As you may or may not know I am already a Level 3 NASM Personal Trainer but I don’t feel i have the knowledge or confidence to train myself or other ladies who may be expecting. I know the odd things like not to overheat when exercising, to avoid lying flat on your back after the first trimester (this position puts pressure on a major vein called the vena cava, which will reduce blood to your heart and may diminish blood flow to your brain and uterus, making you dizzy, short of breath, or nauseated) and to slow down if you can’t comfortably carry on a conversation, but these are just the basics right? If I want to carry on exercising safely and advising others then I need to know more, which is why I enrolled on Premier Training International’s Level 3 Award in pre and post natal exercise programmes.
The course is mainly online, with a weekend workshop in the middle and then an on-going case study that you need to do before you are awarded with the qualification.
I’ve already done the first module and learnt so much already, which I can’t wait to share with you all.
Over the course of the next few months I will be writing about some of the things I learnt, which will hopefully help you and your friends. Some of it is fascinating. I love learning about the human body – It really is a clever machine!