Claire describes herself as "a bit of a female Del Boy".
Claire jumped in to the world of fitness in 2008 after being made redundant from her role as a business development and marketing manager for a large leisure company. As a former dancer, she used her skills sets to create a community of dance fitness movement across the North East of the UK
Over the last decade, Claire has seized numerous opportunities to enhance the fitness communities around the UK and now running thriving fitness events, delivers mentoring to brands and individual instructors, and presents workshops for community fitness instructors to help them enhance their business skills set
Claire's passion is showing just how much community fitness can improve your quality of life and makes it a personal and business mission to increase the level of participation in community fitness around the UK
She will be wearing her creative hat and developing some exciting projects and initiatives through the community Fitness Network which will help change the lives of thousands of people
Director of Education
Alex has worked in the fitness industry for the last 14 years, and holds a wealth of fitness qualifications and knowledge
Her teaching career started out as a part time hobby, but while working as a Secondary school teacher, her enthusiasm for community fitness soon grew into a full-time career.
Alex has taught aerobics, dance fitness-based programmes, Pilates, active seniors, ante and post-natal, children and small group training, in and around Teesside and North Yorkshire., and has a proven track record of developing and running a successful community fitness business.
Her other great passion is education and continuing professional development, and she is an assessor and tutor of a variety of level 2 and 3 fitness qualifications. Alex will be heading up professional development and support for instructors teaching in a community setting
At the heart of her philosophy is a desire to increase participation in all aspects of community fitness and to support instructors in enhancing their business alongside their professional development.
Director of Women's Health and Well-Being
Clare is a working Mum of 2 fantastic children, she's been married 20 years and working in health and fitness for even longer! Alongside working in a corporate environment, Clare has worked in community health and fitness for over 27 years.
A qualified Level 3 PT, Adult and Children’s Fitness/Group Exercise Instructor and during the past (almost) 30 years has taught many different types of group exercise classes in the community.
Clare runs a phenomenal business named She Is Strong Fitness (SIS)> Helping women understand how to become their strongest selves. This is achieved this through our four pillars of Nutrition, Activity, SISterhood Community and Healthier Mindset coaching. SIS has a mission is to create a movement of incredible women who are equipped with the tools that they need to make long term healthy lifestyle changes with the support of others like them.
Clare's passion lies in female well-being and this is now her main area of work. Her mission, through Community Fitness Network, is to grow SIS communities all over the UK and break down barriers to health and fitness advice through our online Thrive programme.
Director of Disability and Inclusion
Combining a career of teaching with dance and fitness, Sam has spent the last decade developing a much needed specialist course to provide in depth ALN/SEN CPD training to fitness instructors and dance teachers around the UK.
Sam is the owner of Cando Hub, in Swansea; a day provision for vulnerable adults which brings dance, drama and enterprise skills to their lives. Sam aims to grow the provision of activities for children and adults with ALN/SEN and work with instructors and organisations to increase inclusivity across communities around the UK
Previously a secondary teacher, Sam has been a qualified dance fitness instructor for over 9 years, utilising her 29 years of advanced dance training, which saw her compete and perform in Londons' West end and Saddlers Wells on numerous occasions.
She has been lucky enough to be a presenter and training team member for a national brand; which has given her the tools to further develop her skills, and continues to deliver various dance fitness and group exercise classes for children,teens and adults with Additional Learning Needs and disabilities.