Core Confidence Specialist - Online Certification

taught by Bellies Inc Founders - Julia, Kim and Sam

Course Description

Be the Expert Women Trust

You're a health or fitness professional and you want to be the in-demand expert women trust to help them work their body in ways that can help prevent and heal common core challenges like incontinence, prolapse and diastasis recti.


Right now, you know...

  • Diastasis Recti exists - but do you know how to tell if someone has it (or what to do about it)?  You should.
  • A bit about the pelvic floor, but maybe it is only 'do Kegels!' (It's not always the right answer, unfortunately.)


And you want...

  • A better understanding of what Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor dysfunction really are.
  • Knowledge about what movement practices help guide women to better core health and fitness so they can live better.
  • An awareness of how to evaluate the safety of an exercise and if it is appropriate for your client.
  • Knowledge on how to retrain the core
  • A bigger library of exercises that are diastasic and pelvic floor friendly


That's exactly what you'll get with the Bellies Inc Core Confidence Specialist Certification!



Become a Core Confidence Specialist!

Becoming certified is the ultimate goal and will truly set you apart from other fitness and movement professionals.

Your journey begins with the Foundation - the theory.  The nitty-gritty.  Next, you will move into common types and causes of core dysfunction. Then, you will learn how to assess your clients within your scope and finally, you will learn how to prescribe movement based on the client you have in front of you.  We will show you our 8 week recovery and retraining protocol PLUS an entire section on how to progress each one of our Core Confidence exercises.


You'll gain a solid understanding of...

Anatomy AND the function of the core

  • It's SO much more than the abs and low back!


What Diastasis Recti is

  • It is more than just women wanting a flatter midsection!

The many functions of The Pelvic Floor
  • This part of the body is often ignored and most are surprised to learn all that it does!

How Pregnancy Birth and Life affect the Core

  • This is not a pre/postnatal course but if you train women, over 80% of them have been pregnant in their life so you NEED to know this.

How exercise can both help and hinder

  • Move your clients through their programs with new awareness developed from this course.


FAQ

"Is this right for me?"

It's a great fit for anyone who works with pregnant women, new moms, women in menopause and, well anyone with a pelvic floor really - fitness professionals, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, chiropractors, massage therapists - you will all gain valuable knowledge from this course.


"What if I don't work with pregnant women or new moms?"

You'll find this course helpful if you're a fitness or health professional who works with women at any and all stages of life, even if they have never been, or never will be pregnant.


"Is it worth the investment?"

First of all, the price is inclusive of tax so no surprises when you check out :-)

And we get it - there are so many courses out there and it's tough to know which ones are worthwhile and which ones to budget for.

Our course was created by a pelvic floor physiotherapist and 2 movement professionals - that's 3 instructors for the price of 1! The learning you'll take away from our courses will blow your mind and truly elevate your expertise.  Totally worth the investment! 



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Bellies Inc Founders -  Julia, Kim and Sam
Bellies Inc Founders - Julia, Kim and Sam

Julia Di Paolo is a women's health physiotherapist and mother of 2 boys. She received her physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa back in 1997. In 2012, she became rostered with the College of Physiotherapists to perform the controlled act of internal assessment and treatment for pelvic floor disorders. Her practice is currently focused on pre-conception, pre-natal, intra-partum (labour and delivery), post partum and all types of pelvic floor dysfunction at any stage of a woman’s life. She has extensive experience with conditions such as diastasis recti, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, back and pelvic girdle pain. More recently her focus has been on the pelvic floor and its relationship to the rest of the body, specifically with diastasis in the pregnant and post partum populations.

Kim Vopni, is a Personal Trainer and mother of 2 boys. She also trained as a doula which has made her known as The Fitness Doula. After educating herself on proactive pelvic floor wellness during her pregnancies she became the Canadian distributor for the EPI-NO which heightened her passion for increasing the awareness on this ‘taboo’ subject.

