So often, group exercise instructors are among the first to know that a woman is pregnant. This can be kind of intimidating to instructors who may not have a lot of experience working with pregnant participants, but it doesn't have to be. Get some quick tips on how to work with moms-to-be in your group fitness classes.
Sadie Simpson is a fitness professional specializing in pregnant and postnatal fitness. Her focus is to help moms move in a safe, sane and satisfying way. She is also passionate about educating group fitness instructors and personal trainers on how to better serve this population of women. She has worked in the health and wellness field for over 10 years as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, group fitness manager and is currently the Senior Membership and Healthy Living Director at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion, North Carolina.
She has a BSEd in English Education from Western Carolina University and a Master’s of Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University. She is currently certified in Personal Training (NETA), Group Exercise (AFAA and YMCA) and Water Fitness (AEA) and is a recent graduate of the Postnatal Fitness Academy. Additionally, she currently holds specialty certifications in Schwinn Indoor Cycling and NETA Kettlebell Training and has taught a variety of Group Exercise formats over the years.
Outside of fitness, Sadie enjoys writing, reading, hiking, and visiting family-friendly breweries and funky coffee shops of Western North Carolina with her husband Trey and their son Tommie.
NETA: Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA: Primary Group Exercise
YMCA: Primary Group Exercise
AEA: Water Fitness
Schwinn: Indoor Cycle Instructor
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