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Pre and Post Natal Training
Holistic personal training for mums and mums-to-be in our private Soho & Fitzrovia boutique studios
Prenatal Personal Training & Postnatal Personal Training: London
Traditionally, there’s been a tendency to consider someone who’s pregnant to be fragile – in need of protection and rest. For the overwhelming majority of women, this simply is not true.
Staying active through the different stages of pregnancy doesn’t just benefit fitness levels – it’s also an absolutely essential part of keeping your mental wellbeing in check, maintaining your energy, and paving the way towards a quick recovery when your little one arrives.
We realise you might not feel completely yourself as your body changes, but don’t worry – at Fitness Lab you’ll have a dedicated personal trainer working with you at your pace in your own private studio space.
Personal training vs group training
There are some great exercise groups here in London that will help you stay social and keep general activity levels up while you’re pregnant – but if you’re looking for meaningful exercise to keep you as fit and health as can be, nothing comes close to specialist personal training and a prenatal fitness programme.
Your Fitness Lab personal trainer will work directly with you – considering your level of pre-pregnancy health, your lifestyle, your fitness knowledge, and your exact stage.
Private personal training sessions that are tailored to meet your needs exactly – from the earliest stages of pregnancy through to birth and beyond.
Private studio space just for you
If the idea of working out in a busy public gym doesn’t sound like what you had in mind during pregnancy – you’re in the right place.
At Fitness Lab, you’ll have your own personal training ‘pod’ – a dedicated space that’s entirely yours for your session. The only person you’ll share it with is your dedicated pre or postnatal personal trainer.
No queuing, no wiping machines or weights down, and no feeling like you’re being watched as you workout. In your personal pod, you’ll have all the cardio, weight training, and conditioning equipment you need for your session.
Safe exercise and healthy postnatal personal training
You don’t have to scroll very far to find websites, newspapers or magazines talking about how a celebrity or influencer has ‘snapped back’ into their pre-pregnancy physique or level of prenatal fitness. If you’ve been pregnant before, you’ll probably already understand that this is a poor representation of the postnatal journey.
Because of the pressure your growing womb places on your stomach muscles, most mums experience something called ‘ab separation’ during pregnancy. This is where the two main stomach muscles become pushed apart – making them longer and weaker. As a result, your core strength is reduced – and if you put a lot of strain on these muscles without some meaningful rehabilitation, you can cause yourself serious problems.
Postnatal training at Fitness Lab isn’t about quick fixes. Instead, our postnatal personal trainers will focus on rebuilding your fitness in a healthy, lasting way.
Nutrition support and advice
From the moment of conception to the final pushes of labour – the biological processes going on in your body are nothing short of miraculous. Both mum and baby need a host of nutrients for a healthy pregnancy – and virtually all of these nutrients will come through your diet.
If now doesn’t feel like a good time to start trying to work out how to add the right amount of folic acid and calcium to your diet, don’t panic – we’re here to help.
From a few healthy eating tips for pregnant women – through to having fully prepared and ready-to-eat fresh and healthy meals delivered to your door each day, we can support you however you wish.
Core, back pain, and pelvic floor work
Most high-level fitness professionals (and most postnatal women!) will be able to pick out the three key areas that pregnancy and child-birth takes a toll on.
The muscles that make up your core, your lower back, and your pelvic muscles are all likely to feel the strain through pregnancy – but don’t worry – these are some of the areas pre and postnatal personal training and tailored effective exercise sessions will help you focus on.
From effective breathing techniques through to targeted resistance training – every one of your exercise sessions will make a meaningful difference to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth.