Antenatal Personal Training

Having experienced two pregnancies with only 17 months apart Margarita fully understands what can happen to our bodies and how they change.

Margarita will help you through your pregnancy. She will help you to manage your weight and prepare your body for the changes that happen through each trimester.
From the start of pregnancy our hormones change affecting our body, from our muscles to our joints, to our digestion.

Margarita has trained many women from the start of their pregnancy all the way through to the end. She has worked with mothers that are expecting twins as well as conditions such as gestational diabetes.

Margarita will keep you strong and give advice to help you improve your posture, prevent some of the issues that can arise during pregnancy like SPD, but most importantly aid with preparing your body for labour.

Many of the issues that arise during pregnancy like backache, water retention or even Symphysis Pubis Disorder SPD (which is when the separation of your pubis is increased more than the usual 3 – 4cm) can be helped or even prevented with exercise.

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Moderate controlled exercise during pregnancy can help with the points above but it can also improve circulation, sleep patterns, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, leg cramps, constipation as well as postnatal recovery.

** If this is your second pregnancy and you have no childcare for your baby but would still like to train the sessions can also be tailored to have your baby in the room. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details mb@margaritabennett.co.uk

  • I did weekly prenatal classes with Margarita from my fifth month of pregnancy right up to a few weeks before my baby was born. The classes were great. They really helped me to maintain gentle fitness and ensure I did all the right kind of movements and stretches while pregnant. Margarita knows the anatomy incredibly well and would give us individual attention based on our particular needs or how difficult we'd find each exercise. She never pushed us beyond what we could comfortably manage and each class was a good mixture between a gentle work out and relaxation. Towards the end of my pregnancy, margarita also helped with positions that could help me relax at home and relieve the pressure I felt in my pelvis, but also positions that I could use during labour in order to keep moving, stay as comfortable as possible and also help the baby on its way!

    Lorraine
  • “I found out about Margarita’s class on NetMums and it sounded exactly what i had been looking for, a way to get my body back into shape after having my baby Six Months ago. Margarita’s classes are amazing! after just two classes I started to see a real difference in how toned I was. The class is a blend of a flipping’ good work out (aka warm up!) and Pilates and as Margarita keeps the classes to a small number she can give you lots of feedback about how to make sure you’re in the right position/posture etc I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to get their body back into shape. Even though you will feel the pain! Margarita is lovely and the results are worth it  )

    Andrea and Finlay, Brighton
  • “I’ve been working with Margarita for just over six months. I have never been ‘into’ exercise and never saw myself as being a fit person. After having twins I developed continual backache and pains down both legs, which I resigned myself was how I would always be. I was recommended Margarita by a friend and what started as me wanting to lose a little weight has turned into a completely new way of thinking about myself. Margarita did a postural assessment and quickly realised the sort of exercise that I needed to do. I hadn’t intended my sessions with her to stop the backache and other pains but within a couple of weeks I realised that I wasn’t waking up in the night feeling uncomfortable any more. Six months later and I realise that I actually love doing exercise and that I genuinely look forward to my sessions with Margarita. She is very realistic about what a busy mum can do and doesn’t put pressure on; instead she is motivating, warm and encouraging. I go at my own pace and it is so satisfying to see the little bit more I can do each time, and how my body is changing. I feel very lucky to have found her and would definitely recommend anyone, particularly mums, to go to her sessions.”

    Robyn Adams, Mum of 3
  • “Training with Margarita has been great fun! I have had three babies back to back, they are six, four and eighteen months. After having my third I literally felt like i’d been in a car crash! My back, neck and shoulders were constantly aching, and although I am lucky to have never been over weight, I had gained a tyre around my middle which I was incredibly self concious and unhappy about. I joined a gym which has been great but I mainly stuck to classes as I found the advice and guidance or the gym instructors completely useless. This is where Margarita has really helped me out. She assessed me and told me exactly what was wrong with me, and where I was out of alignment. However, most importantly she has showed me the right excercises I need to do to correct my problems. It has been amazing, my back, neck and shoulders are nearly back to normal and my tyre has almost gone. I feel stronger and have loads more energy, and can see my body shape changing, which is really rewarding. I have found a new love for fitness which I never had before! I love going to the gym now, thank you Margarita.”

    Natalia Perkins, Hove
  • “I have been training with Maggie since the summer last year when I fell pregnant with my second baby. It was amazing training with her as she pushed me hard and new how far to go. I suffered badly from Symphys Pubis Disorder with my first pregnancy and I was really worried it was going to come back. Halfway through my pregnancy I started getting tinges of SPD but Margarita knew exactly how to help and it stopped as soon as I started implementing the advice that she gave me. I had a fab pregnancy throughout, I now have a beautiful 4 month baby boy and I am still training with Maggie. I am happily losing the lbs and my core strength is gradually getting better. I love training with Maggie as she knows exactly how far to push me!”

    Juliette Kenda , Brighton (mum of 4yrs old and 4 month old boys)
  • “Margarita has the ability to make a tired, lumpy, worn out new Mum feel like she has a real chance at getting her swagger back. The workouts are enjoyably hard and carefully designed to concentrate on the areas that pregnancy has taken its toll. She is an incredible motivator and instils the belief that getting back to your pre-pregnancy figure and energy levels, is not far off. She is also very good company along the way and empathetic having two young children of her own, although don’t expect her to go soft as she has your goal in sight even if you are not clear what it is yet! You will learn to love the plank and all exercises involving an inflatable ball.”

    Karen Covic mum of a beautiful little girl
  • “Margaritas energy and attitude to fitness is contagious! I was never into my fitness but training with her has made me love it!

    Maria, Hove (mum of two 4 & 2)
  • “After a stressful year in 2011, I put on the pounds rather quickly gaining a whole stone in a matter of months. By Christmas I went from a size 10/12 to a size 12/14 (sometimes a 16) and for a 5’7” 17 year old , this was just horrible! Being overweight was really depressing and it was made worse when my friends and family began noticing my weight gain. Although they meant no harm, their comments played in my mind so I began FAD dieting and going to the gym 5 days a week. This didn’t help at all as anything I lost was gained back the following week. I’m addicted to snacking so I tried swapping my usual snacks with ‘healthy’ products like oat bars and Actimel etc. After ‘dieting’ for two months or so and no significant weight loss, I decided to enlist the help of a personal trainer. All the PT sites I came across seemed alright but charged hefty fees for their services. Fortunately, I found Margarita Bennett (Maggie) who replied to all my inquiries really fast and set up a consultation for the following day. Maggie is very friendly as well as professional in what she does. In less than 4 sessions (over 2 weeks) I had lost 3lbs and inches everywhere! Her nutrition plans are realistic and are personalised so that they’re easy to follow and most importantly: maintain! I would definitely recommend Margaritas services as she is professional as well as easy to work with!”

    Miss Daniel, Brighton (Student)