The Prenatal And Postnatal
fitness specialist academy

Safely and Effectively Coach Pregnant & Postpartum People To Soaring Physical Strength, Improved Core and Pelvic Floor Function, PLUS Greater Body Confidence

“I've learned that postpartum 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 Academy enough!"

Chrstine McDowell
Certified Pregnancy and Postnatal Fitness Trainer

Welcome to a Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness & Pelvic Health Coaching Certification Unlike Any Other On The Market

PFSA is for existing (and aspiring) exercise and health practitioners who want to safely & effectively lead perinatal populations in fitness and movement activities, plus, support folks to improved core and pelvic health. 

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY? Without causing unnecessary harm, injury, OR disordered body image experiences.

The Ultimate Education in Perinatal Coaching:

What Sets PFSA Apart From The Rest?

THE PRENATAL & POSTNATAL FITNESS SPECIALIST ACADEMIES are each full length courses.

You will gain access to 2 COMPLETE, separate certification courses and become CERTIFIED in both pregnancy & postpartum specialities.

This is NOT your 'run of the mill' pre/postnatal certification. This is a DEEP DIVE into each population, so you can be BEST prepared to coach, train, and lead your perinatal & pelvic health clients to the absolute best results possible.

With PFSA, you'll be equipped to coach Prenatal AND Postnatal clients with confidence, retain your clients through these time periods, and power your profits with your elevated expertise.

What It's Like To Be In PFSA

PFSA is for:

And If You're Like Most Coaches Trying To Understand How To Best Train Or Treat Pregnant and Postnatal Clients, You've Probably...

OOOF. I get it. And when I was starting out coaching pregnant and postpartum clients (15+ years ago!) I felt this discomfort, too!

Because this is what it can be like to start coaching people during and after pregnancy, with pelvic floor concerns, WITHOUT the comprehensive education YOU need to lead - what your certifications and degrees didn't teach you.

... without the guidance of what's REALLY working for pregnant and postpartum folks, VS. what is just gimmicks, trends, and a waste of everyone's time.

And, listen - I know you (and your clients!) don't have time to waste.

With PFSA you'll learn how prioritize the big dial movers (and what to avoid) to elicit both physical progress and better body confidence in your pregnant and postnatal clients or patients.

The Results You'll Get With PFSA

WITH PFSA YOU WILL:

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!"

Justine Veloza
Physical Therapist

Be In Community With Like-Minded Pros

Phone PFSA Kim
PRE-FSA Sales Pages Images (4)
PRE-FSA Sales Pages Images (3)
PRE-FSA Sales Pages Images (2)
PRE-FSA Sales Pages Images (6)
PRE-FSA Sales Pages Images (5)

The PFSA Framework in 4 Main Pillars:

01.

Understand Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy Core and Pelvic Floor Anatomy so you can help your clients achieve better whole body strength and function with effective programming

Help Your Perinatal Clients Return to Pain and Symptom-Free daily life tasks and the exercise or fitness activities they LOVE

02.

03.

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

04.

Meet Your Head Coach

JESSIE MUNDELL, MHK, P.KIN

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, Prenatal and 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.

Meet a few of YOUR guest LECTURERS!

In each module, you will learn from incredible pregnancy, postnatal, pelvic floor and health educators for the most well-versed skill-set.

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.
Ericka Hart holds a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. When she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2014 at 28 years old, she realized that neither her identity as a queer black woman,  nor her sex life as a survivor, was featured prominently in her  treatment. Hart’s work forces us to see our  systems of care as complicit in the perpetuation of illness and  contextualizes the experiences of marginalized community.
Dr. Uchenna “UC” Ossai is a sex-positive pelvic health physical therapist, sex educator and counselor, and is on faculty for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Sexual Health Certificate Program. UC is only one of three licensed Physical Therapists in the world with an AASECT certification in sexuality counseling; as well as the only Black Physical Therapist with this specific designation.

Reena Parekh is a Fitness Coach located in Toronto She is a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist and helps people regain their strength after giving birth. Reena is also passionate about helping fitness and health professionals make their spaces more welcoming and equitable to BIPOC folks. 

Heba Shaheed is a Sydney, Australia based women’s health coach and Pelvic Health 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 a TED-Ed Educator in pelvic health.
Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, strength coach, and self-proclaimed truth teller with a passion for intersectional feminism and creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry. She has been featured in SELF, BuzzFeed, Muscle and Fitness, and Livestrong, among others.She empowers women to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. When she’s not serving her clients by empowering them to create stress-free and sustainable lifestyles and feel confident and empowered in their skin, she spends her time lifting all the weights, reading, traveling, and hanging with friends and family.
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’.

