Coach’s Guide

Baby-bearing women are your target market age and they can still strength train, condition, play, CrossFit with you. But you’ve got to keep them safe. You have the opportunity to maintain the high quality of life your clients expect and deserve. Be the ‘coach that really cares’ attracting new female members (and keep current members) who need to trust their coach during pregnancy.

“Knowing that my coach knew how to train me through pregnancy made me feel confident he would keep me and my baby safe.” – Erin, Rochester, NY

View More: guide saves you time by bringing research together with real world application. Decrease demand on you by improving quality of coaching and empowerment of clients. When you are confident in your knowledge, women feel more confident in their training which results in better, safer physical output.

In the Pregnancy Functional Strength Guide©, you’ll receive:

  • Pregnant and Postpartum Anatomy, it’s Limitations and Needs during Exercise
  • Appropriate Training Thresholds for Strength and Olympic Lifts
  • How to Create and Modify Programming for Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • 4 page Exercise Appendix that outlines Modifications and Substitutions Appropriate PER Trimester AND Postpartum
  • Guidelines for a Safe Return to Activity as a New Mom
  • Nutrition Recommendations for Pregnancy and Motherhood

This guide is the culmination of:

  • Years of extensive study on the published research on pregnancy exercise.
  • Colleen’s background in functional strength training, plus years of experience training pregnant women at her studio Baby Bump Academy.
  • Adam’s 10+ years training humans in a variety of life stages plus his degree in athletic training.

We also host Pregnancy Functional Strength CEU courses for coaches which provide more insight, education and hands-on exercise demonstrations. Armed with this knowledge, coaches and gym owners confidently attract new members and maintain current female members by distinguishing themselves as coaches who can safely program for a woman’s changing needs.

BBA has a 100% money back guarantee. If you put in an honest, consistent effort to implement the recommendations and are not completely satisfied, we want to open the conversation about how we can help you get the most from guide. After that, if you still want a refund, we will be happy to issue one. Contact us via email at

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