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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 Tutors

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.

Dave Lee (photo)

Dave Lee

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.

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Liz Lee

Liz Lee

Managing Director

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.

Jeanette Saunders

Jeanette Saunders

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.


Amac Team

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 Clarke (photo)

Trevor Clarke

Trevor knows that a career in the fitness industry can start anywhere. He’s previously sold tickets for the London Underground, worked in security roles, competed as a bodybuilder, coached boxing and fought at professional level before becoming a personal trainer and then a Tutor with Amac.

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James McKeown

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’.

Francesa Gamgee

Francesa Gamgee

Francesca has been heavily involved with coaching youth football and netball for local community teams. She has experience instructing child related fitness in local primary schools for Shepway School Sports Partnership. Francesca has worked in the fitness industry on the gym floor and delivering group exercise classes. At Amac, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for exercise and personal growth.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

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.

Lara Painting

Lara Painting

Lara has worked in the sports and fitness industry for over 18 years now. She is an experienced teacher and assessor within fitness industry education and training delivered a range of courses including Exercise to Music and Gym Instructing. Lara has the ability to engage with students to inspire and motivate them to perform to their best potential. She is innovative, passionate and dedicated to a fitness lifestyle.

Sarah Bolitho

Sarah Bolitho

Sarah Bolitho has had a long career in the fitness industry starting as a fitness coach over 25 years ago. She 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.

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Bob Hope

Bob has nearly 25 years’ experience teaching and lecturing with the health and fitness industry and further and higher education facilities delivering health and fitness subjects and sports related subjects. He co-written two AC Black publications ‘Advanced Circuit Training’ and
‘The Complete Guide to Circuit Training’.

Gill Walshe (photo)

Gill Walshe

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 Wilby (photo)

Lucy Wilby

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.

Charlotte Heywood

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 the largest Awarding Organisation. Charlie has a wealth of experience in quality assurance across a range of qualifications and likes nothing more than supporting staff and learners towards achievement in the industry.

Roger Mallett

Roger’s ultimate aim is to ensure that his students have a positive successful educational experience. Over 25 years of industry experience tutoring, teaching one to one PT sessions and group exercise has enabled him to meet a very diverse range of people.

Roger’s motto is to always carry out the last order, and to be the very best that I can be.


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…