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The Industry's Top Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Program
Master the art of coaching women so you can create a rewarding life centered around helping women.
Our Coaching & Training Women Academy is home for the world's most comprehensive women-specific certifications
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We designed the Academy to help health and fitness professionals like you create a rewarding life centered around meaningful work. This is your chance to become the go-to expert and give pre- & postnatal women the coaching and care they deserve. 
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The Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification Has A Special Purpose:
Helping you master the art of coaching women so you can create a rewarding life centered around helping women
"People First" GGS Coaching Method
Learn our industry-changing "people first" coaching method that has allowed us to help thousands of women around the world get the results they want while healing their relationship with food, exercise, and their body.
World's-First Women-Specific Textbook
This 500-page textbook is the only one of its kind. With a community of 700,000+ women in 70+ countries around the world, we're uniquely positioned to provide health and fitness professionals with valuable insight into coaching women that can't be found anywhere else. 
No classroom required
This university-level program is the culmination of 16+ world-class women's health professionals (PhDs, physios, OB/GYNs, university researchers, and more!) with 230+ years of practical experience, and two dozen children between them. Learn from world-class experts -- no classroom required!
Online Exams
At the end of each unit, you'll take a Unit Exam (5 units total). Achieving a 75% or higher on each of the five exams gives you a passing grade, and at the end of the 5th exam, you'll be a Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach (CPPC).
Study at your own pace, anywhere.
Work through our 500-page textbook, 100+ page workbook, and mobile-friendly online materials at your own pace, from the comfort of your home (or anywhere else in the world!) And get unlimited support whenever you need it in our closed Facebook group.
24/7 Access To Curriculum Creators
As a CPPC student, you'll have unlimited 24/7 access to the creators of the curriculum for support, guidance, advice, and wisdom from experts who have decades of real-world experience working with women.
Free Shipping Anywhere in the World!
We'll ship your 500-page textbook and 100+ page directly to your doorstep, 100% FREE, no matter where in the world you live. (We have CPPC students and grads from over 40+ countries!) 
100% Risk-Free Guarantee
We're so confident you'll absolutely love our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification that you get to try it for 60 days. If after 60 days you decide it's not for you, you just ship the materials back and you'll get a full refund. 
Our Academy Welcomes All Forward-Thinking Health & Fitness Professionals Who Believe Women Deserve Better.
Imagine if you had all the best pre- and postnatal coaching information and research...all the anatomy and physiology...all the coaching and psychology...all the nutrition and exercise... all the practical experience...all in one place.

If you had the world’s most trusted leaders in women’s health there to support you and guide you along the way.  

And if it was delivered in a simple, easy-to-understand, self-paced format that fit your life and schedule.

That’s what our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is here for.

In addition to learning the anatomical and physiological changes that need to be considered during and after pregnancy, you’ll learn the psychological considerations as well, allowing you to give your clients and patients the coaching and care they deserve. 

This means your clients and patients will get better results, you’ll keep them for longer, you’ll become the go-to professional in your area, and you can build a rewarding business, career, and life you love centered around helping women.

Fit Pros. Physios. Nutrition Coaches. Registered Nurses. Group Fitness Instructors (Yoga, Pilates, Zumba). Medical Doctors. Chiropractors. Any and ALL Aspiring Women’s Health Professionals (even if you're just getting started)...

...this Certification is for you!!
This Certification Is For You Whether You're:
  •  Considering a new career in health and fitness
  •  A seasoned pro who's been working with women for years
  •  Coaching clients individually or in a group setting
  •  Just getting into the field of health and fitness
  •  Wanting to serve women in a meaningful way 
  •  Helping your partner (or yourself!) through pregnancy and postpartum
What world-class health & fitness professionals are saying.
Watch this video to learn more about the program, including interviews with some of the world's top health & fitness professionals -- like Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN, Dr. John Berardi, co-founder of Precision Nutrition, Physiotherapist Marika Hart, and Dr. Kara Mohr, PhD and behavior-change expert. 
If you work with women, you work with pre- & postnatal women. 
  •  67-75% of clients who hire a coach or trainer are women 
  •  85% of women have a baby at some point in their lifetime
  •  And -- once a woman has a baby, she's postpartum forever
Most health and fitness professionals don't recognize this...and most women don't either.

