Women have different fitness needs throughout their life. Learn how to optimise her performance, health and results at each of these life stages by maximising your training strategies
Women are not small men with breasts, although people often think that.
One look at a woman's body and you will see that there IS a difference between a male and a female one. Unsurprisingly this difference in anatomy and physiology DOES effect the way a female body operates and functions.
Yet, despite these differences us Fitness Professionals have been taught to train women in the same manner that we train men. The only exception to that rule is when a woman is pregnant or in the post-pregnancy phase of her life.
We make considerations for her during those important life events but very rarely do we make considerations for her differences throughout life!
HERE'S THE TRUTH:
Women need to train like women. Not like men. Period.
"I completed my Personal Training certification last year but I finished it feeling like there were big pieces missing from the course content regarding training women. Nardia's Female Health + Performance course definitely filled those gaps! I have gained such a better understanding of the female body and how I can best help my clients achieve their goals and it's definitely not a 'one size fits all' approach. I now have the confidence I was lacking and I can't wait to share my knowledge and help my clients achieve their goals in a personalised, holistic way. I am so grateful for the work Nardia is doing and if you are training women, I highly recommend you take this course!"
Discover the impact and influence sex hormones have on her growth, development, health and results. Learn how to prescribe more personalised, effective, results based programs.
Get known as THE Go-To personal trainer for all things related to women's health, fitness and performance.
Be part of an exclusive number of PT's who are changing the direction of the fitness industry.
Join the wave of elevated Fitness Professionals who are raising the bar in Women's Health + Fitness.
"Females are amazingly complex and have so many factors that come into play when it comes to their health and wellness. So as a PT, it is absolutely vital to have a greater understanding of more than just exercise programming when it comes to training the female client...this information was a game changer for me"
By taking this course you will walk away with clear and practical knowledge on how to safely and effectively work with any woman of any age.
I'll teach you how to take your current knowledge and passion for women's health to the next level. Over 2 comprehensive, in-person or virtual, days, I will teach you how to understand a woman's hormones and how it impacts her health, quality of life and ability to get results.
I'll show you how to effectively evaluate a woman's lifestyle (using the Body IQ Assessment) and understand how her lifestyle choices impact her.
We start with understanding the role sex hormones play in a woman's life, how these change over the course of her lifetime and what KEY things ALL trainers need to know about women's bodies.
Learn how to avoid crucial programming mistakes that actually prevent women from achieving their goals and may potentially injure them.
Kate Allot - National Fitness Manager Anytime Fitness Australia
To effectively coach a woman, you have to coach the whole woman. This is often missed by trainers who expect (often unrealistically) that a woman *should* be able to stick to her exercise programs in order to get results. Regardless of what is happening in her life outside the gym.
Not only is this misguided, it is damaging.
Generally speaking women are already hard on themselves and are struggling to have positive relationships with their body.
In Australia, 75% of all 15 year old girls are dieting citing body dissatisfaction as the primary reason for doing so.
It has been reported that over 80% of adult women do NOT like their body.
Most woman have used restrictive eating approaches and relied on high amounts of 'sweaty' cardio sessions to try and maintain their physique (often at the expense their health).
To coach woman to make great choices for their health, body and life, Fitness Professionals must know how to effectively educate and write do-able programs.
The Female Health + Performance Course will help you achieve this.
"I recently completed the Female Health and Performance course with Nardia. I have been searching for a course that provided more information on how to train women in their various stages of life and this course delivered with a detailed breakdown of the best type of training for all ages! The implementation of a Body IQ questionnaire within my future business will fully support my view that there is more to fitness than visiting and working out in a gym. The Body IQ provides a detailed analysis of how 'life' can impact on women. If you want to add updated and researched knowledge to your training toolbox, I thoroughly recommend you doing this course."
The course is delivered over 2 day workshop.
In addition to the workshop you will have access to a modern online learning platform that contains video's and additional support.
You can use the platform to keep reinforcing your
knowledge from anywhere in the world on your mobile, ipad or desktop!
TOPICS INCLUDED FALL UNDER THESE 3 KEY CATEGORIES:
1. Understanding Female Physiology
2. Understanding The Influence of Physiological Load
3. Scientific Programming
In this section we lay the foundations and explore what makes women unique - her hormones.
You'll walk away with a clear understanding on how female sex hormones impact all the systems in her body.
You'll learn about bone health, body composition, reproduction, recovery, appetite, menstrual cycle, energy availability and so much more.
In this section we explore how female sex hormones affect women at each different age and stage of life.
We explore considerations needed for young adolescent women, adults, peri-menopause to the post-menopausal woman.
Here we look at how to implement the Traffic Lighting and the BODY IQ lifestyle assessment into your business. We explore how to integrate specific female based questions into your current PAR-Q, how to perform mobility tests conduct basic movement screens, conduct mobilisation and activation exercises and pull all of your information together. My step by step system will teach you how to cover all the important parts of assessment so as to help you write more effective programs.
Building on the knowledge learnt in previous pillars we focus on specific strength periodisation methods. We look at what style of periodisation is most effective for getting results. In this section we hone in on understanding how to cycle training with her menstrual cycle and training specifics for women going through peri-menopause and menopause.
Over the course we will touch on some common conditions that the PT is likely to encounter, such as PCOS and Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. We will look at contributing factors, risks and how to best work with allied health professionals.
Everyone has a unique way of learning. Over the 2 days I will use a variety of different learning techniques to cater to all learning types . There will be a mix of theory, practical, case studies and discussion. Since we learn at different speeds I have also included online materials for additional support. You can keep going back to the online platform anytime you need after the course.
