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THIS COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE THE HEALTH OR FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WITH THE LEADERSHIP AND TECHNICAL SKILLS TO DESIGN, MARKET AND IMPLEMENT SAFE, EFFECTIVE AND MOTIVATIONAL FITNESS PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN JUST BEFORE AND DURING THE CHILDBEARING YEAR. The workshop portion is divided into three phases: 1.“Project Pregnancy” — Preconceptual Exercise Planning: Benefits of exercise, heat exposure, nutritional concerns (appropriate weight for height, vitamin-mineral supplementation, eating habits, vegetarianism) and intensity guidelines. 2.“Training For the Main Event” — Pregnancy and Exercise: Physiological and anatomical changes of pregnancy, psychological stages of pregnancy, overview of fetal growth and development, basic obstetric tests, stages of labor and delivery, labor medications, client screening techniques, current ACOG Guidelines, aerobic exercise, strength training, Resistaball exercises, nutritional concerns, relaxation strategies, marketing tips and the latest research findings regarding pregnancy and exercise. 3.“Postpartum: Returning to Your Fitness Goals” — Physical and emotional changes, basic foundation of restorative exercises, abdominal and pelvic floor rehabilitation, aerobic exercise, strength training, stages of postpartum depression, breastfeeding and other nutritional concerns.
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