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Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism ™ 2.0

An online course for coaches, trainers and practitioners

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An Online Course For Coaches, Trainers, Practitioners & Sports Industry Experts

Join the team of 400+ coaches around the world who are impacting thousands of women online and in their community with quality guidance on training through pregnancy and pursuing their athleticism into motherhood. This is NOT a special population- the majority of women who enjoy exercise will become pregnant at some point and need a coach who knows how to guide them through that chapter and as they continue their athletic endeavors.

 

There’s no doubt about it - we’re seeing more women than ever before who want to train through their pregnancy and pursue higher levels of athleticism into motherhood.

This growing phenomenon is on the rise and the lack of coaches trained to support these athletes has created the perfect opportunity for you to step in and build your business in the process.

Are you the type of coach or trainer who wants to go above and beyond the status quo to help pregnant and postpartum athletes understand how their training and mindset should adapt to her body’s new demands?

Do you …

  1. Want to be an advocate for women by helping pregnant and postpartum athletes continue to be athletes as their bodies change and their needs continue to shift?
  2. Have athletes that fear heavy squats, jumping, and/or running because with every bounce or max effort they pee due to unaddressed pelvic floor dysfunction? You can be their first line of defense as a coach who can confidently refer and guide their training so it supports (not hinders) their long term function and performance.
  3. Want to be the expert and fill a gap in the market by positioning yourself to help a subset of women that have little to no guidance when it comes to best and most sustainable practices for long term athleticism?
  4. Have a pregnant or newly postpartum client who’s totally freaking out about Diastasis Recti? If you’re armed with the right FACTS you can ease her fears and help apply strategies that will assist her in preservation or improving her core.
  5. Want to be a smart business owner by adding a specialty service to your gym, facility, or practice and recognize that the pregnant/postpartum athlete represents an underserved market that will invest in your expertise?
  6. Want to become the coach YOU needed? Sometimes, personal experience leads to a professional calling.
  7. Have women who come to your gym or participate in your classes? Chances are, they know other women who are (or will be) pregnant/postpartum athletes who’d be thrilled to get specialist support. When this neglected set of athletes finds out you can help them train safely because you know how to apply a top down approach that can help women of all abilities and needs… your business will grow.
 

What if you could be part of a select group of specialized coaches and trainers who pregnant and postpartum athletes turn to for help?

From the CrossFit athlete, to the triathlete, to the recreational boot camp attendee who wants to feel confident in her fitness choice and approach as her body changes during pregnancy and through the postpartum phase, she needs the support of a qualified coach.

What if you could connect to a growing, specific demographic within the fitness industry and expand your coaching business?

Some of the extreme messaging and modeling around pregnant and postpartum exercise can come from untrustworthy resources or unqualified sources. Social media education is not enough! Women need a coach who understands their specific needs and goals and can help them be safe and deliberate in their training.

And what if you could become a leader and in your industry by specializing in a niche of athletes that’s been totally overlooked?

By embracing well-rounded and trustworthy training methodologies that spark a “top down” effect, the benefits of your new skill set will transfer to ALL of your clients.

It all starts with knowing exactly how to train, guide, and safely support the pregnant and postpartum athlete who’s not ready to trade in her kettlebells, deadlifts, and burpees for gentle yoga and walking.

The truth is, a pregnant or postpartum athlete’s body has different needs as it cycles through its changes and telling her to “just listen to your body” isn’t enough.

She needs way more than that from you. However, she doesn't need strict rules either, so how can you meet her where she is? She needs you to set her up for success - not set her back in her training, long term function, and performance with over generalizations or misguidance.

 

Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism 2.0 is an online, self-paced course for coaches, trainers, and other fitness industry professionals.

Following the tremendous success of the Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism 1.0, this brand new version includes completely revamped and updated content, new interviews and a fresh new look. To date, more than 400 coaches from 15+ countries have completed the program and made a huge impact in their communities, both online and in person.

Are You Ready To Join The Movement?

Your Investment

If you buy now, your investment is only $947.

We also offer a payment plan - simply sign up today for $349, and then pay another 2 monthly installments of $349.

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Here’s what you’ll learn in the online course:

Module 1: Introduction & Intention

To start things off, you’ll hear my story and begin to fully understand the sentiment and intention behind this whole movement. It’s important to know why it’s so important for female athletes in all stages of life to have access to safe and proven training methodology.

Module 2: Athlete Mindset & Fitness Culture

To be a part of the solution, we have to understand the problem. Here you'll learn about "athlete brain" and the ever-shifting culture of the fitness industry that has dictated outdated guidance and skewed approach. You'll begin to understand how to speak to this mindset so you can connect and build trust with the women you’ll be helping, in addition to your industry peers.

