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During pregnancy, women‘s priorities for movement and exercise change. Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, Dianne Edmonds, spoke to FitPro’s director, Jane Waller, on how personal trainers can effectively train their pregnant clients.

One element of the podcast explores the intensity level for exercise – Dianne Edmonds explains:

“Intensity is best achieved by using rating of perceived exertion; such as the Borg scale (The rating of perceived exertion RPE), rather than heart rate.  It is recommended that pregnant women work out at a score of 12-14 on Borg’s 6-20 scale.”  Find out why HERE 



Dianne will be collaborating with FitPro on a series of women’s health and fitness courses. Check out her brand new course offering: 100 Steps to plank: Building abdominal strength for every female client, part 1.

Stay tuned for even more women’s health education from Dianne, in the weeks’ to come. Visit: to explore our new education offerings.

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Dianne Edmonds

Pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor fitness

Dianne Edmonds is an Australian physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience with pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor education, treatment and fitness programs. She contributed to the development of the AusActive Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines as a member of the expert reference group. Dianne was the lead physiotherapist and project officer for the Pelvic Floor First project campaign, run by the Continence Foundation of Australia and is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador. Dianne is the Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, and hosts The Running to the Core Podcast, which explores areas affecting women’s return to fitness and running postnatally. She currently works in an Obstetric GP practice in Mandurah, Western Australia.

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