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The most sexist thing a Trainer can do...

October 8, 2017
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Hi guys! It's Jono here today. How was your weekend? Mine was very busy... Which is a change because I'm usually quite a home body! On Saturday I went to a "Baby Shower" for the first time in my life... I'm not sure if they are a "new thing" or they used to be a thing for "women" and now men are invited... Either way it was nice and it brings me onto today's topic... Training woman who are pre/post natal!

Now I firmly believe every Trainer should do further qualifications to train pre/post natal woman! I want to share what motivated me to do it.

When I started in the industry... Being a male in my early 20's I avoided anything to do with pre/post natal woman... Firstly because I didn't feel confident... But secondly and to be honest... I just brushed it off... I thought "I'm a guy... that's never going to be my thing"... Until I read a quote somewhere...

"Most Trainers will gladly modify their sessions for clients who have knee or back injuries... but if a woman comes in with a pelvic floor issue... Trainers will just pass the buck and say that's not their thing"

And I thought... "Damn... that's me... and I'm acting like a misogynist"... So I booked in a pre/post natal course that day! Even though it was never going to be my speciality... and a lot of clients in that position may not feel comfortable talking me... It's still my responsibility to know!

This week, I'm going to talk about some of the other reasons why I recommend every Trainer is qualified... But to me that quote was enough... The other major reason is obviously insurance... To my understanding insurance will only cover you to work with pre and post natal woman if you've completed a CEC course. So if you haven't completed a course - you either run the risk of not being covered if something happens... Or you're going to have to turn back a lot of potential clients...

We've currently got a Pregnancy / Post Natal Training course on special. Check it out here.

Now we would love you hear from you. In the comments below, let me know your opinion. Do you feel confortable working with pre/post natal women? Do you accommodate them in your sessions? Have you done a course? Let?us know in the comments below. That?s all for today! Before you go, be sure to get our? 5 Tips to Grow your Bootcamp here.

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About The Author: Jono Petrohilos
Online Course Creator I 2020 Fitness Australia Educator of the Year

Jono is the co-founder and director at Fitness Education Online. Fitness Education Online is one of the leading providers in the world when it comes to delivering online education to Fitness Professionals, providing over 30 registered CEC courses.

Fitness Education Online is also the admins of the largest Facebook Group in Australia / New Zealand for Fitness Professionals (Fitness Education Online Community Facebook Group).

Jono is also a qualified Exercise Physiologist, best selling author (The Bootcamp Blueprint), and the host of the successful podcast “Fitness Education Online Podcast”.

Jono is the current 2020 Fitness Educator of the Year (awarded by Fitness Australia)

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