The ONLY comprehensive certification that helps existing (and aspiring) fitness and health practitioners to support moms and parents in their postnatal recovery.
“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 Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy enough!
“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!"
Martine had already done multiple pre/postnatal certs, but was looking for something that went beyond ONLY the fitness component.
Jessie has over a dozen years of experience in exercise coaching and personal training for people who are pregnant, newly postpartum, or years post-pregnancy.
She is a registered Professional Kinesiologist and holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, with studies focused in prenatal and postnatal exercise.
Jessie is the creator of Core + Floor Restore, To Pregnancy & Beyond, To Strong and Beyond, and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy programs where she coaches pregnant and postpartum people, women, moms, and fitness and health professionals on strength training and fitness during and after pregnancy.
She currently works 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.
Jessie is a mom to a 5 year old and a 2 year old.
In each module, you will learn from incredible postnatal, pelvic health and educators for the best, most well-versed skill-set:
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.
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.
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 the Co-Coach of the Group Mentorship Track!
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.
Janette is a perinatal therapist based in Toronto. Over her 17-year career as an Athletic and Massage Therapist she has worked with amateur and elite athletes. She says the toughest athletes by far are her moms!
“I am grateful to have joined the PFSA back in 2017. It enriched not only my personal life as a new mom, but also changed my perspective as how I can work with postnatal clients.
“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!”
A sneak peek into the materials covered in each Module - there's more to come!
Topics include: information related to pelvic health after birth, postnatal client consultations, activity in weeks 0-3 postpartum, and the politics of healthcare.
The Pelvic Floor – Function, Dysfunction, and Exercise with Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio
Decolonizing Health with Ericka Hart
Initial Client Consultation with Jessie Mundell
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Postnatal Program Design with Jessie Mundell
Cesarean Birth Core Recovery with Janette Yee
Progression Through Movements with Jessie Mundell
Workout Warmup Example with Jessie Mundell
How to Adjust for Pelvic Floor Symptoms with Jessie Mundell
Using the Glutes Effectively with Jessie Mundell
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.
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
High Impact Exercise Strategies with Jessie Mundell
Swagger Instruction Video with Robin Kerr
Topics include: understanding the pelvic floor’s role in sexual function and pleasure, postpartum discomfort and pain with intercourse, hemorrhoids, constipation, incontinence.
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
Topics include: understanding postpartum hormone function, basic nutrition for maternal health support, grief and loss, yoga and the postpartum core and pelvic floor.
Postpartum Health and Hormones with Dr. Rishma Walji
Supporting Your Clients and Patients Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Aditi Loveridge
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.
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
Using Instagram to Build Relationships with Jessie
“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 have access to our PRIVATE PODCAST for Academy members only, so you can listen to all video and audio content on the go!
Meaning, you don't have to be at your computer to learn and complete the materials - 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."
“I cannot recommend the PFSA enough. I actually went through the lectures twice (!) because I knew I would pull more and more gems out of this work.”
This done-for-you, 8-week group fitness class plan will help you start generating revenue, pronto.
“It’s really empowering to understand a woman’s body. I have the confidence to address things with my client. I can treat the whole woman.”
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.
If you keep up with Modules on a weekly basis, expect to commit 3 hours per week to the material, for 11 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.
Yes! An instalment plan with 4-monthly payments is available for the Self-Study and Group Mentorship. Please note that all Canadians using the payment plans MUST pay via Stripe rather than PayPal.
Financial accessibility is important to us. If you are needing financial assistance, please contact us!
– Coach a postpartum person back to exercise and better core and pelvic floor health after pregnancy with confidence
– Understand how to assess and progress with diastasis recti
– Know how to modify workouts for a client with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, or pelvic pain
– Be comfortable progressing a client back to running and high intensity exercise post-pregnancy
– Know which health professionals to refer out to if moms are presenting with symptoms that are not in your scope of practice
– Know how to program effective strength training workouts for postpartum people and moms
– Being a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist will set you apart in the fitness industry with a niched and advanced expertise in coaching, training and treating.
"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.”