The Center for Women’s Fitness is committed to the education and empowerment of women through every stage of their lives

We have developed exercise programs that are designed for women from the ground up. We teach from the female anatomy and physiology, the feminine psyche and include all the subtle bodies – the emotional, mental and spiritual that have an impact on the physical. We understand the different needs of the woman as she exercises through pregnancy, postnatal, menopause and the later years of her life and how these changes affect her fitness needs and goals.

Individual Modules

Support Your Floor™

Preventative programs for Pelvic Floor Health Prerequisite for all courses in The Center’s curriculum

This course will offer an in depth look at the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, its application to movement and the breath and will discuss the reasons for dysfunction and how many of these problems can be prevented. Our approach contains both the scientific evidenced based research and the more holistic viewpoint of this most intimate part of the female body.

Rocking and Rolling to Release™

Myofascial Release Programs

Prerequisite for all courses in The Center’s curriculum

The introductory level to our myofascial release techniques. It uses functional movement with or without the gentle pressure of small balls, to release fascial restrictions. This non-aggressive hands-off approach to release, trains you to be able to offer your client the ability to achieve a tension free body in the quiet of their own space.

Pre/Postnatal Modules

Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical

Prepare your Body. Repair your Body

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and postpartum and the changes in a woman’s posture through the four trimesters. The practical covers safe and beneficial exercises on the mat and is suitable for Fitness, Pilates and Yoga Instructors.

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment

Specialty Pilates-based programs for the childbearing years

This course covers safe and beneficial exercises on the Pilates Reformer and Cadillac with program design for each trimester.

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

The whole body solution behind the gap

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™ offers a highly successful program that investigates the history and epidemic of this condition. This program has been researched and applied for over 15 years and is aimed at all populations – postnatal women, weightlifters, elite athletes and young adults. Our formula for success includes incorporating fascia, bones and muscles in the healing process.

Menopause Modules

Health and Exercise for Menopause™ Mat Theory and Practical

Powerful change requires powerful action

This course covers the symptoms of menopause and the effects on the female physical, mental and emotional body. Specific concepts for exercise design are included along with innovative exercises that are applicable to Fitness, Pilates and Yoga instructors.

Pilates for Menopause™ Equipment

Powerful change requires powerful action

This course covers innovative and challenging exercises on the Pilates Equipment in line with the concepts discussed in the Menopause Mat course.

The Gentle Birth Project™

Nurturing and Nourishing the New Mother

Students going through our Pre and Postnatal Specialist Certification have the option of furthering their education and income capacity by becoming practitioners of The Gentle Birth Project. In this program movement instructors will learn how to use the postpartum binder as a crucial part of early postpartum rehab, plus traditional postpartum abdominal massage and the use of herbs and oils.


Certifications

Pre/Postnatal Pilates/Health and Exercise Specialist™ Certification

You will learn our “method” of Pilates program design for this population that will truly address their needs and requirements for safe, beneficial exercise.

With over 25 years in the business of transforming how teachers look at the pre and postnatal client, we are proud to be the leading pre and postnatal program for Pilates worldwide.

Pre and Postnatal Health and Exercise Specialist™ Certification

(mat only modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™ Certification

(mat and equipment modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical
  • Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Pilates/Health and Exercise for Menopause Specialist™ Certification

This course is designed to look at the causes and symptoms of menopause and to gain a new vision of how to train a more mature woman as she adapts to yet another change in her female life. Rather than seeing these changes as negative, this course will show you physiological, physically, emotionally and mentally, why life can only get better.

Exercise through Menopause Specialist Certification™

(mat only modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pilates/Health and Exercise for Menopause Mat Theory and Practical

Pilates for Menopause Certification™

(mat and equipment modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pilates/Health and Exercise for Menopause Mat Theory and Practical
  • Pilates for Menopause Equipment

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery Specialist™ Certification

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

The whole body solution behind the gap

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Utilizing breathwork, pelvic floor exercises and myofascial release techniques, this rehabilitative course equips you with the skills you need to help your clients release, realign and restore the core musculature.  The program offers a series of deep stabilizing exercises with progressions that will allow you to progress towards your regular exercise program, if that is your goal. The deep understanding of the working of your body will ensure the prevention of a recurrence of this condition.

The Women’s Health and Exercise/Pilates Certification™

Support, Sustain and Strengthen women through important health issues

Carolyne Anthony’s Women’s Health & Exercise Certification™ program offers teacher training programs for Fitness/Pilates and Yoga Instructors in prenatal, postnatal, menopause, Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti, as well as other women’s health issues. These programs will equip the experienced instructor with a solid foundation to create a lifestyle that is truly in tune with the feminine psyche.

The Women’s Health and Exercise Certification™

(mat only modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical
  • Menopause Mat Theory and Practical
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Women's Health and Exercise Pilates Specialist Certification™

(mat and equipment modules)

Modules included:

  • Rocking and Rolling to Release™
  • Support your Floor™
  • Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical
  • Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment
  • Pilates/Health and Exercise for Menopause Mat Theory and Practical
  • Pilates for Menopause Equipment
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™