Prenatal / Postpartum Fitness Training

If you’ve ever run a marathon, you know it requires some serious training…and a specific training approach. Getting your body ready for the exact challenges involved is key for any physically stressful activity.

So why would you treat childbirth differently?

Pregnancy is a journey that requires major preparation due to the demands placed on the body during that time. Childbirth is no small feat, but most Pre/Postnatal programs only focus on low-intensity exercise. This simple movement is great for cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, but doesn’t provide specific preparation for the high-stress event of labor.

Prenatal Goals

  • Pregnancy pain & injury prevention
  • Maintaining healthy weight gain
  • Deep core training
  • Functional strength training
  • Diastasis Recti prevention
  • Labor stamina training
  • Pushing preparation
  • Postpartum recovery education
  • Nutritional information
  • Mental preparation

Postpartum Goals

  • Deep core recovery
  • Proper core strengthening progression
  • Diastasis recti recovery
  • Functional strength training
  • Motherhood pain/injury prevention
  • Returning to favorite activities
  • Education on expediting recovery
  • Weight loss
  • Nutrition information

Our Trainer – Emily Wessel

Emily Wessel is a Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist certified through PROnatal Fitness as well as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). For the past two years, Emily has motivated and empowered large groups of people to create significant, lasting, health and fitness improvements though her group fitness classes.

To extend her reach and provide a crucial service to what has become an under-served and misinformed demographic, Emily has devoted countless hours to becoming an expert in providing women with the highest quality pre and postnatal fitness training. Pregnancy is a journey that requires major preparation due to the demands placed on the body during that time. Emily believes in providing women with fitness programs that are safe, effective, and based in science that will give women the strength to successfully conquer each and every challenge of motherhood.

Training Rates

Every personal training package comes with a free pre-training intake session to help your trainer get to know you, where you’re starting, and where you hope to go with Personal Training.

30 Minute Sessions

  • 1 Session – $20 member / $30 nonmember
  • 6 Sessions – $90 member / $150 nonmember
  • 12 Sessions – $180 member / $300 nonmember

60 Minute Sessions

  • 1 Session – $35 member / $50 nonmember
  • 6 Sessions – $180 member / $300 nonmember
  • 12 Sessions – $350 member / $500 nonmember

YMCA members receive discounted pricing on Personal Training sessions. To start your membership today, REGISTER ONLINE or visit the front desk!

Want to Give Back?

Give a gift to your community by donating to the YMCA!

Your donation will support Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility in the Bloomsburg Community!

Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.

Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.

The Y is here for our community:

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.

Give the Y a Try!

Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 784-0188

(570) 784-4303


Mon-Thurs 5:00am-9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat (Summer): 8:00am-1:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way