What was your first thought when you learned about the GGS Academy and the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification?
I had just found out I was pregnant. My first thought was that I wanted to be my first client and do this for myself so that I could teach and train other women. And I wanted to be the example and show that this program works, as long as you are working with a trainer who knows how to properly train you.
What do you do?
I’m a Fitness Specialist at my local hospital. I’m also a personal trainer at four different locations.
What else do you do?
It’s hard to figure out what I do when I’m not working. I feel like I’m always working — either working on work, or working on bettering myself. But I enjoy working out, running, snowboarding, mountain biking. I love to spend time with family. Here in May when I’m not working I will be raising my son!
Most recent compliment you gave someone else:
That they are awesome! I think we need to remind people how truly awesome they are. We need to share more positivity around rather than all of the negativity!
Favorite way to treat yourself:
Allowing myself to relax and be okay with it. I have a hard time just chilling, because I always feel like I have work to do, or work I should be doing. This industry is growing constantly and you can be learning all year round. So allowing myself time to just relax is always a nice treat for myself.
It’s more of a motto that I came up with:
In order to win your life you must win the day. Win each day and you will win your life!
Three words that best describe you:
Determined. Self-motivated. Hard worker.
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What inspires and motivates you?
I remind myself to be happy, smile, love life, love my family, drink wine, exercise, have a great time, don’t have regrets. Just keep moving forward — life sucks at times, but we only have one life; make the best of it and don’t look back, only forward. One day, we will be in heaven, dancing and singing, no worries, no pain. Just gotta get through this and always look up. My dad (who passed away when I was 10) is looking down upon all of us, and one day I will get to see him again.
All of this motivates me each and every day to be the best version of me!
Describe a typical day in your life, from waking up to bedtime:
Most mornings, I wake up anywhere from 3 to 5:30 a.m. and get my workout in first thing. Then I have breakfast and it’s off to the hospital or to train. Each day is different for me and I can travel up to four different places in one day. In my spare time I’m usually creating programs or researching or eating.
What event or situation in your life lead you to enroll in the CPPC?
I believe I found out I was pregnant right before I heard about CPPC. I wanted to do it for myself, but also I train a lot of women and I want to stand out from the rest of the personal trainers and know exactly how to train women.
How would you describe your pre- and postnatal knowledge before taking CPPC?
I honestly didn’t have a lot of pre- and postnatal knowledge before taking CPPC.
I’d never actual trained anyone pre- or postnatal, so I had really no idea how to do so. This certification help me tremendously.
Why do you think learning the information that’s included in the CPPC is so important to your profession?
Most of my clients are women, and as women our bodies are so different than men. Knowing exactly how we should train is so important. I believe most trainers have no idea how women should be trained and they train them like they do men. But I firmly believe we need to be trained differently and accordingly to our bodies.
What’s been the best part about going through the CPPC?
The best part about going through CPPC was gaining confidence in training women: feeling more confident that I know exactly how they should be trained and what they need.
Now that you’re an official Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach, what impact are you hoping to have?
I want to make a huge impact on women everywhere. I want to be the trainer they come to because I can get them exactly where they need to be.
What effect has your new Certification had on your business so far?
My current female clients have opened up more about their pregnancies and any issues they might have, whereas before they didn’t share that information with me. Now I’m able to help them with issues they are experiencing, so we are progressing further along. I’ve been able to reach out to other women to help them with any questions.
With this new certification my business will continue to grow no doubt about it! I am able to reach more women and I’m the only one in this area that specializes in pre- and postnatal. I can just see it continuing the grow throughout the years.
How has your thinking about pre- and postnatal care changed since completing the CPPC?
It has changed completely. Since I really didn’t know much about pre- and postnatal before the certification, I can know feel confident and train more and more women.
What would you say to someone who’s on the fence about enrolling?
If you work with women as a personal trainer then there is no doubt you need this. It’s so important to know how to train women. Like the book says when you work with women they will either have had a baby, currently pregnant or going to get pregnant. You need to know exactly how to work with them through all the stages of their life.
If you want to make an impact on women’s lives than you need to enroll and invest in yourself first then invest in your clients!
85% of women will have a baby at some point in their life. If you work with women, you work with pre- and postnatal women.
Whether your clients are currently pregnant or have already had their baby, they’ll have questions about everything — how to exercise safely in each trimester, which foods they should and shouldn’t eat, how to exercise the right way post-pregnancy.
And they’ll look to you for the answers.
That’s why we created our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification: So current and aspiring professionals have the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to help their pre- and postnatal clients navigate their health and fitness — both during and after pregnancy.
With the industry’s most extensive pre- and postnatal exercise, nutrition, and coaching certification available anywhere, you’ll learn exactly how to:
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