instructor profiles

meet the team who have been working with ajactive over the last 20 years:

AJ
AJ portrait
teaches: Aerobics; Step; Pilates; Yoga; Flexi-Bar; Personal Training
when / where: See timetable » (click)
qualifications: RSA Exercise to Music; Pilates (Pilates Institute, London with Michael King); Fitness Yoga (Jane Nicholls); Spinning Teaching since 1988

personal statement:

I started teaching at the age of 21 years old, when the fitness industry was a very different place from that of today. I have had a passion for dancing all my life and similarly aerobics / fitness. It was this combination, of dance and workout orientated classes, which were to be the foundation and inspiration of my freestyle teaching. Years on, my passion for getting people fitter has only increased. I am influenced by the positive actions of others, be it fitness related or otherwise and I aim to make my clients’ experience of fitness as enjoyable an experience as possible. (Click here to read more »).

Tina
Tina portrait
teaches: Aerobics; Step; Pilates; Spinning
when / where: See timetable » (click)
qualifications: RSA Exercise to Music; Pilates (Pilates
Institute, London with Michael King);
Spinning
Teaching since 1998

personal statement:

I am a qualified Exercise to Music, Pilates and Spinning Instructor and have been teaching with AJ for ten years. As the Deputy Head of a local primary school I tend to need a lot of energy! Teaching aerobics myself and participating in AJ's classes in the evenings gives me the boost I need after a busy day with the children and means I can give them more the next day. It would be fair to say that whether teaching or participating, I know how to let myself go and love sharing my energy and having fun with class participants. I love the sense of community and caring that exercising in a class environment creates and believe everyone should give it a go. These days I only have time to teach one class a week but at least it leaves me with time to take part in AJ's classes too!

Colleen
Colleen portrait
teaches: Aerobics; Step
when / where: See timetable » (click)
qualifications: RSA Exercise to Music; Pilates
(Pilates Institute, London with Michael
King); Central YMCA Gym Instructing
Teaching since 2004

personal statement:

Whilst working as a health club receptionist I developed an interest in Aerobics from an early age. This enthusiasm motivated me to do work experience with AJ. As a result of this experience, I felt very inspired to train as a fully qualified instructor in Exercise to Music and later in Pilates. I have a great passion for teaching and that comes across in my energetic and bubbly personality.

Back to top of page