Module 3: Scientific Foundations

In order to fully grasp the importance of and skill set involved with working with pregnant and postpartum athletes, we have to first learn the the fundamentals of physiology and how the pelvic floor is critical for function and performance. You'll understand how to apply these principles to all the content moving forward in this course and in your coaching practice.

Module 4: Injuries, Symptoms, & Assessments

To better understand the full scope of pregnancy and postpartum athleticism, we have to know the potential dysfunctions and what we‘re looking for in the first place! You’ll learn about core and pelvic health considerations (diastasis recti, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, etc) and you’ll understand how to address these different injuries, assess athletic readiness and progression.

Module 5: Coaching Considerations

Understanding the basic principles of fitness while applying the fundamentals of program design is a prerequisite to knowing how to structure coaching for the athletes we work with during pregnancy and postpartum. Here you’ll learn the basics of program design and all encompassing coaching considerations. Our goal here is to get you feeling confident in applying these principles to your coaching and to know how to apply appropriate progressive overload and deload practices for your athletes.

Module 6: Pregnancy Athleticism

It’s important to acknowledge that pregnancy is a temporary chapter that yields many considerations from structural to physiological - not just movement modifications and choices. Here you’ll discover how to coach a pregnant athlete beyond modifications (or telling her to "listen to her body") by learning how to cue adjusted core and pelvic health strategy, positioning, periodization and training applications.

Module 7: Postpartum Athleticism

Coaches are often the first to see a new mom in a fitness setting and we have to act as the first line of defense, a quality guiding voice, and a resource for recovering and reintegrating. Understanding the implications of pregnancy, delivery, and recovery is a fundamental skill set and can help guide how we coach during this postpartum chapter. You’ll learn what symptoms to address for her fitness, how to refer, and how to approach her training as well as knowing how to progress, regress, adapt, and lead her toward improved function and performance.

Module 8: Motherhood Considerations

There are so many components of motherhood that impact fitness, health, and overall well being. As coaches, we must recognize that our influence and education can extend beyond providing workouts and exercises. In this module, you’ll learn to address a mother holistically and understand how to guide conversations around weight loss/gain, mental health, social media, hormones, and body image within your given scope of practice.

Module 9: Taking Action

The demand for quality coaches, educators, and community resources for pregnant and postpartum women is on the rise. They need more trustworthy sources to help them navigate a chapter of training that is often filled with misguidance or none at all! Here you’ll find out how to take action in your community with presence and passion while learning the keys to implementation and connection.

Module 10: Business Dynamics

Being intentional about developing a specific coaching philosophy yields a culture you can uphold within your fitness environment and reach. A coaching philosophy should have main values, but can change and adapt to new experiences and education, as it should! In the final module you’ll learn business fundamentals and get the details you need on starting, building, and sustaining your coaching efforts.


ATHLETES WHO TRUST BRIANNA'S COACHING AND THE METHODOLOGY BEHIND THE PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM ATHLETICISM™ MISSION:

Your Instructor


Brianna Battles
Brianna Battles

Brianna Battles is the CEO of Everyday Battles LLC and founder of the movement and education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of training during these chapters in a woman’s life. Brianna has online courses and resources for both fitness professionals and athletes and is the founder of the movement and online education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She has built an international team of coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes.

Brianna is an advocate for women who want training during pregnancy and make a sustainable return to performance, lifestyle, function, career and activity in the postpartum chapter. She has been able to accomplish this not just with her own coaching efforts, but by also educating coaches to do the same in their communities and online.

Brianna has a local strength and conditioning program, but has shifted her focus to online education and traveling for seminars in an effort to reach a broader audience.

She has experience coaching a variety of athletes (and their coaches), ranging from professional and collegiate athletes, to the recreational exerciser. This is how she cultivated a top down approach to her coaching culture. She has helped many athletes manage core, pelvic health, orthopedic and other physical challenges while still encouraging their athletic goals and pursuits.

Brianna has her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is an active member of the NSCA where she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. She has completed multiple continuing education courses and mentorships in the women’s health and strength and conditioning realm.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, 2 sons (Cade and Chance) and 2 boxers.



Hear interviews with multiple experts in the field of Physical Therapy, strength and conditioning, body image, kettlebell training, running, Yoga/Pilates, obstetrics and different athletes.

Expert Interviews Include:

Lindsey Valenzuela, Olympic Weightlifter

Tracy Sher, founder of Pelvic Guru

Antony Lo, The Physio Detective

Brett Bartholomew, Founder of The Bridge Human Performance ®

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro

Interviews with professionals on business strategy, marketing and legal coverage.

The “How-To” Guide

This handy guide includes a c section scar massage tutorial, information on how to structure a local seminar or workshop, the infamous “No Pee Cheat Sheet”, and details on how to recognize pressure distribution tendencies in the abdomen and toward the pelvic floor.

