My West London Life

Sarah Campus, founder of LDN MUMS FITNESS


We chat sleeping, eating, hydrating and moving with pre and post-natal fitness expert, Sarah Campus

Sarah Campus is a highly experienced women’s personal trainer, a nutrition coach, wellness expert and a busy mum of three. In 2016 she founded LDN MUMS FITNESS. She is a fitness and wellbeing panellist for Women’s Fitness Magazine and often appears on television as a holistic health specialist.

We caught up with Sarah to discuss her favourite West London spots, her biggest workout tips and how to stay on track whilst running a business and being a hands-on mum of three.

What are some of your favourite West London spots?

As someone who was born and bred in Chiswick, most parts of West London are special to me. Whether it’s walking around Chiswick House and Gardens or running along the river towards Hammersmith Bridge. I love the Japanese gardens in Holland Park and the quaint shops and restaurants in Notting Hill / Westbourne Park.

Give us a quick summary of your ideal working day.

My ideal working day starts at 5.30 am, no snoozing. I get my workout kit on and begin my golden hour, my uninterrupted ‘me time’ before the kids begin to stir. I drink 500ml of water before heading into my home gym for a session, where I’ll set my intentions for the rest of the day. Then I’ll prepare my breakfast smoothie before heading back upstairs to wake the children. I often let them play quietly in their rooms while I shower. 

We all come down for breakfast at 7.45 am, whilst they eat, I’ll check my emails, then we’re out the door for school/nursery drop off. Once back, I’ll have my personal training clients – then if the kids are home, we have lunch together. School pick up is at 3pm and nursery at 4pm.

After that, the children have my undivided attention for dinner, bath and bed. And then it’s quiet, so I’ll work for a couple more hours before dinner with my husband –  we like to unwind and often hit the sack by 9pm.

What are your tips for new mums looking to get back into workouts?

Have a plan – follow a structured workout to remove the guesswork. It helps to get your kit out the night before and put it on straight away when you wake up. If possible, create a designated workout space and find a good playlist that gets you in the mood. Working out first thing will mean less distractions and finding a personal trainer, friend or community that holds you accountable is essential. Make the most of lunch breaks and nap times, if you’re out on a walk do some pram exercises, or take a resistance band with you. Always remember something is better than nothing. If you get 6 mins done, then celebrate that!

And what is the best way to stay fit whilst pregnant?

Follow a structured workout plan specific for pregnancy and tailored to each trimester. Walk whenever you can – take the stairs instead of the lift – find movement in your daily chores – like gardening or even have a dance! Swimming is great, so are pelvic floor exercises, pregnancy yoga and cycling.

What’s your favourite post-workout snack?

I like to have avocado with cottage cheese on sourdough bagel with two eggs – I finish it off with a sprinkling of mixed seeds.

What obstacles have you faced regarding your own regime?

I’ve suffered with injury – so have had to focus on other aspects of my holistic wellness that I can control; cross training, nutrition, hydration and sleep. Sleepless nights with the kids also set me back – so I ensure that my hydration and nutrition are on point so that I can exercise and release those feel good hormones.

Who inspires you?

My children. I want to be their role model and their inspiration. I want them to pick up on my positive energy and carry it with them throughout their lives

What’s a health fad that you’ll stick with?

Consistent training, healthy eating, hydration and a balanced sleep routine.

And one you probably won’t…

Restrictions – it’s all about moderation.

What’s next for you?

The London Marathon start line on 21st April 2024 for Cardiomyopathy UK. My very first marathon!

We wish you the very best of luck, Sarah! 

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