Jo Cordell-Cooper is a specialist in female fitness and women’s personal training due to her extended study, expertise and experience in the area of ante natal exercise. Jo has taken hundreds of women through her Pregnancy Aqua program and many have returned with subsequent pregnancies. During her personal training studies in Hobart she completed a particularly intensive study in pelvic health as her brother had recently undergone a hip replacement. This investigative study gave her an excellent foundation with which to work with pregnancy related pelvic conditions such as sacro iliac issues, pelvic floor, pubic symphysis dysfunction, general pelvic instability and abdominal separation.
Quick answer, yes. The specialisation of being a women’s personal trainer came about with a true love of working with those wanting to safely exercise while pregnant and exercise after baby is born with all those body changes considered. Men without that complication are a simpler beast – but not always simpler. Jo loves working with men on a weight loss mission. Hip, ankle, knee and back issues are essentially the same in men and women and these are areas Jo can really help you with.
What are Jo’s personal training qualifications (and what do they mean)
Jo has an impressive personal development list and everything she does is not listed here. Jo could work in any gym and any body with just about any condition. Here’s the mainstream stuff that any personal trainer dedicated to the fitness industry would have:
Jo has the full range of personal training qualifications for land
Certificate IV in Fitness (SRF40206) 2009
Certificate III in Fitness Gym Instructor (SRF 30206) 2007
Kettlebell (2013), Kettlestep 2015 and Suspension Trainer Level 1 (2014)
Delegate at FILEX (National Fitness Convention 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Bronze Medallion, Austswim, First Aid, Resuscitation – all current
JO has a number of personal training in water qualifications:
This stuff is quite specialised and ensures Jo can call herself a women’s personal trainer specialist:
Jo’s personal training qualifications are further extended here – this stuff is highly specialised (in fact no other personal trainer in Hobart, Geilston Bay or Tasmania has this skill set!
Movement base assessment, health coaching, cortisol testing and food sensitivity testing – testing, analysis and lifestyle interventions around these results
Muscle testing 8 base tests – are muscles firing as they should, is the brain connecting to the muscle group – do muscles fire in the correct order – Assess and activation techniques
Thyroid testing – using the readily available blood chemistry tests that a regular GP can order we can apply your results to function or lifestyle medicine criteria and come up with some lifestyle interventions to improve your health.
The Kaizen way of life is one of continuous and incremental improvment.
Here’s a photo of the team I completed my initial training with. Only myself and Miles (tall, bald dude) went on to complete the next level.
All of this is on the back of a 4 year trained tertiary movement specialist – Bachelor of Education, majoring in Physical Education, K-10, & sub majoring in Health Education completed in 1993 (University of Tasmania).