The learning platform is super easy to navigate, and you can switch between your devices.
Identify a woman's health and fitness needs through the different ages and phases of life. From early twenties through to older adults.
Modify exercise programs and recommend sound lifestyle strategies to meet specific health needs and goals
Implement skilled behaviour change techniques that empower and help clients to adhere to their exercise and lifestyle programs.
Periodise your strength and cardiovascular training with a woman's menstrual cycle (Female Phase Training) to maximise her gains
Integrate the Body IQ Lifestyle Assessment, with your current movement assessment and screening forms to truly offer a personalised approach
Help your client achieve whatever health and fitness goal they have in a healthy, and most importantly sustainable way
"If you are working with or are wanting to work with female clients, then this is definitely a course that you should be doing to provide your clients with the best support, guidance & service that they deserve"
"The content of the course is too awesome! Comprehensive and digestible. Broad coverage. Well done Nardia Norman! So blessed to be part of this. I'm already applying some of the assessment / programming info to my existing clients. LOVE this group!"
"If you want to learn how to help women in a more holistic way and add a huge amount of value to your sessions this is worthwhile for you!"
"Highly recommended; whether you are an experienced or a new graduate PT, the knowledge you gain will change your view in training women. It gives you more confidence when discussing health and fitness topics and provides recommendations and guidelines for this specific population."
Creator of The Female Health and Performance Course (FHPC), Australian Personal Trainer of the year 2014, Australian Presenter of the year 2019, and champion of women.
For 20 years I've been personal training and educating thousands of Fitness Professionals globally. Join me in my mission to improve the way Fit Pro's serve women.GET CERTIFIED NOW
When you sign up you get:
** 15 Fitness Australia CEC's
"Nardia's female health and performance course is a must for all trainers working with women! The info is presented in a fun, raw and informative way that can be applied to your business straight away. So many light bulb moments for both myself personally and the women I work with. Could not rate it highly enough!"
"This course was well worth the time and money. I gained a lot from the course and was able to use the learnt information immediately for my own business. Nardia is enthusiastic and very easy to learn from"
"I thoroughly enjoyed Nardia‘s course and the wealth of information I learnt. Only wish I had of known all of this information eight years ago when I started going through menopause. At least now I feel better equipped to help my female clits and I’m looking forward to working more closely with Nardia In her VIP membership program."
"The knowledge and resources for practical application I gained in this course allowed me to implement changes into my services immediately. Nardia has a wealth of knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the current research which is reflected in the course material. I highly recommend the Female Health + Performance course to any trainer working with female clients. The knowledge gained in this course is invaluable."
"I recently completed the FHP course and was blown away with the brilliant content. Two days of spending time with like minded people all on a journey of learning how best to help our tribes. There were lots of aha lightbulb moments. Awesome course! Awesome content! Thanks Nardia xx"
"If you train women then this course is a must. You honestly don't know what you're missing until you complete this course. Your clients technique could be on point but that could mean nothing if you're not programming them correctly."
Things they liked ..
"The Female Health + Performance course was absolutely fantastic. Not only was it full of great content that I can implement and will benefit my business, it was a huge confidence boost and such an enjoyable course. The content and way it was delivered was easy to understand and kept me engaged throughout.....thank you"
FHP Virtual has the same content as the in-person course with the exception that it's delivered via Zoom.
You must attend this live, as you would if doing an in person workshop. Attendance is part of the assessment.
We typically start each day at 8 am and finish around 5 with plenty of breaks throughout the day.
You will need:
Computer with access to wifi
Zoom app and logins
If you are doing the face to face course, you will receive your manual and other material at the course. The online support contains downloadable content if you need it.
If you are doing the Virtual course your course materials will be sent out if you reside in NZ and Australia. Otherwise you will receive a digital download of materials.
No, this course does not cover specific pre and post natal content. We certainly discuss Pelvic floor, common pelvic floor issues and core control, but not in a pre and post natal context. There is however many area's of overlap.
There are plenty of great pre and post natal courses out there and they will be a great compliment to this course. Reversely this course is a great compliment to any pre and post natal training.
This course is mainly theory. There is a lot to cover, especially in the area's of physiology and exercise physiology. There are practical elements to the course but nothing taxing or heavy.
Yes - upon successful completion of the Face to Face course (there is an assessment) you will be awarded 14 CECs from Fitness Australia.
For the Virtual course there is 15 CEC's available
Upon receiving payment confirmation you will receive an email that will contain your login details for the online platform. You will have access to Pre-Course work that you can access immediately. Whilst this is not compulsory I highly recommend you familiarise yourself with the content so you feel confident coming into the course.
A week post sign up you will receive a Welcome email that outlines some key information, and then finally 2-3 weeks post sign up you will receive a full logistics email.
This will contain the Zoom logins and all other admin information.
No. The online content is simply additional material to support your in person workshop. At the end of the face to face workshop there will be an assessment and it is this that determines your certification.
Absolutely not. The private FB group is another add on form of support. Once certified you will probably have more questions and want feedback - the FB group is where I can provide additional coaching for you.
Please reach out to me to discuss your requirements. I will try to tailor the learning experience for you.
Please refer to the terms and conditions as set out under "Workshop Policies"
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This course is for ANY fitness professional or health coach that works with women.
The men who have attended the course have walked away with not only a ton of new, highly valuable information but also a new appreciation for the female body.
It is highly recommended that any male trainer who works with women attends this course.
There's nothing planned for the first half of the year. As with many events we are still at the mercy of COVID regulations, so until the government has given the all clear, all workshops will be Virtual until further notice