Prenatal Personal Training: London

If you're trying to conceive, either naturally or through IVF, you're likely to be swamped with health and fitness information. It's easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to begin - but this is where we can help.

At Fitness Lab, we have specialist trainers who are highly qualified and have years of experience in prenatal, postnatal, and pregnancy personal training.

We won't just give you a workout regime and expect you to follow it. Instead, we'll help you understand every element of your health, including the right kinds and levels of exercise, how nutrition can help, what part rest plays in your health, and much more.

When it does come to working out, we're right beside you. Your own personal trainer in your own private workout pod that's exclusively yours when you're here.

Looking for a personal trainer to support you with training through pregnancy? Take a look at our dedicated pregnancy personal training page.


Truly 'Personal' Training

Here at Fitness Lab, we start from scratch with everyone who comes through our doors. No pre-programmed routines, no assumptions, and no judgments. Instead, we get to know you and, importantly, we listen.

Some people who are trying to conceive have a history with exercise, some people don't. Some people feel like their diet works for them, other don't. We'll take your personal circumstances and all the information you've been given, then we'll help you make sense of it.

Don't worry - we don't expect you to become an overnight weightlifter, nor do we expect you to aim to run a marathon. When it comes to planning for parenthood, the most important factor is listening to your body and understanding how to react. We'll work with you to put together a sustainable, holistic fitness plan that readies your body for pregnancy.

Losing Weight Before Parenthood

Lots of people are told that they should aim to lose a little weight to increase their chances of conception. This is very common - but it can lead people into a minefield of information, some of which can be extremely damaging to your body and mental well-being.

Our prenatal, pregnancy, and postnatal personal trainers have lots of experience with weight loss. They know what works and they know what doesn't. They also know what's sustainable - both physically and mentally.

We're not here to preach. We're here to help you make a series of small but noticable shifts in the way you move, eat, and rest. We're also here to make pregnancy fitness fun! Getting fit for pregnancy shouldn't feel like torture - it should feel like each day is chance to celebrate another small step in an incredible, life-changing journey.

Training Safely in Your Own Private Space

The idea of going solo in a public gym doesn't appeal to everyone, so we do things differently at Fitness Lab.

Here, you don't have to worry about working out in a public space. There's no queuing for aerobic exercise machines or the need to wipe down weight training equipment. In our Soho and Fitzrovia studios, you have your own private 'pod' - and it's exclusively yours the whole time you're here.

Your personal trainer is focused entirely on you while you're here too - so you can be 100% confident that you're training is completely safe. You can even take advantage of our kit washing and ironing service - so you don't have to worry about packing your gym bag when you leave the house!

Fitness Can Significantly Influence Your Hormones

Many people experience the impact of hormones imbalances on a day-to-day basis - but if you're trying to conceive, it can be a huge help if your hormones are working the way they're intended to.

Studies in these areas are very clear. People who include some moderate exercise in their week will get pregnant quicker than people who don't exercise regularly. Exercise is even shown to be a hugely important factor for people who experience ovulatory disorders like irregular periods or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Again, this isn't something to worry about - we don't expect you to jump straight into an entirely different way of moving, eating, and resting. Modern life and modern diets can contribute to hormone imbalances - but we can help you take small, manageable steps to regain balance. Our years of experience show that building these small habit changes is the very best way to make a lasting different to your health and fitness.

Personal Training Based on Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates

Being pregnant puts a strain on your body. The best time to start preparing your body for that strain is now.

Throughout prenatal, pregnancy, and post-natal training, our coaches will work with people trying to conceive and pregnant women to strengthen the muscles that giving birth puts a strain on. This will almost always include techniques taken from prenatal Pilates, postnatal yoga, postnatal Pilates and breathing exercises designed to work on your pelvic floor muscles.

The importance of this core stability cannot be underestimated. It won't just make a difference to for mums to be giving birth - it will also make a huge difference to your physical recovery after baby has arrived.

