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.
- Fash Ghiaci
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.
- Debbie GhiaciYoga Instructor
The start of my yoga journey was in 2006 when I went to an Iyengar yoga class. I soon began to notice the benefits from attending a weekly class and after 6 months I increased to twice weekly and started a daily home practice in between sessions. In 2013 I embarked on a three year BWY yoga teacher training course, which I successfully completed last year. I have been teaching Hatha yoga since April 2015 at my home studio in Chailey and I started teaching at The Circle in October 2016. My classes incorporate the complete Hatha system, which consists of Asana(poses), Pranayama(breath techniques) and Meditation. Iyengar is still a practice that I maintain and my class teachings are influenced by the focus of posture alignment and detail that I have gained from my ongoing practice.
- Rachel Cameron
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.
- Julia Gleeson
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.
- Mandy Cool
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
- Karen Crumpton
Hi, I am Karen, Female, Fit and Fifty Plus!
I have worked within Active4Less for 6 years now Studio teaching Spin, Vibe, Hop, Body Balance, Power Plates, Circuits and Yoga and working for Quickfit and Foreverfit too! 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!
- Yan Zhang
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.
- Allan Reid
"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./em>
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!
- Bryan HubermanVibe Instructor
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
- Paula MartenVibe Instructor
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./em>
- Joanna Heal
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, Body Combat and Body Balance; something for everyone!!
Join me for some great tunes and a fun and effective workout!
- Karen Fielding
Hi my name is Karen and I am a personal trainer and nutritionist but also teach Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT and BODYBAANCE as well as Conditioning and HOP. I work mostly with people who no longer like what they see in the mirror but long to look and feel fabulous again and by doing so reach optimum health and learn to love their bodies once more! I achieve this by delivering a balance of the correct exercise and most importantly nutrition. Nutrition is very important to me and that is why I am so excited to working at a place such as Circle which supports my holistic approach to health and fitness!
I am a Rebound/Bounce and Step teacher and have been for over 20 years along with Vibe, Pilates and Conditioning:) I am YMCA qualified & REPS approved. I currently teach Rebound Bounce & Burn and Step at The Circle.