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James Goodlatte

Miami, FL 33138

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What are your specific recommendations for abdominal exercise for a prenatal woman in her first, second, third trimester?

11 Answers | Asked by Ashley Varol on May 12, 2011

Answered by James Goodlatte on Nov 07, 2012

I would schedule a phone call with the doctor. I often do this with all of my pre and post natal clients. This establishes yourself as an expert. Make sure you can talk intelligently regarding core work! In general you want to stabilize the pregnant body not mobilize. There is an extra amount...

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What are some exercises that pregnant clients should do in their sessions to make child birth happen smoothly?

7 Answers | Asked by Nadiah G. on Jun 10, 2011

Answered by James Goodlatte on Nov 07, 2012

The easiest way to an easy labor is knowledge of the birth process, and eliminating fears. Fears cause tension and tension causes pain, known as the fear tension pain syndrome. No matter how much you physically train your body, your mind will always take control. This is why Fit For Birth has d...

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How much should you work out and at what intensity when you are pregnant?

6 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jul 13, 2011

Answered by James Goodlatte on Nov 07, 2012

Megan's answer is right on! Dr. Clapp really has all the answers you are looking for! The heart rate theory is out the door, using the Modified Borg Scale is a great way for her to track her rate of exertion. Every pregnant woman is different and looking for a different type of training. Som...

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For prenatal/postpartum group instructors what are some of the benefits that clients cite beyond the physical?

5 Answers | Asked by Tamara Wrenn on Mar 27, 2012

Answered by James Goodlatte on Nov 07, 2012

All of these are proven benefits for Pregnant Moms: Increased physical health scores Increased Intelligence Scores Fewer Fetal Medical Interventions during labor Fewer Fetal-Affected Complications Increased Nutrient Exchange & Toxin Removal A significant decrease ...

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How do I become certified to train prenatal women and do I need additional insurance?

9 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on May 15, 2012

Answered by James Goodlatte on Nov 07, 2012

Hi Alex! Although it is true as an independent trainer you do not need a specific certification for perinatal fitness it is within your interest to obtain one. If you really want to feel confident there is much more to it than knowing a few safety facts. This is not to scare you but to encourage ...

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