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Officially PFS, and why you need ME!

I just completed my Can-Fit-Pro Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist certification at Ryerson College. I scored 90% on theory and 100% on the practical. I am now officially PTS, PFS and I am thrilled!

A Certified Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist Provides:

  • Current information about the necessary precautions for pre & post natal fitness
  • Practical advice with setting fitness goals for currently active and newly active pregnant women
  • Practical modifications for exercise intensity and exercise techniques
  • A specialized approach to exercise and activity while pregnant
  • Pre & Post Natal fitness information, activity choices and individualized program design
 Here are some reasons WHY you need a certified Pre/Postnatal Specialist as a trainer:
  1. I know the absolute contraindications and relative contraindications to exercising while pregnant.
  2. I know warning signs and symptoms and WHEN to STOP exercising and consult your Dr.
  3. I have a comprehensive practical understanding of the physiological (and psychological) changes of pregnancy and how to modify exercise to account for these changes, keeping it SAFE. These changes affect MANY of the body's systems, including the muscular, skeletal , gastrointestinal, endocrine, circulatory, pulmonary, respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic.
  4. I know to help you exercise to alleviate pregnancy discomforts, prepare you for labor, and set you on course for your postpartum recovery.
  5. There is 3 way communication between you, me and your Dr. throughout your pregnancy and recovery.
  6. I am a dedicated specialist with the skills to help you exercise safely and effectively.
A Can-Fit-Pro certified Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist is qualified to:
• Teach the specific needs and abilities with regards to physical fitness before, during and after pregnancy within the boundaries of information provided in the Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist program.
• Work directly with a health care professional using the PAR Med-X for pregnancy documents developed by Health Canada to receive medical guidance when developing an appropriate pre and post natal exercise plan.
• Inform participants or clients about appropriate exercise choices before, during and after pregnancy.
• Refer clients to a qualified professional should they require specific information on all issues relating to pregnancy.
• Promote the benefits of regular physical activity combined with a healthy and balanced diet using Canada’s Physical Activity Guide as a reference.
• Provide emergency care based on the participant needs (contact EMS, provide Emergency First Aid or CPR).



As a certified Fitness Instructor for Pre & Post Natal Fitness, I agree to provide a safe and effective group exercise class that provides appropriate exercise selection and intensity to meet the individual needs of each pre & post natal woman in the group.

As a certified Personal Trainer for Pre & Post Natal Fitness, I agree to provide a safe and effective individual exercise program that provides appropriate exercise selection and intensity to meet the individual needs of each pre & post natal client.

As a certified Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist (PFS), I agree to respect my role, abide by the Code of Ethics and work within my Scope of Ability at all times.
 

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