That means there are millions of postpartum women who are experiencing incontinence, pain, or even pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and they need help, and the majority of
 health and fitness professionals don't have the skills and knowledge to help them.


Women need help. Very few trainers are equipped to help them. This leaves a massive gap in the industry just waiting to be filled.

You can make a difference and do meaningful work by becoming one of the world's FIRST Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coaches today.  
“Pelvic health awareness continues to be a subject that's not well known and this certification allows health and fitness professionals to treat their clients in a comprehensive manner and collaborate with other health professionals. This certification offers a wealth of information regarding women’s health, even if you're a pelvic health physio.“
Spine and Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist
“This Certification takes all of the different aspects of pre- and postnatal health and presents them in an easy-to-understand way, whether you're a coach, trainer, or other health professional who works with women.”
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN, Women's Health Expert
Baylor University Medical College -- Dallas
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We combine the latest research plus decades of practical experience all in one place to save you time and money
The Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification isn’t just about what the research says (although that’s important!). It’s about the combined experience of 16 leading women’s health experts
  •  These experts are physiotherapists, pre- and postnatal experts, PhDs, psychologists, OB/GYNs, and doulas from 5 different countries
  •  Have a combined 230+ years of clinical and practical experience
  •  Are moms themselves
  •  Understand that every female client has a unique set of values, priorities, desires, resources, and goals that must be considered when designing an effective program for them
Meet Our Experts 
Students Share Their Pre- & Postnatal Certification Thoughts on social media
Here is what a few had to say:
Here’s What You’ll Learn to Become a Better Coach
and Positively Impact the Lives of
Your Female Clients
The Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is broken into 5 core training units.
This is an online, self-paced program that includes a beautifully designed, easy-to-use Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification Textbook that you can reference again and again throughout your career. 
Brand-new 500-page textbook is filled with the latest research 
  •  287 of the latest research studies presented in an easy-to-use references section at the end of every chapter
  •  Scripts to follow for difficult conversations about things like postpartum fat loss and pelvic organ prolapse
  •  Professional graphical illustrations and guides
  •  Easy to follow, step-by-step guidelines for helping your client return to exercise safely in the postpartum period
  •  Special call-out sections with suggestions for “What to do when…” on situations or topics that are likely to come up throughout your client’s pre- and postnatal periods
You’ll also get other certification materials including:
  •  A physical copy of our easy-to-use workbook containing questions and case studies to help you deepen your understanding of the material you're learning, and help you ace your exams
  •  High-quality coaching and demonstration videos for every unit
  •  Questionnaires, forms, and supplementary reading materials
  •  Customizable workout templates for pregnancy and postpartum 
  •  And much more, all found within our mobile-friendly online portal
Here’s What Some of the World’s Top Health and Fitness Professionals are Saying about Girls Gone Strong and our Coaching and Training Women Programs
“If you’re the least bit concerned about ‘is this is going to make a difference for me,’ you’re going to come away with a boosted confidence that you’ve learned something that’s really important. It’s well vetted, validated, good content… all these things are important as you’re trying to progress and really make a difference for these women.”
Dr. Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, MTC
Women’s Health & Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
“The one thing I love about the [Pre- & Postnatal] Coaching Certification is that there are so many things that we can do preventatively [to help women].”
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN, MBA
Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology — University of Illinois Chicago
“Providing healthcare providers and health + fitness professionals with the best available information to make decisions for their clients is a really important part of this certification.”
Dr. Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD
Asst. Professor and Researcher — University of Florida
“I believe so strongly in what Girls Gone Strong is doing. I have two daughters, and I want my daughters to grow up in a world with Girls Gone Strong.”
Dr. John Berardi, PhD, CSCS
Co-Founder — Precision Nutrition
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Enrollment Closes August 26th Until 2019
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How it works:

Yes, it's true. You can get started with the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification, today for FREE. $0 down. Free!

We'll give you instant access to our mobile-friendly online portal, where you can access the first three chapters of the textbook and workbook and start studying right away. Then, once you make your first payment of $100 (30 days from today), we'll ship your hardcover textbook and spiral-bound workbook straight to your door. And shipping is still free, worldwide.

If, at any time, during these first 30 days, you decide that becoming a Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach isn't the best way to advance your career as a health & fitness professional, just let us know. You won't have given us a single dime, and we'll keep your books for another future student.

