We’re here to help
Everyone in the Amac team is approachable, helpful, knowledgeable and student-focussed. We understand the importance of finding the right qualification for you and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re a close-knit team who enjoy working together and we believe it shows!
Amac Student Support
We are primarily based at our Head Office and work alongside Amac Tutors to ensure consistent, high quality training provision which meets the changing needs of students and employers.
Education and Training Director
Dave Lee is the co-founder of Amac, he continues to write and produce all our courses and you might even find him teaching you.
Liz is based at the office and is also often meeting students on exam days too. She is involved in much of the day-to-day activities for Amac and AllActive.
Corporate Accounts Manager
Jeanette is based at the office and is there to help with organisations that wish to arrange training. She can deal with most enquiries and questions and will help you or point you in the right direction.
Our Tutors and advisors tend to work remotely but get together regularly to share best practice and students can guarantee a consistent standard of training regardless of their chosen venue or course.
Trevor has considerable teaching experience of 30 years as a Tutor and Assessor delivering fitness professional qualifications. He has taught wide range of subjects including personal training, older adult instructor, disability instructor and circuit training. Trevor also been involved in the delivery of the Instructability program which teaches disabled students to obtain a gym instructor qualifications.
Andrea Olver has worked for Amac for over 10 years as an assessor, programme manager and more recently as their operations manager. Prior to that, Andrea worked as a physiotherapy technician for the NHS and has also run her own fitness and sports massage business, running after school activity sessions for primary school children and at a local football club providing injury rehabilitation advice. Alongside her work at Amac, she works for the NHS as an obesity and weight management specialist.
James has a wealth of experience working in gyms and knows what it takes to be a successful personal trainer. He believes in the importance of understanding physical fitness in the context of general wellbeing and is not a fan of anything ‘faddy’.
Francesca has taught at Amac for 10 years on wide-ranging courses and programmes with both young people and adults. Her background is in coaching sports and fitness instructing children in primary schools. Francesca is very experienced in group exercise classes and along with other courses, she teaches the Profusion range.
Sarah graduated from London South Bank University in 2006 with a First class Honours degree in Physiotherapy and has worked at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in London, Buckinghamshire NHS hospitals and The Peace Hospice in Watford. She has worked in all areas of physiotherapy and has extensive knowledge and experience of working with older people, orthopaedics and rehabilitation.
Sarah Bolitho has had a long career in the fitness industry starting as a fitness coach over 25 years ago. She has since been a Course Director for a national fitness training provider and holds an MSc Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise and Health Behaviour. Sarah continues to develop resources and training programmes for specialist fitness instructors alongside writing books for the fitness industry. She regularly trains medical professionals, midwives and fitness instructors. Sarah is committed to promoting health and wellbeing in everyone and her specialisms include exercise referral, mental health, obesity, ante post-natal, older adults and activity, disability fitness, and behaviour change. She has developed and delivered training and cascade training for peer-led activity for older adults (LIFT programme) for Welsh Assembly Government/Age Concern Cymru. Sarah is also an External Verifier for Active IQ working in the South West of England and Wales regions.
Bob started his fitness career in 1972 as a PTI in the Royal Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1992, he began teaching and assessing fitness and sports-based qualifications and now has over 25 years’ teaching experience, including Portsmouth University. His expertise extends to a range of different fields and is well-placed to teach across the whole curriculum. He co-wrote two AC Black publications ‘Advanced Circuit Training’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Circuit Training’.
Gill predominantly teaches Amac’s Chair-based Exercise Instructor qualification which has been developed to improve the quality of later life in older adults. She is passionate that physical activity should be available to everyone.
Lucy can barely remember a time when she didn’t work in the fitness industry and has seen many students overcome personal barriers and become inspirational fitness instructors. She never underestimates the importance of a smile or keeping your equipment clean.
Charlie has worked within the Active Leisure industry for nearly 15 years working in a range of roles including Fitness Manager, Freelance Instructor, Personal Trainer, Tutor, Assessor, Education Manager, Internal Verifier and most recently External Verifier for Active IQ. Charlie has a wealth of experience in quality assurance across a range of qualifications in the fitness industry.
Roger has 10 years of teaching experience and a further 12 years of industry experience. Over the years, he has delivered at a number of fitness conventions, taught group exercise classes and worked as a studio manager. Roger has taught a wide range of level 2 and 3 courses along with many CPD courses.
Amac Head Office
Although our Head Office is based near Canterbury (in Kent) our fitness courses run from various locations in England. It’s likely you will speak to most of us whilst on your learning journey with Amac and beyond…