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 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, 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.

Train with me!

My Classes

Antenatal Fitness

For moms who are expecting, this class aims to enhance your feelings of well-being during this exciting time and ease any aches & pains.

I also offer Private 1:1 Tuition

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 & Sculpting

Challenging & great fun! This class targets the whole body through a mixture of yoga, pilates, resistance bands and weights. Each class is different to keep it interesting and you always leave feeling energised!

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 yrs old. It is really lovely for moms to be able to come together with their babies and do some safe yet effective exercise. There is a relaxed vibe and a safe space to feed or even just lie down if that’s all you can face! I am always on hand to entertain your little one so that you can keep moving and have a break!

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. The classes are set in the grounds of a beautiful private home and if the weather allows, pool side, overlooking rolling fields. There is complete privacy and a relaxed environment with a maximum of 5 per class and socially distanced, thoroughly clean mats.

Class Timetable:

Mondays 11am ‘Bands & Babies’ at the Children’s Shop Playroom Henley

Tuesdays 10am Strong Mums @The Studio
Tuesdays 12pm Mom & Baby Fitness @The Studio
Thursdays 10am Strong Mums Circuits @The Studio

Insta @phillyfitnesshenley

Join me on instagram for tips, home exercises and a lot of inspiration!
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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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Burrell Education September 2018

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


Train Fitness 2018

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


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