She also trained in a variety of diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) techniques and recognized the strong correlation it has to pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2009 she created the Prepare To Push™ program which is now available in several cities across Canada as a workshop and was also published as a book in 2015.


Samantha Montpetit-Huynh is a certified pre and postnatal exercise specialist and the mother of 2 girls. Samantha who grew and sold a successful pre/postnatal personal training company called Core Expectations and has established herself as an expert in the field. She created the successful ‘ab rehab’ program for the treatment of DRA which has helped hundreds of clients and is also a sought-after media professional with the most recent one being the Fitness Expert on The Marilyn Denis Show in Toronto.

In 2010, Julia, Kim, and Sam met over a cup of coffee and decided that women needed better access to information and products for pelvic health and diastasis and so, Bellies Inc was born.

In 2013 the first Bellies Inc certification course was taught and education has become a huge aspect of the overall business.

Course Curriculum

The Diaphragm
02:37
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The Multifidus
05:54
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Three Other Important Muscles
09:35
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Common Causes of Core Dysfunction
33:16
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Common Types of Core Dysfunction
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Low Back Pain
05:57
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Belly Wrapping and Taping
74:18
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Foundation and Core Confidence FAQ and Summary
26:00
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How, When and Why to Progress
05:58
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Progressions for Release Work
13:23
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Bridge Progressions
07:39
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Seated March Progressions
07:20
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Squat Progressions
07:36
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One Leg Stand Progressions
08:05
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Lunge Progressions
03:53
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Progressing To Front Loaded and Planks
12:45
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Other Core Exercises
05:10
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Cardio
07:07
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Additional Revenue Streams
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Reviews (2)

Great Online course

by Erika Matkovich
For the past three years, I have wanted to take part in the in-person training but because of cost, and timing I always made an excuse not to commit. Well last month I decided to take action as soon as I saw this course come on line and boy I am glad that I did. Very thorough and informative. Take a solid week and finish this course, you won't be disappointed Kim, Sam and Julia, you are amazing at what you do, keep on making waves xo

The Core Confidence Specialist Course is amazing!!

by Dominique Gauthier
This is by far the best training I have taken!! It has a lot of information specific to working with clients as a Personal Trainer and I am feeling a newfound confidence for assessments and progressions moving forward from the initial retraining phase. The philosophies of Bellies Inc. mesh with my own when it comes to fitness both before and after baby, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take this course. When my first born was 8 months old (after some mistakes along the way in trying to regain my strength), I was shocked how uninformed I was about the effects of childbirth on my body. As a Yoga, Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer I wanted to share this knowledge with my participants and clients so they didn’t feel as lost as I was in my postpartum body. I have taken many trainings over the last year and a little bit to increase my knowledge and and understanding of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Prenatal and Postnatal Bodies. I found out about Bellies Inc. through The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast.

Great Online course

by Erika Matkovich
For the past three years, I have wanted to take part in the in-person training but because of cost, and timing I always made an excuse not to commit. Well last month I decided to take action as soon as I saw this course come on line and boy I am glad that I did. Very thorough and informative. Take a solid week and finish this course, you won't be disappointed Kim, Sam and Julia, you are amazing at what you do, keep on making waves xo

The Core Confidence Specialist Course is amazing!!

by Dominique Gauthier
This is by far the best training I have taken!! It has a lot of information specific to working with clients as a Personal Trainer and I am feeling a newfound confidence for assessments and progressions moving forward from the initial retraining phase. The philosophies of Bellies Inc. mesh with my own when it comes to fitness both before and after baby, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take this course. When my first born was 8 months old (after some mistakes along the way in trying to regain my strength), I was shocked how uninformed I was about the effects of childbirth on my body. As a Yoga, Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer I wanted to share this knowledge with my participants and clients so they didn’t feel as lost as I was in my postpartum body. I have taken many trainings over the last year and a little bit to increase my knowledge and and understanding of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Prenatal and Postnatal Bodies. I found out about Bellies Inc. through The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast.