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Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy Ebook With CE Exam

Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy Ebook With CE Exam

$79.00 USD


Product Format
    The package components are delivered online:
    • Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy ebook
    • Continuing education exam
    Help your clients feel confident and capable throughout their pregnancies with Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy With CE Exam. With the Three Plus One Total Body Fitness philosophy, Desi Bartlett, founder of the popular Mothers Into Living Fit program, combines yoga, resistance training, cardiovascular training, and nutrition. The emphasis on yoga improves posture, increases flexibility, and relieves low back pain and tension throughout the body. Help your clients discover techniques to nurture their mental well-being, allowing them to manage the emotional highs and lows of pregnancy and motherhood.

    Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy provides plans for each stage of pregnancy and postpartum recovery, as well as the following:
    • Over 100 exercises and yoga poses with appropriate safety guidelines
    • 16 ready-to-use practices for various stages of pregnancy
    • Desi’s quick tips and advice, including features like Mommy Move, Information No One Tells You, Love-Your-Baby Visualization, and Fun Foods
    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this book and successfully completing the 50-question multiple-choice exam, you will be able to do the following:
    • Identify changes that occur in a woman’s body during each trimester of pregnancy.
    • Modify traditional yoga poses to make them safe for pregnancy.
    • Identify practices and movements that are contraindicated during pregnancy.
    • Understand the modifications for sun salutations during pregnancy.
    • Identify the muscles of the inner unit and their basic functions.
    • Define diastasis recti and identify rehabilitation exercises for this condition.
    • Explain the concept of Three Plus One Total Body Fitness and demonstrate an understanding of each component.
    • Identify and differentiate the three main body types.
    • Understand basic principles of balanced nutrition.
    • Explain the FITT principle and how it applies to pregnancy.
    • Recognize the importance of meditation and visualization during pregnancy.
    • Explain when and how to return to exercise after having a baby.
    • Identify yoga and fitness movements that can be done with your baby.
    • Recognize postnatal exercises that help to recover core strength.
    • Explain safety and mechanics for lifting babies and exercising with babies.
    • Explain the changes that occur in a woman’s body after the age of 40.


    A continuing education course for fitness and yoga instructors, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.
    Part I. Plan for a Strong Pregnancy

    Chapter 1. Strong Is the New Skinny
    • Live fit from the inside out
    • Learn the secret of a strong core
    • Become strong and sexy throughout your pregnancy

    Chapter 2. Three Plus One Total Body Fitness
    • Use various forms of movement to create your total body fitness program
    • Combine yoga, resistance training, cardio, and nutrition for a healthy pregnancy

    Chapter 3. Mama Knows Best
    • Connect with your body and become fully present in your pregnancy
    • Use meditation to bond with your baby
    • Cultivate an awareness of your own and your baby’s needs

    Part II. Prepare for Birth and Beyond

    Chapter 4. First Trimester: Increase Endurance
    • Learn how exercise can carry you through your pregnancy
    • Use yoga, meditation, and cross-training to fight off fatigue

    Chapter 5. Second Trimester: Build Strength
    • Get strong for the rest of your pregnancy
    • Find a rhythm and establish a regular exercise routine

    Chapter 6. Third Trimester: Prepare to Push
    • Learn about the power of the pelvic floor
    • Train your pelvic floor muscles for labor, delivery, and recovery

    Chapter 7. Happy Birth Day!
    • Use your body and mind to be present and aware
    • Create a birth plan to prepare and eliminate fear

    Part III. Practices for Recovery and Results

    Chapter 8. New Mama Recovery Workout
    • Incorporate gentle moves and practices into your new life
    • Strengthen and tone your abdomen and pelvic floor after giving birth

    Chapter 9. Mommy and Me
    • Exercise with your baby to strengthen your bond and both your bodies
    • Learn how to hold your baby properly during exercise

    Chapter 10. Belly Blaster Series
    • Try deep core work to redefine your abdominal area
    • Use core exercise to gain the functional strength needed to care for your baby

    Chapter 11. Self-Care for Moms
    • Take care for yourself so you can better care for your baby
    • Create a daily routine that includes proper sleep and exercise

    Chapter 12. Insights for Moms Over 40
    • Be aware of the unique challenges of being a mom over 40
    • Strengthen and tone your body to combat loss of muscle mass
    Desi Bartlett MS, CPT E-RYT, has been teaching health and wellness for over 20 years. She is a dynamic motivator and widely sought after international presenter and spokesperson. Her teaching approach taps into one’s inner joy and makes movement an outer expression of that state.

    Originally from Chicago, Bartlett earned a degree in kinesiology, with a minor in dance, and a master’s degree in corporate fitness. She holds advanced certifications in yoga, personal training, pre- and postnatal fitness, and group fitness. She is a continuing education provider through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers. She has worked with the U.S. Navy and with several large companies, including Manduka, Gaiam, Equinox, and Mattel.

    Bartlett has worked with several celebrity moms in Los Angeles, including Alicia Silverstone and Kate Hudson. Her inspiring and unique classes have been featured on networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, Univision, Hallmark, and Lifetime. She is passionate about communicating her message of the joy of movement with people all over the world, and her DVDs are distributed in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. She currently stars in eight yoga, fitness, and dance DVDs, including Better Belly Yoga, Latin Groove, and Total Body Tone. She has a diverse background in many areas of fitness and yoga and has worked as a product director for Gaiam and as the group fitness manager for Equinox Santa Monica, and she created the first round yoga mat for Lululemon Athletica. She is currently the head of yoga programming for Manduka.