During the last 29 years, AFPA has certified over 130,000 health, nutrition, and fitness professionals. During AFPA's Student & Community Appreciation Week, we are highlighting some of the impactful work of a few of our graduates.
Meet Macy Pruett, an AFPA Certified Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist.
Meet Macy, AFPA Certified Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist
Macy is the owner of Fittest Core, and online training platform and app for women in every stage of their life, including prenatal and postpartum women.
Macy has used her certification to help hundreds of women exercise safely and efficiently throughout pregnancy. Her signature product, Training for Motherhood, is a follow-along workout program she created and used during her pregnancy and now shares with other moms-to-be. It includes safe and appropriate exercises for the first, second, and third trimesters so prenatal people can learn to build and maintain strength and endurance to prepare for labor, delivery, and a healthy postpartum period.
What is a Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist?
A Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist is a personal trainer or fitness professional that has the training, skills, and certification to work with pregnant and postpartum people. They understand the principles of basic exercise physiology and kinesiology as it relates to pregnancy and design safe and appropriate exercises for prenatal and postpartum clients in the personal training setting.
They work with clients to prepare the body for the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and support moms after baby has been born by helping them to safely resume exercise and regain strength postpartum.
Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialists are sometime also referred to as Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialists.
How can I get certified as a Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist?
AFPA offers a Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist Certification. You can earn your certification in 6 months or less with our flexible study-from-home program.