Meet our team
If you would like to join our fantastic team, click here and fill out the form including your thoughts on why we should consider you.
We are particularly interested in people with great energy and enthusiasm.
I have had a keen interest in sport and well-being all my life but business and then my family occupied my time and my mind so I kept to playing sports and going to the gym regularly until 1998 when I co-founded the Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic.
The following year I started The Natural Health Service Limited when I realised that wellbeing could not be brought about by treatments alone and in October 2010 I formed the Happy Cell which was later incorporated into the Charity Smile2Live and then finally became The Circle Brighton in 2016 when we moved into our new larger premises. Today, most people accept that what we Think, Do and Eat contribute to every aspect of our mental and physical wellbeing. Dieting alone will not resolve issues in the long term nor will exercise or meditation!
There are literally thousands of books and publications on “how to be happy and healthy” but nothing will ever help unless the individual makes a decision to make a change and then take direct and decisive action. I have been very lucky and blessed to have an amazing team working alongside me and helping to shape and deliver our ethos; thanks to them we have proved our simple principles over and over again.
I know that what we do at The Circle is special and I wake up every day with a little bit of happiness in my heart knowing that together we are making a difference.
- DebbieYoga Instructor
Yoga has been a way of life for me for many years. I trained as a Hatha yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and hold a 500 hour diploma certificate. In 2017 I completed a teaching diploma in Well Woman Yoga. I nurture and care for my students with a relaxed and safe approach.
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.” - B.K.S Iyengar.
I LOVE working at The Circle. It is an honour to work with such an amazing group of friendly, caring, talented and devoted people.
The Circle is all about community, health and happiness and it is fantastic to see the difference that is being made to our members’ lives.
My life has always been centred around my love of fitness of both the mind and the body. I teach a variety of classes including BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, SPIN, BODYATTACK and BODYBALANCE. I love to deliver fun, life changing fitness experiences that improve personal wellbeing and happiness. In my spare time I love to run over the South Downs and by the sea.
I believe fitness classes should be fun as well as challenging. I do like to push people to their limit in my class and see the progress they make. I teach BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP and Vibe Cycle
- RickAfter starting my own fitness journey in 2009 from fat to fit by losing over 5 stone of body fat and reversing my previous Diabetes Type 2 diagnosis, I became extremely passionate about health & fitness. I qualified as a Personal Trainer, Nutrition Advisor and Fitness Instructor so I could help motivate and inspire others in their fitness journeys. I teach a mix of classes including Les Mills BODYPUMP™, Box Fit, HIIT, Abs and Spin and love to feel the energy that I put into my classes reflected back from the participants. See you in a class soon!
My name is Bryan and I teach Vibe Cycle.
In Vibe Cycle we ride to the rhythm of the music, giving you an amazing workout and I think the most enjoyable and fun indoor cycling experience – try it and I’m sure you will be back for more.
I have always enjoyed a wide variety of exercise, from outdoor boot camps to Pilates. I also take part in running events from charity fun runs to marathons
I am a qualified Level 2 Vibe Cycle Instructor, a Level 3 Personal Trainer & Level 2 Gym Instructor.
I live locally and am a member of The Circle Studios so instructing here is really ‘fun, friendly, fitness’.
I enjoy teaching classes for all fitness levels, including those who have never exercised before, or are returning after a break. Seeing members come back week after week for more Vibe is such a great feeling and the reason I get such a buzz from teaching it.
Please don’t hesitate to join us for Vibe Cycle – if you’re new come for a set up and try it for yourself.
Hope to see you soon
I fell in love with yoga 14 years ago and love to share this wonderful practice that satisfies body, mind and spirit.
My classes focus on developing self-awareness as well as flexibility, strength and balance.
I am a Boxercise, FIT2FITE, Spin, Les Mills RPM, Vibe Cycle and Pilates instructor. I have been teaching in the UK and China, and fitness has been part of my entire life. I love working with all types of people, with a variety of goals. Acknowledging that we are all very different, my classes will endeavour to focus on each individual practicing safely and to your own personal limits. I believe that the greater your energy, the more efficient your body and the better you move, the better you feel. It’s never too late to start becoming healthier, fitter and stronger, to achieve a balanced mind, body and spirit! I look forward to seeing you at class very soon.