Movement Strategy Glossary

Enjoy this collection of video tutorials that demonstrate best practice for higher demand movements or considerations like kipping pull ups, Olympic lifts, burpees, and more.

This program is specifically designed to help you build your practice quickly.

"I have taken other pregnancy and postpartum courses, but I quickly learned that I wasn't fully prepared to coach this population. Brianna's course changed that for me. Her evidence based information filled in a lot of missing pieces and helped me gain confidence in my coaching abilities. I have been able to reach so many women, collaborate with other amazing professionals, and have a few big projects in the works with organizations specifically because of the level of knowledge that I gained in this course. I'm so glad I found Bri and this supportive community."

- Casey Thomas Hardesty, Two-Peas Wellness

 

There’s a time and place for listening to your own body, but pregnant and postpartum athletes often don’t know what to listen for during this unique chapter of their lives. Misguidance can lead to unintentional injury and/or performance impairments postpartum - as a coach, you can help prevent this.

We don’t expect other athletes to know proper form or technique when they’re just starting out - working with this subset of athletes shouldn’t be any different. Their needs analysis has significantly changed but their desire to keep training has not - they need a coach who understands that and can help them through it.

And maybe you’ve already taken other courses in this realm that speak to WHY pregnant and postpartum athletes should do things differently, but left you with little to no strategy on HOW to apply the new knowledge in your practice...

Here, you’ll get a well-rounded education on both.

If you want a successful practice that helps women thrive through all chapters of their athleticism, it’s time to get serious about becoming a trustworthy coach who knows how to help them.

As someone who’s been in the strength, conditioning industry for over 10 years, I know the importance of offering each and every client quality guidance that’s safe and fully grounded in evidence-based theory.

And as someone who specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes and coaches around the world, I want to help you connect and change the messaging and guidance, while growing your business and income.

"PPA has changed the course of my life. It has changed the vision I have for my business and it is actually what pushed me to open my own business. I am so passionate about this and it is the change that is needed for women from everyday health into fitness.

The lack of knowledge around a woman's body during pregnancy and postpartum was truly shocking to me when I found myself pregnant in 2017. So the search began to find what was suitable for me to continue working out safety. As a crossfit coach myself I knew that the women in my gym were watching me and wanting to see what I did during my pregnancy. Like any coach, we want to deliver the safest and best information to our clients and I was defeated by the fact that there was much at all. Enter Brianna Battles. I was so excited to find her course and her information, it was and is exactly what is needed. So from there I wanted to share my personal experience and what I have learned as a PPA coach with women in my community and really anyone who is listening!"

- Breanna Naccarato, P&PA Coach

 

Feeling confident in your ability and knowledge when a pregnant athlete needs help modifying her workout to accommodate her changing body.

Understanding how to help postpartum athletes recover, build up their strength, and manage the common, but not “normal” symptoms that often impact women.

Welcoming women that other trainers can’t help (or have hurt), because you’re the resource in her community who can help her safely achieve her goals.

But you can only get these kinds of results when you invest in your training and fully understand the needs of these ass-kicking athletes so they can confidently navigate their fit pregnancy and performance postpartum.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE INSTRUCTOR





Hi, I’m Brianna Battles, founder of Everyday Battles Strength and Conditioning and creator of the Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism course.

Not only do I coach fitness industry professionals interested in helping pregnant and postpartum athletes, but I work with an array of individuals from newbie beginners to some of the country’s most elite female athletes.

I specialize in coaching the pregnant and postpartum athlete so she can continue doing what she loves while making informed decisions about training under the care and guidance of an specialized coach who knows how to minimize risk and maximize the overall experience.

My passion for working with these women came from a humbling and challenging reality check after the birth of my first son…

I thought I knew everything about pregnancy and postpartum athleticism because of my education and experience but, in hindsight, that was just my ego speaking and I ended up learning the hard way.

As a pregnant athlete who wanted to keep training for as long as I could, there was little to no information out there to guide me, and much of what already existed was outdated and totally inaccurate. So I subscribed to the “extreme” messaging and examples I saw of a fit pregnancy and quick return to the gym postpartum

As an athlete and experienced coach, I felt like a lot of the information out there didn’t apply to me because of my background. I felt exempt from the recommended modifications. I wish I had known better because my lack of knowledge of what actually mattered for my health and fitness backfired.

Not only did I continue to train without adjusting my training strategies during pregnancy, but my approach to resuming training postpartum contributed to a significant Diastasis Recti.

When I realized A) how misguided I had been and B) just how little support there is for female athletes who want to continue training through pregnancy and into the postpartum phase, I made it my mission to be the change I wanted to see as both an athlete and coach.

I learned everything I could about prenatal and postpartum health.

