Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, I left corporate London and moved to the USA in 2017 to build and grow my career in women's health & fitness. My goal is to provide women with an all encompassing approach to their pregnancy, postpartum and strength training journey. 

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I'M EMILY, MOM Of 2, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER & PRE/POST NATAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Emily Snell is a Certified Personal Trainer, pre/post natal exercise specialist and Birth Doula (in training) 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 a holistic and all encompassing approach to their pregnancy journey;  from strength training, labor preparation, childbirth education and doula support.

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Google leads you down a path of confusing and conflicting information with many of it incredibly outdated.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'. Or provide general advice like; ’just listen to your body’ and ‘you can return to whatever you were doing pre-pregnancy.’ We deserve so much more than bullet points - and I wanted to change that.

My approach is not about what fits my bias and rather driven towards your long term performance and interests. I understand, I empathize. I have been through this journey myself. Seeing your body change both physically and performance wise is HARD. Navigating those early postpartum weeks/month is both euphoric and monumentally overwhelming. When I found out I was pregnant I exercised with the a different goal in mind. You're training for motherhood; the sleepless, hormonal marathon of caring for a newborn; to continue to do your daily activities and the exercise you love without pain or dysfunction.

We birth a baby with zero guidelines from our provider on how to recover other than 'you're cleared for exercise'. 6 days after giving birth, I was carrying Theo in his car seat to his first doctors appointment. Each week he was getting heavier and throughout the day I was squatting, lifting, bending, carrying, getting up and down from the ground, all while trying to rest and heal. 

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My effort is to provide all mamas with the same quality coaching during this chapter of their lives, so that it translates into life, fitness, and motherhood. You do not have to settle for a modified program and you can absolutely be stronger after having a baby. 

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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, into postpartum and beyond. 

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PRAISE FROM CLIENTS

"I delivered my baby 38 + 5 and my midwife team were so impressed at his positioning

Everything went so well and it's because I had access to programming like yours. I was able to build upper body strength during pregnancy which ironically was what helped me find my optimal push position. Thank you!"

- Sara

01/05

PRAISE FROM CLIENTS

"Emily is an incredible trainer. She kept me moving throughout my pregnancy. 

"I am confident that her programming was a huge contributing factor for why my pregnancy was so easy, my delivery was quick and my recovery from pregnancy and delivery were so fast. I could not imagine being pregnant or recovering without her. I cannot sing her praises enough!"

- Juliann

02/05

PRAISE FROM CLIENTS

"Emily makes the content and workouts easy to understand and incorporate into a new mom’s life.

I feel confident and safe to return to my pre-baby workout routine with a new, more informed mindset. 10/10 would recommend to novice and professional athletes!"

- Kathleen

03/05

PRAISE FROM CLIENTS

"I just wanted to tell you how good I am feeling postpartum. I have way less incontinence and generally feel so much stronger than with my first.

I worked out the whole of my pregnancy with her but didn't do so much pelvic mobility and pregnancy specific stuff, its made a HUGE difference"

- Michelle

04/05

PRAISE FROM CLIENTS

"Finding your program was a life changing moment for me. 

I don't have to worry about my workouts because they are already made up and tailored to my stage in pregnancy. Your program helped give me more grace to myself than ever before, find more balance in my life and give more mental energy to things that actually matter. All of that to say, thank you"

- Abigail

05/05

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