It's 100% risk-free. For both of us.
What You Get With CPPC:
  •  A 150,000 word/500+ page hardcover textbook that covers coaching, female anatomy and physiology, pre- and postnatal nutrition, exercise, psychology, and rest and recovery, and information on how those change during each trimester and postpartum. 
  •  An accompanying workbook with dozens of questions and case studies to help deepen your understanding of the material, practice applying what you've learned, and study for the exams.
  •  A mobile-friendly online portal specifically designed to enhance the learning experience, including dozens of coaching and demonstration videos.
  •  Bonus workout templates, client assessment tools/questionnaires, downloadable PDFs, additional reading and resources.
  •  An interdisciplinary approach to all of this information, created by 16 women's health experts from five countries, including 6 Physiotherapists, 4 Pre- & Postnatal fitness experts, OB/GYNs, Doulas, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, and 3 PhDs in exercise science, molecular biology, and psychology.
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We're committed to helping you become a better coach, guaranteed. That's why we're confident you'll love our certification. And if you don't, you get a full refund!

Yep! If anytime in the first 60 days you decide our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification isn't for you, just let us know, return your textbook and workbook materials, and we will give you every penny back. That’s our promise to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What comes with the purchase of the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification?
You’ll receive:
  •  A hardcover textbook (roughly 150,000 words and 500 pages) divided into 5 units, with dozens of case studies and resources you can reference for years to come
  •  An accompanying workbook with practice questions and case studies to help you deepen your understanding of the materials, practice what you’ve learned, and study for the exams
  •  Custom-built, mobile-friendly online portal filled with:
  • — High-definition coaching and demonstration videos for every unit.
  • — Bonus workout templates for every trimester and phase of postpartum recovery and return to exercise.
  • — Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaires to use with pregnant and postpartum clients.
  • — Multiple assessment tools to use with pregnant and postpartum clients, including a daily assessment tool to help you adjust a client’s programming day to day as needed.
  • — Additional reading and resource recommendations for further exploration.
  • — Comprehensive unit exams.
  •  Access to a closed Facebook group where you can engage with the authors of the Certification as well as other students, participate in group discussions, and get help when you need it.
  •  Unit 1: How to be a great coach.
  •  Unit 2: Female anatomy and physiology, including how a woman’s body changes during and after pregnancy and common during/post-pregnancy concerns.
  •  Unit 3: Foundational nutrition, exercise, psychology, and rest and recovery.
  •  Unit 4: How nutrition, exercise, psychology, and rest and recovery change during each trimester. If you have a client in her first trimester, you can read that chapter and know exactly what she is (probably) experiencing at that stage of her pregnancy.
  •  Unit 5: All about postpartum, including assessments and how postpartum affects nutrition, exercise, psychology, and rest and recovery.
  •  Appendices: A library of useful information for your long-term coaching success including the GGS Code of Ethics, food source lists, all about supplements, exercise categories, miscarriage and infant loss, and more.
This is a great question, but to be honest, as trite as it sounds, you really can’t compare this Certification to other certifications and courses, because there isn’t a comparison. 

We can absolutely guarantee 100% hands-down that you won’t find anything with the depth, breadth and quality of this Certification. And we can guarantee that no other certification was written and reviewed by 16 world-class experts from five countries including:
  •  6 physiotherapists
  •  4 pre- and postnatal experts
  •  1 OB/GYN
  •  1 midwife who’s a nurse practitioner
  •  1 doula
  •  3 PhDs in exercise science, psychology, and molecular biology.
And these experts didn’t just contribute a little bonus content for us. They created and reviewed all of it, some of them spending hundreds of hours working on it. And every chapter of our amazing textbook was created and reviewed by no fewer than six of these experts.

Additionally, you won’t find another Certification that comes with:

– A 150,000 word/~500-page hardcover textbook broken down into 5 units that walk you through everything you need to know about training women during and after pregnancy, and it includes HUNDREDS of sources/references

– A 100+ page workbook filled with questions and case studies

– An online portal filled with dozens of videos, custom assessment tools, downloadable PDFs, workout templates, and additional reading and resource materials

It can’t be compared to other Certifications because there aren’t any other Certifications like it, anywhere else. Period.