I used my background in Kinesiology and my experience as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS) to guide my coaching methodologies.

I became the coach I needed and applied everything I already knew and everything I learned from my own experience (and mistakes) as a coach and athlete who has navigated my own pregnancy and postpartum athleticism twice!

I knew I had the ability to lead a movement, as my Masters Degree in Coaching thesis was on creating an intentional culture. I believed that if I could connect and empower the influencers (coaches), that it would impact so many more athletes than I could ever reach on my own. I got to work and released this course in May 2017 and now there are hundreds of coaches all over the world collaborating together and building their expertise and business.

This coaching approach has resonated with thousands of women of varying fitness levels and helped them to train safely, confidently, and with an adjusted mindset that sets them up for continued success.

And because I want this information to be wide-spread and 100% accessible to coaches, fitness professionals, and female athletes around the world, I’ve turned my coaching approach into a comprehensive online course so you can join the movement and help women be powerful in all areas of life.


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I decide the course is not for me?
Due to the nature of this course, the content involved, and the clear description of what you’re getting, we will not be offering refunds. But because of what this course provides, you won’t need one! If you have any questions, please contact support@briannabattles.com!
How long will I have access to this course?
You will have access to the course material for one year. Work at it at your own pace and use it as a tool to grow your own program, specialty, and business. In 2020, we will be adding the option to gain ongoing access to the course (essentially renewing your access for the year), including all-access to new updates. The course will be updated as necessary to ensure that students are getting the best and most up to date information in this field.
Do I have to be a coach to benefit from this course?
No! This course is suitable for aspiring coaches, personal trainers and practitioners. However, this should be one form of continuing education for coaches, not the only. Still have questions? My team and I are happy to help - just reach out and ask away.
Is this course only for coaches in North America?
No! We have coaches from over 15 countries around the world, and the list is growing! The course is in English, so it is important that you are relatively fluent in English to be able to understand all of the course content.
I'm in the EU - will I get charged VAT?
If you're in the EU, you will get charged VAT based on where you are. Teachable automatically collects VAT on all purchases made from the EU - for us to be in compliance with EU laws, we have to collect VAT since this is a digital course purchase.
Can I get continuing education units for this course with my certifying organization?
Many coaches have successfully been able to petition their certifying organization for CEU credit.
Once I complete the course do I need to apply for the certificate and pay a fee?
No! Once you complete the course, you get your certificate of completion, coach badge and we'll list you on the professional network at NO extra cost (it's all included in the course price). In 2020 will be introducing a small annual fee to maintain your active coach status (this gives you ongoing access to course updates and any new educational modules plus all the P&PA coach benefits).

"I initially took the course when it first launched 2 years ago because I was a newly postpartum athlete trying to figure things out- i wanted to know more about how to truly function as an athlete, navigate my Diastasis Recti and incontinence, and to finally have a support system in place with professionals who understood.

“Practicing brave” and investing in myself that day two years ago was scary, exciting and life changing- dramatic words maybe but so very real.
I never thought two years ago I’d be sitting here as a business owner, planning consultation calls with women halfway around the world, speaking with elite CrossFit boxes about hosting workshops, working with Regionals athletes With Diastasis in cycling toes to bars, and helping women who just want to pick up their kids without pain. I never would have dreamed that the people in this program would become some of my closest friends and peers. All I had wanted was to get back to doing what i loved- which i am by the way- but on that I found my path in doing what I love."

- Kate Johnson, PP&A Coach

 
















Is Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism for you?

YES, if you’re a coach (or an aspiring coach), personal trainer, or physical therapist that wants to help female athletes feel supported and secure as they enter the vulnerable chapters of pregnancy and postpartum.

YES if you’ve taken other courses in this realm that speak to WHY pregnant and postpartum athletes should do things differently, but left you with little to no strategy on HOW to apply the new knowledge in your practice. Here, you get both.

YES, if you’re passionate about being an advocate, supporter, and provider to women through all stages of life and want to give them the special treatment they need as they do the special work of bringing a new life into this world.

YES if you want to help women avoid the potential for physical injury and emotional turmoil that can result from making uneducated decisions about athletic training while pregnant or postpartum.

YES if you want to help pregnant and postpartum athletes put their health, safety, and sanity before their desires to have flat abs 6 weeks postpartum or to be as “hard core” as possible.

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Still on the fence or not sure if my course is right for you? Here’s a recap of what you’ll be getting:

The Course

You get 10 modules (plus a packed bonus module) of packed-to-the-hilt information that will take you from knowing practically nothing to finding new levels of confidence in your coaching, even while you're still immersed in the material!

The Community

You'll have access to me, my team, and a like-minded, supportive community of coaches, practitioners, and other pros who are there to share, network, and support you as you navigate the course and your new coaching ventures.

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