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A Word From Our Clients

Based on 139 reviews
Fi Kim
Fi Kim
Great, clean facilities and tailored programs that have helped me with my fitness and health goals. Everyone is very kind & supportive, which makes for the perfect environment to train in. My PT Matt has helped me build strength as well as aid with the recovery of longterm muscle injuries. Highly recommend Fitness Lab.
tom graham
tom graham
Brett and Soho Fitness Lab are quite simply the best PT team I have trained with. Professional, knowledgeable and fantastic at tailoring a very tough work out with adaptions for my various historical injuries. The results speak for themselves. I can't recommend them highly enough!
Simon Purton
Simon Purton
Unbelievable professional in everything they do and it feels like the client is at the centre of everything with the strength and conditioned tailored specifically to goals and needs. Would recommend them to everyone
Darryl Samaraweera
Darryl Samaraweera
I've been training with Olivia at Soho Fitness Lab since the beginning of December and the experience has been brilliant. As a newbie to working with a P/T I was nervous going into it, but from the first session I saw I had nothing to worry about. The space is unlike your usual gyms - it’s private and just the right size, and has a smart feel to it. It's a perfect spot for pre-work workouts if you are in or around Soho, or live there like I do. Never thought I'd be happy getting up at 6am to go to the gym but always look forward to it as I see the progress I am making!
Michael Ash
Michael Ash
My experience with the FitnessLab team has been great. They listened to my ailments and put together an excellent program so that I can get on the road to recovery. Can’t recommend enough!
Sean S
Sean S
I’ve recently started training with James after a bit of a hiatus with my fitness. He really gets where I’m coming from, as I’m working around old injuries. The sessions are a lot of fun and I feel great afterwards. He really know what he’s doing and I’m excited to be back on the right path.
Matt Black
Matt Black
Going to miss this place! Rhys was a top trainer 👏 highly recommend for those looking to progress in succeeding and living a healthy lifestyle 💪
Elio Elia
Elio Elia
I've found the team at Fitness Lab to be very professional, knowledgeable and flexible based on my capabilities and fitness goals. My PT, Rhys has been a great help in tailoring sessions and even adapting them whilst I had some sporting injuries. He has also taken the time outside of sessions to send tips on diet, demo videos of exercises to do at home and just generally communicate with me outside of the hourly sessions to keep me motivated, which is not something you normally get from past experiences elsewhere. I would highly recommend Fitness lab if you're serious about improving your fitness and/or have hit a brick wall with your 'run of the mill' PTs out there. It's well worth it in my opinion.
Max Lom-Bor
Max Lom-Bor
Professional, knowledgeable and personal. I had a really brilliant trainer in Rhys who helped me achieve and even surpass my fitness goals while making the whole thing seem fun and manageable. No idea how. Class act, class gym 👍

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Often, before commencing IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation), doctors will suggest losing weight to improve your chances of success with the treatment. 

Don't be fooled though, not all kinds of weight loss result in the same health benefits. It might be tempting to 'crash diet' during this time, so you treatment happens sooner-rather-than-later, but this isn't a good way to prepare your body. In fact, it could potentially reduce the chances of success with your treatment.

The best way to lose weight in preparation for IVF is to exercise effectively, keep a careful watch over what you're eating, and get the right amount of rest. We can help with all of those things. Don't panic - we're human, so we always work in sensible, manageable ways that give you the best chance of moving some weight and keeping it off.

Yes, we have personal trainers with qualifications and accreditations in prenatal personal training and postnatal personal training - so we can support you from before pregnancy right through to a time when baby is here. 

This can be a fantastic way to train. Not only does your PT get an amazing understanding of your journey, they can also make sure that your programme changes as your stages of pregnancy change too.

If you're considering improving your health and fitness with a view to becoming pregnant, acting sooner-rather-than-later is always the best option. This gives us a chance to get to know you and your body - then get you started on a programme that we're confident will be effective.

Everyone is different - so you may fall pregnant quickly. Then again, you may find that it takes some time to conceive. It's a good idea to book a free consultation and chat with us about your current health and fitness. Then, we can chat about realistic timeframes to hit the kind of goals you're considering.

Thinking about training before, during, or after pregnancy? Talk to the Fitness Lab team taking the next step!

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