Emily Snell is a Certified Personal Trainer and pre/post natal exercise specialist living in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Emily left corporate London and moved to the USA in 2017 to build and grow her career in women's health & fitness. Her mission is to provide women with an all encompassing approach to fitness; motivating, guiding and educating each client through pregnancy and beyond. 

Emily Snell is a Certified Personal Trainer and pre/post natal exercise specialist living in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Emily left corporate London and moved to the USA in 2017 to build and grow her career in women's health & fitness. Her mission is to provide women with an all encompassing approach to fitness; motivating, guiding and educating each client through pregnancy and beyond. 

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During my 1st pregnancy, I quickly realized there was a lack of accessible information and education around how to train throughout pregnancy and into postpartum. Google leads you down a path of confusing and conflicting information with many of it incredibly outdated. The general guidelines &  do's and don't of pregnancy do not factor the individual and training variables at hand and simply label movements as 'safe' or 'unsafe'. Personal training is tailored to the individual, why should pregnancy be any different? A quick google search is going to tell you to stop doing all core work (!!!), to not to lift anything over 20lbs and to absolutely not start a new exercise program. Because of this, so many women are left feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by exercise.  

For postpartum, you're cleared for exercise by your doctor at 6 weeks, and told to resume activity like before. However you have an internal wound the size of a dinner plate inside your uterus that is still healing, your pelvic floor is stretched from birthing a baby or you're healing from a major abdominal surgery. Your recovery doesn't end after one doctors visits and jumping back to pre-pregnancy standards (which is what is advised) without considering your pelvic health can lead to so many dysfunctions (leaking, prolapse, pain etc). 

It's not as simple as just modifying an exercises so that it's 'pregnancy safe' or 'getting your body back' after baby. Your pre/post natal training goes far beyond modifications and one doctors visit. Women's health and fitness is an under served industry and I am here to change that. With your long term performance and interests in mind, I connect the dots between women's health consideration and YOUR body, YOUR pregnancy.  I love watching women experience the physical, mental and emotional benefits of a strong pregnancy and supporting them throughout the most incredible journey; becoming a Mom!








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Certified Personal Trainer

pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist

certified functional strength coach (cfsc)

precision nutrition level 1

exos performance specialist

cpr & first aid certified

dbc biomechanics of movement

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After graduating from University I pursued a career in International Development in London. My goal was to help people, however I spent my days behind a computer screen where the success of the project was based around financials, and what I thought would be providing aid to people in third world countries, was instead me  dealing with overpaid consultants complaining about their 5 star hotel. The allure of the job (to help people) felt empty, unsatisfying and out of reach. It soon became clear to me that working a desk job 9-5 was not where I saw myself longterm. Alongside my corporate job, I had found a true love for exercise. It became my escape, my purpose and a passion that provided a true sense of community. One day a friend asked me why fitness wasn't my career and I knew things had to change.

I began my fitness career in Chicago, IL. After moving out of London, I took a leap of faith and pursued what I had been dreaming about doing for years.  Now, with over 5 years experience in the fitness industry, I have trained individuals across then board; from pre/post natal women, high school & college athletes, post-surgery, back injuries, cancer patients and your everyday client. My approach to programming is science based, focusing on principles over trends. My methods are not about crushing your body every workout, every day. Instead, it's about building longevity in movement and strength, while progressively challenging your body to be the best version of yourself. I whole heartedly believe that most people fall short of their optimal training goals based on a lack of direction and the consistent application.

When I am not in the gym, you'll find; me spending time with my family (My partner Ryan, my son Theo and 2 Australian Shepherds Remi & Rufus)and exploring the many hiking trails Arizona has to offer.


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