Rachel Turner is a business mentor for creatives and misfits who are craving business being done their way. She helps people sell out their offers without selling themselves out. Rachel takes a Human First approach to business and leadership. 

Alycia Two Bears is a member of the Mistawasis Nêhiyawak First Nation but calls Mohkinstsis home. Alycia practices Birthing as Ceremony and supports anybody who uses her services from this perspective. She believe supporting pregnant and Birthing bodies is one of the greatest actions we can embrace to grow a strong, healthy, viable community. As  a mother to five children, she is an advocate for home births, midwives and access to the best birth options for every birthing body.

I am a Mother and a registered orthopaedic/pelvic health physiotherapist practicing in Toronto, Canada. My practice style is patient-centered, evidence-based, and is focussed on empowering my clients with education on how to get to their specific goals reached through movement. I am most passionate about helping all genders, all races, and all ages who are suffering in silence with pelvic health dysfunctions.

Dr. Anietie Ukpe-Wallace, PT, DPT, also known as Tia, is an orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapist who specializes in providing a continuum of care and support from pregnancy loss to postpartum all while emphasizing the importance of self-care. Tia has had a life-long fascination with the human body and its inner workings which ultimately led her to path that she is on today. 

Nicola Salmon is a fat-positive Fertility Coach, and trained acupuncturist and naturopath.

She helps fat folks navigate getting pregnant in a weight-obsessed world and advocates for change in how fat women are treated on their fertility journey. She is also the author of the book, Fat and Fertile.

Tara Abel is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pre/Postnatal Fitness Speciailist, and Mom to 4 wild and sweet kids! She helps moms feel strong, capable, and free in their bodies and lives. 

Tara is a curriculum developer in the Prenatal Fitness Specialist Academy, and Co-Coach of all programs at JMG Fitness Consulting Inc.

Madison Cleckler is The Fitness Doula. She is a perinatal fitness expert, women's fitness specialist, and doula. She’s worked with hundreds of pregnant and postpartum people to help them build strength and reduce pain and pelvic floor symptoms to have more comfortable pregnancies, empowered births, and easier postpartum recoveries.

Inemesit Graham is a fitness trainer and Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach. Her own journey with hernias and diastasis recti led her to find strength training and coaching. Inemesit is passionate about helping women feel in their power, in their bodies.

Britt has a PhD focused in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in coaching pregnant and postpartum people. She now works full-time as a Research Scientist for OrangeTheory Fitness, being responsible for overseeing both the development of and execution of data collection, data management, and results interpretation.

CHECK OUT THE prenatal CURRICULUM:

MODULE 1

The Pregnant Person's Core and Pelvic Floor

Topics include: core + abdominal wall + pelvic floor anatomy, diastasis recti in pregnancy, impacts on the bladder and bowels, helping your client build a supportive prenatal team

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Prenatal Core and Pelvic Floor 101 with Jane Bai

DRA Assessment in Pregnancy with Jessie Mundell

Core Connection Breathing with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 2

Core and Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Strategies 

Topics include: understanding common pregnancy core and pelvic floor concerns, strategies for helping your clients remedy and reduce their symptoms, prolapse, hernias, pelvic pain, and more! 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS

Prenatal Core and Pelvic Floor Common Concerns  with Aliya Dhalla

3-Step Overview For Managing Pelvic Girdle Pain with Jessie Mundell

How To Manage Hernias with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 3

The Evidence for Prenatal Exercise

Topics include: what current literature shows on the benefits and medical contraindications of pregnancy exercise for the pregnant person and fetus, athletic training in pregnancy, multiples pregnancies.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Pregnancy Exercise Literature Overview with Dr. Brittany Masteller 

How to Adjust for Pain and Symptoms in Daily Life and Movement with Jessie Mundell

Using Supine Exercises with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 4

Strength Training Through the Trimesters

Topics include: how to design workouts and strength training programs for all trimesters, core and pelvic floor exercise considerations 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Prenatal Strength Training Programming with Jessie Mundell

3 Ways to Improve Spinal and Rib Cage Mobility with Jessie Mundell

How to Build Hip Internal Rotation Strength with Jessie Mundell 

MODULE 5

Cardiovascular and Conditioning Training 

Topics include: pregnancy cardiovascular, conditioning and interval training guidelines through the trimesters, pregnancy cardio programming, high impact exercise 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Prenatal Cardiovascular Training Through The Trimesters with Jessie Mundell

Strategies for Coaching High Impact Exercise with Jessie Mundell

How To Have More Comfort with Walking with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 6