We’re also always keeping track of advances in coaching methods and research, so if you enroll in the Certification you’ll get updates a few times a year about emerging research and how it affects the material in the Certification.

Plus, every couple of years when we overhaul the curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the updated version for a very nominal fee (essentially, the price of the textbook, shipping, and fulfillment costs).
The Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is for any health and fitness professional who wants to better understand, connect with, serve, and empower their female clients. It’s for anyone who wants to join the revolution that’s allowing women to finally get the pre- and postnatal care they deserve.

Of the people who hire a coach or trainer the majority of them are women — and 85% of women will be pregnant at some point in their lives. This means that if you work with women, some of your clients are pre- and postnatal women.

Whether it’s to take your coaching career to a new level and become the go-to expert in your area, be a woman who empowers other women, or help women finally change the way they feel about themselves and their bodies (especially during pregnancy and postpartum), this Certification is for you.

The pregnancy and postpartum period are exceptional times in a woman’s life, and every woman’s experience is different, even from one pregnancy to the next. These variations require a unique understanding of what a woman may be experiencing, from both a psychological and physiological standpoint. We understand that every woman has a unique set of values, priorities, desires, resources, and goals that must be considered when designing an effective program to help her have her happiest, healthiest, safest and strongest pregnancy and postpartum experience.
Yes, you are still able to purchase our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification, however, we do strongly recommend that you hold at least one other basic personal training or fitness certification from a major certifying body like NSCA, NASM, ACSM, etc. They each offer an important baseline foundation of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise science that will allow you to have a broader understanding of training concepts and application, and a better understanding of our material.

For example, our certification’s anatomy and physiology unit is approximately 65 to 70 pages long, and we are almost solely discussing the anatomy of the female core and pelvis and the physiology of pregnant and postpartum women. Additionally, being insured is incredibly important when working with clients. Many of the major certifying bodies offer insurance.

So yes, you can get it — and since it’s a self-paced course you can always purchase it on February 6th, and then wait to take it until you’ve completed another baseline cert, or you could wait until our registration opens again later this year.
If you work with women, even if you don’t think you work with pre- and postnatal women, you probably do. That’s because 85% of women will have a baby at some point in their lives, and as the saying goes, “once postnatal, always postnatal.” In other words, it’s almost guaranteed that if you work with women, you work with postnatal women! To be clear, this doesn’t mean that once a woman has children she has a permanent set of limitations or restrictions. It simply means that there are certain considerations a trainer needs to make, and knowledge a trainer needs to have to know how to work with postnatal women — even if they had their child(ren) five, 10, or 20 years ago.
Yes! We have been approved for CEUs from the following organizations: 

CanFitPro: APPROVED - 4 CECs
REPS UK: APPROVED - 16 cpd points
FitRec AU - APPROVED - Level B
ACE: Students can petition ACE directly. Email info@girlsgonestrong.com for a helpful guide

The following applications are still in progress:

Fitness Australia: IN PROGRESS - We are just in the final stages of getting our Fitness Australia approval. I fully expect it to go through, we're just clarifying a few tiny details to comply with some of their requirements (and I mean it's little stuff like making sure all of our contributors have at least 5 years experience -- all of our 16 contributors have at least 6 years of experience in their field, and some over 20!)
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association: IN PROGRESS
American Dietetics and Nutrition: IN PROGRESS

We have never been turned down for CEUs and certainly don’t anticipate being turned down now.

If your certifying body is not one of the ones to which we’ve applied for CEUs, you should be able to petition for them to accept the certification CEUs based on our acceptance by other organizations. We’ve had many students successfully petition and we’re always happy to help you in that process if you needed it.
Our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is a self-paced course. That means you can work through the materials at your own pace and make sure it fits your individual schedule.

