan will help you start generating revenue, PRONTO.
You probably have questions. Here are all the answers.
The certification is for fitness and health professionals who want to take action on becoming stronger, more effective coaches and clinicians for their postpartum clients and patients. Join if you’re a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, physiotherapist, physical therapist, chiropractor, Naturopathic Doctor, Athletic Therapist or anyone who works with / WANTS to work with pregnant and postpartum folks.
Yes! This information is key and necessary when working in fitness and pelvic health for all postpartum people, regardless of the age of children or how long it has been since pregnancy. We consider postpartum to be forever, not just 3, 6, or 12 months after birth. There are considerations you may need to take into account when coaching postpartum folks of any stage for their diastasis recti, incontinence, breathing techniques, pelvic organ prolapse, and more.
Absolutely. Anyone looking to gain more in-depth knowledge of postpartum recovery and return to fitness is welcome and ENCOURAGED to take the course. Moms, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, rehab providers, body workers, barre instructors, yoga teachers – you are already working with postpartum people, and COULD be working with pregnant people!
YES. Even if you work with a different variety of clients, athletes, seniors... EVERYONE you coach has a pelvic floor!
Plus, if you work with folks who have EVER been pregnant or given birth - even if it was decades ago - they are still postpartum. And, they still may be struggling with physical symptoms years later that YOU can now help them adjust!
Ahhhh, I get it! This is exactly how I felt before I starting working with pregnant and postpartum people, too. The thing is, it is a massive responsibility to train and treat perinatal populations well. And you CAN do - effectively and with excellent results.
But, you need the evidence based education and skills to do so. I'm going to teach you what to absolutely include AND what to avoid in the certifications.
You definitely will! If you’ve been in this game long enough then I know you value continuing education. I’ve been coaching pregnant and postpartum clients for 15+ years and I’m pushed by my mentors to uplevel my skills constantly. I’d love to give you some nudges - and learn alongside you!
There are TWO separate certifications. You can choose to do ONLY the Prenatal certification, or only the Postnatal Fitness. OR, you can bundle them and do both. Each Module has approximately 2-3 hours of studying time. There are 11 total Modules (Prerequisites + 10 Modules). You have TWO YEARS access to the course and ALL updates made to it in that time, so you’re welcome to go at your own pace to learn in the manner that is most effective for you.
Some people complete the certification by going through one Module per week, while others do one Module per month.
The timeline is all yours!
Yes! NASM, ACE, and Can-Fit-Pro have awarded continuing education credits for the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy. If you are certified through a different organization, 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, we'll be happy to give further information.
Yes! An instalment plan with 4-monthly AND 6-monthly payments is available. Please note that all Canadians using the payment plans MUST pay via Stripe rather than PayPal (hello, CRA!).
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 14-Day refund policy. If you request a refund, we will check in with you to see if there is anyway we can best support you - as that's what we're here to do and truly want you to succeed with it! But, if we cannot resolve the issue, we'll happily provide the refund.
- Coach pregnant and postpartum people back to exercise and better core and pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy with CONFIDENCE
- Understand how to assess and progress a client with Diastasis Recti
- Know how to modify workouts for someone with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, or pelvic pain
- Get comfortable progressing a client back to high intensity exercise, running, and high impact work after pregnancy
- Know how to program effective strength training workouts for early or later postpartum patients, and for folks in all trimesters of pregnancy