Birth Preparation and Education

Topics include: birth mindset, language to use around birthing with your clients, how to use your training and treatment plans to help clients prepare for pushing

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Birth Mindset and Language with Madison Cleckler

Prepare for Pushing with Anita Lambert

Comforting Labor Tactics with Alycia Two Bears

MODULE 7

Diet Culture and Anti-Fatness In Pregnancy 

Topics include: how weight and size stigma shows up in prenatal care, your clients' health impacts from anti-fatness, gentle nutrition in pregnancy 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Understanding Weight and Size Stigma & Health Impacts with Nicola Salmon

Gentle Prenatal Nutrition with Megan Wallace

MODULE 8

White Supremacy, Racism, and Historically Marginalized Populations

Topics include: understanding how white supremacy and racism impact someone's prenatal care experiences and their health in pregnancy, working with folks with disabilities 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Building More Inclusive Spaces for Folks With Disabilities with Jessie Mundell

White Supremacy in Prenatal and Birthing Care with Jessica Swain

MODULE 9

Mental and Emotional Health in Pregnancy 

Topics include: understanding prenatal depression, anxiety and mood disorders, treatment options for pregnancy mental health supports

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Pregnancy Mental Health Concerns and Options for Care with Kristin Yeung Lasseter

Sleep Strategies with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 10

Build Your Business and Your Impact (+ Final Exam!)

Topics include: tools for building your in-person and/or online business, email marketing, mindset training, course creation, Academy student spotlights, and the final exam.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS

Ethical Copywriting with Tara Abel

Building Prenatal Online Program Options with Jessie Mundell

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Prenatal Cert!

+ CHECK OUT THE poSTNatal CURRICULUM:

MODULE 1

Foundational Knowledge on the Core, Pelvic Floor, Postpartum Bodies and Health

Topics include: information related to pelvic health after birth, postnatal client consultations, activity in weeks 0-3 postpartum, and the politics of healthcare.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

The Pelvic Floor – Function, Dysfunction, and Exercise with Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio

Decolonizing Health with Ericka Hart

Initial Client Consultation with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 2

Pelvic Floor Function and the Relationship to Exercise Coaching

Topics include: assessing diastasis recti, considerations for using  abdominal/pelvic compression post-pregnancy, effective progamming for pelvic organ prolapse, overview of activity from weeks 4-6 postpartum.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS

Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Considerations for Exercise Coaching  with Gayle Hulme

Considerations for Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Exercise with Anita Lambert

Considerations for Coaching Abdominal Crunches with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 3

Understanding, Assessing For, and Exercising with Diastasis Recti

Topics include: using movement and exercise to help promote healing or managemnet of diastasis recti, modifying for diastasis in exercise and fitness, assessing for diastasis.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Diastasis Recti 101 with Munira Hudani

Assessing for Diastasis Recti in Exericse with Jessie Mundell

Assessing for Diastasis Recti on a Client with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 4

Pelvic Health and Healing after Vaginal and Cesarean Births

Topics include: healing perineal tearing, scar massage techniques, movement and exercises 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.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Perineal Tearing, Episiotomies, and Pelvic Health After a Vaginal Birth with Heba Shaheed

C-Section Scar Education and Massage Techniques with Amanda Fisher and Jessie Mundell

4 Relaxation Exercises for the Pelvic Floor with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 5

Body Image, Mental and Emotional Health

Topics include: understanding the mental and emotional shifts mothers can experience, including postpartum depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and rage. Supporting your clients and patients in pregnancy and infant loss, body image, diet culture and (the lack of) representation in the fitness industry.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

How to Support Our Clients in Postpartum Mental Health with Shannon Kane

Understanding Body Image, Liberation, Positivity and Autonomy with Chrissy King

Taking an Anti-Diet Approach to Exercise and Health Coaching with Christy Harrison

MODULE 6

Fitness, Strength, and Exercise Coaching

Topics include: 6-months of strength training workout templates, progression systems for exercises, movement categories with hundreds of specific exercise examples, suggestions for fitness coaching protocols through months 0-6 postpartum.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Postnatal Program Design with Jessie Mundell

Cesarean Birth Core Recovery with Janette Yee

Progression Through Movements with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 7

High Intensity, High Impact, and Return to Running Coaching

Topics include: understanding the factors important in coaching a female athlete, how to help female athletes return to the level of athletics or competition they are desiring, strength training programming recommendations from Months 6-12+ postpartum.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Empowering Moms in Exercise, Crossfit, and Pelvic Health with Antony Lo

Making Adjustments When Your Clients Experience Pelvic Floor Symptoms with Reena Parekh

Conditioning Based Workouts with Jessie Mundell

MODULE 8

Postpartum Sexual and Bowel Health

Topics include: understanding the pelvic floor’s role in sexual function and pleasure, postpartum discomfort and pain with intercourse, hemorrhoids, constipation, incontinence. 

