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Prenatal Fitness: Trimester Training Strategies

by Farel Hruska

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A pregnant woman will go through more changes in 9 months than most men go through in their entire lifetime! If you have prenatal clients or wish to expand your client base, this DVD will prepare you to work with this specific population. You will walk away with a firm understanding of the hormonal, skeletal, postural and muscular changes that occur throughout pregnancy and how to address most of the maternal discomforts many women may experience. Not only will your client feel better knowing she has a trainer who understands the process, she may also experience a faster delivery and recovery as a result of being properly trained.

This is a live recorded session from the 2009 IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference™
By Farel Hruska

Video Chapters

1. Introduction
2. Physiologial Changes During Pregnancy
3. The Effect of Fitness on a Healthy Pregnancy
4. ACOG Guidlines
5. Myth Busting
6. The Pelvic Floor
7. Program Components
8. Sample Prenatal Mini-Circuit Class

About the Presenter

Farel Hruska

Farel Hruska IDEA Author/Presenter

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator, Farel Hruska has been with FIT4MOM since March 2002. Joining founder Lisa Druxman shortly following the launch of Stroller Strides® - the first FIT4MOM program - Hruska has since become a leader in the company as the Global Fitness Director. Hruska manages all fitness-related programs and initiatives for FIT4MOM, supporting thousands of instructors and franchisees nationwide in addition to supervising Instructor Certifications through the FIT4MOM Academy program for Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby®, Stroller Barre® and Body Back®. Hruska has presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW, Asia Fitness Conference (Bangkok), MEFIT PRO (Dubai), Fitness Festival (China) and IDEA WORLD & PTI numerous times, covering the topic of pre- and post-natal fitness, and has won the FIT4MOM Instructor of the Year Award, as well as been nominated for IDEA Instructor of the Year four years in a row. Having been a regular contributor to for her expertise on moms returning to running or starting for the first time after having a baby, Hruska has been featured by numerous press outlets for her fitness expertise, including New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine,, and many more. An international educator and presenter in pre- and post-natal and overall fitness education, Hruska is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ACE and AFAA. Hruska graduated from Pepperdine University and is the mother of three daughters.