Meet The Team


Sue Jackson
Owner / Instructor

Hobbies: Watching my son play rugby, skiing, golf, training for myself and adventure treks around the world.
Qualifications: Level 2 fitness instructor and Level 3 personal trainer.
Classes: Personal Training, Boxercise, SkiFit, HIIT Circuits and Bootcamp


Oba Noakes

Hobbies: Arial hoop, pole dancing, handstands, roller skating, open water swimming and cycling.
Qualifications: Level 2, 3 and 4 personal trainer, kettlercise, TRX instructor and sports massage therapist. Ballet Barre instructor
Classes: Personal Training,  LIIT, Barre Concept and Body Conditioning.


Vicky Rees Davies
Marketing, events, and administration

Experienced Head Of Marketing Communications with a demonstrated history of working in the the marketing & communications industry. Skilled in Branding & Identity, Communication, Event Management, Corporate Communications, and Corporate Events. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from Lancaster University.

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Nicky Whitaker

Hobbies: Pilates, cooking and interior design.
Qualifications:  Level 3 Personal Trainer, FKPro/ TRX Instructor, Circuits Trainer. BA Hons. History of Art.
Classes: Stretch/Core and Personal Training


Kara Herbert
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: All things yoga and dance, swimming, walking, reading, travelling and recently skiing!
Qualifications: 500hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga in India, 200hr Hatha Yoga in Morocco and London both Yoga Alliance UK accredited. 2:1 BA Hons Creative Arts (Dance & Art). Extensive CPD workshops and courses in both Dance and Yoga.
Classes: Yoga classes and retreat days.


Mirella Lamarina
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: A chilled Mum to my beautiful daughter, meditating, reading and meeting up with friends.
Qualifications: Ashtanga and Hatha yoga training in India, she also runs retreats in her native Italy and in and around Bath as well as at Balance
Classes: Yin and Yang yoga classes


Ruth Timm
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: I like to read, take long walks in the countryside and hang out with friends and family.
Qualifications: Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage. Practitioner level from the School of Thai Yoga Massage. British Wheel of Yoga Level 4 Diploma
Classes: Yoga classes


Maddie Norris
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: – Running, being with friends
Qualifications: I have been teaching for 3 years now and love practicing all styles of yoga. My classes are energy boosting, friendly and cater for all abilities and ages. I enjoy watching clients yoga practice grow and notice the difference their yoga practice is providing in their daily life.
Classes: Teen Yoga and regular Yoga classes


Jess Lynch
Level 2/3 personal trainer and level 3 Pilates teacher

Hobbies :Learning more about fitness and trying new ideas, walking her dog and going out with friends.

Jess is a Level 2 Gym Instructor & Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor who loves sharing her passion and knowledge with brand new and experienced practitioners alike. She is a true believer that exercise shouldn’t be taken too seriously (a little bit like life!) – as long as it makes you feel good. However don’t expect an easy ride!

Classes: Pilates classes


Anna Beament
Pilates Teacher

Hobbies: Busy Mum and loves her fitness, enjoys all things family and friends
Qualifications: Anna  trained as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in 1996. She qualified as a Pilates teacher with the Pilates Institute in London in 2007. Her interest in remedial clients sparked the need to understand more about anatomy and physiology. She subsequently continued her training with Suzanne Scott in Castle Cary as a Foundation teacher in 2010/2011.
Classes: Pilates classes and retreat days.


Personal trainer

Hobbies: An IronMan athlete in his own right.

Qualifications : Jon has been a Level 3 personal trainer for 16 years, he has worked in many gyms and health clubs and now trains people at home as well as here and the YMCA in Bath.

Classes: PTs and small group classes.


Scott Harris

Scott first starting learning kickboxing when he was 16 years old. Within two years he was picked to join the full contact team. His biggest achievement in the sport was fighting the No 3 in the world 60-65kg in a sanda kicking competition! After finished his degree in 2004 he decided he wanted to teach kickboxing for a living.  His biggest achievements as a coach are two of his students becoming the British Sanda Champions!
Classes Kick Boxing