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Introduction to Sexual Health, Pain, and Pleasure with Tracy Sher

Incontinence, Hemmorrhoids, Constipation and More with Lori Forner

Postpartum Relationships and Sexuality with Dr. Uchenna Ossai

MODULE 9

Nourishing the Postpartum Person

Topics include: understanding postpartum hormone function, basic nutrition for maternal health support, grief and loss, yoga and the postpartum core and pelvic floor.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS:

Postpartum Health and Hormones with Dr. Rishma Walji

Supporting Your Clients and Patients Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Aditi Loveridge

MODULE 10

Build Your Business and Your Impact (+ Final Exam!)

Topics include: tools for building your in-person and/or online business, email marketing, mindset training, course creation, Academy student spotlights, and the final exam.

EXAMPLE SESSIONS

Business Mindset Intensive with Topsie Vandenbosch

Human First Business Practices and Selling with Rachel Turner

Online Course Creation, Automations and Email Marketing with Felicia Chanell

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Postnatal Cert!

get certified

12 Payments of

$ 179 USD

One Payment of

$1899 USD

+ save an additional $200 when you pay in full

The postnatal cert is pre-approved for cECs from:

1.9 credits

2.5 credits

4 credits

“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.”

Rikki Cortese
Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer and Group Instructor

“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.”

Amy Cooper
Perinatal Fitness Trainer

BONUSES! A Done-For-You Template to Host Your Own PAID "Return to Postpartum Exercise" Workshop

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. PERFECT for both pregnant and postpartum populations.

ANOTHER BONUS!

You will get access to our PRIVATE PODCAST for Academy members only, so you can listen to an all-audio version of the course.

You do NOT have to be at your computer to learn and complete the materials. Listen on the go (walking, working out, driving, etc) - yes, please!

"what happens after i join?"

“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."

SAM HODGE
Certified Personal Trainer
“After taking the certification, I felt confident and ready to coach postnatal women. As a Postnatal Specialist, you learn how to guide women past fear and to meet each woman where she’s at. Jessie’s teaching style makes multifaceted and complex topics easy to understand and applicable for anyone working with postpartum women.”
Tara Abel
Trainer, Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy Co-Coach

BONUSES! The How-To-Guide to Start And Sell Out Your Own Pre/Postnatal Fitness Group Classes

This done-for-you, 8-week group fitness class plan will help you start generating revenue, PRONTO.

get certified

12 Payments of

$179 USD

One Payment of

$1899 USD

+ save an extra $200 when you pay in full!

Hear from pfsa alumni in these quick videos:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You probably have questions. Here are all the answers.

PFSA is for fitness and health professionals who want to take action on becoming stronger, more effective coaches and clinicians for their pregnant, postpartum, and pelvic health 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 perinatal folks.

Yes! This information is key and necessary when working in fitness and pelvic health for all 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 pregnancy and postpartum recovery, the core and pelvic floor is welcome and ENCOURAGED to take the course. Moms, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, rehab providers, body workers, barre instructors, yoga teachers – you are likely already working with pregnant and postpartum 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 prenatal & postnatal people 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 PFSA.

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!

Each Module has approximately 2-3 hours of studying time. There are 11 total Modules (Prerequisites + 10 Modules), in EACH certification. 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 PFSA certification by going through one Module per week, while others do one Module per month.

The timeline is all yours! 

The Postnatal cert is pre-approved for CECs from NASM, ACE, and Can-Fit-Pro. If you are certified through a different organization, or also enrolling in the Prenatal cert, 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 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 a pregnant or postpartum person in exercise, and to better core and pelvic floor health 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 training folks in ALL trimesters of pregnancy, and with progressing a postpartum client back to high intensity exercise, running, and high impact work 

- Know how to program effective strength training workouts for pregnant, early or later postpartum patients

Please send us a note to: info@jmgfitnessconsulting.com

"This course gave me deep knowledge to coach postnatal women. Jessie covers every aspect of postpartum challenges of fitness, health, and mindset with expert interviews, lots of educational material, and templates. After you take this course, you will be 100% confident to work with postpartum people without hesitation or fear.”

Nuha Hamdan
Postnatal Fitness Coach

© 2022 JMG Fitness Consulting | Terms | Privacy Policy