Ladies’ Strength & Toning

Training with Philippa Excell

Hi, I’m Philly

I’m a wife and mom of three little people and a huge lover of all things health & fitness related

I’ve been a Personal Trainer for 6 years but about a year ago, after discovering that three pregnancies had taken their toll on my body and left me with Diastasis Recti, I decided to study and specialise in pre & post natal fitness.
This has helped hugely with my own personal journey and now I want to support other Mums get back into exercise in a safe yet effective way.

I offer a mixture of private 1:1 sessions as well as small group sessions specialising in postnatal safe exercises and strength and toning classes for different fitness levels.

If you’re looking for a relaxed environment to either get back into exercise after having children or simply just to try a new class, then I would love to help.

If you have a few minutes, check out my instagram @phillyfitnesshenley for some safe and effective exercises.


Awarded from The Training Room 2010


Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Fitness


Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music


Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training


The Training Room Certificate in Studio Cycling (Spinning)


The Training Room Certificate in Circuit Training


The Training Room Certificate in Sports Nutrition


The Training Room Certificate in Gym Based Boxing


Train Fitness 2018

Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante & Post Natal Clients


Burrell Education September 2018

Advanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming

Train with me!

My Classes

I love all types of exercise, especially being outdoors and having worked for a ski school for several years, I sometimes wish I could take my family and live in the mountains forever!!

When I have the time, I love to go to all the different amazing fitness studios throughout London and try new classes which is always giving me new ideas and keeping it fresh!

I also offer Private 1:1 Tuition

I am happy to come to your house or wherever suits you. These 1 hour sessions are tailored to your individual needs and goals. Each session will vary and include elements of pilates, yoga, resistance bands and kettlebells.

In all my classes, I ensure we have a cool playlist and a home-made energy ball to eat at the end of the session. Yum!

Ladies Strength & Toning

This class varies every session as I like to keep it interesting for optimum results. I always start with a dynamic warm up including elements of yoga and pilates targeting the whole body. I then include a mini band segment which ‘activates the glutes’ or burns the bum & thighs. After this, there is a strength session with kettlebells or resistance bands. All these exercises are tailored and suitable for your fitness ability. I always focus on strengthening the glutes, opening up the chest, toning the arms and of course, working the core from the inside out – really targeting those deep abdominal muscles which is so important after having children.

Beginners Ladies Fitness

I started this class as I had a few people contact me who hadn’t exercised for a while and had lost their confidence. This is such a lovely class, always super fun to teach. I include all the same elements of the strength & toning classes but we do it at a relaxed pace. People are still challenged but not intimidated.

Mom & Baby Post Natal Fitness

This is for all moms with babies under 1 year old who need that extra attention and focus. It is really lovely for moms to be able to come together with their babies and do some gentle, effective exercise. The classes are super relaxed and in a safe space to feed your baby or sometimes just lie down if that is all you can face!! I include lots of breath and posture work in each class which helps to reconnect to the core.

what They’re Saying

Client Feedback

‘I started working with Philippa as I wanted to improve my general strength and flexibility after motherhood and a caesarian had knocked my core strength for six. Philippa has been great. She pushes me just enough to stretch me over what I would do on my own whilst holding a balance that doesn’t leave me defeated. She has a great sense of humour so the classes are fun and good humoured, which allows us to really push ourselves as we know that if we collapse in a sweaty heap, there is laughter, a ribald comment and a steadying hand. If you’ve been wanting to get back into exercise and not sure where to start, Philippa is a great person to inspire you into pulling on the lycra and getting sweaty with!’

‘Philly’s classes are brilliant. She manages to find those work those deep muscles you didn’t know you had, the classes are always varied, and the time flies by. I totally recommend.’

‘You’re a great instructor & going to do really well!’

‘To come to your lovely house & do a fab session in the sun – I literally felt like a new woman’

‘I’m in the most glorious pain which is exactly what I want!
See you next week!’

‘I love watching your insta vids, you’re a total marvel and inspiration!’

‘Fab! Loved it!’


All group sessions are £12 or buy 5 for £55! – Payments are made in cash at the start of each session. Now offering social distancing group classes at Lambridge Wood Road Poolside & Studio, throughout the week between 10-11am. Book using the calendar below, or by phone 07813 311757.

Mon – Ladies Strength & Toning
Tue – Beginner Ladies Fitness
Wed – Mom & Baby Postnatal Fitness
Thu – Ladies Strength & Toning
Fri – Zoom Class

Private Classes £50 with a 48hr Cancellation Policy.

Insta @phillyfitnesshenley

Join me on instagram for tips, home exercises and a lot of inspiration!

Contact me: or 07813 311757

I would love to hear from you! Please contact me if you have any questions, you’d like some advice or want to book and try a class.

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