Ante & Post Natal Pilates ONLINE Course


This extremely popular two-day course, now offered ONLINE, will take you through practical sessions, workshops and lectures to gain an understanding of Pilates for ante & post natal women. The physiological, biomechanical and postural changes that occur during the childbearing year will be related to the adaption and application of APPI Pilates exercises.

What will be covered in the course:

✓The antenatal period (overview of physiological changes during pregnancy and considerations for exercise)
✓Modified Pilates during pregnancy (indications and considerations for Pilates throughout the trimesters)
✓The postnatal period (over view of postnatal period and Pilates applications)
✓pelvic girdle pain

Practical sessions:
✓Ante-natal modified Pilates exercises
✓Post-natal modified Pilates class

✓Stretching in the ante-natal class
✓Case studies for pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and pelvic stability class postpartum
✓Case studies for the post-natal population
✓Case studies for the ante-natal population

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the physiological changes that happen during and after pregnancy
  • Identify appropriate and safe activities and positions for antenatal exercise
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm for managing intra abdominal pressure during exercise and sport activity
  • Use small equipment (magic circle, swiss ball, resistance band, soft ball) to demonstrate modifications to exercises which will enhance your class’s experience for the ante and postnatal population
  • Understand the role and changes of the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatally
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Design an exercise program appropriate for a client with diastasis rectus abdominus
  • Identify the benefits of ante and postnatal Pilates for both the mother and baby
“From the very beginning of pregnancy your body experiences many fascinating changes, all designed to prepare your body for both the carrying of your baby and the eventual delivery. With these changes however, your body will physically adapt and excess pressure can be placed upon certain areas. Some areas can become stretched, strained, weakened and/or overused. These strains generally increase as you progress through the trimesters, so anything you can do from the start to maintain good body posture and strength will hopefully ease aches later on.”

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“During the postnatal period the body undergoes a number of changes. Generally speaking, the guidelines for return to exercise are derived from from tissue healing timeframes. It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks for tissue healing and this is one of the reasons for a 6-week check with a GP. Throw in an array of hormones, sleep deprivation and a shock to the system in terms of life adjustment, and this period of time can vary wildly.”


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“There are many myths and misconceptions about what your pelvic floor muscles should be doing during Pilates exercises. Should they be relaxed? Contracted? And does attending a weekly Pilates session count as doing your pelvic floor exercises? Hopefully after reading this you will understand firstly what the pelvic floor muscles are and secondly what their role is in Pilates.”


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In order to complete this course it is recommended that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

This course is open to:
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Athletic Trainers
• Exercise Physiologists
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
• Personal Trainers
• Certified Pilates Instructors
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants



What’s the timeframe of this course?

ONLINE COURSE – When you purchase the Online Course, you get a 7-day access of your choice (Monday – Sunday 8am – 11pm UK time). Within this time you can watch, stop, start, pause as many times as you want.


What is the cost of this course?

The live-stream and in-person course is $439.

How long is the course?

The online course runs two days back-to-back, but can be done at your leisure over the purchased week.

Is this a certification?

This is a continued development course and not a certification to keep your knowledge refreshed and up to date

Do I get a certificate of attendance?

Yes. This will be sent to you electronically after you have completed the course feedback on our App.

Is there an exam?

No. This is a CPD course that does not require an examination

Is this a rehab, small equipment or performance CPD course?

This is a rehab CPD course.

CPD Hours: 16

Why do I need to gain 8 CPD hours per year?

This is an industry standard and is to ensure that you are kept up to date with developing research and knowledge in the field. We keep a log of all of our instructors who have kept up with their annual CPD hours as it is a compulsory requirement.

Can I do this course?

This course is open to all that have done a two-day Matwork course with a recognized training provider

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants

Many other states may accept credits awarded by the above state boards. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

*Please give us a 30 day notice to get CA approval through CPTA.


Athletic Trainers

APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 16 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists

‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information please email

Medical Disclaimer

Neither the APPI nor any of its International Representatives, course organizer or hosts, accept any responsibility for any bodily harm that may arise during or after attendance on APPI courses.

APPI Training Courses

Please Note: All APPI USA courses are purchased through APPI USA’s license holder Global Healthcare Education.

Fees: Fees for courses will include tutorials, manuals, morning and afternoon tea and a certificate of attendance. APPI USA takes no responsibility for any additional costs incurred outside of the fees charged.

Matwork and CPD Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a $60.00 admin fee per cancellation or transfer. Participants are allowed to transfer twice, after which no refunds will be given. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.

Equipment and Reformer Series Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a admin fee of 20% of the original payment per cancellation or transfer. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.

Insufficient funds: A $30 fee will be charged for invalid cheques or declined credit card transactions due to insufficient funds.

3rd Party Payments: If a third party is responsible for payment, the attendee space on the chosen programme will not be confirmed until full payment has been received by APPI USA. Only once full payment is received will the confirmation letter be sent out to the delegate and their space reserved.

Pregnancy Guidelines: In the first trimester, all courses should be suitable for an uncomplicated pregnancy. This is providing that you exercise pre-pregnancy and have discussed this with you GP / Midwife. However, with the exception of our Ante & Post Natal course, we would generally recommend against participating in courses after the 1st trimester, as you will not be able to experience all the movements yourself during this time.
Please view our full pregnancy guidelines by clicking here or by visiting our resource centre.

Photo/Video Release: APPI will occasionally have photographs and/or promotional videos taken during the event for use in print and electronic marketing materials including (but not limited to) brochures, advertisements, newsletters and the APPI and other associated websites. APPI retains the full rights to use these materials in promoting and marketing all courses, workshops, future conferences and any other APPI events not mentioned herein.

Cancellation by APPI: In the case of minimum course participant numbers not being achieved, APPI reserves the right to cancel courses/training programs at any given time. In this event full refunds will be given.

“I loved the separate videos for each exercise. This really helped feel like we were live!  This course will allow me to be more mindful and creative with making modifications to ensure optimal performance and comfort for patients.”  –Sabrina M, 2022