The Frame Academy Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients With Exercise & Nutrition is a unique and up-to-date approach to pre & postnatal education.

Increased research is proving that it is not just safe, but hugely beneficial for women’s physical and mental health to continue exercise throughout pregnancy and post birth. This is a highly rewarding area to work in, being able to support a mother throughout their pregnancy and then getting back to full fitness afterwards.

The Pre & Postnatal Teacher Training goes above and beyond any of the current Pre & Postnatal training available on the market. This is a nationally recognised qualification to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to programme safe and effective exercise for both pre and postnatal clients, taking into account the physiological and biomechanical changes associated with pregnancy and the key health and safety considerations for pre and postnatal clients taking part in physical activity.

This course has been specifically designed for Personal Trainers, Group Fitness, Gym, Yoga or Pilates Instructors who are already working within the industry who want to feel confident teaching pre & postnatal clients or wanting to expand your client base. 

As with all our Frame Academy training courses there will be a strong emphasis on teaching techniques, we understand that it can be extremely hard to understand the changes that a woman's body goes through when pregnant and post birth, so we use an interactive style of teaching to make the content both accessible and practical and cover in-depth health considerations, physical changes and individual programming to deliver this safe and engaging course.

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Payment can be spread across 3 months. 

*Course fee includes registration, e-manual and e-certification. 

A hard copy manual can be ordered for £27 please let your academy support know upon sign up. 

Students receive 5 class credits to attend pre & postnatal classes at Frame, as well as 3 months access to our online On Demand platform to participate in classes and continue learning from home.


The Frame Pre & Postnatal Training is a blended course across 2 days. Day 1 will be delivered online via zoom and Day 2 will be delivered face-to-face at our Frame studio in Farringdon, London, for more information on the location see here


Each of the below topics will be covered from both a prenatal and postnatal perspective, with practical examples of which exercises are beneficial and which should be avoided in relation to each.

The aim of the course is to make sure that you come out of it fully confident to work with pre and postnatal clients, ensuring that you feel confident in modifying exercises and creating specific exercise programmes.

The course includes: 

  • Benefits of physical activities
  • Physical and biological changes pre and post
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Posture (Balance)
  • Hormones (Relaxin and insulin)
  • Weight gain (Guidelines)
  • Ab separation
  • Pelvic floor
  • Programme design for individual clients


    • 1 day online theory session via zoom
    • 1 day face-to-face practical workshop
    • Homework to be completed on the first evening in between days
    • Assessment via workbook and case studies to complete the course.

    Successful graduates will have the opportunity to trial for a place on the Frame timetable to teach Frame's full range of pre and postnatal classes.


      This course has been specifically designed for Personal Trainers, Group Fitness, Gym, Yoga or Pilates Instructors who are already working within the industry who want to feel confident teaching pre & postnatal clients.

      You will need to hold one of the following qualifications to take this course: 

      Frame Fitness Teacher Training / Level 2 Group Training

      Level 2 Exercise to Music

      Level 2 Gym Instructor

      Level 3 Personal Trainer

      Level 3 Matwork Pilates

      Level 3 Diploma in teaching Yoga / 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Qualification. 

      If you are unsure whether your current certifications qualify you to join the course, please get in touch and our team will be able to advise.

      Maximum course participants - 12

      WHY FRAME?

      Frame has a huge amount of experience and expertise in pre and postnatal exercise, and its founders, Joan Murphy and Pip Black who are both mothers themselves, set up “Mum-Hood” which are safe and effective workouts that are specific to each stage of the pre & postnatal journey to educate and motivate pregnant ladies and mums to stay fit and active. 

      We have a unique and up-to-date approach to pre and post-natal education, concentrating on what you CAN do, rather than just what you need to stop/modify.


       "I signed up for this course during lockdown. I had wanted to do the course for a long time but never got around to it for one reason or another. This course was taught virtually but still felt very personable and interactive. Our tutors Caroline and Alice were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and queries throughout the course.

      The course gave me exactly what I needed and more. Many pre/post women are recommended to practice Pilates and I never felt I had the knowledge to give the clients what they needed. This course provided me with the confidence and skills to be able welcome women at all stages of pregnancy and be able to provide exercises which are both safe and effective. I would recommend this course to any teachers looking to expand their knowledge of Pre & Post natal exercise."
      - Steph Morris


      “Joan and Caroline were awesome! The course was packed with useful information and practicals, and above all, fun. Thank you!”

      "Joan and Caroline made the course informative and fun. Creating a great atmosphere for learning and aiding us in understanding the course and how to work and apply knowledge further."

      "This is such an informative course, helping us understand all the changes that happen during and after pregnancy. Joan and Caroline were so patient with us and open to all our questions, giving us a great understanding on all things pre and post natal. Awesome course!"

      "Down to earth, no nonsense factual learning about pregnancy and all the things nobody tells you!"

      "Fantastic trainers providing real life experiences for a deeper understanding. Engaging and interesting!"

      "Learnt an incredible amount. Great tutors who you could learn from. Worth the money."

      "Great course, excellent information. Have gone away feeling confident to teach and talk to pre and post natal clients."

      "Having attended a previous pre and post natal course with another provider I can honestly say the Frame course is in a different league! The content is excellent and having it applied in practical sessions throughout the two days sets you up to put it in practice immediately. Joan and Caroline were fantastic delivering the information and made it a brilliant two days."

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