Group exercise classes have been a huge part of my life for 12 years. I am also a personal trainer and the experience in both goes hand in hand. I look forward to seeing you, and training with you towards your own fitness goals in my classes.
Hi, I’m Hannah and I’m all about Spin, Spin, Spin - and now Rebound. I qualified 3 years ago when I had the chance to train as a RPM instructor – I had never been to a Spin class before & now I’m hooked . Same goes for Rebound. When I was given the chance to train as a Rebound instructor, it was just something I could not turn down.
I have always been into fitness from a very early age - cross country, athletics and rowing through the years have won a few coastal rowing championships in my time. I still love to get out when I can.
I have been in the fitness industry for over 19 years and I still love it. On top of being qualified in Spinning and Rebound I am also a level 3 personal trainer.
My passion is to help people reach their ultimate goals. I can come across a little quiet sometimes but when I have that head mic on I’m unstoppable.
I love all sorts of music so if I can Spin or even Bounce to it, I’ll use it!
"Music is life, that's why our hearts have beats". - And it's the beat that drives my workouts giving you the results you came for.
I am a kind, friendly and experienced teacher. I teach Hatha, Yoga Flow, Yin at The Circle.
I did my initial training in an Ashram in India and have since taught in the UK, Sri Lanka, France and Hungary.
I offer variations of the yoga postures to suit all abilities. The style is fun, relaxed and creative, yet focused and challenging. The Hatha Yoga flows and has been influenced by what I have learnt and from my own experiences. Yoga stretches, strengthens, tones, helps to align, and improves the health of the entire body. I will do my best to bring you more strength, flexibilty, balance, peace, healing and relaxation. I believe you will feel happier, more focused in your life and ready to face any challenge. My varied mix of guided meditations at the start and end of the class will help calm and focus the mind and keep your awareness in the present moment.
I love to see the transformation in people from before to after my classes. It inspires me and brings me happiness and peace that I can help people, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Yoga is the best way to connect with your true self. I couldn't be without it. I feel I am meant to be helping people with Yoga
In addition to my many missions in life the one on the top of my list is to help others fall in love with health and fitness.
We all know the benefits (increased energy, skin, brain and memory health, on top of the obvious ones).
However if that doesn't get you into the studio with me maybe one of my cheesy and often a poorly executed jokes will get you too class, after all its nice to laugh at the instructor right? 😉
I teach Body Pump at the Circle and qualified to teach Body Combat, Body Balance and Indoor Cycling
I'm passionate about exercise to music and I love seeing the positive effects that attending these classes has on people.
I teach Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT and CXWORX at The Circle Studios and hope to see you in a class soon!
Menchu is trained in contemporary dance and Hatha Yoga as well as classical Pilates. Her classes are always dynamic and challenging as well as being fun.
I developed a love for health and fitness after pushing myself to lose 4 stone through diet and exercise, from there my passion became something I wanted to inspire in others. I qualified as a dance teacher and then expanded my skills by qualifying as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. I teach a real variety of classes including Zumba, Spin, Les Mills BODYBALANCE, HIIT, Circuits and Abs & Core. I love creating fun, inspiring and inclusive classes for participants and the feeling of achievement that we share at the end of the class.
- Lauren Alford
Hi, my name is Lauren and I currently teach Pound and Les Mills Barre at The Circle Studios.
I also teach Yoga, Les Mills BODYCOMBAT, Les Mills BODYBALANCE and am a qualified personal trainer. I specialise in Pre and Post Natal exercise so please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
My fitness background is in martial arts. I have taught karate and MMA along with competing at a National level, winning National titles both in the UK and New Zealand.
I do my best to push you in my classes with a mixture of toughness and fun. Everyone is welcome and I hope to make you smile at least once in every one of my classes.
I’ve been into fitness from a very young age. Originally from Finland, I competed on county level at cross country skiing and played in U16 national volleyball team.
In 2012 I trained as a PT and a fitness instructor and have loved teaching classes ever since. I love the variety that my clients bring, the energy and the enthusiasm, it’s infectious!
I have always been very enthusiastic and passionate about Health & Fitness. I believe that if you look after your body it will look after your mind. I am very keen that everyone I work with enjoys their sessions, exercise should be fun.
I teach Pilates & Zumba here at the Circle Studios.
My classes are energetic, motivating and fun, Pilates has a different feel I like to concentrate on helping my clients improve their technique and reduce any pain caused by injuries through the principles of Pilates. I started dancing at a young, which lead to me working as a professional dancer for 3 years performing in many productions in a range of venues.
