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Jen Dugard - Safe Return To Exercise Course

Not Your Average Pre & Postnatal Education

Designed to be THE fundamental learning for every Personal Trainer and Fitness Professional who wants to continue to train, keep safe and rebuild their female clients as they become mothers, Safe Return to Exercise is not your average pre and postnatal course.

Safe Return to Exercise: 12CEC’s / 3PDP’s

Our Safe Return to Exercise mission is to ensure every Fitness Professional has a sound general knowledge in working with mum – pre/post and beyond.

So You Want To Work With Mums - Safe To Return To ExerciseFollowing the completion of your Safe Return to Exercise certification you may be eligible to become a Body Beyond Baby affiliate business and benefit from a growing network of Personal Trainers, Fitness Professionals and Fitness Businesses all dedicated to working together to raise the standard of the way women are looked after once they become mothers.

Who is the Safe Return to Exercise Course for?
Safe Return to Exercise is the essential foundation layer for those who want to specialise in working with mums and create a solid mum-focused fitness business.

Course Outline
Your face-to-face course includes:

  • Defining Safe Return to Exercise
  • Thoughts to promote in new mums – the emotional as well as the physical
  • Changing the conversation between mums, fitness, health and medical professionals
  • Educating mum
  • Working within your scope of practice


  • How a woman’s body changes in pregnancy
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Key points to monitor in pregnancy and post-natal – triggers, definitions and terms you should know

The top five postnatal contraindications

Pelvic Floor

  • Anatomy and function; how pregnancy and a vaginal delivery affects the pelvic floor.
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Correct pelvic floor function
  • Practical Pelvic Floor – correct and incorrect pelvic floor function and how to gain insight on what is happening on the inside from the outside.

Abdominal Separation and Transversus Abdominus

  • Anatomy and function; how pregnancy affects the abdominals
  • Abdominal separation – What is it, how to check for it, what it means
  • How to start to fix abdominal separation
  • Activating from the inside out – How to activate Transversus Abdominus
  • When your post-natal client should start – Guideline’s for returning to exercise
  • Practical hands on and cueing
  • Surgery – when is there a need to explore further?

The Pelvis

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pubic Symphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Wrist pain and carpel tunnel syndrome

Knee Pain

Key postural exercises your clients need to know

Practical monitoring, changes and checks for the Top 5 Contraindications

  • Learning to ask the right questions
  • Learning how your clients needs may change throughout their session and over time
  • Programming changes and checks into your sessions plan
  • Progressions and regressions

Your pre and postnatal medical questionnaire:

  • Trigger questions and what more do you need to know
  • How to interpret and work with their answers

Your first session with your postnatal client.

Working with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

  • The value and importance of working with them
  • What are you asking them for?
  • How to work with and interpret their advice

Other important postnatal things to understand

  • Prolapse
  • Relaxin
  • Avulsion
  • Hernia

Course Investment: $770 (inc. GST) payment plan available. Email for details.

Sydney: 3rd & 4th Feb 2018 at Fitness First Sydney exact location TBC

Melbourne: 10th & 11th Feb 2018 at Fitness First, 560 Church Street, Richmond, VIC

Brisbane: 3rd & 4th March 2018 at Fitness First Carindale, 803 Creek Road, Carindale, QLD

Perth: – TBC registrations of interest currently being taken – email for details.

To attend on any of the above, click on the Special Events to register.

Other locations – if you have a gym, fitness group or group of trainers (minimum of 10 people) who would are interested in completing this workshop please contact me.

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