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Pilates for Pregnancy

CPDs : 2.5

Pilates for Pregnancy is targeted at personal trainers and group exercise instructors who want to learn how to incorporate pregnancy-related matwork exercises into their current training.

IMPORTANT: This course is NOT a qualification to become a Pilates instructor. The content is geared towards instructors and personal trainers who would like to add Pilates-based principles to their current training repertoire.

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L3 Mat Pilates

To attain the CIMSPA accredited CPD points for this course you will need to have already completed a Level 3 Pilates qualification.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the different stages of pregnancy
  • Learn the physiological changes of pregnancy
  • Understand benefits of exercise during pregnancy
  • Learn the conditions that preclude a pregnant woman from exercising
  • Learn to modify exercises for different stages of pregnancy
  • Understand how to programme Pilates exercises for pregnant women in each trimester
  • Learn specific exercise contraindications for each trimester
  • Understand the principles of Pilates breathing

Author Bio

  • Stephanie Glickman

    Stephanie Glickman has been teaching fitness for 20 years and Pilates since 2003. In 2006 she established Armature (Melbourne, Australia), a studio dedicated to both Pilates and strength training. She is certified through Stott Pilates, Breathe Education, Pilates ITC, Polestar and the APMA. A former Stott Pilates and Breathe Education instructor trainer, she regularly presents nationally across fitness and Pilates platforms, spreading the joys of cross training Pilates and strength. She is also a Les Mills Body Step instructor, recreational Olympic weightlifter and the dance critic of the Herald Sun.