After studying my general Personal Training course I did extensive research into becoming a pre and post natal coach. My personal training course had barely touched on pre and post natal training, yet the reality was I was now technically qualified to train this group of women. In Ireland the only additional courses available are one or two day add on classes. I felt this was just not enough. Throughout pregnancy and delivery a women’s body undergoes immense change and trauma. Proper rehab and repair work is required to help a mums body heal correctly. In order to be able to provide the best care and service to the mums I work with I looked further a field and came across The Girls Gone Strong Movement.
This is a fantastic organisation dedicated to providing up to date, first class, evidence based information in relation to women’s health and fitness. I signed up to become a certified pre and post natal coach through them and knew I am was in the great position to provide proper, effective training to the mums who come to me. From here I started my classes and got hooked on continuously learning and updating my knowledge.
I have since completed serval other courses, namely
The Female Athlete (Anthony Lo, Sydney)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, PCES. (Dr Sarah Duvall, Canada)
Menopause and the 3rd Age (Jenny Burrell, London)
Stick Mobility (London)
Precision Nutrition level 1 (United States)
I am also currently studying a sports science and therapy degree and macnutrition…. While also juggling my three little monkeys….