Absolutely – this is actually one of the most common questions our careers and support team are asked. We have had lots of students at varying stages of pregnancy complete our training courses and with great success. To some extent it does depend on the nature of the course and the stage of your pregnancy, but in most cases this is absolutely possible.
It is also worth noting here that both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National College for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NCOG)both support the stance that exercise has many positive benefits during pregnancy, and that you should aim to maintain your pre-pregnancy activity levels for as long it is comfortable to do so.
Depending on the stage of pregnancy and your personal circumstances, there are a number of contraindicated exercises. However, our course tutors are highly qualified and experienced in such matters and will guide you as to what is safe and what is not.
It goes without saying that as you progress on your journey through the fitness industry, you will likely meet other pregnant women that share the same concerns as you. If you use your pregnancy as an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of prenatal exercise matters, you’ll be better positioned to serve these women in your role as an exercise professional. You may even want to consider the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Award.