Pregnancy 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 well-being 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 and More for Pregnant Women

There's more to Fitness Lab than just personal training. Looking after your body throughout your pregnancy involves developing your fitness, making the right nutritional choices, getting the right amount of rest, and seeking out additional therapies if you find you develop aches and pains.

We have expert guidance and support for all of these factors under one roof.

Perhaps you'd like some advice on the best way to eat as your pregnancy progresses? Or maybe you'd like to switch some of your sessions to focus on gentle therapy rather than working out?

We're here to help, whatever the pregnancy rollercoaster has in store for you! Our multidisciplinary team can help you understand what your body needs, be it rest, a different way of eating, or even hands-on therapy from osteotherapists, physiotherapists, or massage therapists.

Experienced Pre and Postnatal Personal Trainers

Pregnancy is a unique time for a person. Your body is changing in ways that do not happen at any other time in your life. There's increasing pressure on different muscles and joints - and you'll almost certainly develop aches and pains as these often weaker areas are forced to carry an additional load and work in different ways.

Of course, the physical part of pregnancy is just one element to consider - you'll almost certainly already know that there are intense hormonal changes happening in your body too.

This is where expert knowledge of a pregnant person's physiology is absolutely essential. This is a level of expert knowledge we're proud to have here at Fitness Lab. As well as the appropriate qualifications, we have thousands of hours of experience training people who are pregnant.

It's important not to assume that just any personal trainer will be able to effectively coach you throughout your pregnancy. You may or may not choose Fitness Lab to have by your side as your body changes - but it's vital that you work with coaches who fully understand the unique challenges that personal training presents for pregnant women.

Personal Training Based on Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates

As you can probably imagine, personal training when you're pregnant doesn't just involve time on a bike followed by time lifting weights. There's a lot more to consider.

Throughout pre, pregnancy, and post-natal training, your coach will work with you 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 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.

Personal Training vs Exercise Classes

London has plenty of pre and post-natal exercise classes - and they're a great way to stay social and keep your activity levels up while you're expecting. However, if you're looking for the most meaningful way to stay fit and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy, nothing beats individual personal training.

At Fitness Lab, we don't think about group fitness - we think about you, your levels of fitness, your lifestyle, your fitness knowledge, and your exact stage of pregnancy.

By doing this, we create personal training sessions that are tailored to meet your needs exactly. We're by your side from the earliest stages of pregnancy - and our approach changes as your pregnancy progresses.

Training Safely in Your Own Private Space

If the idea of going to a public gym doesn't appeal to you, it's unlikely to feel any more appealing when you're pregnant!

At Fitness Lab, you don't have to worry about working out in a public gym. There's no queuing for aerobic exercise machines or the need to wipe down weight training equipment. Here, 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!

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A Word From Our Clients

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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

Unless you have specific advice from your GP saying otherwise, exercising during pregnancy is perfectly safe. In fact, NHS guidelines say that staying active through pregnancy makes it easier for the body to adapt to its changing shape and weight – as well as helping to cope during labour.

Exercise can also result in improved circulation – as well as helping with healthy weight loss after childbirth. There are also countless studies that show exercise can result in more energy and less stress – all vital parts of being a new parent!

If you have specific concerns, you’re completely welcome to get in touch and talk to one of the Fitness Lab team. There’s absolutely no obligation to commit to personal training and your enquiry will be handled with the strictest of confidence.

We have two personal trainers with a specialist qualification in pre natal exercise and post natal training sessions. To complement this qualification, they also have extensive real-world experience working with fitness training clients through each trimester.

Rest assured, you’re in expert hands when our team put together an exercise programme to take you through pregnancy and beyond.

While we definitely encourage everyone to continue training before, during and after their pregnancy, to keep their body strong and healthy, it’s all about doing what feels right for you and your body.

Our trainers can help at every stage of pregnancy. Some of our pre and postnatal clients were already training with us and kept training, before, during and after their pregnancy. Others come to us when they find out they’re pregnant, for guidance on how to work out in a safe and effective way. We also meet women much later on in their journey, who are looking to get back into fitness after a break.

We don’t. We realise that pregnancy group training can be a great social experience – but when it comes to exercising in a way that’s exactly right for you, there’s nothing that comes close to personal training.

Working with a personal trainer is the only way to make sure your workout is tailored to you and your exact needs. Constant observation and communication is an essential part of making sure your workout is right too – and that can be lost with group gym instructing.

Pregnancy comes with a set of challenges that lots of people get red-faced talking about! Aside from the fact that baby will often rest on your bladder, pregnancy and childbirth also take their toll on your pelvic floor muscles.

The result? Frankly – peeing might sometimes feel like it’s out of your control! If you have an accident or a near-miss in one of our private studios – we can assure you it won’t be the first time (and it definitely won’t be the last).

So, what happens if you pee? Honestly – nothing. We’ll clean up, laugh together, and carry on. Pregnancy is a magical experience – but with mums and dads on our team, we know it’s got its moments!

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

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