Safe Return to Exercise

Safe Return to Exercise: Post-Natal Education for Fitness Professionals

Not your average pre and postnatal course; Safe Return to Exercise is designed to be THE fundamental learning for every Personal Trainer and Fitness Professional who wants to continue to train, keep safe & rebuild their female clients as they become mothers.


For those wanting to specialise in working with mums and create a solid mum-focused fitness business, Safe Return to Exercise is the essential foundation layer.

Virtual Experience

The course this year is a virtual in-person course which means you turn up to our zoom-classroom as if we were in the same physical room. 

The session is not recorded and you have to turn up to each session to gain your accreditation. 

You have ongoing access to an online portal with videos to watch between each session – they are not long but offer further practice opportunities and understanding especially of the hands on and practical elements. 

You can check out the course’s official landing page for addition information on the virtual experience.





  • A holistic approach, emotional as well as physical, to help your mum clients during and after pregnancy, within the scope of practice of a fitness professional.
  • Learn from Australian Pre & Post Natal Expert, Jen Dugard, founder of Body Beyond Baby.
  • 1.4 ACE CEC’s | 11 AFAA CEU’s | 1.6 NASM CEU’s
  • Next intake: 10, 17 & 24 November 2021, 6:45am to 11:45am 

    Due to the current world situation, Jen is unable to travel to Singapore, the course will be held virtually LIVE on Zoom, with additional support from an online learning platform.

  • Price: Early bird $675 (until 29/09/2021) Regular $775
  • SkillsFuture Credits

    SkillsFuture Credit Eligible & UTAP approved. If you wish to utilize your SkillsFuture Credits, please refer to the detailed instructions on the payment process.

    For more information, please refer to our FAQ here.


  • Defining Safe Return to Exercise
  • Thoughts to promote in new mums – the emotional as well as the physical
  • Changing the conversation between mums, fitness, health and medical professionals
  • Educating mum
  • Working within your scope of practice


  • How a woman’s body changes in pregnancy
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Key points to monitor in pregnancy and post-natally – Triggers, definitions and terms you should know


  • Anatomy and function; how pregnancy and a vaginal delivery affects the pelvic floor.
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Correct pelvic floor function
  • Practical Pelvic Floor – correct and incorrect pelvic floor function and how to gain insight on what
    is happening on the inside from the outside.


  • Anatomy and function; how pregnancy affects the abdominals
  • Abdominal separation – What is it, how to check for it, what it means
  • How to start to fix abdominal separation
  • Activating from the inside out – How to activate Transversus Abdominus
  • When your post-natal client should start – Guideline’s for returning to exercise
  • Practical hands on and cueing
  • Surgery – when is there a need to explore further?

What you will learn (continued)


  • Pelvic pain
  • Pubic Symphosis
  • Sciatica


  • Key postural exercises your clients need to know
  • Practical monitoring, changes and checks for the Top 5 Contraindications
  • Learning to ask the right questions
  • Learning how your clients needs may change throughout their session and over time
  • Programing changes and checks into your sessions plan
  • Progressions and regressions

Your pre and postnatal medical questionnaire
Trigger questions and what more do you need to know
How to interpret and work with their answers

Your first session with your postnatal client
Working with a women’s health physiotherapist

  • The value and importance of working with them
  • What are you asking them for?
  • How to work with and interpret their advice

Other important postnatal things to understand

  • Prolapse
  • Relaxin
  • Avulsion
  • Hernia

Learning Materials

Handouts, course manual and/or presentation slides


You will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Workshop/Course Completion

Dress Code

Fitness attire


Jen Dugard

Jen is on a mission to redefine how mums are educated and cared for, after becoming a mother. She is bringing back communities through exercise; building support networks, and linking educated personal trainers and health professionals.

Jen’s award-winning business Body Beyond Baby, was founded over nine years ago. She is the author of “How to Love your Body as Much as your Baby” and the creator of the “Safe Return to Exercise” PT accreditation.

Put simply, Jen Dugard is leading the way in training mums and provides profound insights that are changing the ways that hundreds of women are viewing their life as a mother.