The pace that seems to work well for many people is one chapter per week, including: reading the chapter in the textbook, watching any accompanying videos, answering the worksheet questions and case studies, digging into any relevant resources or reading materials, and possibly taking the unit exam if you’re at the end of a unit. Following that structure, you can expect to spend three to five hours per week on the materials. Since there are 22 chapters, you’ll finish your certification in four to five months.
Access to our online portal never expires. You’ll be able to refer back to your materials and resources throughout your career.
The Pre- & Post Coaching Certification was developed and reviewed by 16 women from 5 different countries who are leaders in their fields. They include: pelvic health, spine, and musculoskeletal physiotherapists, pre- and postnatal experts, OB-GYNs, doulas, and psychologists. These women have a combined 230+ years of clinical and practical experience and 25 children between them, and understand that every woman has a unique set of values, priorities, desires, resources, and goals that must be considered when designing an effective program to help her have her happiest, healthiest, safest and strongest pregnancy and postpartum experience.
The main difference between the two is the laser focus on the pre- and postnatal period versus broader information covering a woman's lifespan.
CPPC covers everything a health and fitness professional needs to know from a coaching, psychology, nutrition, exercise, and rest and recovery perspective for prenatal and postnatal women.
GGS-1 covers coaching, psychology, nutrition, exercise, and rest and recovery in adult women across their lifespan, including sex differences and how they do (or don't) affect coaching and programming.
I'm including a visual that illustrates the difference between the Anatomy & Physiology sections of the two certification as I think it's a great representation of how the information differs.
There's less than a 10% overlap in the content between the two certifications. The only content that overlaps is content that MUST overlap, like the muscles of the pelvic floor, or lists of food that are high in protein, etc.
The rest of the content is incredibly pre- and postnatal specific. And since 85% of women in the U.S. will have a baby at some point (that number is even higher in other countries) -- if you train women, this content is incredibly important.
Once a woman has a baby, she's postnatal forever. Not in the way that she's considered "delicate" or should be treated with kid gloves. But rather, her body has been through events that must be considered when training her. Plenty of women return to very intense exercise after they have children, but knowing how to help them get there safely (if that's a goal of theirs) requires specialized knowledge.
A few other important things to consider :
  •  VERY FEW health and fitness professionals are well-versed in working with pre- and postnatal women. While this is disappointing and scary in many ways, it presents an incredibly unique opportunity to be one of the few professionals in the world who truly understand how to help their WHOLE client, through all phases of her life, and become the go-to person for helping ALL women in your coaching practice.
  •  Our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is LITERALLY the only of it's kind in existence. What I mean by that is, it's the only Certification that checks all of these boxes: 
  •  it covers pregnancy AND postpartum, and it covers coaching, psychology, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, the birth process, recover, exercise, programming, and more 
  •  the content includes HUNDREDS of references -- 297 to be exact -- which is a ton for a topic that isn't super well-studied due to ethical reasons, and that's just in the 500 page textbook... there are many more in our online portal. It also marries the best available evidence with the 200+ years of clinical and practical experience our 16 experts have. 
The content was written, reviewed, and edited by 16 world-class women's health experts including 6 physiotherapists, 4 pre- and postnatal experts, 3 PhDs in psychology, molecular biology, and exercise science, 1 OB/GYN, 1 doula, and 1 midwife who is also a nurse practitioner, and every single chapter was written, reviewed, and edited by no fewer than 6 of these experts (and sometimes as many as 10)
Our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is globally relevant. To create this certification, we’ve brought together 16 world-class women’s health professionals from 5 countries/territories (US, Canada, Mexico, UK, and Australia)
And as always, if you get it and decide it's not for you, we offer a 60-day money back guarantee, so there's no risk!
The full investment in the course is $1200, but if you pay in full, you’ll save $200 on the Certification!
You’re protected with our 100% risk-free, money-back guarantee. We know that the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification has the power to change the lives of women everywhere, making for a better pregnancy and postpartum experience, healing their core and pelvic floor years after pregnancy, and empowering them to feel comfortable in their own skin.

And that’s not hype — that’s straight from the mouths of the women who’ve completed our program, all of whom are coaches and trainers, and several of whom experienced previous pregnancies without our program and felt that the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification was the difference.

We are so confident that this Certification will profoundly change your clients’ lives, that we are willing to back that up with a 45-day, risk-free guarantee.

That’s our promise. Try the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification for 45 days. If you’re not happy with what you learn, get in touch with us and we’ll give you every penny back. We’re confident in what we do, and we stand by our work.

Should you decide you want your money back (we’re confident that you won’t!), even if you’ve completed all of your coursework, your name will be removed from the Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coaches registry on the GGS website, and you’ll no longer be able to access the online portal.
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