Hi I’m Annie I have been practising aerial yoga for the last 6 years and love sharing and teaching my passion. Aerial yoga is a playful yoga I am constantly expanding my experience enabling me to other fun fresh classes.
Paul is an ex-England international and professional boxer. He trains athletes, keen amateurs and regular gym-goers across a wide range of sports. Paul teaches spin, circuits, stretch, core, bootcamps and functional fitness classes. His classes are renowned for being tough but fun and he will push you to your limit by motivating you to give 100% each time.”
Teaching fitness classes has become another way to share my passion for dance and fitness. My classes are all about giving your all and having a great time whilst doing it!
I started dancing at the age of 3 and have always been a keen sports woman. Whilst studying dance and performance arts at college and university I remained very much involved with other types of physical fitness including; kick boxing, yoga, tour biking and triathlon.
After living in Brighton for 7 years, I moved to Bristol and joined the circus. For several years I trained and performed as an Aerialist, Physical Theatre Artist and Singer. Since qualifying as an Exercise To Music Instructor in 2013, I have focused more on developing and broadening my skills as an instructor. However, I still do a few shows every year and am especially fond of Cabaret.
I currently teach Zumba, Step, BODYCOMBAT and BODYBALANCE and Yoga; something for everyone!!"
Join me for some great tunes and a fun and effective workout!
Marta Ribeiro Scott is a dancer and performer from Rio de Janeiro,Brasil with many background experiences from working as a professional dancer and singer in Europe, Israel, and USA including Las Vegas and New York, to performing on Broadway!
Marta has been teaching Latin and Jazz Dances plus Samba for 18 years in the UK in various Health Clubs in Brighton & Hove!
Hi, I am Karen, Female, Fit and Fifty Plus!
This Club has the most amazing instructors and classes you will not find anywhere else - all in one place.
I enjoy every day and love seeing how people have fun whilst gaining fitness, strength and of course flexibility! Exercise really does affect both our mental and physical being and it is so rewarding being involved in the journey with clients from all walks of life. We are here to motivate, enthuse and get you up and moving!
I have worked in a few good gyms but never with so much fun and such happy clients!
I first trained as a contemporary dancer but now my love for fitness has taken over. I absolutely love teaching fun, feel-good fitness classes and motivating our members to achieve their goals.
Helen is a professionally trained dancer and has had a very successful career in the industry, choreographing and performing worldwide. She has continued to spread her love and passion for dance through teaching others and creating production shows around the world.
Helen is a fun and motivational teacher with a positive energy and believes in bringing everyone to their own personal peak.
Helen was head hunted by the founders of Flowetic and is very excited to add Flowetic to her repertoire bringing this new dance exercise class to everyone, inspiring people and giving them the chance to feel like a dancer.
Flowetic is a beautiful class combining dance, toning and strengthening exercises alongside stretching and relaxation, fitness and wellbeing for the body and mind.
The soundtrack to a Flowetic class is brilliant and you can zone into the music leaving every day life stress behind, with a mix of choreography to compliment the music using a range of dance styles.
When the class has finished, walk out of the studio a little taller and a whole lot happier, just come and see what it’s all about you’ll love it, promise.
Kristal’s love for yoga began in 2008 when a friend introduced her to Iyengar. Kristal went on to practice regularly and tried many different styles of yoga. Kristal found that this amazing practice was so much more then a physical exercise. It became an internal practice that you could use on and off your mat to help with the obstacles of everyday life. Kristal became a teacher to share her positive experience and energy to make a difference to peoples lives.
Kristal teaches Vinyasa flow, gentle hatha and Yin. Kristal continues to grow her knowledge with regular workshops. Kristal is studying towards her advanced 300hr Vinyasa flow teacher training with Allesandra Pecorella at the aditya Yoga school in London and will be studying with Norman Blair in London later this year for advanced Yin yoga.
My love of fitness was always there and I didn’t find the right gym/classes for me until my forties. Then I was good to go with truly amazing instructors who inspired me go on to train at level 2 and 3 with YMCA Fit and Vibe and combine my fitness/teaching and psychology experience into a passion and now I can't stop. I love it when I see others amaze themselves with what they can achieve. Come and say Hi meet me in Vibe and amaze yourself.