**NEW** PPFS Course and Certifying Exam Now Available by Distance Education **NEW**
We are excited to announce that our Fit 4 Two Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist course and certifying exam are now available by distance education.
After five years of delivering this course, we have come to realize that attending a full weekend course in person is simply not possible for everyone.
We have worked hard to create a distance education option that makes becoming a certified pre and postnatal fitness specialist more accessible to everyone.
Full details can be found on our website.
PPFS 'In Class' Dates for Fall and Winter
CECs: 16 BCRPA, 14 CMT, 14 AFLCA, 12 MFC, 12 SPRA
October 15 & 16, 2011 (9am-5pm)
January 21 & 22, 2012 (9am-5pm)
September 10 & 11, 2011(9am-5pm)
$330/person NFLA* registered
$350/person non NFLA*
*NFLA: National Fitness Alliance Ex. BCRPA, AFLCA, MFC
Important Insurance Information for BCRPA Registered Group Fitness Leaders
If you are a BCRPA registered group fitness leader, and you work with pre and postnatal women, please review the following critera to make sure that you are covered by the BCRPA/HUB International TOS Limitied insurance plan.
Requirements for coverage:
1. The BCRPA registered group fitness instructor must have a valid pre and postnatal fitness certification. This means:
(a) attending a two day pre and postnatal fitness specialist course and successfully passing the certifying exam.
(b) maintaining your pre and postnatal fitness specialist certification. In other words, you have to keep this certification current by renewing it before it expires.
2. The BCRPA registered group fitness instructor must use the health screening tools provided by CSEP. This means:
(a) when working with prenatal women, you must collect a completed/signed (by woman and her healthcare provider) PARmed-X for Pregnancy before allowing them to participate in your fitness class.
(b) when working with postnatal women, you must collect a completes/signed PAR-Q or if necessary, PARmed-X, before allowing them to participate in your fitness class
3. The BCRPA registered fitness instructor must do their due diligence to keep babies safe and out of harms way. This means:
(a) babies should be in a safe and secure area away from equipment
(b) mobile babies should not be moving around the area during class
(c) fitness equipment, not babies, should be used for resistance